1958 Davis Cup

The 1958 Davis Cup was the 47th 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. Thailand made its first appearance in the competition.

1958 Davis Cup
1958 Davis Cup tennis Challenge Round between Australia and the United States played on the Milton Courts in Brisbane, Australia
1958 Davis Cup tennis Challenge Round between Australia and the United States played on the Milton Courts in Brisbane, Australia
Details
Duration28 March – 31 December
Edition47th
Teams37
Champion
Winning Nation United States
1957
1959

The United States defeated Argentina in the America Zone final, the Philippines defeated Ceylon in the Eastern Zone final, and Italy defeated Great Britain in the Europe Zone final. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, Italy defeated the Philippines in the semifinal, and then the United States defeated Italy in the final. The United States then defeated the defending champions Australia in the Challenge Round. The final was played at the Milton Courts in Brisbane, Australia on 29–31 December.[1][2][3]

The US team was composed of Alex Olmedo, Ham Richardson, Barry MacKay, and captain Perry T. Jones. Jack Kramer and Pancho Gonzales acted as advisors to Jones.[1][3]

America ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

  Quarterfinals
16–18 May; 4–12 July
Semifinals
11–21 July
Final
15–18 August
                           
 
     Israel  
   bye     Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
       Israel 0  
  Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)      Argentina 5  
     Argentina 5
     Caribbean/West Indies 0     Rye, NY, United States (grass)
       Argentina 0
  Toronto, Canada (clay)        United States 5
     Canada 5  
     Cuba 0     Toronto, Canada (clay)
       Canada 0
  Caracas, Venezuela      United States 5  
     Venezuela 0
     United States 5  

FinalEdit

United States vs. Argentina

 
United States
5
Westchester Country Club, Rye, NY, United States[4]
15–18 August 1958
Grass
 
Argentina
0
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Barry MacKay
Eduardo Soriano
6
2
6
2
3
6
6
3
   
2  
 
Ham Richardson
Enrique Morea
6
1
6
2
7
9
6
2
   
3  
 
Sam Giammalva / Barry MacKay
Enrique Morea / Eduardo Soriano
6
3
6
2
6
2
     
4  
 
Ham Richardson
Eduardo Soriano
6
4
6
2
7
5
     
5  
 
Barry MacKay
Enrique Morea
6
2
6
2
6
2
     

Eastern ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

  Quarterfinals
28–30 March
Semifinals
23 April–4 May
Final
21–23 May
                           
  Tokyo, Japan
     Japan 5  
     Thailand 0     Tokyo, Japan
       Japan 2  
       Philippines 3  
     Philippines
   bye     Manila, Philippines
       Philippines 5
         Ceylon 0
   bye  
     Ceylon     Singapore (grass)
       Ceylon 3
       Malaya 1  
   bye
     Malaya  

FinalEdit

Philippines vs. Ceylon

 
Philippines
5
Manila, Philippines[5]
21–23 May 1958
 
Ceylon
0
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Felicisimo Ampon
Bernard Pinto
6
1
6
0
6
1
     
