1957 Davis Cup

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1957 Davis Cup
Details
Edition 46th
Achievements
1956
1958

The 1957 Davis Cup was the 46th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 36 teams would enter the competition, 24 in the Europe Zone, 7 in the Americas Zone, and 5 in the Eastern Zone. Israel, Lebanon, and Venezuela made their first appearances in the competition.

The United States defeated Brazil in the Americas Zone final, the Philippines defeated Japan in the Eastern Zone final, and Belgium defeated Italy in the Europe Zone final. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, the USA defeated the Philippines, and then defeated Belgium. The USA then fell to defending champions Australia in the Challenge Round. The final was played at Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne, Australia on 26–28 December.

Americas Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
Semifinals
Final
2–4 August
                           
 
    Israel  
   bye     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      Israel 0  
Montreal, Canada (grass)     Brazil 5  
    Canada 2
    Brazil 3     Boston, MA, United States (grass)
      Brazil 0
  Caracas, Venezuela       United States 5
    Venezuela 3  
    Cuba 2     Caracas, Venezuela
      Venezuela 1
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (clay)     United States 4  
    Caribbean/West Indies 0
    United States 5  

Final[edit]


United States
5
Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, MA, United States
2–4 August 1957
grass

Brazil
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Brazil
Sam Giammalva
Armando Viera
4
6
7
5
6
4
4
6
6
4
 
2 United States
Brazil
Vic Seixas
Carlos-Alberto Fernandes
6
3
6
3
6
2
     
3 United States
Brazil
Barry MacKay / Vic Seixas
Carlos-Alberto Fernandes / Armando Viera
7
5
9
7
11
13
7
5
   
4 United States
Brazil
Michael Green
Jose Aguero
8
6
5
7
6
3
4
6
6
3
 
5 United States
Brazil
Barry MacKay
Carlos-Alberto Fernandes
7
5
6
3
6
0
     

Eastern Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
1–3 March
Semifinals
26–28 April
Final
17–19 May
                           
  Madras, India
    India 5  
    Malaya 0     Manila, Philippines
      India 2  
    Philippines 3  
    Philippines
   bye     Manila, Philippines
      Philippines 3
        Japan 2
   bye  
    Ceylon     Tokyo, Japan
      Ceylon 0
    Japan 5  
   bye
    Japan  

Final[edit]


Philippines
3
Manila, Philippines
17–19 May 1957

Japan
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Philippines
Japan
Felicisimo Ampon
Atsushi Miyagi
3
6
6
4
6
1
6
4
   
2 Philippines
Japan
Raymundo Deyro
Kosei Kamo
6
2
4
6
6
1
2
6
6
3
 
3 Philippines
Japan
Felicisimo Ampon / Raymundo Deyro
Kosei Kamo / Atsushi Miyagi
4
6
6
4
5
7
2
6
   
4 Philippines
Japan
Felicisimo Ampon
Kosei Kamo
6
1
4
6
5
7
6
3
6
1
 
5 Philippines
Japan
Eduardo Dungo
Atsushi Miyagi
6
4
1
6
1
6
4
6
   

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

1st round
19–29 April
  2nd round
11–20 May
  Quarterfinals
7–10 June
  Semifinals
19–22 July
  Final
2–5 August
  Sweden     Vienna, Austria
 bye       Sweden 4  
  Romania 0     Austria 1     Stockholm, Sweden (clay)
  Austria 5         Sweden 4  
  Denmark     Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)     Denmark 1  
 bye       Denmark 4
  Spain 0     South Africa 1     Milan, Italy (clay)
  South Africa 5         Sweden 1  
  Chile     Warsaw, Poland     Italy 3  
 bye       Chile 2  
  Luxembourg 0     Poland 3     Palermo, Italy (clay)
  Poland 5         Poland 1
  Italy     Scheveningen, Netherlands (clay)     Italy 4  
 bye       Italy 5
  Netherlands 4     Netherlands 0     Brussels, Belgium
  Norway 1         Italy 2
  Hungary w/o     Brussels, Belgium     Belgium 3
  Ireland       Hungary 1  
 bye     Belgium 4     Brussels, Belgium (clay)
  Belgium         Belgium 3  
  Yugoslavia 0     Cologne, Germany     Mexico 2  
  Mexico 5       Mexico 3
 bye     West Germany 1     Brussels, Belgium (clay)
  West Germany         Belgium 3
  Lebanon 0     Eastbourne, England (grass)     Great Britain 2  
  New Zealand 5       New Zealand 0  
 bye     Great Britain 5     Paris, France (clay)
  Great Britain         Great Britain 3
  Switzerland 1     Lyon, France (clay)     France 2  
  Czechoslovakia 4       Czechoslovakia 0
 bye     France 4  
  France  

