1959 Davis Cup

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1959 Davis Cup
Details
Edition 48th
Achievements
1958
1960

The 1959 Davis Cup was the 48th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. The Europe Zone was modified so that only the previous year's semifinalists were guaranteed first round byes. 42 teams would enter the competition, 27 in the Europe Zone, 8 in the Eastern Zone, and 7 in the Americas Zone. Colombia made its first appearance in the tournament.

Australia defeated Cuba in the Americas Zone final, India defeated the Philippines in the Eastern Zone final, and Italy defeated Spain in the Europe Zone final. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, Australia defeated Italy, and then India. Australia 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 28-31 August.[1]

Americas Zone[edit]

North/Central America draw[edit]

  1st Round
18-20 July
Final
24-26 July
                 
 
    Canada  
   bye     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      Canada 0
Mexico City, Mexico (clay)     Australia 5
    Mexico 1
    Australia 4  

South America draw[edit]

  1st Round
2-4 May
Final
                 
  Bridgetown, Barbados
    Caribbean/West Indies 0  
    Cuba 4    
      Cuba w/o
    Argentina
    Argentina w/o
    Venezuela  

Americas Inter-Zonal Final[edit]


Cuba
0
Mount Royal Tennis Club, Montreal, Canada
31 July - 2 August 1959
grass

Australia
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Cuba
Australia
Rey Garrido
Roy Emerson
0
6
4
6
4
6
     
2 Cuba
Australia
Orlando Garrido
Neale Fraser
1
6
5
7
3
6
     
3 Cuba
Australia
Orlando Garrido / Rey Garrido
Roy Emerson / Rod Laver
4
6
4
6
4
6
     
4 Cuba
Australia
Orlando Garrido
Bob Mark
4
6
4
6
2
6
     
5 Cuba
Australia
Rey Garrido
Neale Fraser
3
6
2
6
4
6
     

Eastern Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
21 March-12 April
Semifinals
25 April-3 May
Final
1 June
                           
  Tokyo, Japan
    Ceylon 0  
    Japan 5     Tokyo, Japan
      Japan 2  
    India 3  
    India w/o
    South Korea     Calcutta, India
      India 4
        Philippines 1
    Iran  
    Thailand w/o     Bangkok, Thailand
      Thailand 0
Manila, Philippines     Philippines 5  
    Malaya 0
    Philippines 5  

Final[edit]


India
4
Calcutta, India
1 June 1959

Philippines
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 India
Philippines
Naresh Kumar
Raymundo Deyro
6
2
6
2
6
3
     
2 India
Philippines
Ramanathan Krishnan
Felicisimo Ampon
6
2
6
2
6
3
     
3 India
Philippines
Ramanathan Krishnan / Naresh Kumar
Raymundo Deyro / Juan-Maria Jose
6
3
8
6
6
2
     
4 India
Philippines
Ramanathan Krishnan
Juan-Maria Jose
6
1
6
4
6
1
     
5 India
Philippines
Premjit Lall
Felicisimo Ampon
6
8
1
6
6
4
6
2
1
6
 

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

1st round
17 April-3 May
  2nd round
1-18 May
  Quarterfinals
11-14 June
  Semifinals
9-12 July
  Final
24-27 July
  Italy     Brussels, Belgium
 bye       Italy 4  
  Belgium 4     Belgium 1     Florence, Italy (clay)
  Netherlands 1         Italy 4  
  Lebanon 1     Bournemouth, England (clay)     South Africa 1  
  Colombia 4       Colombia 0
  Norway 0     South Africa 5     Sanremo, Italy (clay)
  South Africa 5         Italy 4  
  Egypt 2     Bucharest, Romania (clay)     France 1  
  Romania 3       Romania 3  
  Ireland 0     New Zealand 2     Paris, France (clay)
  New Zealand 5         Romania 0
  Yugoslavia 1     Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)     France 5  
  Denmark 4       Denmark 0
 bye     France 5     Milan, Italy (clay)
  France         Italy 4
  Poland     Warsaw, Poland     Spain 1
 bye       Poland 2  
  West Germany 0     Brazil 3     Barcelona, Spain (clay)
  Brazil 4         Brazil 2  
  Finland 0     Madrid, Spain (clay)     Spain 3  
  Spain 5       Spain 5
  Israel 2     Switzerland 0     Barcelona, Spain (clay)
  Switzerland 3         Spain 3
  Sweden 5     Stockholm, Sweden     Great Britain 2  
  Hungary 0       Sweden 2  
  Austria 1     Chile 3     Eastbourne, England (grass)
  Chile 3         Chile 2
 bye     Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg (clay)     Great Britain 3  
  Luxembourg       Luxembourg 0
 bye     Great Britain 5  
  Great Britain  

Final[edit]


Italy
4
Milan Tennis Club, Milan, Italy
24 July - 27 July 1959
clay

Spain
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Italy
Spain
Orlando Sirola
Juan Manuel Couder
2
8
6
7
6
2
5
6
6
 
2 Italy
Spain
Nicola Pietrangeli
Andrés Gimeno
8
6
6
3
6
3
     
3 Italy
Spain
Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola
Juan Manuel Couder / Andrés Gimeno
6
4
8
6
6
4
     
4 Italy
Spain
Sergio Tacchini
Andrés Gimeno
4
6
1
6
1
6
     
5 Italy
Spain
Nicola Pietrangeli
Juan Manuel Couder
6
8
4
6
6
2
6
0
6
4
 

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]

  1st Round
7-10 August
Final
14-16 August
                 
 
  EAS   India  
   bye     Boston, MA, United States (grass)
    EAS   India 1
Philadelphia, PA, United States (grass)   AME   Australia 4
  AME   Australia 4
  EUR   Italy 1  

Italy
1
Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia, PA, United States
7 August - 10 August 1959
grass

Australia
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Italy
Australia
Nicola Pietrangeli
Rod Laver
4
6
6
2
3
6
3
6
   
2 Italy
Australia
Orlando Sirola
Neale Fraser
17
19
6
1
3
6
4
6
   
3 Italy
Australia
Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola
Roy Emerson / Neale Fraser
6
3
9
11
3
6
7
9
   
4 Italy
Australia
Orlando Sirola
Rod Laver
6
4
4
6
0
6
3
6
   
5 Italy
Australia
Nicola Pietrangeli
Roy Emerson
6
4
6
0
6
4
     

India
1
Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, MA, United States
14 August - 16 August 1959
grass

Australia
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 India
Australia
Ramanathan Krishnan
Rod Laver
6
1
6
4
8
10
6
4
   
2 India
Australia
Premjit Lall
Neale Fraser
8
10
4
6
1
6
     
3 India
Australia
Ramanathan Krishnan / Premjit Lall
Roy Emerson / Neale Fraser
3
6
5
7
2
6
     
4 India
Australia
Ramanathan Krishnan
Neale Fraser
2
6
3
6
4
6
     
5 India
Australia
Premjit Lall
Rod Laver
2
6
8
10
4
6
     

Challenge Round[edit]


United States
2
West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, NY, United States
28 August - 31 August 1959
grass

Australia
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Australia
Alex Olmedo
Neale Fraser
6
8
8
6
4
6
6
8
   
2 United States
Australia
Barry MacKay
Rod Laver
7
5
6
4
6
1
     
3 United States
Australia
Butch Buchholz / Alex Olmedo
Roy Emerson / Neale Fraser
5
7
5
7
4
6
     
4 United States
Australia
Alex Olmedo
Rod Laver
9
7
4
6
10
8
12
10
   
5 United States
Australia
Barry MacKay
Neale Fraser
6
8
6
3
2
6
4
6
   


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