1905 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

1905 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

The 1905 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the fifth edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. As defending champions, the British Isles team played host to the competition. The World Group ties were played at Queen's Club in London, England from 13–19 July, and the final was played on 21–24 July. Britain retained the Cup for their third championship.

Contents

  • Teams 1
  • Draw 2
  • Semifinals 3
    • France vs. United States 3.1
    • Austria vs. Australasia 3.2
  • Final 4
    • United States vs. Australasia 4.1
  • Challenge round 5
  • References 6

Teams

Australasia, a combined Australia-New Zealand team, and Austria joined the competition for the first time. The United States returned after a 1-year hiatus, and France would return for their second year. For the first time, a "World Group" tournament was held to determine which team would challenge the British Isles for the cup.

Draw

Quarterfinals
 
Semifinals
13–15 July[1][2]
Final
17–19 July[3][4]
                 
 France
bye
 France 0
 United States 5
 United States w/o1[1]
 Belgium
 United States 5
 Australasia 0
bye
 Australasia
 Australasia 5
 Austria 0
bye
 Austria

1 The match was scratched and the United States were advanced to the semifinals as Belgium were unable to field a team due to player illness.

Semifinals

France vs. United States


France
0
Queen's Club, London, England
13–15 July 1905[1]
grass

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
Maurice Germot
Holcombe Ward
2
6
2
6
1
6
     [5]
2
Max Décugis
William Clothier
3
6
4
6
4
6
     [5]
3
Max Décugis / Maurice Germot
Holcombe Ward / Beals Wright
2
6
2
6
2
6
     [6]
4
Max Décugis
Holcombe Ward
2
6
2
6
1
6
     [2]
5
Maurice Germot
William Clothier
3
6
7
5
1
6
3
6
   [2]

Austria vs. Australasia


Austria
0
Queen's Club, London, England
13–15 July 1905[1]
grass

Australasia
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
Rolf Kinzl
Norman Brookes
0
6
1
6
2
6
     [5]
2
Kurt von Wessely
Tony Wilding
6
4
3
6
5
7
1
6
   [5]
3
Rolf Kinzl / Kurt von Wessely
Norman Brookes / Alfred Dunlop
7
9
2
6
5
7
     [6]
4
Kurt von Wessely
Norman Brookes
0
6
2
6
2
6
     [2]
5
Rolf Kinzl
Tony Wilding
3
6
6
4
2
6
4
6
   [2]

Final

United States vs. Australasia


United States
5
Queen's Club, London, England
17–19 July 1905[3][4]
grass

Australasia
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Beals Wright
Norman Brookes
12
10
5
7
12
10
6
4
   [3]
2
William Larned
Tony Wilding
6
3
6
2
6
4
     [3]
3
Holcombe Ward / Beals Wright
Norman Brookes / Alfred Dunlop
6
4
7
5
5
7
6
2
   [7]
4
Beals Wright
Tony Wilding
6
3
6
3
       [4]
5
William Larned
Norman Brookes
14
12
6
0
6
3
     [4]

Challenge round


Great Britain
5
Wimbledon, London, England[7]
21–24 July 1905[4][8]
grass

United States
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Lawrence Doherty
Holcombe Ward
7
9
4
6
6
1
6
2
6
0
 [4]
2
Sidney Smith
William Larned
6
4
6
4
5
7
6
4
   [4]
3
Lawrence Doherty / Reggie Doherty
Holcombe Ward / Beals Wright
8
10
6
2
6
2
4
6
8
6
 [9]
4
Lawrence Doherty
William Larned
6
4
2
6
6
8
6
4
6
2
 [8]
5
Sidney Smith
William Clothier
6
1
6
4
6
3
     [8]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Miss Sutton Wins Abroad.; American Tennis Team Has Walkover in First of International Cup Series." (PDF).  
  2. ^ a b c d e "American Win Place in International Final; Tennis Experts, Wards and Clothing, Again Beat Frenchmen. Doherty Brothers Beaten Australasians Take Exhibition Doubles, Causing Britons to Fear Loss of Davis Cup." (PDF).  
  3. ^ a b c d "Larned and Wright take Tennis Final; Americans Outplay Australasians in Brilliant Matches. English Defenders Named Defeat of Brookes by Wright Yields Remarkable Contest on Queens Club Courts." (PDF).  
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Americans Sweep Finals; Challengers for International Tennis Cup Win Every Match." (PDF).  
  5. ^ a b c d "American Tennis Team Beats French Players; Ward and Clothier Take First International Matches. Victories in Three Sets Australasians Also Win Over Austrians in Ties for Davis Challenge Cup." (PDF).  
  6. ^ a b "American Tennis Pair Beat French Players; Take Doubles Match of International Series at Queen's Club. Wright's Intricate Service Will Meet Australasians Next Week to Decide Challengers for Davis Cup." (PDF).  
  7. ^ a b "Americans First at Tennis.; Ward and Wright Capture Doubles at Queen's Club." (PDF).  
  8. ^ a b c "Americans Beaten Again.; England Takes Final Matches for Davis International Cup." (PDF).  
  9. ^ "England Wins Match on Wimbledon Courts; Ward and Wright Defeated in Hard-Fought Tennis Match. Dhertys Show Fine Form Americans Lead in Deciding Set, but Ward Misplays at Critical Point and Loses." (PDF).