Final[edit]


Belgium
3
Brussels, Belgium
2–5 August 1957

Italy
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Belgium
Italy
Jacques Brichant
Nicola Pietrangeli
4
6
4
6
3
6
     
2 Belgium
Italy
Philippe Washer
Giuseppe Merlo
6
2
8
6
6
2
     
3 Belgium
Italy
Jacques Brichant / Philippe Washer
Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola
3
6
2
6
5
7
     
4 Belgium
Italy
Jacques Brichant
Giuseppe Merlo
6
8
7
5
6
8
7
5
6
1
 
5 Belgium
Italy
Philippe Washer
Nicola Pietrangeli
6
4
3
6
6
8
7
5
6
2
 

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]

  1st Round
5–7 December
Final
12–14 December
                 
 
  EUR   Belgium  
   bye     Brisbane, Australia (grass)
    EUR   Belgium 2
Adelaide, Australia (grass)   AME   United States 3
  EAS   Philippines 0
  AME   United States 5  

Philippines
0
Memorial Drive Tennis Centre, Adelaide, Australia
5–7 December 1957
grass

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Philippines
United States
Felicisimo Ampon
Vic Seixas
1
6
1
6
2
6
     
2 Philippines
United States
Raymundo Deyro
Herbie Flam
3
6
2
6
2
6
     
3 Philippines
United States
Felicisimo Ampon / Raymundo Deyro
Gardnar Mulloy / Vic Seixas
1
6
3
6
2
6
     
4 Philippines
United States
Felicisimo Ampon
Herbie Flam
3
6
2
6
4
6
     
5 Philippines
United States
Raymundo Deyro
Vic Seixas
2
6
4
6
3
6
     

Belgium
2
Milton Courts, Brisbane, Australia
12–14 December 1957
grass

United States
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Belgium
United States
Jacques Brichant
Herbie Flam
3
6
6
4
6
1
3
6
3
6
 
2 Belgium
United States
Philippe Washer
Vic Seixas
0
6
3
6
4
6
     
3 Belgium
United States
Jacques Brichant / Philippe Washer
Gardnar Mulloy / Vic Seixas
7
5
6
3
4
6
6
3
   
4 Belgium
United States
Philippe Washer
Herbie Flam
6
2
6
3
0
6
6
3
   
5 Belgium
United States
Jacques Brichant
Vic Seixas
8
10
0
6
1
6
     

Challenge Round[edit]


Australia
3
Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne, Australia
26–28 December 1957
grass

United States
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
United States
Mal Anderson
Barry MacKay
6
3
7
5
3
9
7
6
6
3
 
2 Australia
United States
Ashley Cooper
Vic Seixas
3
6
7
5
6
1
1
6
6
3
 
3 Australia
United States
Mal Anderson / Mervyn Rose
Barry MacKay / Vic Seixas
6
4
6
4
8
6
     
4 Australia
United States
Mal Anderson
Vic Seixas
3
6
6
4
3
6
6
0
11
13
 
5 Australia
United States
Ashley Cooper
Barry MacKay
4
6
6
1
6
4
4
6
3
6
 


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