1955 Davis Cup

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1955 Davis Cup
Details
Duration28 March – 28 August
Edition44th
Champion
Winning Nation Australia
1954
1956

The 1955 Davis Cup was the 44th edition of the Davis Cup, the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 34 teams entered the competition, 24 in the Europe Zone, 7 in the America Zone, and 3 in the newly reinstated Eastern Zone. Burma competed for the first time.

Australia defeated Canada in the America Zone final, Italy defeated Sweden in the Europe Zone final, and Japan defeated the Philippines in the Eastern Zone final. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, Australia defeated Japan in the semifinal, and then defeated Italy in the final. In the Challenge Round Australia defeated the defending champions the United States. 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]

  Quarterfinals
15–17 July
Semifinals
22–24 July
Final
29–31 July
                           
 
    Canada  
   bye     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      Canada 5  
      Caribbean/West Indies 0  
    Caribbean/West Indies w/o
    Pakistan     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      Canada 0
  Havana, Cuba       Australia 5
    Cuba 1  
    Brazil 4     Louisville, KY, United States (grass)
      Brazil 1
  Chicago, IL, United States (clay)     Australia 4  
    Mexico 0
    Australia 5  

Final[edit]

Canada vs. Australia


Canada
0
Mount Royal Tennis Club, Montreal, Canada [4]
29–31 July 1955
Grass

Australia
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Canada
Australia
Robert Bedard
Ken Rosewall
0
6
1
6
6
4
2
6
   
2 Canada
Australia
Lorne Main
Rex Hartwig
3
6
3
6
3
6
     
3 Canada
Australia
Robert Bedard / Don Fontana
Rex Hartwig / Lew Hoad
3
6
6
3
3
6
4
6
   
4 Canada
Australia
Don Fontana
Lew Hoad
7
9
5
7
1
6
     
5 Canada
Australia
Henri Rochon
Ken Rosewall
1
6
2
6
1
6
     

Eastern Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  Semifinals
28–30 March
Final
27–29 May
                 
 
    Japan  
   bye     Tokyo, Japan
      Japan 3
  Rangoon, Burma     Philippines 2
    Burma 0
    Philippines 5  

Final[edit]

Japan vs. Philippines


Japan
3
Tokyo, Japan [5]
27–29 May 1955

Philippines
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Japan
Philippines
Kosei Kamo
Raymundo Deyro
6
4
6
8
6
1
2
6
7
5
 
2 Japan
Philippines
Atsushi Miyagi
Felicisimo Ampon
3
6
6
4
1
6
6
0
6
3
 
3 Japan
Philippines
Kosei Kamo / Atsushi Miyagi
Felicisimo Ampon / Raymundo Deyro
3
6
3
6
2
6
     
4 Japan
Philippines
Kosei Kamo
Felicisimo Ampon
1
6
6
4
6
2
6
0
   
5 Japan
Philippines
Atsushi Miyagi
Raymundo Deyro
2
6
3
6
4
6
     

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

First Round
29 April–8 May
  Second Round
12–17 May
  Quarterfinals
9–13 June
  Semifinals
14–17 July
  Final
29–31 July
  Denmark    
 bye       Denmark 3  
  Norway 1     South Africa 2    
  South Africa 4         Denmark 0  
  Italy         Italy 5  
 bye       Italy 5
  West Germany 4     West Germany 0    
  Ireland 1         Italy 5  
  Great Britain    
Vienna, Austria (clay)
    Great Britain 0  
 bye       Great Britain 4  
  Austria 5     Austria 1    
  Finland 0         Great Britain 3
  India         India 2  
 bye       India 5
  Turkey 1     Egypt 0    
Milan, Italy (clay)
  Egypt 4         Italy 4
  Monaco 0    
Paris, France (clay)
    Sweden 1
  Argentina 3       Argentina 2  
 bye     France 3    
  France         France 2  
   Switzerland 3         Sweden 3  
  Netherlands 2        Switzerland 0
 bye     Sweden 5    
Båstad, Sweden (clay)
  Sweden         Sweden 3
  Yugoslavia 0         Chile 2  
  Chile 5       Chile 3  
 bye     Hungary 2    
  Hungary         Chile 3
  Portugal 0         Belgium 2  
  Czechoslovakia 5       Czechoslovakia 0
 bye     Belgium 5  
  Belgium  

