1927 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

1927 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

The 1927 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 22nd edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. 21 teams entered the Europe Zone, while 4 entered the America Zone.

France defeated Japan in the Inter-Zonal play-off. The French defeated the United States, capturing their first championship, and ending the USA's 6-year run. The final was played at the Germantown Cricket Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States on 8–10 September.[1][2][3]

Contents

  • America Zone 1
    • Draw 1.1
    • Final 1.2
  • Europe Zone 2
    • Draw 2.1
    • Second round 2.2
    • Final 2.3
  • Inter-Zonal Zone 3
  • Challenge Round 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

America Zone

Draw

  1st Round
18–31 July
Final
18–20 August
                 
  St. Louis, Missouri, United States (grass)
    Japan 4  
    Mexico 1     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      Japan 3
Toronto, Canada (clay)     Canada 2
    Canada 3
    Cuba 2  

Final


Canada
2
Mount Royal Tennis Club, Montreal, Canada
18–20 August 1927
grass

Japan
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Willard Crocker
Takeichi Harada
5
7
0
6
4
6
     
2
Jack Wright
Yoshiro Ota
6
3
6
4
6
4
     
3
Willard Crocker / Jack Wright
Takeichi Harada / Teizo Toba
3
6
6
4
5
7
6
3
8
10
 
4
Jack Wright
Takeichi Harada
6
3
6
3
8
6
     
5
Willard Crocker
Yoshiro Ota
4
6
6
3
8
10
3
6
   

Europe Zone

Draw

1st round
29 April - 9 May
  2nd round
6–22 May
  Quarterfinals
9–13 June
  Semifinals
8–11 July
  Final
21–22 July
  France     Paris, France (clay)
 bye       France 5  
  Romania     Romania 0     Rome, Italy (clay)
 bye         France 3  
  Hungary     Budapest, Hungary     Italy 2  
 bye       Hungary 2
  Italy     Italy 3     Eastbourne, England (grass)
 bye         France 5  
  Portugal     Lisbon, Portugal (clay)     South Africa 0  
 bye       Portugal 0  
  Germany     Germany 5     Berlin, Germany
 bye         Germany 1
  South Africa 5     Montreux, Switzerland     South Africa 4  
  Ireland 0       South Africa 5
   Switzerland 3      Switzerland 0     Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)
  Austria 2         France 3
  Denmark 4     Harrogate, England (clay)     Denmark 0
  Netherlands 1       Denmark 3  
  Sweden 1     Great Britain 2     Copenhagen, Denmark
  Great Britain 4         Denmark 5  
  Spain 2     Zagreb, Yugoslavia     India 0  
  India 3       India 3
 bye     Yugoslavia 0     Prague, Czechoslovakia
  Yugoslavia         Denmark 3
 bye     Prague, Czechoslovakia     Czechoslovakia 2  
  Czechoslovakia       Czechoslovakia 4  
 bye     Greece 1     Prague, Czechoslovakia
  Greece         Czechoslovakia 4
 bye     Brussels, Belgium     Belgium 1  
  Poland       Poland 0
 bye     Belgium 5  
  Belgium  

Second round


France
5
Racing Club de France, Paris, France
14–16 May 1927
clay

Romania
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Jean Borotra
Ghica Poulieff
6
1
6
2
6
2
     
2
René Lacoste
Nicolae Mişu
6
3
6
2
6
2
     
3
Jean Borotra / Jacques Brugnon
Nicolae Mişu / Ghica Poulieff
6
4
6
1
8
6
     
4
Jacques Brugnon
Ghica Poulieff
6
1
6
0
6
0
     
5
Jean Borotra
Nicolae Mişu
6
4
2
6
6
4
7
5
   

Final


Denmark
0
Copenhagen, Denmark
21–22 July 1927
clay

France
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Einer Ulrich
Henri Cochet
7
9
7
9
4
6
     
2
Axel Petersen
Jean Borotra
8
6
2
6
1
6
     
3
Axel Petersen / Einer Ulrich
Jean Borotra / Jacques Brugnon
4
6
0
6
3
6
     
4
Einer Ulrich
Jean Borotra
          not
played
5
Axel Petersen
Henri Cochet
          not
played

Inter-Zonal Zone


Japan
0
Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, MA, United States
25–27 August 1927
grass

France
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Yoshiro Ota
Henri Cochet
0
6
3
6
2
6
     
2
Takeichi Harada
René Lacoste
1
6
1
6
2
6
     
3
Takeichi Harada / Tsumio Tawara
Jacques Brugnon / Henri Cochet
7
9
1
6
2
6
     
4
Takeichi Harada
Henri Cochet
          not
played
5
Yoshiro Ota
René Lacoste
          not
played

Challenge Round


United States
2
Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
8–10 September 1927
Grass

France
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Bill Johnston
René Lacoste
3
6
2
6
2
6
     
2
Bill Tilden
Henri Cochet
6
4
2
6
6
2
8
6
   
3
Frank Hunter / Bill Tilden
Jean Borotra / Jacques Brugnon
3
6
6
3
6
3
4
6
6
0
 
4
Bill Tilden
René Lacoste
3
6
6
4
3
6
2
6
   
5
Bill Johnston
Henri Cochet
4
6
6
4
2
6
4
6
   

References

  1. ^ "Davis Cup – 1927 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.  
  3. ^ David J. Walsh (September 11, 1927). "Two 'Bills' Fall Before French Tennis Stars". The Miami News. pp. 1, 11. 

External links

  • Davis Cup official website