1933 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

1933 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

The 1933 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 28th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. 24 teams would enter the Europe Zone; while 9 would enter the Americas Zone, 4 in North America and 5 in South America. Due to the large number of entries in Europe, 1933 saw the beginning of a "Qualifying Round" system, where losing teams in the 1st, 2nd, and Quarterfinal rounds would play-off against each other for four spots in the next year's main draw.

The United States defeated Argentina in the American Zone. Great Britain defeated the Americans in the Inter-Zonal play-off, and would go on to defeat France in the Challenge Round, ending France's six-year run. The final was played at Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France on 28-30 July.[1][2][3]

Contents

  • America Zone 1
    • North/Central America draw 1.1
    • South America draw 1.2
    • Americas Inter-Zonal round 1.3
  • Europe Zone 2
    • Draw 2.1
    • Final 2.2
    • Qualifying Round 2.3
  • Inter-Zonal Zone 3
  • Challenge Round 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

America Zone

North/Central America draw

  1st Round
5-13 May
Final
18-20 May
                 
  Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
    United States 5  
    Mexico 0     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      United States 5
Hot Springs, VA, United States (hard)     Canada 0
    Cuba 1
    Canada 4  

South America draw

  1st Round
Semifinals
31 March-2 April
Final
8-10 April
                           
 
    Brazil  
    Chile w/o     Montevideo, Uruguay
      Chile 5  
    Uruguay 0  
    Uruguay
   bye     Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
      Chile 1
        Argentina 4
   bye  
    Peru    
      Peru
    Argentina w/o  
   bye
    Argentina  

Americas Inter-Zonal round


United States
4
Chevy Chase Lawn Tennis Club, Chevy Chase, MD, United States
25 May - 27 May 1933
clay

Argentina
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Ellsworth Vines
Adriano Zappa
6
2
6
3
6
4
     
2
Wilmer Allison
Américo Cattaruzza
6
2
6
4
6
3
     
3
John Van Ryn
Adelmar Echeverria / Adriano Zappa
6
1
6
4
6
1
     
4
Ellsworth Vines
Américo Cattaruzza
7
5
6
1
5
7
6
1
   
5
Wilmer Allison
Adriano Zappa
6
2
6
1
2
2
    not
completed

Europe Zone

Draw

1st round
21 April-9 May
  2nd round
12-21 May
  Quarterfinals
8-13 June
  Semifinals
17-20 June
  Final
13-15 July
  Greece     Athens, Greece
 bye       Greece 4  
  Romania     Romania 1     Prague, Czechoslovakia
 bye         Greece 0  
  Czechoslovakia     Prague, Czechoslovakia     Czechoslovakia 5  
 bye       Czechoslovakia 5
  Monaco     Monaco 0     Eastbourne, England (grass)
 bye         Czechoslovakia 0  
  Finland w/o     London, England (clay)     Great Britain 5  
  India       Finland 0  
  Spain 1     Great Britain 5     Eastbourne, England (grass)
  Great Britain 4         Great Britain 4
  Italy 4     Genoa, Italy (clay)     Italy 1  
  Yugoslavia 1       Italy 4
  Belgium 2     Austria 1     Wimbledon, England (grass)
  Austria 3         Great Britain 3
  Denmark 2     Dublin, Ireland (grass)     Australia 2
  Ireland 3       Ireland 0  
  Hungary 0     Japan 5     Berlin, Germany (clay)
  Japan 5         Japan 4  
  Germany 5     Berlin, Germany     Germany 1  
  Egypt 0       Germany 4
  Netherlands 3     Netherlands 1     Paris, France (clay)
  Poland 2         Japan 2
 bye     Basel, Switzerland     Australia 3  
  Switzerland       Switzerland 1  
 bye     South Africa 4     London, England (grass)
  South Africa         South Africa 2
 bye     Oslo, Norway (clay)     Australia 3  
  Norway       Norway 0
 bye     Australia 5  
  Australia  

Final


Great Britain
3
Centre Court, Wimbledon, London, England
13 July - 15 July 1933
grass

Australia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Bunny Austin
Jack Crawford
6
4
2
6
2
6
3
6
   
2
Fred Perry
Vivian McGrath
6
2
6
4
6
2
     
3
Patrick Hughes / Fred Perry
Adrian Quist / Don Turnbull
7
5
6
4
3
6
6
3
   
4
Bunny Austin
Vivian McGrath
6
4
7
5
6
3
     
5
Harry Lee
Jack Crawford
6
8
5
7
4
6
     

Qualifying Round

First Round
28-30 July
Brussels, Belgium
  Belgium 3
  Hungary 2
  First round
14 July-20 August
Quarterfinals
18 August-3 September
                 
Dublin, Ireland (grass)
  Ireland 1  
Leipzig, Germany
  Germany 4  
    Germany 5
Copenhagen, Denmark
    Denmark 0
  Denmark 4
  Greece 1  
Oslo, Norway (clay)
  Norway 0  
Zagreb, Yugoslavia
  Yugoslavia 5  
    Yugoslavia 1
Vienna, Austria
    Austria 4
  Austria 5
  Spain 0  
Stockholm, Sweden
  Sweden 2  
Montreux, Switzerland
  Belgium 3  
    Belgium 2
Monte Carlo, Monaco
    Switzerland 3
  Monaco 1
  Switzerland 4  
Warsaw, Poland
  Poland 2  
Scheveningen, Netherlands (clay)
  Italy 3  
    Italy 3
Noordwijk, Netherlands (clay)
    Netherlands 2
  Netherlands 4
  Romania 1  

Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy advance to main draw in 1934.

Inter-Zonal Zone


United States
1
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
21 July - 22 July 1933
clay

Great Britain
4
1 2 3 4 5
1
Ellsworth Vines
Bunny Austin
1
6
1
6
4
6
     
2
Wilmer Allison
Fred Perry
1
6
5
7
4
6
     
3
John Van Ryn
Patrick Hughes / Fred Perry
8
6
6
4
6
1
     
4
Wilmer Allison
Bunny Austin
2
6
9
7
3
6
4
6
   
5
Ellsworth Vines
Fred Perry
6
1
0
6
6
4
5
7
6
7
retired
 

Challenge Round


France
2
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
28 July - 30 July 1933
clay

Great Britain
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
André Merlin
Bunny Austin
3
6
4
6
0
6
     
2
Henri Cochet
Fred Perry
10
8
4
6
6
8
6
3
1
6
 
3
Jean Borotra / Jacques Brugnon
Patrick Hughes / Harry Lee
6
3
8
6
6
2
     
4
Henri Cochet
Bunny Austin
5
7
6
4
4
6
6
4
6
4
 
5
André Merlin
Fred Perry
6
4
6
8
2
6
5
7
   

References

  1. ^ "Davis Cup – 1933 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. 384.  

External links

  • Davis Cup Official Website