The 1957 Davis Cup was the 46th 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 5 teams entered the Eastern Zone. Malaya, Lebanon and Venezuela made their first appearances in the competition.

1957 Davis Cup
Details
Duration1 March – 28 December
Edition46th
Teams36
Champion
Winning Nation Australia
1956
1958

The United States defeated Brazil in the America Zone final, the Philippines defeated Japan in the Eastern Zone final, and Belgium defeated Italy in the Europe Zone final. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, the United States defeated the Philippines in the semifinal and then defeated Belgium in the final. In the Challenge Round the United States were defeated by defending champions Australia. The final was played at the Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne, Australia on 26–28 December.[1][2][3]

America ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

  Quarterfinals
27–29 April; 17–19 May; 19–21 July
Semifinals
24–26 May; 27–29 July
Final
2–4 August
                           
 
     Israel  
   bye     Montreal, Canada (grass)
       Israel 0  
  Montreal, Canada (grass)      Brazil 5  
     Canada 2
     Brazil 3     Boston, MA, United States (grass)
       Brazil 0
  Caracas, Venezuela        United States 5
     Venezuela 3  
     Cuba 2     Caracas, Venezuela
       Venezuela 1
  Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (clay)      United States 4  
     Caribbean/West Indies 0
     United States 5  

FinalEdit

United States vs. Brazil

 
United States
5
Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, MA, United States [4]
2–4 August 1957
Grass
 
Brazil
0
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Sam Giammalva
Armando Vieira
4
6
7
5
6
4
4
6
6
4
 
2  
 
Vic Seixas
Carlos Alberto Fernandes
6
3
6
3
6
2
     
3  
 
Barry MacKay / Vic Seixas
Carlos Alberto Fernandes / Armando Vieira
7
5
9
7
11
13
7
5
   
4  
 
Michael Green
José Agüero
8
6
5
7
6
3
4
6
6
3
 
5  
 
Barry MacKay
Carlos Alberto Fernandes
7
5
6
3
6
0
     

Eastern ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

  Quarterfinals
1–3 March
Semifinals
26–28 April
Final
17–19 May
                           
  Madras, India
     India 5  
     Malaya 0     Manila, Philippines
       India 2  
       Philippines 3  
     Philippines
   bye     Manila, Philippines
       Philippines 3
         Japan 2
   bye  
     Ceylon     Tokyo, Japan
       Ceylon 0
       Japan 5  
   bye
     Japan  

FinalEdit

Philippines vs. Japan

 
Philippines
3
Manila, Philippines [5]
17–19 May 1957
 
Japan
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Felicisimo Ampon
Atsushi Miyagi
3
6
6
4
6
1
6
4
   
2  
 
Raymundo Deyro
Kosei Kamo
6
2
4
6
6
1
2
6
6
3
 
3  
 
Felicisimo Ampon / Raymundo Deyro
Kosei Kamo / Atsushi Miyagi
4
6
6
4
5
7
2
6
   
4  
 
Felicisimo Ampon
Kosei Kamo
6
1
4
6
5
7
6
3
6
1
 
5  
 
Eduardo Dungo
Atsushi Miyagi
6
4
1
6
1
6
4
6
   

Europe ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

First Round
19–29 April
  Second Round
10–20 May
  Quarterfinals
7–10 June
  Semifinals
19–22 July
  Final
2–5 August
   Sweden    
Vienna, Austria (clay)
 bye        Sweden 4  
   Romania 0      Austria 1    
   Austria 5          Sweden 4  
   Denmark          Denmark 1  
 bye        Denmark 4
   Spain 0      South Africa 1    
Milan, Italy (clay)
   South Africa 5          Sweden 1  
   Chile          Italy 3  
 bye        Chile 2  
   Luxembourg 0      Poland 3    
Palermo, Italy (clay)
   Poland 5          Poland 1
   Italy          Italy 4  
 bye        Italy 5
   Netherlands 4      Netherlands 0    
   Norway 1          Italy 2
   Hungary w/o          Belgium 3
   Ireland        Hungary 1  
 bye      Belgium 4    
   Belgium          Belgium 3  
   Yugoslavia 0          Mexico 2  
   Mexico 5        Mexico 3
 bye      West Germany 1    
   West Germany          Belgium 3
   Lebanon 0          Great Britain 2  
   New Zealand 5        New Zealand 0  
 bye      Great Britain 5    
Paris, France (clay)
   Great Britain          Great Britain 3
    Switzerland 1    
Lyon, France (clay)
     France 2  
   Czechoslovakia 4        Czechoslovakia 0
 bye      France 4  
   France  

