1949 Davis Cup

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1949 Davis Cup
Details
Duration28 April – 28 August
Edition38th
Champion
Winning Nation United States
1948
1950

The 1949 Davis Cup was the 38th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 28 teams would enter the competition, 24 in the Europe Zone, and 4 in the America Zone. Israel made its first appearance in the competition.

Australia defeated Mexico in the America Zone final, and Italy defeated France in the Europe Zone final. Australia defeated Italy in the Inter-Zonal play-off, but fell to defending champions the United States in the Challenge Round, giving the Americans their 4th straight title and 16th overall. The final was played at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, New York, United States on 26–28 August.[1][2][3]

America Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  Semifinals
2–23 July
Final
29–31 July
                 
  Montreal, Canada (grass)
    Australia 4  
    Canada 1     Wilmington, DE, United States (grass)
      Australia 5
  Havana, Cuba     Mexico 0
    Cuba 1
    Mexico 4  

Final[edit]

Australia vs. Mexico


Australia
5
Wilmington Country Club, Wilmington, DE, United States [4]
29–31 July 1949
Grass

Mexico
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
Mexico
Frank Sedgman
Armando Vega
12
10
4
6
6
4
1
6
6
3
 
2 Australia
Mexico
John Bromwich
Rolando Vega
6
0
6
2
6
1
     
3 Australia
Mexico
John Bromwich / Frank Sedgman
Armando Vega / Rolando Vega
6
0
6
4
6
2
     
4 Australia
Mexico
John Bromwich
Armando Vega
6
0
6
1
6
4
     
5 Australia
Mexico
Bill Sidwell
Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela
6
2
6
2
6
1
     

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

First Round
28 April–3 May
  Second Round
6–17 May
  Quarterfinals
9–16 June
  Semifinals
8–11 July
  Final
23–25 July
   Switzerland    
 bye        Switzerland w/o  
  Greece     Greece    
 bye          Switzerland 0  
  Hungary         Hungary 5  
 bye       Hungary 4
  Belgium     Belgium 1    
 bye         Hungary 2  
  Denmark 5    
Paris, France (clay)
    France 3  
  Israel 0       Denmark 1  
  Luxembourg 0     France 4    
Paris, France (clay)
  France 5         France 3
  Portugal 0         Czechoslovakia 2  
  Great Britain 5       Great Britain 1
  Czechoslovakia 5     Czechoslovakia 4    
Paris, France (clay)
  Monaco 0         France 2
  Netherlands 0    
Milan, Italy (clay)
    Italy 3
  South Africa 5       South Africa 1  
  Italy w/o     Italy 4    
Turin, Italy (clay)
  Turkey         Italy 4  
  Ireland 2         Chile 1  
  Chile 3       Chile 3
  Egypt w/o     Egypt 2    
Rome, Italy (clay)
  Argentina         Italy 4
 bye         Yugoslavia 1  
  Sweden       Sweden 5  
 bye     Norway 0    
  Norway         Sweden 2
 bye         Yugoslavia 3  
  Austria       Austria 1
 bye     Yugoslavia 4  
  Yugoslavia  

Final[edit]

France vs. Italy


France
2
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France [5]
23–25 July 1949
Clay

Italy
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 France
Italy
Robert Abdesselam
Giovanni Cucelli
6
1
8
6
8
10
4
6
2
6
 
2 France
Italy
Marcel Bernard
Marcello del Bello
6
4
6
3
4
6
2
6
10
8
 
3 France
Italy
Marcel Bernard / Henri Bolleli
Marcello del Bello / Giovanni Cucelli
6
3
1
6
6
4
0
6
2
6
 
4 France
Italy
Robert Abdesselam
Marcello del Bello
6
3
6
4
6
2
     
5 France
Italy
Marcel Bernard
Giovanni Cucelli
6
8
6
3
6
4
0
6
1
6
 

Inter-Zonal Final[edit]

Australia vs. Italy


Australia
5
Westchester Country Club, Rye, NY, United States [6]
12–15 August 1949
Grass

Italy
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
Italy
Bill Sidwell
Giovanni Cucelli
6
2
6
4
2
6
6
2
   
2 Australia
Italy
Frank Sedgman
Marcello del Bello
6
0
6
4
6
4
     
3 Australia
Italy
John Bromwich / Frank Sedgman
Marcello del Bello / Giovanni Cucelli
2
6
6
2
6
2
6
1
   
4 Australia
Italy
Bill Sidwell
Marcello del Bello
6
1
6
1
6
0
     
5 Australia
Italy
Frank Sedgman
Giovanni Cucelli
1
6
6
1
6
2
6
2
   

Challenge Round[edit]

United States vs. Australia


United States
4
West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, NY, United States [3]
26–28 August 1949
Grass

Australia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Australia
Ted Schroeder
Bill Sidwell
6
1
5
7
4
6
6
2
6
3
 
2 United States
Australia
Pancho Gonzales
Frank Sedgman
8
6
6
4
9
7
     
3 United States
Australia
Gardnar Mulloy / Bill Talbert
John Bromwich / Bill Sidwell
6
3
6
4
8
10
7
9
7
9
 
4 United States
Australia
Ted Schroeder
Frank Sedgman
6
4
6
3
6
3
     
5 United States
Australia
Pancho Gonzales
Bill Sidwell
6
1
6
3
6
3
     

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. ^ "Mexico v Australia". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "France v Italy". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Australia v Italy". daviscup.com.

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