1953 Davis Cup

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1953 Davis Cup
Details
Duration24 April – 31 December
Edition42nd
Champion
Winning Nation Australia
1952
1954

The 1953 Davis Cup was the 42nd edition of the Davis Cup, the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 31 teams entered the competition, 24 in the Europe Zone, 6 in the America Zone, and India as the sole competitor in the Eastern Zone. This year saw the first appearances in the competition of both Ceylon and a team representing the West Indies. For the first time play took place on the African continent, when the first-round Europe Zone tie between Egypt and Austria was held in Cairo.

The United States defeated Canada in the America Zone final, and Belgium defeated Denmark in the Europe Zone final. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, Belgium defeated India in the semifinal, and then lost to the United States in the final. In the Challenge Round the United States were defeated by the defending champions Australia. The final was played at Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne, Australia on 28–31 December.[1][2][3]

America Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  Quarterfinals
11–20 July
Semifinals
25 July–10 August
Final
14–16 September
                           
  Vancouver, Canada (grass)
    Japan 0  
    United States 5     Kingston, Jamaica (grass)
      United States 5  
      Caribbean/West Indies 0  
    Caribbean/West Indies
   bye     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      United States 5
        Canada 0
   bye  
    Cuba     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      Cuba 2
  Montreal, Canada (grass)     Canada 3  
    Mexico 2
    Canada 3  

Final[edit]

Canada vs. United States


Canada
0
Mount Royal Tennis Club, Montreal, Canada [4]
14–16 September 1953
Grass

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Canada
United States
Henri Rochon
Tony Trabert
2
6
3
6
6
8
     
2 Canada
United States
Lorne Main
Vic Seixas
1
6
1
6
4
6
     
3 Canada
United States
Lorne Main / Paul Willey
Vic Seixas / Tony Trabert
6
3
2
6
3
6
2
6
   
4 Canada
United States
Paul Willey
Straight Clark
5
7
2
6
0
6
     
5 Canada
United States
Robert Bédard
Tut Bartzen
4
6
5
7
6
1
0
6
   

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

First Round
24 April–5 May
  Second Round
13–19 May
  Quarterfinals
10–14 June
  Semifinals
10–13 July
  Final
18–20 July
  West Germany    
 bye       West Germany 3  
  South Africa w/o     South Africa 2    
Paris, France (clay)
  Monaco         West Germany 1  
  France         France 4  
 bye       France 4
  Yugoslavia 5     Yugoslavia 1    
Paris, France (clay)
   Switzerland 0         France 1  
  Denmark    
Vienna, Austria (clay)
    Denmark 4  
 bye       Denmark 5  
  Egypt 1     Austria 0    
  Austria 4         Denmark 4
  Philippines         Philippines 1  
 bye       Philippines 5
  Finland 4     Finland 0    
  Ireland 1         Denmark 2
  Spain 5         Belgium 3
  Israel 0       Spain 0  
 bye     Sweden 5    
Turin, Italy (clay)
  Sweden         Sweden 1  
  Netherlands 5         Italy 4  
  Ceylon 0       Netherlands 0
 bye     Italy 5    
  Italy         Italy 2
  Luxembourg 0    
Oslo, Norway (clay)
    Belgium 3  
  Norway 5       Norway 0  
 bye     Great Britain 5    
  Great Britain         Great Britain 1
  Brazil         Belgium 4  
  Hungary w/o       Hungary 0
 bye     Belgium 5  
  Belgium  

Final[edit]

Denmark vs. Belgium


Denmark
2
Copenhagen, Denmark [5]
18–20 July 1953
Clay

Belgium
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Denmark
Belgium
Kurt Nielsen
Jacques Brichant
6
1
7
5
3
6
3
6
6
3
 
2 Denmark
Belgium
Torben Ulrich
Philippe Washer
6
4
4
6
5
7
1
6
   
3 Denmark
Belgium
Kurt Nielsen / Torben Ulrich
Jacques Brichant / Philippe Washer
6
4
6
3
7
9
1
6
4
6
 
4 Denmark
Belgium
Torben Ulrich
Jacques Brichant
5
7
7
5
3
6
3
6
   
5 Denmark
Belgium
Kurt Nielsen
Philippe Washer
8
6
6
8
6
2
6
4
   

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  Semifinals
3–5 December
Final
17–19 December
                 
  Perth, Australia (grass)
  EUR   Belgium 5  
  EAS   India 0     Brisbane, Australia (grass)
    EUR   Belgium 1
    AME   United States 4
   bye
  AME   United States  

Semifinals[edit]

Belgium vs. India


Belgium
5
Perth, Australia [6]
3–5 December 1953
Grass

India
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Belgium
India
Philippe Washer
Sumant Misra
6
3
6
4
6
3
     
2 Belgium
India
Jacques Brichant
Ramanathan Krishnan
3
6
3
6
6
4
6
3
6
0
 
3 Belgium
India
Jacques Brichant / Philippe Washer
Ramanathan Krishnan / Sumant Misra
6
8
6
3
7
5
7
5
   
4 Belgium
India
Philippe Washer
Ramanathan Krishnan
6
1
6
1
6
1
     
5 Belgium
India
Jacques Brichant
Sumant Misra
6
4
4
6
7
5
6
4
   

Final[edit]

United States vs. Belgium


United States
4
Milton Courts, Brisbane, Australia [7]
17–19 December 1953
Grass

Belgium
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Belgium
Tony Trabert
Philippe Washer
6
4
6
2
6
4
     
2 United States
Belgium
Vic Seixas
Jacques Brichant
3
6
9
11
6
2
1
6
   
3 United States
Belgium
Bill Talbert / Tony Trabert
Jacques Brichant / Philippe Washer
6
3
6
2
4
6
9
7
   
4 United States
Belgium
Tony Trabert
Jacques Brichant
6
4
6
3
6
1
     
5 United States
Belgium
Vic Seixas
Philippe Washer
6
2
7
5
8
6
     

Challenge Round[edit]

Australia vs. United States


Australia
3
Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne, Australia [3]
28–31 December 1953
Grass

United States
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
United States
Lew Hoad
Vic Seixas
6
4
6
2
6
3
     
2 Australia
United States
Ken Rosewall
Tony Trabert
3
6
4
6
4
6
     
3 Australia
United States
Rex Hartwig / Lew Hoad
Vic Seixas / Tony Trabert
2
6
4
6
4
6
     
4 Australia
United States
Lew Hoad
Tony Trabert
13
11
6
3
2
6
3
6
7
5
 
5 Australia
United States
Ken Rosewall
Vic Seixas
6
2
2
6
6
3
6
4
   

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. ^ "Denmark v Belgium". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Belgium v India". daviscup.com.
  7. ^ "United States v Belgium". daviscup.com.

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