1956 Davis Cup

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1956 Davis Cup
Details
Edition 45th
Achievements
1955
1957

The 1956 Davis Cup was the 45th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 32 teams would enter the competition, 24 in the Europe Zone, 5 in the Americas Zone, and 3 in the Eastern Zone.

The United States defeated Mexico in the Americas Zone final, India defeated Japan in the Eastern Zone final, Italy defeated Sweden in the Europe Zone final. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, the USA defeated Italy, and then defeated India. The USA then fell to defending champions Australia in the Challenge Round. The final was played at the Memorial Drive Tennis Centre in Adelaide, Australia on 26–28 December.

Americas Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
2–4 May
Semifinals
July
Final
3–5 August
                           
 
    United States  
   bye     Victoria, Canada (grass)
      United States 4  
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (clay)     Canada 1  
    Canada 5
    Caribbean/West Indies 0     Rye, NY, United States (grass)
      United States 4
        Mexico 1
   bye  
    Mexico     Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
      Mexico 4
    Brazil 1  
   bye
    Brazil  

Final[edit]


United States
4
Westchester Country Club, Rye, NY, United States
3–5 August 1956
grass

Mexico
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Mexico
Vic Seixas
Mario Llamas
6
4
6
2
6
4
     
2 United States
Mexico
Ham Richardson
Francisco Contreras
6
3
6
4
6
4
     
3 United States
Mexico
Sam Giammalva / Barry MacKay
Francisco Contreras / Mario Llamas
13
11
4
6
6
1
6
8
3
6
 
4 United States
Mexico
Ham Richardson
Mario Llamas
6
3
6
3
6
1
     
5 United States
Mexico
Sam Giammalva
Esteban Reyes
6
4
6
1
6
3
     

Eastern Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
22–24 March
Final
18–20 May
                 
 
    Japan  
   bye     Tokyo, Japan
      Japan 2
Colombo, Ceylon (clay)     India 3
    Ceylon 0
    India 5  

Final[edit]


Japan
2
Tokyo, Japan
18–20 May 1956

India
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Japan
India
Atsushi Miyagi
Ramanathan Krishnan
3
6
0
6
3
6
     
2 Japan
India
Kosei Kamo
Naresh Kumar
6
2
4
6
2
6
6
4
6
0
 
3 Japan
India
Kosei Kamo / Atsushi Miyagi
Ramanathan Krishnan / Naresh Kumar
4
6
3
6
1
6
     
4 Japan
India
Atsushi Miyagi
Naresh Kumar
6
4
6
1
6
1
     
5 Japan
India
Kosei Kamo
Ramanathan Krishnan
8
6
3
6
4
6
5
7
   

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

1st round
27–30 April
  2nd round
10–15 May
  Quarterfinals
31 May-4 June
  Semifinals
15–17 July
  Final
20–22 July
  Italy     Warsaw, Poland
 bye       Italy 5  
  Poland 3     Poland 0     Bologna, Italy (clay)
  Austria 2         Italy 4  
  Denmark     Prague, Czechoslovakia (clay)     Denmark 1  
 bye       Denmark 4
  Czechoslovakia 5     Czechoslovakia 1     Paris, France (clay)
  Pakistan 0         Italy 3  
  France     Lausanne, Switzerland     France 2  
 bye       France 5  
  Luxembourg 2     Switzerland 0     Duisburg, Germany (clay)
  Switzerland 3         France 4
  Germany     Dublin, Ireland     Germany 1  
 bye       Germany 4
  Ireland 4     Ireland 1     Båstad, Sweden (clay)
  Finland 1         Italy 5
  Turkey 0     Scheveningen, Netherlands (clay)     Sweden 0
  Netherlands 5       Netherlands 0  
 bye     Chile 5     Bristol, England (grass)
  Chile         Chile 2  
  Yugoslavia 4     Belgrade, Yugoslavia (clay)     Great Britain 3  
  Egypt 1       Yugoslavia 0
 bye     Great Britain 5     Stockholm, Sweden (clay)
  Great Britain         Great Britain 1
  Monaco 2     Barcelona, Spain (clay)     Sweden 4  
  Spain 3       Spain 1  
 bye     Belgium 4     Brussels, Belgium
  Belgium         Belgium 1
  Norway 4     Oslo, Norway (clay)     Sweden 4  
  Israel 1       Norway 0
 bye     Sweden 5  
  Sweden  

Final[edit]


Sweden
0
Båstad Tennis Stadium, Båstad, Sweden
20–22 July 1956
clay

Italy
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Sweden
Italy
Sven Davidson
Nicola Pietrangeli
4
6
6
3
1
6
4
6
   
2 Sweden
Italy
Ulf Schmidt
Giuseppe Merlo
7
5
2
6
5
7
1
6
   
3 Sweden
Italy
Sven Davidson / Torsten Johansson
Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola
4
6
7
5
2
6
3
6
   
4 Sweden
Italy
Torsten Johansson
Orlando Sirola
4
6
6
1
2
6
1
6
   
5 Sweden
Italy
Ulf Schmidt
Nicola Pietrangeli
5
7
3
6
6
1
3
6
   

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]

  1st Round
29 September-1 October
Final
14–16 December
                 
 
  EAS   India  
   bye     Perth, Australia (grass)
    EAS   India 1
Forest Hills, NY, United States (grass)   AME   United States 4
  EUR   Italy 1
  AME   United States 4  

United States
4
West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, NY, United States
29 September - 1 October 1956
grass

Italy
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Italy
Ham Richardson
Nicola Pietrangeli
6
3
6
2
6
3
     
2 United States
Italy
Vic Seixas
Orlando Sirola
6
3
11
9
6
4
     
3 United States
Italy
Ham Richardson / Vic Seixas
Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola
1
6
6
3
6
4
6
2
   
4 United States
Italy
Michael Green
Nicola Pietrangeli
6
3
4
6
3
6
4
6
   
5 United States
Italy
Sam Giammalva
Orlando Sirola
12
10
6
3
6
2
     

India
1
Royal King's Park, Perth, Australia
14–16 December 1956
grass

United States
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 India
United States
Ramanathan Krishnan
Herbie Flam
5
7
6
4
8
10
6
6
4
2
 
2 India
United States
Naresh Kumar
Vic Seixas
4
6
1
6
2
6
     
3 India
United States
Ramanathan Krishnan / Naresh Kumar
Sam Giammalva / Vic Seixas
2
6
6
3
4
6
4
6
   
4 India
United States
Ramanathan Krishnan
Michael Green
7
5
6
4
6
4
     
5 India
United States
Naresh Kumar
Sam Giammalva
3
6
4
6
2
6
     

Challenge Round[edit]


Australia
5
Memorial Drive Tennis Centre, Adelaide, Australia
26–28 December 1956
grass

United States
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
United States
Lew Hoad
Herbie Flam
6
2
6
3
6
3
     
2 Australia
United States
Ken Rosewall
Vic Seixas
6
1
6
4
4
6
6
1
   
3 Australia
United States
Lew Hoad / Ken Rosewall
Sam Giammalva / Vic Seixas
1
6
6
1
7
5
6
4
   
4 Australia
United States
Ken Rosewall
Sam Giammalva
4
6
6
1
8
6
7
5
   
5 Australia
United States
Lew Hoad
Vic Seixas
6
2
7
5
6
3
     


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