Final[edit]

Italy vs. Sweden


Italy
4
Milan, Italy [6]
29–31 July 1955
Clay

Sweden
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Italy
Sweden
Fausto Gardini
Sven Davidson
6
4
0
6
3
6
6
1
6
3
 
2 Italy
Sweden
Giuseppe Merlo
Lennart Bergelin
6
1
6
8
6
8
8
6
6
1
 
3 Italy
Sweden
Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola
Sven Davidson / Torsten Johansson
6
3
6
4
2
6
2
6
6
1
 
4 Italy
Sweden
Orlando Sirola
Sven Davidson
2
6
6
8
4
6
     
5 Italy
Sweden
Fausto Gardini
Staffan Stockenberg
6
4
6
1
6
4
     

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  Semifinals
5–7 August
Final
14–16 August
                 
 
  EUR   Italy  
   bye     Philadelphia, PA, United States (grass)
    EUR   Italy 0
  Glen Cove, NY, United States (grass)   AME   Australia 5
  EAS   Japan 0
  AME   Australia 4  

Semifinals[edit]

Australia vs. Japan


Australia
4
Glen Cove Tennis Club, Glen Cove, NY, United States [7]
5–7 August 1955
Grass

Japan
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
Japan
Ken Rosewall
Atsushi Miyagi
6
4
6
4
6
1
     
2 Australia
Japan
Rex Hartwig
Kosei Kamo
8
6
6
8
6
3
5
7
6
3
 
3 Australia
Japan
Rex Hartwig / Lew Hoad
Kosei Kamo / Atsushi Miyagi
6
3
6
3
6
3
     
4 Australia
Japan
Rex Hartwig
Atsushi Miyagi
3
6
6
0
6
3
9
7
   
5 Australia
Japan
Ken Rosewall
Kosei Kamo
3
1
        not
completed

Final[edit]

Australia vs. Italy


Australia
5
Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia, PA, United States [8]
14–16 August 1955
Grass

Italy
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
Italy
Lew Hoad
Fausto Gardini
6
3
6
2
6
0
     
2 Australia
Italy
Ken Rosewall
Nicola Pietrangeli
8
6
3
6
6
1
6
4
   
3 Australia
Italy
Rex Hartwig / Lew Hoad
Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola
7
5
13
11
7
5
     
4 Australia
Italy
Ken Rosewall
Orlando Sirola
6
4
4
6
6
1
6
4
   
5 Australia
Italy
Lew Hoad
Nicola Pietrangeli
9
7
6
2
6
3
     

Challenge Round[edit]

United States vs. Australia


United States
0
West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, NY, United States [3]
26–28 August 1955
Grass

Australia
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Australia
Vic Seixas
Ken Rosewall
3
6
8
10
6
4
2
6
   
2 United States
Australia
Tony Trabert
Lew Hoad
6
4
3
6
3
6
6
8
   
3 United States
Australia
Vic Seixas / Tony Trabert
Rex Hartwig / Lew Hoad
14
12
4
6
3
6
6
3
5
7
 
4 United States
Australia
Vic Seixas
Lew Hoad
9
7
1
6
4
6
4
6
   
5 United States
Australia
Ham Richardson
Ken Rosewall
4
6
6
3
1
6
4
6
   

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. ^ "Canada v Australia". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "Japan v Philippines". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Italy v Sweden". daviscup.com.
  7. ^ "Australia v Japan". daviscup.com.
  8. ^ "Australia v Italy". daviscup.com.

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