1948 Davis Cup

The 1948 Davis Cup was the 37th edition of the competition organized by the ITF for men's national teams in tennis. The competition was held in two continental zones of Europe and the Americas zone. The winners of the two zones played a playoff for the final.

In continental playoff to Australia prevailed against Czechoslovakia, but was defeated in the subsequent from 4 to 6 September held the final defending champion United States clearly with 0:5. It was the 16th title of the United States so far, and already the third in a row.

  • 2.1 Europe zone
  • 2.2 America zone
  • 2.3 playoff
  • 4.1 References


Including the Defender 30 countries took part in the competition. The following teams played to a Final ticket against the defending champion.

Europe Zone

Pakistan took part for the first time in the competition. Furthermore, Turkey denied their first encounter after she had been reported in 1946, but was then not started.

  • Egypt 1922 Egypt
  • Argentina Argentina
  • Belgium
  • Brazil 1889 Brazil
  • Denmark Denmark
  • France France
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
  • India British India
  • Ireland Ireland
  • Italy Italy
  • Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
  • Luxembourg Luxembourg
  • Netherlands The Netherlands
  • Norway Norway
  • Austria Austria
  • Pakistan Pakistan
  • Poland Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania 1948 Romania
  • Sweden Sweden
  • Switzerland Switzerland
  • Spain 1945 Spain
  • Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
  • Turkey Turkey
  • Hungary 1946 Hungary

America zone

  • Australia Australia
  • Canada 1921 Canada
  • Cuba Cuba
  • Mexico 1934 Mexico

The tournament

In the following illustrations the host of a given lot in italics, and the winner is in bold. Without labeled host games took place on neutral ground.

Europe Zone

America zone


In the playoff between the two winners of the continental zones Australia triumphed over Czechoslovakia.

Australia 3 Czechoslovakia 2

Venue: Boston ( USA) Date: 29 bis August 22, 1948 Playing surface: Grass


In the final between defending champion United States and Australia, the United States could clearly prevail 5-0. It was the sixth U.S. finals in a row, and the fifth playoff against Australia in series. The United States won the 16th title of the United States so far.

Captain Alrick Man

Date 4th to September 6th, 1948 Location: Forest Hills (New York City, USA) Surface: grass

Result: 5:0

Team Colin Long Adrian Quist Bill Sidwell

Captain Adrian Quist