1949 Davis Cup

The 1949 Davis Cup was the 38th 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 against Italy to Australia put clear by 5-0, but was defeated in the subsequent from August 26 to 28 held final defending champion United States clearly with 1:4. It was the 17th title so far in the U.S., and their fourth in a row.

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


Including the Defender 29 countries took part in the competition. The following teams played to a Final ticket against the defending champion.

Europe Zone

Israel took part for the first time in the competition.

  • Egypt 1922 Egypt
  • Argentina Argentina
  • Belgium
  • Chile Chile
  • Denmark Denmark
  • France France
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
  • Ireland Ireland
  • Israel Israel
  • Italy Italy
  • Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
  • Luxembourg Luxembourg
  • Netherlands The Netherlands
  • Monaco Monaco
  • Norway Norway
  • Austria Austria
  • Portugal
  • Sweden Sweden
  • Switzerland Switzerland
  • South Africa Union of South Africa 1928
  • Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
  • Turkey Turkey
  • Hungary 1949 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 Italy.

Australia 5 Italy 0

Venue: Rye (USA) Date: 12 bis August 15, 1949 Playing surface: Grass


In the final between defending champion United States and Australia, the United States could clearly prevail 4-1. It was the seventh U.S. finals in a row, and the sixth playoff against Australia in series. The United States won the 17th title of the United States so far.

Team Ricardo González Gardnar Mulloy Ted Schroeder Bill Talbert

Captain Alrick Man

Date 26 bis August 28, 1949 Location: Forest Hills (New York City, USA) Surface: grass

Result: 4:1

Team John Bromwich Frank Sedgman Bill Sidwell

Captain John Bromwich