1914 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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1914 International Lawn Tennis Challenge (Davis Cup) finals match between Australasia and the United States played at the West Side Tennis Club in New York City, New York on 13–15 August. Players shown on the near side are Norman Brookes (left) and Anthony Wilding (right) for Australasia and on the far side Tom Bundy (left) and Maurice McLoughlin (right) for the United States.

The 1914 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 13th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. The bulk of the competition returned to the United States for the first time since 1903. The United States fell to Australasia in the final, which was played at the West Side Tennis Club in New York City, New York on 13–15 August.

Draw[edit]

Quarterfinals
July
Semifinals
July/August
Final
6–8 August
                 
 France
bye
 France 1
 Great Britain 4
 Belgium 0
 Great Britain 5
 Great Britain 2[1]
 Australasia 3
 Australasia 5
 Canada 0
 Australasia 5
 Germany 0
bye
 Germany

Quarterfinals[edit]

Belgium vs. Great Britain[edit]


Belgium
0
Pleasure Gardens, Folkestone, United Kingdom[2]
7–9 July 1914[2][3]
grass

Great Britain
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Belgium
United Kingdom
Georges Watson
James Parke
2
6
2
6
3
6
     [2]
2 Belgium
United Kingdom
Paul de Borman
Theodore Mavrogordato
1
6
3
6
6
8
     [2]
3 Belgium
United Kingdom
William du Vivier / Georges Watson
Theodore Mavrogordato / Herbert Barrett
1
6
2
6
2
6
     [4]
4 Belgium
United Kingdom
Paul de Borman
James Parke
4
6
3
6
0
6
     [3]
5 Belgium
United Kingdom
Georges Watson
Theodore Mavrogordato
1
6
0
6
3
6
     [3]

Australasia vs. Canada[edit]


Australasia
5
Onwentsia Club, Lake Forest, Illinois, United States[5]
23–25 July 1914[5][6]
grass

Canada
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australasia
Canada
Norman Brookes
Bernard Schwengers
6
2
6
3
6
2
     [5]
2 Australasia
Canada
Tony Wilding
Robert Powell
6
1
6
2
6
2
     [5]
3 Australasia
Canada
Norman Brookes / Tony Wilding
Robert Powell / Bernard Schwengers
6
4
6
3
6
4
     [5]
4 Australasia
Canada
Norman Brookes
Robert Powell
6
0
6
1
6
3
     [6]
5 Australasia
Canada
Tony Wilding
Bernard Schwengers
7
5
6
3
6
1
     [6]

Semifinals[edit]

France vs. Great Britain[edit]


France
1
Worple Road, Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom[7]
11–14 July 1914[7][8]
grass

Great Britain
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 France
United Kingdom
Maurice Germot
Theodore Mavrogordato
6
4
5
7
7
9
2
6
   [7]
2 France
United Kingdom
Max Decugis
James Parke
2
6
6
4
6
3
3
6
3
6
 [7]
3 France
United Kingdom
Max Decugis / Maurice Germot
Theodore Mavrogordato / Herbert Barrett
6
3
5
7
7
5
6
4
   [9]
4 France
United Kingdom
Maurice Germot
James Parke
5
7
1
6
3
6
     [8]
5 France
United Kingdom
Max Decugis
Theodore Mavrogordato
1
6
5
7
5
7
     [8]

Australasia vs. Germany[edit]


Australasia
5
Allegheny County Club, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States[10]
30 July-1 August 1914[10][11]
grass

Germany
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australasia
Germany
Norman Brookes
Otto Froitzheim
10
8
6
1
6
2
     [10]
2 Australasia
Germany
Tony Wilding
Oscar Kreuzer
6
2
6
2
6
4
     [10]
3 Australasia
Germany
Norman Brookes / Tony Wilding
Otto Froitzheim / Oscar Kreuzer
6
1
6
1
6
2
     [12]
4 Australasia
Germany
Norman Brookes
Oscar Kreuzer
6
4
6
2
6
8
6
2
   [11]
5 Australasia
Germany
Tony Wilding
Otto Froitzheim
6
3
6
4
6
2
     [11]

Final[edit]

Great Britain vs. Australasia[edit]


Great Britain
2[1]
Longwood Cricket Club, Brookline, Massachusetts, United States[13]
6–8 August 1914[1][13]
grass

