1954 Davis Cup

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1954 Davis Cup
Details
Edition 43rd
Achievements (singles)
1953
1955

The 1954 Davis Cup was the 43rd edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. The Eastern Zone was abandoned for this year, and India moved to the Europe Zone. 30 teams would enter the competition, 23 in the Europe Zone and 7 in the Americas Zone. The first-round tie between Egypt and Turkey was held in Cairo, marking the first time that a tie had been played on the African continent.

The United States defeated Mexico in the Americas Zone final, and Sweden defeated France in the Europe Zone final. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, the USA defeated Sweden. The USA defeated defending champions Australia in the Challenge Round, ending Australia's four-year run at the top. The final was played at White City Stadium in Sydney, Australia on 27–29 December. [1]

Americas Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  Quarterfinals
9–18 July
Semifinals
August
Final
1–3 October
                           
 
    Cuba  
   bye     St. Petersburg, FL, United States (grass)
      Cuba 0  
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (clay)     United States 5  
    United States 5
    Caribbean/West Indies 0     Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
      United States 4
  Mexico City, Mexico (clay)       Mexico 1
    Mexico 3  
    Japan 2     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      Mexico 4
Toronto, Canada (grass)     Canada 1  
    Chile 2
    Canada 3  

Final[edit]


Mexico
1
Centro Deportivo Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico
1–3 October 1954
clay

United States
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Mexico
United States
Gustavo Palafox
Vic Seixas
6
4
6
4
7
5
     
2 Mexico
United States
Mario Llamas
Tony Trabert
4
6
3
6
6
8
     
3 Mexico
United States
Mario Llamas / Gustavo Palafox
Vic Seixas / Tony Trabert
2
6
6
3
1
6
4
6
   
4 Mexico
United States
Mario Llamas
Vic Seixas
4
6
6
2
3
6
2
6
   
5 Mexico
United States
Gustavo Palafox
Tony Trabert
12
14
1
6
2
6
     

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

1st round
30 April-8 May
  2nd round
13–17 May
  Quarterfinals
10–13 June
  Semifinals
9–19 July
  Final
24–26 July
  Denmark     Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg (clay)
 bye       Denmark 5  
  Luxembourg     Luxembourg 0     Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)
 bye         Denmark 4  
  Germany     Budapest, Hungary     Hungary 1  
 bye       Germany 1
  Hungary 3     Hungary 4     Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)
  New Zealand 2         Denmark 1  
  India     Vienna, Austria     France 4  
 bye       India 3  
  Austria 3     Austria 0     Paris, France (clay)
  Ireland 2         India 1
  France     Oslo, Norway (clay)     France 4  
 bye       France 5
  Finland 2     Norway 0     Paris, France (clay)
  Norway 3         France 0
  Spain 4     Madrid, Spain (clay)     Sweden 5
  Netherlands 1       Spain 0  
 bye     Italy 5     Stockholm, Sweden (clay)
  Italy         Italy 0  
  Egypt 4     Cairo, Egypt (clay)     Sweden 5  
  Turkey 1       Egypt 0
 bye     Sweden 5     Båstad, Sweden (clay)
  Sweden         Sweden 3
  Monaco 1     Brussels, Belgium     Belgium 2  
  Yugoslavia 4       Yugoslavia 0  
 bye     Belgium 5     Scarborough, England (grass)
  Belgium         Belgium 3
   Switzerland 1     Eastbourne, England (grass)     Great Britain 2  
  Brazil 3       Brazil 1
 bye     Great Britain 4  
  Great Britain  

Final[edit]


France
0
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
24–26 July 1954
clay

Sweden
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 France
Sweden
Robert Haillet
Lennart Bergelin
6
4
5
7
6
3
3
6
0
6
 
2 France
Sweden
Paul Remy
Sven Davidson
1
6
6
3
3
6
4
6
   
3 France
Sweden
Jean Ducos de la Haille / Paul Remy
Sven Davidson / Torsten Johansson
3
6
4
6
6
3
7
9
   
4 France
Sweden
Paul Remy
Lennart Bergelin
2
6
3
6
8
6
4
6
   
5 France
Sweden
Robert Haillet
Sven Davidson
4
6
4
6
6
4
3
6
   

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]


Sweden
0
Milton Courts, Brisbane, Australia
16–18 December 1954
grass

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Sweden
United States
Sven Davidson
Tony Trabert
4
6
3
6
4
6
     
2 Sweden
United States
Lennart Bergelin
Vic Seixas
7
5
2
6
4
6
7
5
2
6
 
3 Sweden
United States
Lennart Bergelin / Sven Davidson
Vic Seixas / Tony Trabert
3
6
4
6
3
6
     
4 Sweden
United States
Lennart Bergelin
Tony Trabert
2
6
2
6
6
3
2
6
   
5 Sweden
United States
Sven Davidson
Ham Richardson
0
6
3
6
3
6
     

Challenge Round[edit]


Australia
2
White City Stadium, Sydney, Australia
27–29 December 1954
grass

United States
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
United States
Lew Hoad
Tony Trabert
4
6
6
2
10
12
3
6
   
2 Australia
United States
Ken Rosewall
Vic Seixas
6
8
8
6
4
6
3
6
   
3 Australia
United States
Lew Hoad / Ken Rosewall
Vic Seixas / Tony Trabert
2
6
6
4
2
6
8
10
   
4 Australia
United States
Ken Rosewall
Tony Trabert
9
7
7
5
6
3
     
5 Australia
United States
Rex Hartwig
Vic Seixas
4
6
6
3
6
2
6
3
   

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