FinalEdit

Belgium vs. Italy

 
Belgium
3
Brussels, Belgium [6]
2–5 August 1957
 
Italy
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Jacques Brichant
Nicola Pietrangeli
4
6
4
6
3
6
     
2  
 
Philippe Washer
Giuseppe Merlo
6
2
8
6
6
2
     
3  
 
Jacques Brichant / Philippe Washer
Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola
3
6
2
6
5
7
     
4  
 
Jacques Brichant
Giuseppe Merlo
6
8
7
5
6
8
7
5
6
1
 
5  
 
Philippe Washer
Nicola Pietrangeli
6
4
3
6
6
8
7
5
6
2
 

Inter-Zonal ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

  Semifinals
5–7 December
Final
12–14 December
                 
 
  EUR    Belgium  
   bye     Brisbane, Australia (grass)
    EUR    Belgium 2
  Adelaide, Australia (grass)   AME    United States 3
  EAS    Philippines 0
  AME    United States 5  

SemifinalsEdit

United States vs. Philippines

 
United States
5
Memorial Drive Park, Adelaide, Australia [7]
5–7 December 1957
Grass
 
Philippines
0
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Vic Seixas
Felicisimo Ampon
6
1
6
1
6
2
     
2  
 
Herbie Flam
Raymundo Deyro
6
3
6
2
6
2
     
3  
 
Gardnar Mulloy / Vic Seixas
Felicisimo Ampon / Raymundo Deyro
6
1
6
3
6
2
     
4  
 
Herbie Flam
Felicisimo Ampon
6
3
6
2
6
4
     
5  
 
Vic Seixas
Raymundo Deyro
6
2
6
4
6
3
     

FinalEdit

United States vs. Belgium

 
United States
3
Milton Courts, Brisbane, Australia [8]
12–14 December 1957
Grass
 
Belgium
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Herbie Flam
Jacques Brichant
6
3
4
6
1
6
6
3
6
3
 
2  
 
Vic Seixas
Philippe Washer
6
0
6
3
6
4
     
3  
 
Gardnar Mulloy / Vic Seixas
Jacques Brichant / Philippe Washer
5
7
3
6
6
4
3
6
   
4  
 
Herbie Flam
Philippe Washer
2
6
3
6
6
0
3
6
   
5  
 
Vic Seixas
Jacques Brichant
10
8
6
0
6
1
     

Challenge RoundEdit

Australia vs. United States

 
Australia
3
Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne, Australia [3]
26–28 December 1957
Grass
 
United States
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Mal Anderson
Barry MacKay
6
3
7
5
3
6
7
9
6
3
 
2  
 
Ashley Cooper
Vic Seixas
3
6
7
5
6
1
1
6
6
3
 
3  
 
Mal Anderson / Mervyn Rose
Barry MacKay / Vic Seixas
6
4
6
4
8
6
     
4  
 
Mal Anderson
Vic Seixas
3
6
6
4
3
6
6
0
11
13
 
5  
 
Ashley Cooper
Barry MacKay
4
6
6
1
6
4
4
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. ^ "United States v Brazil". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "Philippines v Japan". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Belgium v Italy". daviscup.com.
  7. ^ "United States v Philippines". daviscup.com.
  8. ^ "United States v Belgium". daviscup.com.

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