Australasia
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 United Kingdom
Australasia
James Parke
Norman Brookes
2
6
6
4
3
6
6
1
5
7
 [13]
2 United Kingdom
Australasia
Arthur Lowe
Tony Wilding
3
6
1
6
14
16
     [13]
3 United Kingdom
Australasia
Theodore Mavrogordato / James Parke
Norman Brookes / Tony Wilding
1
6
0
6
4
6
     [14]
4 United Kingdom
Australasia
Arthur Lowe
Norman Brookes
          w/o
 [1]
5 United Kingdom
Australasia
James Parke
Tony Wilding
          w/o
 [1]

Challenge round[edit]


United States
2
West Side Tennis Club, New York, New York, United States[15]
13–15 August 1914[15][16]

Australasia
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Australasia
R. Norris Williams
Tony Wilding
5
7
2
6
3
6
     [15]
2 United States
Australasia
Maurice McLoughlin
Norman Brookes
17
15
6
3
6
3
     [15]
3 United States
Australasia
Thomas Bundy / Maurice McLoughlin
Norman Brookes / Tony Wilding
3
6
6
8
7
9
     [17]
4 United States
Australasia
R. Norris Williams
Norman Brookes
1
6
2
6
10
8
3
6
   [16]
5 United States
Australasia
Maurice McLoughlin
Tony Wilding
6
2
6
3
2
6
6
2
   [16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Australia Men Default Matches" (PDF). The Herald Journal. 1914-08-08. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Britons Win at Tennis.; Belgians Lose Two Singles Matches in Davis Cup Preliminaries." (PDF). New York Times. 1914-07-08. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  3. ^ a b c "Davis Cup Doubles.". Poverty Bay Herald. 1914-07-10. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  4. ^ "British Tennis Sweep.; Davis Cup Team Beats Belgians in Doubles -- Plays France Next." (PDF). New York Times. 1914-07-09. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Tennis Victories for Australasia; Wilding Defeats Powell and Brookes Wins from Schwengers in Davis Cup Tie." (PDF). New York Times. 1914-07-25. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  6. ^ a b c "Australia's Clean Sweep.; Canada Defeated in Every Match in Davis Cup Tie." (PDF). New York Times. 1914-07-26. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  7. ^ a b c d "English Defeat French.; Had Difficulty in Winning Preliminary Cup Singles." (PDF). New York Times. 1914-07-11. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  8. ^ a b c "British Win Again at Nets.; French Lose Chance to Come to America to Play for Davis Cup." (PDF). New York Times. 1914-07-14. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  9. ^ "French Win Doubles.; English Tennis Team Loses FourSet Davis Cup Preliminary." (PDF). New York Times. 1914-07-13. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  10. ^ a b c d "Australia Tennis Victory in Singles; Brookes and Wilding Defeat German Team in Davis Cup Preliminary Semi-Finals." (PDF). New York Times. 1914-07-30. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  11. ^ a b c "Clean Sweep for Australian Pair; Brookes and Wilding Again Defeat Germans in Davis Cup Tennis." (PDF). New York Times. 1914-08-01. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  12. ^ "Germans Put Out of Davis Cup Tennis; Australasians Will Be Opponents of Britons in Last Preliminary Match." (PDF). New York Times. 1914-07-31. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  13. ^ a b c d "Australasia Leads for Tennis Trophy; Brookes Defeats Parke and Wilding Wins from Lowe in Davis Cup Final Round. Hard Fight at Longwood Britisher Within One Point of Taking Match from World's Champion ;- Players Exhausted." (PDF). New York Times. 1914-08-07. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  14. ^ "Britons no Match for Australasians; Wilding and Brookes Defeat Parke and Mavrogordato in Doubles Contest. Will Now Play America Antipodeans Play Brilliant Tennis on Longwood Courts, Outclassing Their Opponents." (PDF). New York Times. 1914-08-07. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  15. ^ a b c d "Defenders Break Even In Cup Match." (PDF). The Day. 1914-08-14. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  16. ^ a b c E.G.B. Fitzhamon (1914-08-16). "Davis Cup Goes to Australasia; Brookes's Victory Over Williams Gives Challengers Famous Tennis Trophy. McLoughlin Beats Wilding Probably the Most Significant Match in American Champion's Career. Crowd Cheers Californian Great World's Championship Series Under Auspices of West Side Tennis Club Ends Gloriously." (PDF). The Day. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  17. ^ "Davis Cup. Seems About To Go On A Long Journey. Brookes And Wilding defeat Bundy and McLoughlin in doubles, 6–3, 8–6, 9–7." (PDF). The Day. 1914-08-15. Retrieved 2011-03-02.