2  
 
Raymundo Deyro
Rupert Ferdinands
6
2
6
2
6
1
     
3  
 
Miguel Dungo / Juan-Johnson José
Rupert Ferdinands / Bernard Pinto
6
1
6
0
6
4
     
4  
 
Miguel Dungo
Raja Praesody
6
2
6
3
7
5
     
5  
 
Juan-Johnson José
Rupert Ferdinands
6
1
6
4
6
3
     

Europe ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

First Round
25 April–4 May
  Second Round
15–20 May
  Quarterfinals
5–8 June
  Semifinals
18–21 July
  Final
1–3 August
   Italy    
Florence, Italy (clay)
 bye        Italy 3  
   Monaco 0      India 2    
   India 5          Italy 5  
   Denmark          Denmark 0  
 bye        Denmark 3
   Yugoslavia 0      Czechoslovakia 2    
   Czechoslovakia 5          Italy 4  
   Mexico          Poland 1  
 bye        Mexico 5  
   Luxembourg 0      Finland 0    
   Finland 5          Mexico 2
   Poland          Poland 3  
 bye        Poland 4
    Switzerland 3       Switzerland 1    
Milan, Italy (clay)
   Austria 2          Italy 4
   Turkey 1    
Paris, France (clay)
     Great Britain 1
   Chile 4        Chile 1  
 bye      France 4    
Paris, France (clay)
   France          France 3  
   Egypt 1          Sweden 2  
   Spain 4        Spain 2
 bye      Sweden 3    
   Sweden          France 0
   Hungary 2          Great Britain 5  
   Brazil 3        Brazil 0  
 bye      Great Britain 5    
   Great Britain          Great Britain 5
   West Germany 4          West Germany 0  
   Netherlands 0        West Germany 3
 bye      Belgium 2  
   Belgium  

FinalEdit

Italy vs. Great Britain

 
Italy
4
Milan, Italy[6]
1–3 August 1958
Clay
 
Great Britain
1
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Nicola Pietrangeli
Mike Davies
4
6
3
6
1
6
     
2  
 
Orlando Sirola
Billy Knight
6
3
7
5
6
3
     
3  
 
Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola
Mike Davies / Billy Knight
6
3
5
7
6
4
4
6
9
7
 
4  
 
Nicola Pietrangeli
Billy Knight
4
6
6
3
6
4
6
1
   
5  
 
Orlando Sirola
Mike Davies
6
3
6
2
6
2
     

Inter-Zonal ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

  Semifinals
6–8 December
Final
19–21 December
                 
 
  AME    United States  
   bye     Perth, Australia (grass)
    AME    United States 5
  Sydney, Australia (grass)   EUR    Italy 0
  EAS    Philippines 0
  EUR    Italy 5  

SemifinalsEdit

Philippines vs. Italy

 
Philippines
0
Sydney, Australia[7]
6–8 December 1958
Grass
 
Italy
5
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Raymundo Deyro
Orlando Sirola
6
8
3
6
4
6
     
2  
 
Felicisimo Ampon
Nicola Pietrangeli
2
6
2
6
5
7
     
3  
 
Miguel Dungo / Juan-Johnson José
Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola
3
6
3
6
5
7
     
4  
 
Miguel Dungo
Nicola Pietrangeli
2
6
2
6
2
6
     
5  
 
Juan-Johnson José
Giuseppe Merlo
2
6
5
7
1
6
     

FinalEdit

United States vs. Italy

 
United States
5
Royal King's Park Tennis Club, Perth, Australia[8]
19–21 December 1958
Grass
 
Italy
0
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Alex Olmedo
Nicola Pietrangeli
5
7
10
8
6
0
6
1
   
2  
 
Ham Richardson
Orlando Sirola
6
4
6
2
7
5
     
3  
 
Alex Olmedo / Ham Richardson
Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola
7
9
6
4
13
11
7
5
   
4  
 
Barry MacKay
Nicola Pietrangeli
6
4
3
6
5
7
8
6
8
6
 
5  
 
Alex Olmedo
Orlando Sirola
20
18
6
1
6
4
     

Challenge RoundEdit

Australia vs. United States

 
Australia
2
Milton Courts, Brisbane, Australia[3]
29–31 December 1958
Grass
 
United States
3
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Mal Anderson
Alex Olmedo
6
8
6
2
7
9
6
8
   
2  
 
Ashley Cooper
Barry MacKay
4
6
6
3
6
2
6
4
   
3  
 
Mal Anderson / Neale Fraser
Alex Olmedo / Ham Richardson
12
10
6
3
14
16
3
6
5
7
 
4  
 
Ashley Cooper
Alex Olmedo
3
6
6
4
4
6
6
8
   
5  
 
Mal Anderson
Barry MacKay
7
5
13
11
11
9
     

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 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 c "Australia v United States". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ "United States v Argentina". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "Philippines v Ceylon". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Italy v Great Britain". daviscup.com.
  7. ^ "Philippines v Italy". daviscup.com.
  8. ^ "United States v Italy". daviscup.com.

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