1904 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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The 1904 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the fourth edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup, and the first edition to be played outside of American soil. As defending champions, the British Isles team played host to the competition, which featured teams from Belgium and France for the first time. Belgium and France would play for the right to challenge the British Isles for the cup. The ties were played at Worple Road (the former site of the All England Club) in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom from 27 June to 5 July. Despite Malcolm Whitman giving his word that an American team would enter, the Americans failed to make a challenge before the 7 March deadline.[1]

Results[edit]


France
2
Worple Road, Wimbledon, London, England
27–29 June 1904

Belgium
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 France
Belgium
Max Decugis
Paul de Borman
6
4
5
3
       
retired
2 France
Belgium
Paul Aymé
William le Maire de Warzée
1
6
0
6
1
6
     
3 France
Belgium
Paul Aymé / Max Decugis
Paul de Borman / William le Maire de Warzée
5
7
6
4
0
6
6
4
6
2
 
4 France
Belgium
Paul Aymé
Paul de Borman
1
6
3
6
6
2
6
1
3
6
 
5 France
Belgium
Max Decugis
William le Maire de Warzée
7
5
6
8
6
0
4
6
2
6
 

Final[edit]


British Isles
5
Worple Road, Wimbledon, London, England
2–5 July 1904

Belgium
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 United Kingdom
Belgium
Frank Riseley
William le Maire de Warzée
6
1
6
4
6
2
     [2]
2 United Kingdom
Belgium
Lawrence Doherty
Paul de Borman
6
4
6
1
6
1
     [2]
3 United Kingdom
Belgium
Lawrence Doherty / Reggie Doherty
Paul de Borman / William le Maire de Warzée
6
0
6
1
6
3
     [3]
4 United Kingdom
Belgium
Lawrence Doherty
William le Maire de Warzée
          w/o
 
5 United Kingdom
Belgium
Frank Riseley
Paul de Borman
4
6
6
2
8
6
7
5
   

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No Tennis Challenge; Americans Will Not Enter a Team for Davis Trophy Contest." (PDF). New York Times. 1904-03-08. Retrieved 2011-02-02. 
  2. ^ a b "Playing for Davis Tennis Trophy." (PDF). New York Times. 1904-07-03. Retrieved 2011-02-02. 
  3. ^ "Dohertys Keep Davis Tennis Cup." (PDF). New York Times. 1904-07-05. Retrieved 2011-02-02.