1959 Davis Cup

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1959 Davis Cup
Details
Duration21 March – 31 August
Edition48th
Champion
Winning Nation Australia
1958
1960

The 1959 Davis Cup was the 48th edition of the Davis Cup, the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 42 teams entered the competition, 27 in the Europe Zone, 8 in the Eastern Zone, and 7 in the America Zone. The Europe Zone was modified so that only the previous year's semifinalists were guaranteed first round byes, allowing more countries to compete. Colombia made its first appearance in the tournament.

Australia defeated Cuba in the Americas Inter-Zonal final, India defeated the Philippines in the Eastern Zone final, and Italy defeated Spain in the Europe Zone final. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, Australia defeated Italy in the semifinal, and then defeated India 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 28–31 August.[1][2][3]

America Zone[edit]

North & Central America Zone[edit]

  Semifinals
18–20 July
Final
24–26 July
                 
 
    Canada  
   bye     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      Canada 0
  Mexico City, Mexico (clay)     Australia 5
    Mexico 1
    Australia 4  

South America Zone[edit]

  Semifinals
2–4 May
Final
                 
  Bridgetown, Barbados
    Caribbean/West Indies 0  
    Cuba 4    
      Cuba w/o
      Argentina
    Argentina w/o
    Venezuela  

Americas Inter-Zonal Final[edit]

Australia vs. Cuba


Australia
5
Mount Royal Tennis Club, Montreal, Canada [4]
31 July–2 August 1959
Grass

Cuba
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
Cuba
Roy Emerson
Reynaldo Garrido
6
0
6
4
6
4
     
2 Australia
Cuba
Neale Fraser
Orlando Garrido
6
1
7
5
6
3
     
3 Australia
Cuba
Roy Emerson / Rod Laver
Orlando Garrido / Reynaldo Garrido
6
4
6
4
6
4
     
4 Australia
Cuba
Bob Mark
Orlando Garrido
6
4
6
4
6
2
     
5 Australia
Cuba
Neale Fraser
Reynaldo Garrido
6
3
6
2
6
4
     

Eastern Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  Quarterfinals
21 March–12 April
Semifinals
25 April–3 May
Final
1 June
                           
  Tokyo, Japan
    Ceylon 0  
    Japan 5     Tokyo, Japan
      Japan 2  
      India 3  
    India w/o
    South Korea     Calcutta, India
      India 4
        Philippines 1
    Iran  
    Thailand w/o     Bangkok, Thailand
      Thailand 0
  Manila, Philippines     Philippines 5  
    Malaya 0
    Philippines 5  

Final[edit]

India vs. Philippines


India
4
Calcutta, India [5]
1 June 1959

Philippines
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 India
Philippines
Naresh Kumar
Raymundo Deyro
6
2
6
2
6
3
     
