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

1955 Davis Cup
Details
Duration28 March – 28 August
Edition44th
Teams34
Champion
Winning Nation Australia
1954
1956

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 ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

  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  

FinalEdit

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

Eastern ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

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

FinalEdit

Japan vs. Philippines

 
Japan
3
Tokyo, Japan [5]
27–29 May 1955
 
Philippines
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Kosei Kamo
Raymundo Deyro
6
4
6
8
6
1
2
6
7
5
 
2  
 
Atsushi Miyagi
Felicisimo Ampon
3
6
6
4
1
6
6
0
6
3
 
3  
 
Kosei Kamo / Atsushi Miyagi
Felicisimo Ampon / Raymundo Deyro
3
6
3
6
2
6
     
4  
 
Kosei Kamo
Felicisimo Ampon
1
6
6
4
6
2
6
0
   
5  
 
Atsushi Miyagi
Raymundo Deyro
2
6
3
6
4
6
     

Europe ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

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  

FinalEdit

Italy vs. Sweden

 
Italy
4
Milan, Italy [6]
29–31 July 1955
Clay
 
Sweden
1
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Fausto Gardini
Sven Davidson
6
4
0
6
3
6
6
1
6
3
 
2  
 
Giuseppe Merlo
Lennart Bergelin
6
1
6
8
6
8
8
6
6
1
 
3  
 
Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola
Sven Davidson / Torsten Johansson
6
3
6
4
2
6
2
6
6
1
 
4  
 
Orlando Sirola
Sven Davidson
2
6
6
8
4
6
     
5  
 
Fausto Gardini
Staffan Stockenberg
6
4
6
1
6
4
     

Inter-Zonal ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

  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  

SemifinalsEdit

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

FinalEdit

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

Challenge RoundEdit

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