1920 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

1920 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

The 1920 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 15th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. The Netherlands joined the competition for the first time. "Big" Bill Tilden and "Little" Bill Johnston made their debut for the United States, and would not lose a rubber the entire tournament. In the challenge round, they reclaimed the cup from Australia. The final was played at the Domain Cricket Club in Auckland, New Zealand on 30 December - 1 January 1921.[1][2]

Contents

  • Playoff 1
    • Draw 1.1
    • Quarterfinals 1.2
    • Semifinal 1.3
  • Challenge round 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Playoff

Netherlands competed for the first time.

Draw

  1st Round
June–July
Semifinals
16–19 July
Final
                           
 
    Canada  
   bye    
      Canada  
Arnhem, Netherlands (clay)     Netherlands w/o  
    South Africa 2
    Netherlands 3    
      Netherlands
  Eastbourne, England (grass)       United States w/o
    France 0  
    United States 3     Wimbledon, London, England (grass)
      United States 5
    Great Britain 0  
   bye
    Great Britain  

Quarterfinals


South Africa
2
Arnhem, Netherlands
11–13 June 1920
clay

Netherlands
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Charles Winslow
Christiaan van Lennep
6
3
6
4
6
4
     
2
Louis Raymond
Arthur Diemer-Kool
3
6
3
6
5
7
     
3
Louis Raymond / Charles Winslow
Arthur Diemer-Kool / Christiaan van Lennep
2
6
5
7
4
6
     
4
Charles Winslow
Arthur Diemer-Kool
6
3
6
2
7
5
     
5
Louis Raymond
Christiaan van Lennep
6
4
4
6
4
6
6
3
3
6
 

France
0
Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
8–10 July 1920
grass

United States
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
André Gobert
Bill Johnston
3
6
6
8
3
6
     
2
William Laurentz
Bill Tilden
6
4
2
6
1
6
3
6
   
3
André Gobert / William Laurentz
Bill Johnston / Bill Tilden
2
6
3
6
2
6
     
4
André Gobert
Bill Tilden
          not
played
5
William Laurentz
Bill Johnston
          not
played

Semifinal


Great Britain
0
Worple Road, Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom
16–19 July 1920
grass

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
James Parke
Bill Johnston
4
6
4
6
6
2
6
3
2
6
 
2
Algernon Kingscote
Bill Tilden
6
4
1
6
3
6
1
6
   
3
Algernon Kingscote / James Parke
Bill Johnston / Bill Tilden
6
8
6
4
6
4
3
6
2
6
 
4
Algernon Kingscote
Bill Johnston
4
6
6
4
6
3
4
6
5
7
 
5
James Parke
Bill Tilden
2
6
3
6
5
7
     

Challenge round


Australia
0
Domain Cricket Club, Auckland, New Zealand
30 December 1920 - 1 January 1921
grass

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
Norman Brookes
Bill Tilden
8
10
4
6
6
1
4
6
   
2
Gerald Patterson
Bill Johnston
3
6
1
6
1
6
     
3
Norman Brookes / Gerald Patterson
Bill Johnston / Bill Tilden
6
4
4
6
0
6
4
6
   
4
Gerald Patterson
Bill Tilden
7
5
2
6
3
6
3
6
   
5
Norman Brookes
Bill Johnston
7
5
5
7
3
6
3
6
   

References

  1. ^ "Davis Cup – 1920 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