1937 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

1937 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

The 1937 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 32nd edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. 20 teams would enter the Europe Zone, while four would enter the Americas Zone.

The United States defeated Australia in the Americas Zone. The Americans defeated Germany in the Inter-Zonal play-off, and would go on to defeat Great Britain in the Challenge Round. The final was played at Centre Court in Wimbledon, London, England on 24-27 July.[1][2][3]

Contents

  • Americas 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

Americas Zone

Draw

  1st Round
30 April-2 May
Final
30 May-1 June
                 
  Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
    Australia 5  
    Mexico 0     Forest Hills, NY, United States (grass)
      Australia 0
San Francisco, CA, United States (clay)     United States 5
    United States 5
    Japan 0  

Final


United States
5
West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, NY, United States
29 May - 31 May 1937
grass

Australia
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Don Budge
Jack Crawford
6
1
6
3
6
2
     
2
Bryan Grant
John Bromwich
6
2
7
5
6
1
     
3
Don Budge / Gene Mako
Jack Crawford / Vivian McGrath
7
5
6
1
8
6
     
4
Don Budge
John Bromwich
6
2
6
3
5
7
6
1
   
5
Bryan Grant
Jack Crawford
6
0
6
2
7
5
     

Europe Zone

Draw

1st round
29 April-2 May
  2nd round
8-17 May
  Quarterfinals
4-7 June
  Semifinals
12-14 June
  Final
10-12 July
  Germany     Munich, Germany
 bye       Germany 3  
  Austria     Austria 1     Milan, Italy (clay)
 bye         Germany 4  
  Italy     Bologna, Italy (clay)     Italy 1  
 bye       Italy 5
  Monaco     Monaco 0     Berlin, Germany
 bye         Germany 4  
  Sweden     Stockholm, Sweden     Belgium 1  
 bye       Sweden 3  
  Greece     Greece 2     Brussels, Belgium
 bye         Sweden 2
  Belgium 3     Brussels, Belgium     Belgium 3  
  Hungary 2       Belgium 4
  Switzerland 3     Switzerland 1     Berlin, Germany
  Ireland 2         Germany 4
  Netherlands 0     Brighton, England (clay)     Czechoslovakia 1
  South Africa 5       South Africa 4  
  New Zealand 3     New Zealand 1     Zagreb, Yugoslavia
  China 2         South Africa 1  
 bye     Belgrade, Yugoslavia     Yugoslavia 4  
  Yugoslavia       Yugoslavia 5
 bye     Romania 0     Prague, Czechoslovakia
  Romania         Yugoslavia 1
 bye     Warsaw, Poland     Czechoslovakia 4  
  Poland       Poland 0  
 bye     Czechoslovakia 5     Prague, Czechoslovakia (clay)
  Czechoslovakia         Czechoslovakia 4
 bye     Paris, France (clay)     France 1  
  France       France 5
 bye     Norway 0  
  Norway  

Final


Germany
4
Berlin, Germany
10 July - 12 July 1937

Czechoslovakia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Henner Henkel
Ladislav Hecht
6
1
7
5
7
5
     
2
Gottfried von Cramm
Roderich Menzel
3
6
4
6
6
4
6
3
6
2
 
3
Henner Henkel / Gottfried von Cramm
Josef Caska / Ladislav Hecht
6
1
6
2
10
12
6
0
   
4
Gottfried von Cramm
Ladislav Hecht
6
3
7
5
6
2
     
5
Helmut Denker
František Cejnar
6
4
6
3
4
6
4
6
2
6
 

Inter-Zonal Zone


Germany
2
Centre Court, Wimbledon, London, England
17 July - 20 July 1937
grass

United States
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Gottfried von Cramm
Bryan Grant
6
3
6
4
6
2
     
2
Henner Henkel
Don Budge
2
6
1
6
3
6
     
3
Henner Henkel / Gottfried von Cramm
Don Budge / Gene Mako
6
4
5
7
6
8
4
6
   
4
Henner Henkel
Bryan Grant
7
5
2
6
6
3
6
4
   
5
Gottfried von Cramm
Don Budge
8
6
7
5
4
6
2
6
6
8
 

Challenge Round


Great Britain
1
Centre Court, Wimbledon, London, England
24 July - 27 July 1937
grass

United States
4
1 2 3 4 5
1
Bunny Austin
Frank Parker
6
3
6
2
7
5
     
2
Charles Hare
Don Budge
13
15
1
6
2
6
     
3
Raymond Tuckey / Frank Wilde
Don Budge / Gene Mako
3
6
5
7
9
7
10
12
   
4
Charles Hare
Frank Parker
2
6
4
6
2
6
     
5
Bunny Austin
Don Budge
6
8
6
3
4
6
3
6
   

References

  1. ^ "Davis Cup – 1937 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