1951 Davis Cup

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1951 Davis Cup
Details
Duration3 May – 28 December
Edition40th
Teams27
Champion
Winning Nation Australia
1950
1952

The 1951 Davis Cup was the 40th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 21 teams entered the Europe Zone, and 5 teams entered the America Zone. The Europe Zone began using a seeding system, where the previous year's quarterfinalists were guaranteed a bye in the first round.

The United States defeated Canada in the America Zone final, and Sweden defeated West Germany in the Europe Zone final. The USA defeated Sweden in the Inter-Zonal play-off, but fell to defending champions Australia in the Challenge Round. The final was played at White City Stadium in Sydney, Australia on 26–28 December.[1][2][3]

America Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  Quarterfinals
20–22 July
Semifinals
3–5 August
Final
10–12 August
                           
  Louisville, KY, United States (grass)
    Japan 0  
    United States 5     Rye, NY, United States (grass)
      United States 5  
      Mexico 0  
    Mexico
   bye     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      United States 5
        Canada 0
   bye  
    Cuba     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      Cuba 0
      Canada 5  
   bye
    Canada  

Final[edit]

Canada vs. United States


Canada
0
Mount Royal Tennis Club, Montreal, Canada [4]
10–12 August 1951
Grass

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Canada
United States
Lorne Main
Tony Trabert
1
6
2
6
3
6
     
2 Canada
United States
Brendan Macken
Dick Savitt
3
6
1
6
3
6
     
3 Canada
United States
Brendan Macken / Henri Rochon
Budge Patty / Tony Trabert
4
6
3
6
2
6
     
4 Canada
United States
Henri Rochon
Art Larsen
2
6
1
6
3
6
     
5 Canada
United States
Lorne Main
Budge Patty
3
6
3
6
2
6
     

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

First Round
3–11 May
  Second Round
11–22 May
  Quarterfinals
14–19 June
  Semifinals
13–19 July
  Final
27–29 July
  Sweden    
Vienna, Austria (clay)
 bye       Sweden 5  
  Austria     Austria 0    
 bye         Sweden 5  
  France         Great Britain 0  
 bye       France 2
  Great Britain     Great Britain 3    
Båstad, Sweden (clay)
 bye         Sweden 5  
  Philippines    
Paris, France (clay)
    Philippines 0  
 bye       Philippines 4  
  Finland 1     Brazil 1    
  Brazil 4         Philippines 4
  Ireland         Netherlands 1  
 bye       Ireland 2
  Netherlands 4     Netherlands 3    
Båstad, Sweden (clay)
  Monaco 1         Sweden 5
  Norway 2         West Germany 0
  Egypt 3       Egypt 1  
 bye     Belgium 4    
  Belgium         Belgium 2  
  Yugoslavia 2         West Germany 3  
  West Germany 3       West Germany 4
 bye     Denmark 1    
  Denmark         West Germany 3
   Switzerland 5         Italy 2  
  Luxembourg 0        Switzerland 1  
 bye     Poland 4    
Milan, Italy (clay)
  Poland         Poland 0
 bye    
Milan, Italy (clay)
    Italy 5  
  South Africa       South Africa 2
 bye     Italy 3  
  Italy  

Final[edit]

Sweden vs. West Germany


Sweden
5
Bastad Tennis Stadium, Båstad, Sweden [5]
27–29 July 1951
Clay

West Germany
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Sweden
West Germany
Lennart Bergelin
Gottfried von Cramm
6
4
6
1
6
4
     
2 Sweden
West Germany
Sven Davidson
Ernst Buchholz
6
2
6
1
6
4
     
3 Sweden
West Germany
Lennart Bergelin / Sven Davidson
Gottfried von Cramm / Rolf Göpfert
9
7
9
7
8
10
6
2
   
4 Sweden
West Germany
Lennart Bergelin
Ernst Buchholz
6
1
5
7
6
4
6
3
   
5 Sweden
West Germany
Sven Davidson
Helmut Gulcz
6
0
6
2
6
1
     

Inter-Zonal Final[edit]

United States vs. Sweden


United States
5
Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne, Australia [6]
13–15 December 1951
Grass

Sweden
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Sweden
Tony Trabert
Sven Davidson
6
3
6
4
9
7
     
2 United States
Sweden
Ted Schroeder
Lennart Bergelin
6
2
6
2
6
4
     
3 United States
Sweden
Ted Schroeder / Tony Trabert
Lennart Bergelin / Sven Davidson
10
12
6
0
6
3
6
2
   
4 United States
Sweden
Ted Schroeder
Sven Davidson
6
2
6
2
6
1
     
5 United States
Sweden
Tony Trabert
Lennart Bergelin
6
1
10
8
6
4
     

Challenge Round[edit]

Australia vs. United States


Australia
3
White City Stadium, Sydney, Australia [3]
26–28 December 1951
Grass

United States
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
United States
Mervyn Rose
Vic Seixas
3
6
4
6
7
9
     
2 Australia
United States
Frank Sedgman
Ted Schroeder
6
4
6
3
4
6
6
4
   
3 Australia
United States
Ken McGregor / Frank Sedgman
Ted Schroeder / Tony Trabert
6
2
9
7
6
3
     
4 Australia
United States
Mervyn Rose
Ted Schroeder
4
6
11
13
5
7
     
5 Australia
United States
Frank Sedgman
Vic Seixas
6
4
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 "Australia v United States". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ "Canada v United States". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "Sweden v West Germany". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Australia v Italy". daviscup.com.

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