1938 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

1938 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

The 1938 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 33rd edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. 21 teams would enter the Europe Zone, while four would enter the Americas Zone.

Australia defeated Japan in the Americas Zone and Germany in the Inter-Zonal play-off. The United States would defeat the Aussies in the Challenge Round. The final was played at the Germantown Cricket Club in Philadelphia, PA, United States on 3-5 September.[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
28-31 July
Final
12-14 August
                 
  Kansas City, MO, United States (clay)
    Australia 5  
    Mexico 0     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      Australia 3
Montreal, Canada (grass)     Japan 1
    Canada 0
    Japan 5  

Final


Japan
1
Mount Royal Tennis Club, Montreal, Canada
12 August - 14 August 1938
grass

Australia
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Jiro Yamagishi
John Bromwich
6
0
3
6
7
5
6
4
   
2
Fumiteru Nakano
Adrian Quist
3
6
6
4
7
9
1
6
   
3
Fumiteru Nakano / Jiro Yamagishi
John Bromwich / Adrian Quist
2
6
4
6
3
6
     
4
Jiro Yamagishi
Adrian Quist
4
6
4
6
6
2
7
9
   
5
Fumiteru Nakano
John Bromwich
6
1
1
6
6
4
12
12
  not
completed

Europe Zone

Draw

1st round
29 April-10 May
  2nd round
5-23 May
  Quarterfinals
26-29 May
  Semifinals
21-23 July
  Final
29-31 July
  Germany     Berlin, Germany (clay)
 bye       Germany 5  
  Norway     Norway 0     Budapest, Hungary
 bye         Germany 3  
  Hungary         Hungary 1  
 bye       Hungary w/o
  New Zealand     New Zealand     Berlin, Germany (clay)
 bye         Germany 3  
  Monaco     Marseille, France (clay)     France 2  
 bye       Monaco 0  
  Netherlands 2     France 5     Paris, France (clay)
  France 3         France 4
  Poland 5     Milan, Italy (clay)     Italy 1  
  Denmark 0       Poland 2
  Ireland 1     Italy 3     Berlin, Germany (clay)
  Italy 4         Germany 3
  Great Britain 3     Zagreb, Yugoslavia (clay)     Yugoslavia 2
  Romania 2       Great Britain 0  
  Yugoslavia 3     Yugoslavia 5     Zagreb, Yugoslavia
  Czechoslovakia 2         Yugoslavia 3  
 bye     Stockholm, Sweden     Sweden 1  
  Sweden       Sweden 4
 bye     Switzerland 1     Brussels, Belgium
  Switzerland         Yugoslavia 5
 bye         Belgium 0  
  India       India w/o  
 bye     Austria     Brussels, Belgium
  Austria         India 1
 bye     Athens, Greece     Belgium 3  
  Greece       Greece 0
 bye     Belgium 5  
  Belgium  

Final


Germany
3
Rot-Weiss Tennis Club, Berlin, Germany
29 July - 31 July 1938
clay

Yugoslavia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Henner Henkel
Franjo Punčec
1
6
5
7
3
6
     
2
Georg von Metaxa
Josip Palada
1
6
6
4
6
1
3
6
12
10
 
3
Georg von Metaxa
Franjo Kukuljević / Franjo Punčec
1
6
7
9
7
5
6
4
6
4
 
4
Henner Henkel
Josip Palada
6
3
7
5
6
1
     
5
Hans Redl
Franjo Kukuljević
4
6
3
6
2
6
     

Inter-Zonal Zone


Germany
0
Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, MA, United States
18 August - 20 August 1938
grass

Australia
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
Henner Henkel
John Bromwich
2
6
3
6
3
6
     
2
Georg von Metaxa
Adrian Quist
3
6
2
6
1
6
     
3
Georg von Metaxa
John Bromwich / Adrian Quist
2
6
4
6
1
6
     
4
Henner Henkel
Adrian Quist
1
6
0
6
6
8
     
5
Georg von Metaxa
John Bromwich
3
6
2
6
1
6
     

Challenge Round


United States
3
Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia, PA, United States
3 September - 5 September 1938
grass

Australia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Bobby Riggs
Adrian Quist
4
6
6
0
8
6
6
1
   
2
Don Budge
John Bromwich
6
2
6
3
4
6
7
5
   
3
Don Budge / Gene Mako
John Bromwich / Adrian Quist
6
0
3
6
4
6
2
6
   
4
Don Budge
Adrian Quist
8
6
6
1
6
2
     
5
Bobby Riggs
John Bromwich
4
6
6
4
0
6
2
6
   

References

  1. ^ "Davis Cup – 1938 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