1934 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

1934 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

The 1934 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 29th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. 23 teams would enter the Europe Zone, 10 beginning in the main draw and 13 beginning in the Qualifying Rounds; while only 5 would enter the Americas Zone, 3 in North America and 2 in South America. Estonia entered the tournament for the first time.

The United States walked over Brazil in the Americas Zone, after Brazil received a walkover in the only South American tie. The USA defeated Australia in the Inter-Zonal play-off, but would fall to Great Britain in the Challenge Round. The final was played at Centre Court in Wimbledon, London, England on 28-31 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 Rounds 2.3
  • Inter-Zonal Zone 3
  • Challenge Round 4
  • Notes 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

America Zone

North/Central America draw

  1st Round
24-27 May
Final
30 May-1 June
                 
  Wilmington, DE, United States (grass)
    United States 5  
    Canada 0     Baltimore, MD, United States (grass)
      United States 5
    Mexico 0
   bye
    Mexico  

South America draw

Final
 
 
  Brazil w/o
  Peru

Americas Inter-Zonal round

United States defeated Brazil by walkover.

Europe Zone

Draw

  First round
18-20 May
Quarterfinals
7-10 June
Semifinals
15-17 June
Final
13-15 July
                                     
  Australia  
Eastbourne, England (grass)
 bye  
    Australia 4  
    Japan 1  
  Japan
Paris, France (clay)
 bye  
    Australia 3  
    France 2  
  Germany  
Paris, France (clay)
 bye  
    Germany 2
Paris, France (clay)
    France 3  
  France 5
Prague, Czechoslovakia (clay)
  Austria 0  
    Australia 3
Lucerne, Switzerland
    Czechoslovakia 2
  Switzerland 5  
Rome, Italy (clay)
  India 0  
    Switzerland 0
    Italy 5  
 bye
Milan, Italy (clay)
  Italy  
    Italy 2
    Czechoslovakia 3  
 bye  
Prague, Czechoslovakia
  Czechoslovakia  
    Czechoslovakia 4
    New Zealand 1  
 bye
  New Zealand  

Final


Czechoslovakia
2
Prague, Czechoslovakia
13 July - 15 July 1934
clay

Australia
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Roderich Menzel
Vivian McGrath
10
8
6
2
8
6
     
2
Ladislav Hecht
Jack Crawford
4
6
2
6
2
6
     
3
Ladislav Hecht / Roderich Menzel
Jack Crawford / Adrian Quist
4
6
3
6
4
6
     
4
Roderich Menzel
Jack Crawford
6
4
6
4
2
6
8
6
   
5
Ladislav Hecht
Vivian McGrath
6
3
2
6
1
6
5
7
   

Qualifying Rounds

First Round
20-22 July
Warsaw, Poland
  Poland 4
  Belgium 1
  First round
3-19 August
Quarterfinals
24 August-2 September
                 
Warsaw, Poland
  Poland 5  
Warsaw, Poland
  Estonia 0  
    Poland 5
    Greece 0
  Austria
  Greece w/o  
Berlin, Germany
  Germany 5  
Copenhagen, Denmark
  Romania 0  
    Germany 5
    Denmark 0
  Denmark w/o
  Switzerland  
Stockholm, Sweden
  Sweden 3  
Stockholm, Sweden
  Ireland 2  
    Sweden 2
Amsterdam, Netherlands (clay)
    Netherlands 3
  Monaco 1
  Netherlands 4  
Budapest, Hungary (clay)
  Hungary 3  
Budapest, Hungary
  Norway 2  
    Hungary 2
    Yugoslavia 3
  Yugoslavia w/o
  Spain  

Poland, Germany, Netherlands, and Yugoslavia advance to main draw in 1935[1]

Inter-Zonal Zone


Australia
2
Centre Court, Wimbledon, London, England
21 July - 25 July 1934
grass

United States
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Jack Crawford
Frank Shields
6
1
6
2
12
10
     
2
Vivian McGrath
Sidney Wood
7
5
6
4
1
6
9
7
   
3
Jack Crawford / Adrian Quist
Lester Stoefen
4
6
4
6
6
2
4
6
   
4
Jack Crawford
Sidney Wood
3
6
7
9
6
4
6
4
2
6
 
5
Vivian McGrath
Frank Shields
4
6
2
6
4
6
     

Challenge Round


Great Britain
4
Centre Court, Wimbledon, London, England
28 July - 31 July 1934
grass

United States
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Bunny Austin
Frank Shields
6
4
6
4
6
1
     
2
Fred Perry
Sidney Wood
6
1
4
6
5
7
6
0
6
3
 
3
Patrick Hughes / Harry Lee
Lester Stoefen
5
7
0
6
6
4
7
9
   
4
Fred Perry
Frank Shields
6
4
4
6
6
2
15
13
   
5
Bunny Austin
Sidney Wood
6
4
6
0
6
8
6
3
   

Notes

  1. ^ The draw for 1935 turned out to be undersubscribed, and the qualifying system scrapped. Had enough teams entered, these four would have been in the main draw along with semifinalists from the 1934 main draw.

References

  1. ^ "Davis Cup – 1934 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