1950 Davis Cup

The 1950 Davis Cup was the 39th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 22 teams entered the Europe Zone, and 4 teams entered the America Zone. Play took place on Asian soil for the first time, when the Philippines hosted Pakistan in Manila for their first-round Europe Zone tie.

1950 Davis Cup
Details
Duration7 April – 27 August
Edition39th
Teams25
Champion
Winning Nation Australia
1949
1951

Australia defeated Mexico in the America Zone final, and Sweden defeated Denmark in the Europe Zone final. Australia defeated Sweden in the Inter-Zonal play-off, and then defeated defending champions the United States in the Challenge Round. The final was played at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, New York, United States on 25–27 August.[1][2][3]

America ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

  Semifinals
7–16 July
Final
28–30 July
                 
  Montreal, Canada (grass)
     Australia 5  
     Canada 0     Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
       Australia 4
  Havana, Cuba      Mexico 1
     Cuba 0
     Mexico 5  

FinalEdit

 
Mexico
1
Centro Deportivo Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico[4]
28–30 July 1950
Clay
 
Australia
4
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Armando Vega
Frank Sedgman
6
2
4
6
2
6
6
4
2
6
 
2  
 
Gustavo Palafox
Ken McGregor
6
4
6
4
6
8
3
6
6
3
 
3  
 
Gustavo Palafox / Armando Vega
John Bromwich / Frank Sedgman
4
6
5
7
2
6
     
4  
 
Gustavo Palafox
Frank Sedgman
4
6
4
6
2
6
     
5  
 
Armando Vega
John Bromwich
6
3
0
6
2
6
2
6
   

Europe ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

First Round
7 April–9 May
  Second Round
18–22 May
  Quarterfinals
8–18 June
  Semifinals
13–16 July
  Final
28–30 July
   Poland    
 bye        Poland 5  
   Israel      Israel 0    
 bye          Poland 3  
   Ireland    
Dublin, Ireland (grass)
     Ireland 2  
 bye        Ireland 5
   Monaco      Monaco 0    
Båstad, Sweden (clay)
 bye          Poland 0  
   Peru    
     Sweden 5  
 bye        Peru  
   Philippines 5      Philippines w/o    
Solna, Sweden (clay)
   Pakistan 0          Philippines 0
   Norway w/o    
Oslo, Norway (clay)
     Sweden 5  
   Hungary        Norway 0
   Netherlands 1      Sweden 5    
Båstad, Sweden (clay)
   Sweden 4          Sweden 4
   Belgium 4          Denmark 0
   Finland 1        Belgium 3  
   Yugoslavia 5      Yugoslavia 2    
   Austria 0          Belgium 2  
   Great Britain 2          Italy 3  
   Italy 3        Italy 5
 bye      Luxembourg 0    
   Luxembourg          Italy 1
 bye          Denmark 4  
   Denmark        Denmark 3  
 bye      Egypt 0    
   Egypt          Denmark 3
 bye    
Paris, France (clay)
     France 2  
   France        France 4
 bye       Switzerland 0  
    Switzerland  

FinalEdit

Sweden vs. Denmark

 
Sweden
4
Båstad Tennis Stadium, Båstad, Sweden[5]
28–30 July 1950
Clay
 
Denmark
0
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Torsten Johansson
Torben Ulrich
6
1
4
6
6
3
6
1
   
2  
 
Sven Davidson
Kurt Nielsen
7
5
3
6
6
2
6
4
   
3  
 
Lennart Bergelin / Sven Davidson
Kurt Nielsen / Torben Ulrich
6
2
6
2
6
2
     
4  
 
Torsten Johansson
Kurt Nielsen
3
6
7
5
6
0
4
6
6
2
 
5  
 
Lennart Bergelin
Torben Ulrich
6
0
6
2
      not
completed

Inter-Zonal FinalEdit

Australia vs. Sweden

 
Australia
3
Westchester Country Club, Rye, NY, United States[6]
11–13 August 1950
Grass
 
Sweden
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Frank Sedgman
Lennart Bergelin
6
2
2
6
5
7
6
1
3
6
 
2  
 
John Bromwich
Torsten Johansson
6
2
6
3
6
0
     
3  
 
John Bromwich / Frank Sedgman
Lennart Bergelin / Sven Davidson
6
1
7
5
7
5
     
4  
 
John Bromwich
Lennart Bergelin
3
6
2
6
6
1
9
7
3
6
 
5  
 
Frank Sedgman
Torsten Johansson
6
4
7
5
6
3
     

Challenge RoundEdit

United States vs. Australia

 
United States
1
West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, NY, United States[3]
25–27 August 1950
Grass
 
Australia
4
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Tom Brown
Frank Sedgman
0
6
6
8
7
9
     
2  
 
Ted Schroeder
Ken McGregor
11
13
3
6
4
6
     
3  
 
Gardnar Mulloy / Ted Schroeder
John Bromwich / Frank Sedgman
6
4
4
6
2
6
6
4
4
6
 
4  
 
Ted Schroeder
Frank Sedgman
2
6
2
6
2
6
     
5  
 
Tom Brown
Ken McGregor
9
11
8
10
11
9
6
1
6
4
 

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Mexico v Australia". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "Sweden v Denmark". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Australia v Italy". daviscup.com.

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