1953 Davis Cup

The 1953 Davis Cup was the 42nd edition of the competition organized by the ITF for men's national teams in tennis. The competition was divided into three continental zones of Europe, the discharged America and the Eastern zone. The winners of the zones played a qualifier to win the final.

In the playoff tournament, the U.S. against Belgium and India prevailed, but failed in the subsequent 28 held until December 31 finale at defending champion Australia with 2:3. It was the most eleventh title in Australia.

  • 2.1 Preliminary 2.1.1 Europe zone
  • 2.1.2 America zone
  • 2.1.3 Eastern Zone
  • 2.2.1 playoff finals
  • 3.1 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

Ceylon ( now Sri Lanka) took part for the first time at the Davis Cup.

  • Egypt 1952 Egypt
  • Belgium
  • Federal Republic of Germany Federal Republic of Germany
  • Ceylon Ceylon
  • Denmark Denmark
  • Finland Finland
  • France France
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
  • Israel Israel
  • Italy Italy
  • Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
  • Luxembourg Luxembourg
  • Netherlands The Netherlands
  • Norway Norway
  • Austria Austria
  • Philippines 1944 Philippines
  • Sweden Sweden
  • Switzerland Switzerland
  • Spain 1945 Spain
  • South Africa Union of South Africa 1928
  • Hungary 1949 Hungary

America zone

The Caribbean States Association of British West Indies nominated for the first time a team for the competition.

  • Japan Japan
  • Canada 1921 Canada
  • Cuba Cuba
  • Mexico 1934 Mexico


  • United States 48 United States


Eastern zone

  • India India




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.

Preliminary round

Europe Zone

America zone

Eastern zone

India was the only participant of the zone, by definition, are the winners.


In the playoff tournament between the winners of the continental zones, the USA won over Belgium and India.

Playoff Finals

United States 48 4 Belgium 1

Venue: Brisbane ( Australia) Date 17 bis December 19, 1953 Playing surface: Grass


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

Team Lew Hoad Ken Rosewall Rex Hartwig

Captain Harry Hopman

Date: 28 bis December 31, 1953 Location: Kooyong (Melbourne, Australia) Surface: grass

Result: 3:2

Team Vic Seixas Tony Trabert

Captain Bill Talbert