1955 Davis Cup

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1955 Davis Cup
Details
Edition 44th
Achievements
1954
1956

The 1955 Davis Cup was the 44th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. The Eastern Zone was reinstated with increasing entries from Asia. 34 teams would enter the competition, 24 in the Europe Zone, 7 in the Americas Zone, and 3 in the Eastern Zone.

Australia defeated Canada in the Americas Zone final, Italy defeated Sweden in the Europe Zone final, and Japan defeated the Philippines in the Eastern Zone final. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, Australia defeated Japan, then defeated Italy. They then defeated defending champions the United States in the Challenge Round. The final was played at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, NY, United States on 26-28 August.

Americas Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
15-17 July
Semifinals
22-24 July
Final
29-31 July
                           
 
    Canada  
   bye     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      Canada 5  
    Caribbean/West Indies 0  
    Caribbean/West Indies w/o
    Pakistan     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      Canada 0
  Havana, Cuba       Australia 5
    Cuba 1  
    Brazil 4     Louisville, KY, United States (grass)
      Brazil 0
Chicago, IL, United States (clay)     Australia 5  
    Mexico 0
    Australia 5  

Final[edit]


Canada
0
Mount Royal Tennis Club, Montreal, Canada
29 July - 31 July 1955
clay

Australia
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Canada
Australia
Robert Bedard
Ken Rosewall
0
6
1
6
6
4
2
6
   
2 Canada
Australia
Lorne Main
Rex Hartwig
3
6
3
6
3
6
     
3 Canada
Australia
Robert Bedard / Donald Fontana
Rex Hartwig / Lew Hoad
3
6
6
3
3
6
4
6
   
4 Canada
Australia
Donald Fontana
Lew Hoad
7
9
5
7
1
6
     
5 Canada
Australia
Henri Rochon
Ken Rosewall
1
6
2
6
1
6
     

Eastern Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
28-30 March
Final
27-29 May
                 
 
    Japan  
   bye     Tokyo, Japan
      Japan 3
Rangoon, Burma     Philippines 2
    Burma 0
    Philippines 5  

Final[edit]


Japan
3
Tokyo, Japan
27 May - 29 May 1955

Philippines
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Japan
Philippines
Kosei Kamo
Raymundo Dayro
6
4
6
8
6
1
2
6
7
5
 
2 Japan
Philippines
Atsushi Miyagi
Felicisimo Ampon
3
6
6
4
1
6
6
0
6
3
 
3 Japan
Philippines
Kosei Kamo / Atsushi Miyagi
Felicisimo Ampon / Raymundo Dayro
3
6
3
6
2
6
     
4 Japan
Philippines
Kosei Kamo
Felicisimo Ampon
1
6
6
4
6
2
6
0
   
5 Japan
Philippines
Atsushi Miyagi
Raymundo Dayro
2
6
3
6
4
6
     

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

"""1st round"""
29 April-8 May
  """2nd round"""
12-17 May
  """Quarterfinals"""
9-12 June
  """Semifinals"""
14-17 July
  """Final"""
29-31 July
 """ Denmark"""     Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)
 bye      """ Denmark""" """3"""  
  Norway 1     South Africa 2     Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)
 """ South Africa""" """4"""         Denmark 0  
 """ Italy"""     Munich, Germany    """ Italy""" """5"""  
 bye      """ Italy""" """5"""
 """ Germany""" """4"""     Germany 0     Birmingham, England (grass)
  Ireland 1        """ Italy""" """5"""  
 """ Great Britain"""     Vienna, Austria     Great Britain 0  
 bye      """ Great Britain""" """4"""  
 """ Austria""" """5"""     Austria 1     Manchester, England (grass)
  Finland 0        """ Great Britain""" """3"""
 """ India"""     Cairo, Egypt     India 2  
 bye      """ India""" """5"""
  Turkey 1     Egypt 0     Milan, Italy (clay)
 """ Egypt""" """4"""        """ Italy""" """4"""
  Monaco 0     Paris, France (clay)     Sweden 1
 """ Argentina""" """3"""       Argentina 2  
 bye    """ France""" """3"""     Stockholm, Sweden
 """ France"""         France 2  
 """ Switzerland""" """3"""     Montreux, Switzerland    """ Sweden""" """3"""  
  Netherlands 2       Switzerland 0
 bye    """ Sweden""" """5"""     Båstad, Sweden (clay)
 """ Sweden"""        """ Sweden""" """3"""
  Yugoslavia 0     Budapest, Hungary     Chile 2  
 """ Chile""" """5"""      """ Chile""" """3"""  
 bye     Hungary 2     Brussels, Belgium
 """ Hungary"""        """ Chile""" """3"""
  Portugal 0     Prague, Czechoslovakia     Belgium 2  
 """ Czechoslovakia""" """5"""       Czechoslovakia 0
 bye    """ Belgium""" """5"""  
 """ Belgium"""  

