1919 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

1919 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

The 1919 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 14th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. After not being played for four years during World War I, the competition resumed with four teams challenging Australia for the cup. Australia had participated in winning the 1914 competition with New Zealand as Australasia, which is why Australia was the team being challenged. Australia won the title from Great Britain. The final was played at the Double Bay Grounds in Sydney, Australia on 16–21 January 1920.[1][2]

Contents

  • Playoff 1
    • Draw 1.1
    • Semifinals 1.2
    • Final 1.3
  • Challenge round 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Playoff

Draw

Semifinals
July
Final
25–27 August
           
 France 3
 Belgium 0
 France 2
 Great Britain 3
 South Africa 1
 Great Britain 4

Semifinals


France
3
Brussels, Belgium
11–13 July 1919

Belgium
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Max Decugis
Paul de Borman
6
2
6
3
6
4
     
2
William Laurentz
Albert Lammens
5
7
6
3
6
4
6
2
   
3
Max Decugis / William Laurentz
Paul de Borman / Albert Lammens
6
3
7
5
6
2
     
4
William Laurentz
Paul de Borman
          not
played
5
Max Decugis
Albert Lammens
          not
played

South Africa
1
Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
25–28 July 1919
grass

Great Britain
4
1 2 3 4 5
1
George Dodd
Algernon Kingscote
3
6
3
6
2
6
     
2
Louis Raymond
Theodore Mavrogordato
6
1
5
7
6
2
6
8
1
6
 
3
George Dodd
Algernon Kingscote / Herbert Roper-Barrett
5
7
7
9
4
6
     
4
Louis Raymond
Algernon Kingscote
6
1
0
6
4
6
1
6
   
5
George Dodd
Theodore Mavrogordato
9
7
7
5
3
6
4
6
7
5
 

Final


France
2
Sporting Club, Deauville, France
25–27 August 1919
clay

Great Britain
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
André Gobert
Percival Davson
7
5
6
4
4
6
6
4
   
2
William Laurentz
Algernon Kingscote
6
4
3
6
2
6
6
4
4
6
 
3
André Gobert / William Laurentz
Herbert Roper-Barrett / Noel Turnbull
6
0
6
1
12
10
     
4
André Gobert
Algernon Kingscote
4
6
4
6
5
7
     
5
William Laurentz
Percival Davson
4
6
6
1
12
10
4
6
0
6
 

Challenge round


Australia
4
Double Bay Grounds, Sydney, Australia
16–21 January 1920
grass

Great Britain
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
James Anderson
Algernon Kingscote
5
7
2
6
4
6
     
2
Gerald Patterson
Arthur Lowe
6
4
6
3
2
6
6
3
   
3
Norman Brookes / Gerald Patterson
Alfred Beamish / Algernon Kingscote
6
0
6
0
6
2
     
4
Gerald Patterson
Algernon Kingscote
6
4
6
4
8
6
     
5
James Anderson
Arthur Lowe
6
4
5
7
6
3
4
6
12
10
 

References

  1. ^ "Davis Cup – 1919 Results". ITF. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 495–506.  

External links

  • Davis Cup Official Website