1947 Davis Cup

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1947 Davis Cup
Details
Duration2 May – 1 September
Edition36th
Champion
Winning Nation United States
1946
1948

The 1947 Davis Cup was the 36th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 22 teams entered the competition: 20 in the Europe Zone, and 2 in the America Zone. Luxembourg competed for the first time.

Australia defeated Canada in the America Zone final, and Czechoslovakia defeated Yugoslavia in the Europe Zone final. Australia defeated Czechoslovakia in the Inter-Zonal play-off, but was defeated by defending champions the United States in the Challenge Round. The final was played at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, New York, United States on 30 August-1 September.[1][2][3]

America Zone[edit]

Final[edit]

Canada vs. Australia


Canada
0
Mount Royal Tennis Club, Montreal, Canada [4]
8–10 August 1947
Grass

Australia
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Canada
Australia
Henri Rochon
Dinny Pails
1
6
4
6
2
6
     
2 Canada
Australia
Brendan Macken
Geoff Brown
4
6
4
6
1
6
     
3 Canada
Australia
Edgar Lanthier / Gordon MacNeil
John Bromwich / Colin Long
2
6
1
6
0
6
     
4 Canada
Australia
Brendan Macken
Dinny Pails
4
6
2
6
2
6
     
5 Canada
Australia
Henri Rochon
Geoff Brown
3
6
7
9
2
6
     

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

First Round
2–4 May
  Second Round
15–18 May
  Quarterfinals
30 May–1 June
  Semifinals
13–16 June
  Final
13–15 July
  Poland    
Warsaw, Poland (clay)
 bye       Poland 2  
  Great Britain     Great Britain 3    
 bye         Great Britain 1  
  Netherlands         South Africa 4  
 bye       Netherlands 1
  South Africa     South Africa 4    
 bye         South Africa 2  
  Ireland    
Dublin, Ireland (grass)
    Yugoslavia 3  
 bye       Ireland 2  
  Yugoslavia     Yugoslavia 3    
 bye         Yugoslavia 4
  Belgium 5         Belgium 1  
  Luxembourg 0       Belgium 4
  Spain 2     Egypt 1    
  Egypt 3         Yugoslavia 0
  Greece 1         Czechoslovakia 4
   Switzerland 4        Switzerland 1  
  Sweden 2     Czechoslovakia 4    
  Czechoslovakia 3         Czechoslovakia 5  
 bye    
Oslo, Norway (clay)
    New Zealand 0  
  Norway       Norway 2
 bye     New Zealand 3    
  New Zealand         Czechoslovakia 4
 bye    
Paris, France (clay)
    France 0  
  France       France 5  
 bye     India 0    
Paris, France (clay)
  India         France 5
 bye    
    Monaco 0  
  Monaco       Monaco w/o
 bye     Denmark  
  Denmark  

Final[edit]

Yugoslavia vs. Czechoslovakia


Yugoslavia
0
Zagreb, Yugoslavia [5]
13–15 July 1947

Czechoslovakia
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Czechoslovakia
Dragutin Mitić
Vladimír Černík
6
3
0
6
6
2
1
6
2
6
 
2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Czechoslovakia
Josip Palada
Jaroslav Drobný
3
6
6
8
6
2
3
6
   
3 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Czechoslovakia
Dragutin Mitić / Josip Palada
Vladimír Černík / Jaroslav Drobný
3
6
1
6
3
6
     
4 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Czechoslovakia
Dragutin Mitić
Jaroslav Drobný
6
1
3
6
4
6
6
4
1
6
 
5 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Czechoslovakia
Josip Palada
Ján Smolinský
          not
played

Inter-Zonal Final[edit]

Australia vs. Czechoslovakia


Australia
4
Mount Royal Tennis Club, Montreal, Canada [6]
14–16 August 1947
Grass

Czechoslovakia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
Czechoslovakia
John Bromwich
Vladimír Černík
6
1
6
1
6
1
     
2 Australia
Czechoslovakia
Dinny Pails
Jaroslav Drobný
3
6
4
6
6
4
4
6
   
3 Australia
Czechoslovakia
John Bromwich / Colin Long
Vladimír Černík / Jaroslav Drobný
6
2
6
2
6
2
     
4 Australia
Czechoslovakia
John Bromwich
Jaroslav Drobný
6
2
7
5
6
4
     
5 Australia
Czechoslovakia
Dinny Pails
Vladimír Černík
6
3
4
6
3
6
6
2
6
3
 

Challenge Round[edit]

United States vs. Australia


United States
4
West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, NY, United States [3]
30 August–1 September 1947
Grass

Australia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Australia
Jack Kramer
Dinny Pails
6
2
6
1
6
2
     
2 United States
Australia
Ted Schroeder
John Bromwich
6
4
5
7
6
3
6
4
   
3 United States
Australia
Jack Kramer / Ted Schroeder
John Bromwich / Colin Long
4
6
6
2
2
6
4
6
   
4 United States
Australia
Ted Schroeder
Dinny Pails
6
3
8
6
4
6
9
11
10
8
 
5 United States
Australia
Jack Kramer
John Bromwich
6
3
6
2
6
2
     

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 495–496, 499. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ Max Robertson (1974). The Encyclopedia of Tennis. London: Allen & Unwin. p. 384. ISBN 0047960426.
  3. ^ a b "United States v Australia". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ "Canada v Australia". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "Yugoslavia v Czechoslovakia". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Australia v Czechoslovakia". daviscup.com.

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