1954 Davis Cup

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1954 Davis Cup
Details
Duration30 April – 29 December
Edition43rd
Champion
Winning Nation United States
1953
1955

The 1954 Davis Cup was the 43rd edition of the Davis Cup, the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 30 teams entered the competition, 23 in the Europe Zone and 7 in the America Zone. The Eastern Zone was abandoned for this year and India, the sole competing country, was moved to the Europe Zone.

The United States defeated Mexico in the America Zone final, and Sweden defeated France in the Europe Zone final. The United States defeated Sweden in the Inter-Zonal Final, and then defeated the defending champions Australia in the Challenge Round, ending Australia's four-year championship run. The final was played at White City Stadium in Sydney, Australia on 27–29 December.[1][2][3]

America Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  Quarterfinals
9–18 July
Semifinals
31 July–22 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     Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
      Mexico 4
  Toronto, Canada (grass)     Canada 1  
    Chile 2
    Canada 3  

Final[edit]

Mexico vs. United States


Mexico
1
Centro Deportivo Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico [4]
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]

First Round
30 April–8 May
  Second Round
13–17 May
  Quarterfinals
10–15 June
  Semifinals
9–19 July
  Final
24–26 July
  Denmark    
 bye       Denmark 5  
  Luxembourg     Luxembourg 0    
 bye         Denmark 4  
  West Germany         Hungary 1  
 bye       West Germany 1
  Hungary 3     Hungary 4    
  New Zealand 2         Denmark 1  
  India         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
  Netherlands 1    
Madrid, Spain (clay)
    Sweden 5
  Spain 4       Spain 0  
 bye     Italy 5    
Solna, 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         Belgium 2  
  Yugoslavia 4       Yugoslavia 0  
 bye     Belgium 5    
  Belgium         Belgium 3
   Switzerland 1         Great Britain 2  
  Brazil 3       Brazil 1
 bye     Great Britain 4  
  Great Britain  

Final[edit]

France vs. Sweden


France
0
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France [5]
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 Rémy
Sven Davidson
1
6
6
3
3
6
4
6
   
3 France
Sweden
Jean Ducos de la Haille / Paul Rémy
Sven Davidson / Torsten Johansson
3
6
4
6
6
3
7
9
   
4 France
Sweden
Paul Rémy
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 Final[edit]

United States vs. Sweden


United States
5
Milton Courts, Brisbane, Australia [6]
16–18 December 1954
Grass

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

Challenge Round[edit]


Australia
2
White City Stadium, Sydney, Australia [3]
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
   

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. ^ "Mexico v United States". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "France v Sweden". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "United States v Belgium". daviscup.com.

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