The 1959 Davis Cup was the 48th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. The Europe Zone was modified so that only the previous year's semifinalists were guaranteed first round byes. 42 teams would enter the competition, 27 in the Europe Zone, 8 in the Eastern Zone, and 7 in the Americas Zone.
Australia defeated Cuba in the Americas Zone final, India defeated the Philippines in the Eastern Zone final, and Italy defeated Spain in the Europe Zone final. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, Australia defeated Italy, and then India. Australia then defeated defending champions the United States in the Challenge Round. The final was played at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, NY, United States on 28-31 August.
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