1950 Davis Cup

The 1950 Davis Cup was the 39th 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 sat against Sweden 3-2, and defeated in the subsequent from August 25 to 27 held final defending champion United States clear 4-1. It was the eighth series title in Australia, and the beginning of a 18-year era with 15 Australian triumphs.

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


Including the Defender 27 countries took part in the competition. The following teams played to a Final ticket against the defending champion.

Europe Zone

  • Egypt 1922 Egypt
  • Belgium
  • Denmark Denmark
  • Finland Finland
  • France France
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
  • Ireland Ireland
  • Israel Israel
  • Italy Italy
  • Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
  • Luxembourg Luxembourg
  • Netherlands The Netherlands
  • Monaco Monaco
  • Norway Norway
  • Pakistan Pakistan
  • Peru Peru
  • Poland Poland
  • Austria Austria
  • Philippines 1944 Philippines
  • Sweden Sweden
  • Switzerland Switzerland
  • 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 Sweden.

Australia 3 Sweden 2

Venue: Rye (USA) Date: 11 bis August 13, 1950 Playing surface: Grass


In the final between defending champion United States and Australia, Australia won out 4-1. It was the seventh final of the U.S. against Australia in series. Australia won the eighth title to date.

Captain Alrick Man

Date: 25 bis August 27, 1950 Location: Forest Hills (New York City, USA) Surface: grass

Result: 1:4

Team John Bromwich Ken McGregor Frank Sedgman

Captain Harry Hopman