2 India
Philippines
Ramanathan Krishnan
Felicisimo Ampon
6
2
6
2
6
3
     
3 India
Philippines
Ramanathan Krishnan / Naresh Kumar
Raymundo Deyro / Juan-Johnson José
6
3
8
6
6
2
     
4 India
Philippines
Ramanathan Krishnan
Juan-Johnson José
6
1
6
4
6
1
     
5 India
Philippines
Premjit Lall
Felicisimo Ampon
6
8
1
6
6
4
6
2
1
6
 

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

First Round
17 April–4 May
  Second Round
1–18 May
  Quarterfinals
11–15 June
  Semifinals
9–12 July
  Final
24–27 July
  Italy    
 bye       Italy 4  
  Belgium 4     Belgium 1    
Florence, Italy (clay)
  Netherlands 1         Italy 4  
  Lebanon 1         South Africa 1  
  Colombia 4       Colombia 0
  Norway 0     South Africa 5    
Sanremo, Italy (clay)
  South Africa 5         Italy 4  
  Egypt 2         France 1  
 ' Romania' 3       Romania 3  
  Ireland 0     New Zealand 2    
Paris, France (clay)
  New Zealand 5         Romania 0
  Yugoslavia 1         France 5  
  Denmark 4       Denmark 0
 bye     France 5    
Milan, Italy (clay)
  France         Italy 4
  Poland         Spain 1
 bye       Poland 2  
  West Germany 0     Brazil 3    
  Brazil 4         Brazil 2  
  Finland 0    
Madrid, Spain (clay)
    Spain 3  
  Spain 5       Spain 5
  Israel 2      Switzerland 0    
   Switzerland 3         Spain 3
  Sweden 5         Great Britain 2  
  Hungary 0       Sweden 2  
  Austria 1     Chile 3    
  Chile 3         Chile 2
 bye         Great Britain 3  
  Luxembourg       Luxembourg 0
 bye     Great Britain 5  
  Great Britain  

Final[edit]

Italy vs. Spain


Italy
4
Milan Tennis Club, Milan, Italy [6]
24–27 July 1959
Clay

Spain
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Italy
Spain
Orlando Sirola
Juan Manuel Couder
2
8
6
7
6
2
5
6
6
 
2 Italy
Spain
Nicola Pietrangeli
Andrés Gimeno
8
6
6
3
6
3
     
3 Italy
Spain
Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola
Juan Manuel Couder / Andrés Gimeno
6
4
8
6
6
4
     
4 Italy
Spain
Sergio Tacchini
Andrés Gimeno
4
6
1
6
1
6
     
5 Italy
Spain
Nicola Pietrangeli
Juan Manuel Couder
6
8
4
6
6
2
6
0
6
4
 

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  Semifinals
7–10 August
Final
14–16 August
                 
 
  EAS   India  
   bye     Boston, MA, United States (grass)
    EAS   India 1
  Philadelphia, PA, United States (grass)   AME   Australia 4
  AME   Australia 4
  EUR   Italy 1  

Semifinals[edit]

Australia vs. Italy


Australia
4
Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia, PA, United States [7]
7–10 August 1959
Grass

Italy
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
Italy
Rod Laver
Nicola Pietrangeli
6
4
2
6
6
3
6
3
   
2 Australia
Italy
Neale Fraser
Orlando Sirola
19
17
1
6
6
3
6
4
   
3 Australia
Italy
Roy Emerson / Neale Fraser
Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola
3
6
11
9
6
3
9
7
   
4 Australia
Italy
Rod Laver
Orlando Sirola
4
6
6
4
6
0
6
3
   
5 Australia
Italy
Roy Emerson
Nicola Pietrangeli
4
6
0
6
4
6
     

Final[edit]

Australia vs. India


Australia
4
Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, MA, United States [8]
14–16 August 1959
Grass

India
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
India
Rod Laver
Ramanathan Krishnan
1
6
4
6
10
8
4
6
   
2 Australia
India
Neale Fraser
Premjit Lall
10
8
6
4
6
1
     
3 Australia
India
Roy Emerson / Neale Fraser
Ramanathan Krishnan / Premjit Lall
6
3
7
5
6
2
     
4 Australia
India
Neale Fraser
Ramanathan Krishnan
6
2
6
3
6
4
     
5 Australia
India
Rod Laver
Premjit Lall
6
2
10
8
6
4
     

Challenge Round[edit]


United States
2
West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, NY, United States [3]
28–31 August 1959
Grass

Australia
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Australia
Alex Olmedo
Neale Fraser
6
8
8
6
4
6
6
8
   
2 United States
Australia
Barry MacKay
Rod Laver
7
5
6
4
6
1
     
3 United States
Australia
Butch Buchholz / Alex Olmedo
Roy Emerson / Neale Fraser
5
7
5
7
4
6
     
4 United States
Australia
Alex Olmedo
Rod Laver
9
7
4
6
10
8
12
10
   
5 United States
Australia
Barry MacKay
Neale Fraser
6
8
6
3
2
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. ^ "Australia v Cuba". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "India v Philippines". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Italy v Spain". daviscup.com.
  7. ^ "Australia v Italy". daviscup.com.
  8. ^ "Australia v India". daviscup.com.

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