1904 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

1904 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

The 1904 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the fourth edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup, and the first edition to be played outside American soil. As defending champions, the British Isles team played host to the competition, which featured teams from Belgium and France for the first time. Belgium and France would play for the right to challenge the British Isles for the cup. The ties were played at Worple Road (the former site of the All England Club) in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom from 27 June to 5 July. Despite Malcolm Whitman giving his word that an American team would enter, the Americans failed to make a challenge before the 7 March deadline.[1]

Results


France
2
Worple Road, Wimbledon, London, England
27–29 June 1904

Belgium
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Max Decugis
Paul de Borman
6
4
5
3
       
retired
2
Paul Aymé
William le Maire de Warzée
1
6
0
6
1
6
     
3
Paul Aymé / Max Decugis
Paul de Borman / William le Maire de Warzée
5
7
6
4
0
6
6
4
6
2
 
4
Paul Aymé
Paul de Borman
1
6
3
6
6
2
6
1
3
6
 
5
Max Decugis
William le Maire de Warzée
7
5
6
8
6
0
4
6
2
6
 

Final


British Isles
5
Worple Road, Wimbledon, London, England
2–5 July 1904

Belgium
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Frank Riseley
William le Maire de Warzée
6
1
6
1
6
2
     [2]
2
Lawrence Doherty
Paul de Borman
6
4
6
1
6
1
     [2]
3
Lawrence Doherty / Reggie Doherty
Paul de Borman / William le Maire de Warzée
6
0
6
1
6
3
     [3]
4
Lawrence Doherty
William le Maire de Warzée
          w/o
 
5
Frank Riseley
Paul de Borman
4
6
6
2
8
6
7
5
   

References

  1. ^ "No Tennis Challenge; Americans Will Not Enter a Team for Davis Trophy Contest." (PDF).  
  2. ^ a b "Playing for Davis Tennis Trophy." (PDF).  
  3. ^ "Dohertys Keep Davis Tennis Cup." (PDF).