1952 Davis Cup

The 1952 Davis Cup was the 41st edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 23 teams entered in the Europe Zone, 5 teams entered in the America Zone, and India was the sole competitor in the new Eastern Zone.

1952 Davis Cup
Details
Duration1 May – 31 December
Edition41st
Teams29
Champion
Winning Nation Australia
1951
1953

The United States defeated Canada in the America Zone final, and Italy defeated Belgium in the Europe Zone final. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, Italy defeated India in the semifinal, and then lost to the United States in the final. In the Challenge Round the United States fell to the defending champions Australia. The final was played at the Memorial Drive Park in Adelaide, Australia on 29–31 December.[1][2][3]

America ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

  Quarterfinals
25–27 July
Semifinals
1–3 August
Final
8–10 August
     
  Cincinnati, OH, United States (grass)
    Japan 0
    United States 5 Havana, Cuba
    United States 5
      Cuba 0
    Cuba
  bye Montreal, Canada (grass)
    United States 4
      Canada 1
  bye
    Mexico Montreal, Canada (grass)
    Mexico 0
      Canada 5
  bye
    Canada

FinalEdit

Canada vs. United States

 
Canada
1
Mount Royal Tennis Club, Montreal, Canada[4]
8–10 August 1952
Grass
 
United States
4
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Henri Rochon
Herbie Flam
2
6
6
8
2
6
     
2  
 
Lorne Main
Vic Seixas
2
6
3
6
4
6
     
3  
 
Brendan Macken / Lorne Main
Herbie Flam / Vic Seixas
3
6
6
3
3
6
4
6
   
4  
 
Lorne Main
Herbie Flam
2
6
2
6
3
6
     
5  
 
Brendan Macken
Bob Perry
6
3
11
13
6
4
6
4
   

Europe ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

First Round
1–11 May
  Second Round
16–19 May
  Quarterfinals
13–16 June
  Semifinals
11–14 July
  Final
25–28 July
   West Germany     Düsseldorf, West Germany
 bye        West Germany 3  
   Brazil      Brazil 2     Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)
 bye          West Germany 1  
   Denmark     Monte Carlo, Monaco (clay)      Denmark 4  
 bye        Denmark 5
   Monaco 4      Monaco 0     Milan, Italy (clay)
   Ireland 1          Denmark 1  
   Italy     Rome, Italy (clay)      Italy 4  
 bye        Italy 5  
   Luxembourg 0      Egypt 0     Bologna, Italy (clay)
   Egypt 5          Italy 4
   Great Britain     Belgrade, Yugoslavia (clay)      Great Britain 1  
 bye        Great Britain 3
   Yugoslavia 3      Yugoslavia 2     Milan, Italy (clay)
   Finland 2          Italy 3
   Norway 0     Paris, France (clay)      Belgium 1
   France 5        France 4  
 bye      Netherlands 1     Paris, France (clay)
   Netherlands          France 3  
   Turkey 1     Lausanne, Switzerland      Argentina 2  
    Switzerland 4         Switzerland 0
 bye      Argentina 5     Paris, France (clay)
   Argentina          France 2
   Austria 1     Solna, Sweden (clay)      Belgium 3  
   Chile 4        Chile 0  
 bye      Sweden 5     Brussels, Belgium (clay)
   Sweden          Sweden 2
   Israel     Brussels, Belgium      Belgium 3  
   Hungary w/o        Hungary 1
 bye      Belgium 4  
   Belgium  

FinalEdit

Italy vs. Belgium

 
Italy
3
Milan, Italy[5]
25–28 July 1952
Clay
 
Belgium
1
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Ronaldo del Bello
Jacques Brichant
7
5
1
6
5
7
6
0
4
6
 
2  
 
Fausto Gardini
Philippe Washer
8
6
6
1
3
6
2
6
6
4
 
3  
 
Marcello del Bello / Giovanni Cucelli
Jacques Brichant / Philippe Washer
6
3
6
1
5
7
3
6
6
3
 
4  
 
Fausto Gardini
Jacques Brichant
4
6
6
1
0
6
6
2
6
2
 
5  
 
Ronaldo del Bello
Philippe Washer
3
3
        not
completed

Inter-Zonal ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

  Semifinals
11–13 December
Final
18–20 December
                 
  Brisbane, Australia (grass)
  EUR    Italy 3  
  EAS    India 2     Sydney, Australia (grass)
    EUR    Italy 0
    AME    United States 5
   bye
  AME    United States  

SemifinalsEdit

Italy vs. India

 
Italy
3
Milton Courts, Brisbane, Australia[6]
11–13 December 1952
Grass
 
India
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Fausto Gardini
Naresh Kumar
6
1
5
7
7
5
6
2
   
2  
 
Ronaldo del Bello
Sumant Misra
5
7
4
6
1
6
     
3  
 
Marcello del Bello / Giovanni Cucelli
Naresh Kumar / Sumant Misra
1
6
1
6
6
2
6
2
13
11
 
4  
 
Fausto Gardini
Sumant Misra
8
6
8
6
1
6
6
4
   
5  
 
Ronaldo del Bello
Naresh Kumar
2
6
6
8
6
4
3
6
   

FinalEdit

United States vs. Italy

 
United States
5
White City Stadium, Sydney, Australia[7]
18–20 December 1952
Grass
 
Italy
0
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Vic Seixas
Fausto Gardini
5
7
3
6
6
3
8
6
6
3
 
2  
 
Tony Trabert
Giovanni Cucelli
6
3
6
1
6
3
     
3  
 
Vic Seixas / Tony Trabert
Marcello del Bello / Giovanni Cucelli
6
4
6
3
6
2
     
4  
 
Ham Richardson
Ronaldo del Bello
7
5
6
3
5
7
6
3
   
5  
 
Tony Trabert
Fausto Gardini
6
3
5
7
7
5
6
3
   

Challenge RoundEdit

Australia vs. United States

 
Australia
4
Memorial Drive Park, Adelaide, Australia[3]
29–31 December 1952
Grass
 
United States
1
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Frank Sedgman
Vic Seixas
6
3
6
4
6
3
     
2  
 
Ken McGregor
Tony Trabert
11
9
6
4
6
1
     
3  
 
Ken McGregor / Frank Sedgman
Vic Seixas / Tony Trabert
6
3
6
4
1
6
6
3
   
4  
 
Frank Sedgman
Tony Trabert
7
5
6
4
10
8
     
5  
 
Ken McGregor
Vic Seixas
3
6
6
8
8
6
3
6
   

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 "Australia v United States". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ "Canada v United States". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "Italy v Belgium". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Italy v India". daviscup.com.
  7. ^ "United States v Italy". daviscup.com.

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