1952 Davis Cup

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

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.

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 Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  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  

Final[edit]

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 Canada
United States
Henri Rochon
Herbie Flam
2
6
6
8
2
6
     
2 Canada
United States
Lorne Main
Vic Seixas
2
6
3
6
4
6
     
3 Canada
United States
Brendan Macken / Lorne Main
Herbie Flam / Vic Seixas
3
6
6
3
3
6
4
6
   
4 Canada
United States
Lorne Main
Herbie Flam
2
6
2
6
3
6
     
5 Canada
United States
Brendan Macken
Bob Perry
6
3
11
13
6
4
6
4
   

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

First Round
1–11 May
  Second Round
16–19 May
  Quarterfinals
13–16 June
  Semifinals
11–14 July
  Final
25–28 July
  West Germany    
 bye       West Germany 3  
  Brazil     Brazil 2    
 bye         West Germany 1  
  Denmark         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         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         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    
  Sweden         Sweden 2
  Israel         Belgium 3  
  Hungary w/o       Hungary 1
 bye     Belgium 4  
  Belgium  

Final[edit]

Italy vs. Belgium


Italy
3
Milan, Italy [5]
25–28 July 1952
Clay

Belgium
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Italy
Belgium
Ronaldo del Bello
Jacques Brichant
7
5
1
6
5
7
6
0
4
6
 
2 Italy
Belgium
Fausto Gardini
Philippe Washer
8
6
6
1
3
6
2
6
6
4
 
3 Italy
Belgium
Marcello del Bello / Giovanni Cucelli
Jacques Brichant / Philippe Washer
6
3
6
1
5
7
3
6
6
3
 
4 Italy
Belgium
Fausto Gardini
Jacques Brichant
4
6
6
1
0
6
6
2
6
2
 
5 Italy
Belgium
Ronaldo del Bello
Philippe Washer
3
3
        not
completed

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  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  

Semifinals[edit]

Italy vs. India


Italy
3
Milton Courts, Brisbane, Australia [6]
11–13 December 1952
Grass

India
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Italy
India
Fausto Gardini
Naresh Kumar
6
1
5
7
7
5
6
2
   
2 Italy
India
Ronaldo del Bello
Sumant Misra
5
7
4
6
1
6
     
3 Italy
India
Marcello del Bello / Giovanni Cucelli
Naresh Kumar / Sumant Misra
1
6
1
6
6
2
6
2
13
11
 
4 Italy
India
Fausto Gardini
Sumant Misra
8
6
8
6
1
6
6
4
   
5 Italy
India
Ronaldo del Bello
Naresh Kumar
2
6
6
8
6
4
3
6
   

Final[edit]

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 United States
Italy
Vic Seixas
Fausto Gardini
5
7
3
6
6
3
8
6
6
3
 
2 United States
Italy
Tony Trabert
Giovanni Cucelli
6
3
6
1
6
3
     
3 United States
Italy
Vic Seixas / Tony Trabert
Marcello del Bello / Giovanni Cucelli
6
4
6
3
6
2
     
4 United States
Italy
Ham Richardson
Ronaldo del Bello
7
5
6
3
5
7
6
3
   
5 United States
Italy
Tony Trabert
Fausto Gardini
6
3
5
7
7
5
6
3
   

Challenge Round[edit]


Australia
4
Memorial Drive Park, Adelaide, Australia [3]
29–31 December 1952
Grass

United States
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
United States
Frank Sedgman
Vic Seixas
6
3
6
4
6
3
     
2 Australia
United States
Ken McGregor
Tony Trabert
11
9
6
4
6
1
     
3 Australia
United States
Ken McGregor / Frank Sedgman
Vic Seixas / Tony Trabert
6
3
6
4
1
6
6
3
   
4 Australia
United States
Frank Sedgman
Tony Trabert
7
5
6
4
10
8
     
5 Australia
United States
Ken McGregor
Vic Seixas
3
6
6
8
8
6
3
6
   

References[edit]

  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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