1929 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

1929 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

The 1929 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 24th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. 23 teams would enter the Europe Zone, while five would enter the America Zone. Egypt and Monaco participated for the first time.

The United States defeated Germany in the Inter-Zonal play-off. The USA would lose to France in the Challenge Round, giving France their third straight title. The final was played at Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France on 26-28 July.[1][2][3]

Contents

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

America Zone

Draw

  1st Round
16-18 May
Semifinals
17-25 May
Final
30 May-1 June
                           
  Montreal, Canada (grass)
    United States 5  
    Canada 0     Chevy Chase, MD, United States (clay)
      United States 4  
    Japan 1  
    Japan
   bye     Detroit, MI, United States (clay)
      United States 5
        Cuba 0
   bye  
    Cuba     Havana, Cuba (clay)
      Cuba 4
    Mexico 1  
   bye
    Mexico  

Final


United States
5
Detroit Tennis Club, Detroit, MI, United States
30 May - 1 June 1929
clay

Cuba
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
John Hennessey
Ricardo Morales
6
0
6
3
6
4
     
2
John Van Ryn
Gustavo Vollmer-Ravelo
6
0
6
1
6
1
     
3
Wilmer Allison / John Van Ryn
Ricardo Morales / German Upmann
6
2
6
0
6
1
     
4
Wilmer Allison
Gustavo Vollmer-Ravelo
6
3
6
2
6
5
     
5
George Lott
German Upmann
6
4
6
3
6
3
     

Europe Zone

Draw

1st round
29 March-12 May
  2nd round
10-19 May
  Quarterfinals
5-9 June
  Semifinals
14-21 June
  Final
12-14 July
  Italy     Dublin, Ireland (grass)
 bye       Italy 5  
  Ireland     Ireland 0     Hamburg, Germany
 bye         Italy 2  
  Spain     Barcelona, Spain (clay)     Germany 3  
 bye       Spain 1
  Germany     Germany 4     Prague, Czechoslovakia
 bye         Germany 4  
  Denmark 4     Copenhagen, Denmark     Czechoslovakia 1  
  Chile 1       Denmark 4  
  Greece 4     Greece 1     Copenhagen, Denmark
  Yugoslavia 1         Denmark 1
  Belgium 4     Prague, Czechoslovakia     Czechoslovakia 4  
  Romania 1       Belgium 0
  Austria 2     Czechoslovakia 3     Berlin, Germany (clay)
  Czechoslovakia 3         Germany 3
  Hungary 4     Budapest, Hungary     Great Britain 2
  Norway 1       Hungary 3  
  Monaco 3     Monaco 2     Budapest, Hungary
  Switzerland 2         Hungary 3  
  Finland 1     The Hague, Netherlands (clay)     Netherlands 2  
  Egypt 4       Egypt 1
  Netherlands w/o     Netherlands 4     Budapest, Hungary (clay)
  Portugal         Hungary 2
  Sweden     Saltsjöbaden, Sweden     Great Britain 3  
 bye       Sweden 0  
  South Africa     South Africa 5     Bournemouth, England (grass)
 bye         Great Britain 5
  Poland     Warsaw, Poland (clay)     South Africa 0  
 bye       Poland 0
  Great Britain     Great Britain 5  
 bye  

Final


Germany
3
Rot-Weiss Tennis Club, Berlin, Germany
12 July - 14 July 1929
clay

Great Britain
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Daniel Prenn
Colin Gregory
6
3
6
3
6
2
     
2
Hans Moldenhauer
Bunny Austin
6
4
6
2
6
3
     
3
Heinrich Kleinschroth / Heinz Landmann
Ian Collins / Colin Gregory
4
6
2
6
0
6
     
4
Hans Moldenhauer
Colin Gregory
0
6
2
6
3
6
     
5
Daniel Prenn
Bunny Austin
4
6
6
2
6
4
4
6
5
1
 
retired

Inter-Zonal Zone


Germany
0
Rot-Weiss Tennis Club, Berlin, Germany
19 July - 21 July 1929
clay

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
Hans Moldenhauer
Bill Tilden
2
6
4
6
4
6
     
2
Daniel Prenn
Frank Hunter
6
3
3
6
4
6
3
6
   
3
Hans Moldenhauer / Daniel Prenn
Wilmer Allison / John Van Ryn
11
9
2
6
4
6
3
6
   
4
Daniel Prenn
Bill Tilden
1
6
4
6
1
6
     
5
Hans Moldenhauer
Frank Hunter
3
6
6
1
4
6
6
4
1
6
 

Challenge Round


France
3
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
26 July - 28 July 1929
clay

United States
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Henri Cochet
Bill Tilden
6
3
6
1
6
2
     
2
Jean Borotra
George Lott
6
1
3
6
6
4
7
5
   
3
Jean Borotra / Henri Cochet
Wilmer Allison / John Van Ryn
1
6
6
8
4
6
     
4
Jean Borotra
Bill Tilden
6
4
1
6
4
6
5
7
   
5
Henri Cochet
George Lott
6
1
3
6
6
0
6
3
   

References

  1. ^ "Davis Cup – 1929 Results". ITF. 
  2. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 495–496,499.  
  3. ^ Max Robertson (1974). The Encyclopedia of Tennis. London: Allen & Unwin. p. 383.  

External links

  • Davis Cup Official Website