1921 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

1921 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

The 1921 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 16th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. In the playoff finals, newcomers Japan surprised Australia, 4-1, but would fall to defending champions the United States in the challenge round. The final was played at the West Side Tennis Club in New York City, United States on 2–5 September.[1][2]

Contents

  • Playoff 1
    • Teams 1.1
    • Draw 1.2
    • First Round 1.3
    • Quarterfinals 1.4
    • Semifinals 1.5
    • Final 1.6
  • Challenge round 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Playoff

Teams

The tournament saw a boom in entries, with a record 12 teams entering to challenge for the cup. Argentina, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, India, Japan, the Philippines, and Spain all entered the tournament for the first time, although Argentina and the Philippines withdrew after the draw.

Draw

  First round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
18–21 August
Final
22–27 August
                                     
  France  
Paris, France (clay)
 bye  
    France 1  
    India 4  
  India
Chicago, IL, United States (grass)
 bye  
    India 0  
    Japan 5  
  Japan w/o  
  Philippines  
    Japan w/o
Prague, Czechoslovakia
    Belgium  
  Czechoslovakia 2
Newport, RI, United States (grass)
  Belgium 3  
    Japan 4
Toronto, Canada (clay)
    Australia 1
  Australia 5  
Pittsburgh, PA, United States (grass)
  Canada 0  
    Australia 3
Hendon, England (clay)
    Great Britain 2  
  Great Britain 4
Cleveland, OH, United States (grass)
  Spain 1  
    Australia 5
    Denmark 0  
  Argentina  
 bye  
    Argentina
    Denmark w/o  
 bye
  Denmark  

First Round


Czechoslovakia
2
Prague, Czechoslovakia
13–16 June 1921

Belgium
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Karel Ardelt
Jean Washer
6
4
5
7
5
7
3
6
   
2
Ladislav Zemla
Albert Lammens
6
2
6
4
6
2
     
3
Jaroslav Just / Ladislav Zemla
Albert Lammens / Jean Washer
6
4
6
3
6
8
4
6
0
6
 
4
Ladislav Zemla
Jean Washer
3
6
6
3
9
7
2
6
6
2
 
5
Karel Ardelt
Albert Lammens
3
6
2
6
6
4
1
6
   

Australia
5
Toronto Lawn Tennis Club, Toronto, Canada
23–27 July 1921
clay

Canada
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
James Anderson
Henri Laframboise
4
6
7
5
6
0
6
2
   
2
John Hawkes
Paul Bennett
8
6
6
4
6
4
     
3
James Anderson / Clarence Todd
George Holmes
6
2
6
3
6
1
     
4
James Anderson
Paul Bennett
6
3
6
0
6
2
     
5
Clarence Todd
Henri Laframboise
6
2
6
2
6
8
6
2
   

Great Britain
4
London Country Club, Hendon, United Kingdom
23–25 May 1921
clay

Spain
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Gordon Lowe
Manuel de Gomar
6
3
4
6
6
1
6
0
   
2
Randolph Lycett
Manuel Alonso-Areyzaga
6
4
6
2
6
4
     
3
Max Woosnam / Randolph Lycett
Manuel Alonso-Areyzaga / Manuel de Gomar
2
6
9
7
6
2
6
2
   
4
Gordon Lowe
Manuel Alonso-Areyzaga
6
8
1
6
6
8
     
5
Randolph Lycett
Manuel de Gomar
6
1
6
8
7
9
6
3
6
2
 

Quarterfinals


France
1
Racing Club of France, Paris, France
16–18 July 1921
clay

India
4
1 2 3 4 5
1
Jean Samazeuilh
Sydney Jacob
6
3
8
6
7
5
     
2
William Laurentz
Mohammed Sleem
6
4
2
6
6
3
2
6
0
6
 
3
Jacques Brugnon / William Laurentz
Lewis Deane / Athar-Ali Fyzee
1
6
6
2
7
5
2
6
4
6
 
4
Jean Samazeuilh
Mohammed Sleem
1
6
3
6
3
6
     
5
Jacques Brugnon
Lewis Deane
3
6
6
4
5
7
6
4
6
8
 

Australia
3
Allegheny County Club, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
4–6 August 1921
grass

Great Britain
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
James Anderson
Max Woosnam
6
4
6
2
6
4
     
2
John Hawkes
Gordon Lowe
4
6
4
6
1
6
     
3
James Anderson / Clarence Todd
Oswald Turnbull / Max Woosnam
4
6
9
7
4
6
6
2
6
4
 
4
James Anderson
Gordon Lowe
6
2
6
3
3
6
6
2
   
5
John Hawkes
Max Woosnam
3
6
6
0
9
7
3
6
3
6
 

Semifinals


India
0
Lake Forest, Chicago, Illinois, United States
18–20 August 1921
grass

Japan
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
Mohammed Sleem
Zenzo Shimizu
5
7
6
2
0
6
2
6
   
2
Hassan-Ali Fyzee
Ichiya Kumagae
6
3
3
6
3
6
7
9
   
3
Lewis Deane / Hassan-Ali Fyzee
Ichiya Kumagae / Zenzo Shimizu
1
6
1
6
6
2
6
2
0
6
 
4
Hassan-Ali Fyzee
Zenzo Shimizu
2
6
1
6
7
9
     
5
Mohammed Sleem
Ichiya Kumagae
7
9
1
6
1
6
     

Australia
5
Mayfield Country Club, Cleveland, Ohio, United States
19–21 August 1921
grass

Denmark
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
James Anderson
Vagn Ingerslev
6
0
6
1
7
5
     
2
Norman Peach
Erik Tegner
7
5
6
2
6
4
     
3
James Anderson / Clarence Todd
Povl Henriksen / Erik Tegner
6
0
6
2
6
1
     
4
James Anderson
Erik Tegner
6
0
6
2
6
1
     
5
Norman Peach
Vagn Ingerslev
3
6
6
2
6
0
3
6
6
2
 

Final


Japan
4
Newport Casino, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
22–27 August 1921
grass

Australia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Zenzo Shimizu
James Anderson
6
4
7
5
6
4
     
2
Ichiya Kumagae
John Hawkes
3
6
2
6
8
6
6
2
6
3
 
3
Ichiya Kumagae / Zenzo Shimizu
James Anderson / Clarence Todd
6
4
4
6
6
8
0
6
   
4
Zenzo Shimizu
John Hawkes
4
6
6
2
6
3
6
2
   
5
Ichiya Kumagae
James Anderson
3
6
6
4
2
6
7
5
6
2
 

Challenge round


United States
5
West Side Tennis Club, New York, NY, United States
2–5 September 1921
grass

Japan
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Bill Johnston
Ichiya Kumagae
6
2
6
4
6
2
     
2
Bill Tilden
Zenzo Shimizu
5
7
4
6
7
5
6
2
6
1
 
3
Watson Washburn / Norris Williams
Ichiya Kumagae / Zenzo Shimizu
6
2
7
5
4
6
7
5
   
4
Bill Tilden
Ichiya Kumagae
9
7
6
4
6
1
     
5
Bill Johnston
Zenzo Shimizu
6
3
5
7
6
2
6
4
   

References

  1. ^ "Davis Cup – 1921 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