Final[edit]


Italy
4
Milan, Italy
29 July - 31 July 1955
clay

Sweden
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Italy
Sweden
Fausto Gardini
Sven Davidson
6
4
0
6
3
6
6
1
6
3
 
2 Italy
Sweden
Giuseppe Merlo
Lennart Bergelin
6
1
6
8
6
8
8
6
6
1
 
3 Italy
Sweden
Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola
Sven Davidson / Torsten Johansson
6
3
6
4
2
6
2
6
6
1
 
4 Italy
Sweden
Orlando Sirola
Sven Davidson
2
6
6
8
4
6
     
5 Italy
Sweden
Fausto Gardini
Staffan Stockenberg
6
4
6
1
6
4
     

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]

  1st Round
5-7 August
Final
14-16 August
                 
 
  EUR   Italy  
   bye     Philadelphia, PA, United States (grass)
    EUR   Italy 0
Glen Cove, NY, United States (grass)   AME   Australia 5
  EAS   Japan 0
  AME   Australia 4  

Japan
0
Glen Cove Tennis Club, Glen Cove, NY, United States
5 August - 7 August 1955
grass

Australia
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Japan
Australia
Atsushi Miyagi
Ken Rosewall
4
6
4
6
1
6
     
2 Japan
Australia
Kosei Kamo
Rex Hartwig
6
8
8
6
3
6
7
5
3
6
 
3 Japan
Australia
Kosei Kamo / Atsushi Miyagi
Rex Hartwig / Lew Hoad
3
6
3
6
3
6
     
4 Japan
Australia
Atsushi Miyagi
Rex Hartwig
6
3
0
6
3
6
7
9
   
5 Japan
Australia
Kosei Kamo
Ken Rosewall
1
3
        not
completed

Italy
0
Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia, PA, United States
14 August - 16 August 1955
grass

Australia
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Italy
Australia
Fausto Gardini
Lew Hoad
3
6
2
6
0
6
     
2 Italy
Australia
Nicola Pietrangeli
Ken Rosewall
6
8
6
3
1
6
4
6
   
3 Italy
Australia
Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola
Rex Hartwig / Lew Hoad
5
7
11
13
5
7
     
4 Italy
Australia
Orlando Sirola
Ken Rosewall
4
6
6
4
1
6
4
6
   
5 Italy
Australia
Nicola Pietrangeli
Lew Hoad
7
9
2
6
3
6
     

Challenge Round[edit]


United States
0
West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, NY, United States
26 August - 28 August 1955
grass

Australia
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Australia
Vic Seixas
Ken Rosewall
3
6
8
10
6
4
2
6
   
2 United States
Australia
Tony Trabert
Lew Hoad
6
4
3
6
3
6
6
8
   
3 United States
Australia
Vic Seixas / Tony Trabert
Rex Hartwig / Lew Hoad
14
12
4
6
3
6
6
3
5
7
 
4 United States
Australia
Vic Seixas
Lew Hoad
9
7
1
6
4
6
4
6
   
5 United States
Australia
Ham Richardson
Ken Rosewall
4
6
6
3
1
6
4
6
   

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