1951 Davis Cup

The 1951 Davis Cup was the 40th 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 Sweden, the United States put clear by 5-0, but failed in the subsequent 26 held until 28 December finals to defending champion Australia with 2:3. It was the ninth title in Australia so far.

  • 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
  • Brazil 1889 Brazil
  • Federal Republic of Germany Federal Republic of Germany
  • Denmark Denmark
  • Finland Finland
  • France France
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
  • Ireland Ireland
  • Italy Italy
  • Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
  • Luxembourg Luxembourg
  • Netherlands The Netherlands
  • Monaco Monaco
  • Norway Norway
  • Poland Poland
  • Austria Austria
  • Philippines 1944 Philippines
  • Sweden Sweden
  • Switzerland Switzerland
  • South Africa Union of South Africa 1928

America zone

  • Japan Japan
  • Canada 1921 Canada
  • Cuba Cuba


  • Mexico 1934 Mexico


  • United States 48 United States


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, the U.S. triumphed over Sweden. The Scandinavians were able to only choose a single set for themselves.

United States 48 5 Sweden 0

Venue: Kooyong (Melbourne, Australia) Date 13 bis December 15, 1951 Playing surface: Grass


In the final between defending champions Australia and the United States, Australia prevailed 3-2. It was the eighth final of the U.S. against Australia in series. Australia won the ninth title so far.

Team Ken McGregor Mervyn Rose Frank Sedgman

Captain Harry Hopman

Date 26 bis December 28, 1951 Location: White City Stadium (Sydney, Australia) Surface: grass

Result: 3:2

Captain Frank Shields