1908 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

1908 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

The 1908 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the eighth edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. For the first time, ties were held in different countries and at different times, rather than the all the matches being played in the same venue, as before. It also marked the first time that a tie was played in Australia.

After Australasia's victory in 1907, the United States and the British Isles tried to re-claim the cup, however the Australasia team prevailed again. The final was played at the Albert Ground in Melbourne, Australia on 27–30 November.

Final


United States
4
Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
17–19 September 1908[1]

British Isles
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
William Larned
James Parke
6
3
6
3
7
5
     [2]
2
Beals Wright
Josiah Ritchie
1
6
3
6
2
6
     [2]
3
Fred Alexander / Harold Hackett
James Parke / Josiah Ritchie
6
3
2
6
7
5
6
1
   
4
William Larned
Josiah Ritchie
4
6
6
2
6
3
6
2
   [1]
5
Beals Wright
James Parke
8
10
3
6
6
4
7
5
6
2
 [1]

Challenge round

1908 Davis Cup Challenge Round match between Australasia and the United States at the Albert Ground, Melbourne, Australia on 27–30 November 1908

Australasia
3
Albert Ground, Melbourne, Australia
27–30 November 1908

United States
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Norman Brookes
Fred Alexander
5
7
9
7
6
2
4
6
6
3
 
2
Tony Wilding
Beals Wright
6
3
5
7
3
6
1
6
   
3
Norman Brookes / Tony Wilding
Fred Alexander / Beals Wright
6
3
6
2
5
7
2
6
6
4
 
4
Norman Brookes
Beals Wright
6
0
6
3
5
7
2
6
10
12
 
5
Tony Wilding
Fred Alexander
6
3
6
4
6
1
     

References

  1. ^ a b c "American Tennis Team Beats Britons; Wright and Alexander Will Challenge Australian Defenders of Davis Cup in International Match Larned Beats Ritchie and Wright Vanquishes Parke in Matches on Longwood Courts." (PDF).  
  2. ^ a b "Adds Interest in Tennis Contests. Strength of the English Players is Feature of Boston Matches.".