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1950 Davis Cup

1950 Davis Cup
Details
Duration7 April – 27 August
Edition39th
Teams25
Champion
Winning Nation Australia
1949
1951

The 1950 Davis Cup was the 39th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 22 teams entered the Europe Zone, and 4 teams entered the America Zone. Play took place on Asian soil for the first time, when the Philippines hosted Pakistan in Manila for their first-round Europe Zone tie.

Australia defeated Mexico in the America Zone final, and Sweden defeated Denmark in the Europe Zone final. Australia defeated Sweden in the Inter-Zonal play-off, and then defeated defending champions the United States in the Challenge Round. The final was played at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, New York, United States on 25–27 August.[1][2][3]

America Zone

Draw

  Semifinals
7–16 July
Final
28–30 July
                 
  Montreal, Canada (grass)
    Australia 5  
    Canada 0     Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
      Australia 4
  Havana, Cuba     Mexico 1
    Cuba 0
    Mexico 5  

Final


Mexico
1
Centro Deportivo Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico [4]
28–30 July 1950
Clay

Australia
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Mexico
Australia
Armando Vega
Frank Sedgman
6
2
4
6
2
6
6
4
2
6
 
2 Mexico
Australia
Gustavo Palafox
Ken McGregor
6
4
6
4
6
8
3
6
6
3
 
3 Mexico
Australia
Gustavo Palafox / Armando Vega
John Bromwich / Frank Sedgman
4
6
5
7
2
6
     
4 Mexico
Australia
Gustavo Palafox
Frank Sedgman
4
6
4
6
2
6
     
5 Mexico
Australia
Armando Vega
John Bromwich
6
3
0
6
2
6
2
6
   

Europe Zone

Draw

First Round
7 April–9 May
  Second Round
18–22 May
  Quarterfinals
8–18 June
  Semifinals
13–16 July
  Final
28–30 July
  Poland    
 bye       Poland 5  
  Israel     Israel 0    
 bye         Poland 3  
  Ireland    
Dublin, Ireland (grass)
    Ireland 2  
 bye       Ireland 5
  Monaco     Monaco 0    
Båstad, Sweden (clay)
 bye         Poland 0  
  Peru    
    Sweden 5  
 bye       Peru  
  Philippines 5     Philippines w/o    
Solna, Sweden (clay)
  Pakistan 0         Philippines 0
  Norway w/o    
Oslo, Norway (clay)
    Sweden 5  
  Hungary       Norway 0
  Netherlands 1     Sweden 5    
Båstad, Sweden (clay)
  Sweden 4         Sweden 4
  Belgium 4         Denmark 0
  Finland 1       Belgium 3  
  Yugoslavia 5     Yugoslavia 2    
  Austria 0         Belgium 2  
  Great Britain 2         Italy 3  
  Italy 3       Italy 5
 bye     Luxembourg 0    
  Luxembourg         Italy 1
 bye         Denmark 4  
  Denmark       Denmark 3  
 bye     Egypt 0    
  Egypt         Denmark 3
 bye    
Paris, France (clay)
    France 2  
  France       France 4
 bye      Switzerland 0  
   Switzerland  

Final

Sweden vs. Denmark


Sweden
4
Båstad Tennis Stadium, Båstad, Sweden [5]
28–30 July 1950
Clay

Denmark
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Sweden
Denmark
Torsten Johansson
Torben Ulrich
6
1
4
6
6
3
6
1
   
2 Sweden
Denmark
Sven Davidson
Kurt Nielsen
7
5
3
6
6
2
6
4
   
3 Sweden
Denmark
Lennart Bergelin / Sven Davidson
Kurt Nielsen / Torben Ulrich
6
2
6
2
6
2
     
4 Sweden
Denmark
Torsten Johansson
Kurt Nielsen
3
6
7
5
6
0
4
6
6
2
 
5 Sweden
Denmark
Lennart Bergelin
Torben Ulrich
6
0
6
2
      not
completed

Inter-Zonal Final

Australia vs. Sweden


Australia
3
Westchester Country Club, Rye, NY, United States [6]
11–13 August 1950
Grass

Sweden
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
Sweden
Frank Sedgman
Lennart Bergelin
6
2
2
6
5
7
6
1
3
6
 
2 Australia
Sweden
John Bromwich
Torsten Johansson
6
2
6
3
6
0
     
3 Australia
Sweden
John Bromwich / Frank Sedgman
Lennart Bergelin / Sven Davidson
6
1
7
5
7
5
     
4 Australia
Sweden
John Bromwich
Lennart Bergelin
3
6
2
6
6
1
9
7
3
6
 
5 Australia
Sweden
Frank Sedgman
Torsten Johansson
6
4
7
5
6
3
     

Challenge Round

United States vs. Australia


United States
1
West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, NY, United States [3]
25–27 August 1950
Grass

Australia
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Australia
Tom Brown
Frank Sedgman
0
6
6
8
7
9
     
2 United States
Australia
Ted Schroeder
Ken McGregor
11
13
3
6
4
6
     
3 United States
Australia
Gardnar Mulloy / Ted Schroeder
John Bromwich / Frank Sedgman
6
4
4
6
2
6
6
4
4
6
 
4 United States
Australia
Ted Schroeder
Frank Sedgman
2
6
2
6
2
6
     
5 United States
Australia
Tom Brown
Ken McGregor
9
11
8
10
11
9
6
1
6
4
 

References

  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. ^ "Mexico v Australia". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "Sweden v Denmark". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Australia v Italy". daviscup.com.

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