1924 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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The 1924 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 19th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. The tournament was, for the second straight year, divided into the America and Europe Zones. 17 teams competed in the Europe Zone, and 6 in America. China, Cuba, Hungary, Mexico, and New Zealand all competed for the first time, and South Africa and Austria returned to create the largest field to date.

For the second straight year, Australia defeated France in the Inter-Zonal play-off, but once again fell to the United States in the challenge round. The final was played at the Germantown Cricket Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States on 11–13 September.[1] [2]

America Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
July
Semifinals
7–10 August
Final
14–16 August
                           
 
    Mexico  
   bye     Baltimore, MD, United States (grass)
      Mexico 0  
Brooklyn, NY, United States (grass)     Australia 5  
    China 0
    Australia 5     Providence, RI, United States (grass)
      Australia 5
  Ottawa, Canada (clay)       Japan 0
    Canada 3  
    Cuba 2     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      Canada 1
    Japan 4  
   bye
    Japan  

Final[edit]


Japan
0
Agawam Hunt Club, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
14–16 August 1924
grass

Australia
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Japan
Australia
Zenzo Shimizu
Gerald Patterson
5
7
9
11
4
6
     
2 Japan
Australia
Sunao Okamoto
Pat O'Hara Wood
4
6
6
2
4
6
6
2
1
6
 
3 Japan
Australia
Takeichi Harada / Sunao Okamoto
Pat O'Hara Wood / Gerald Patterson
5
7
2
6
4
6
     
4 Japan
Australia
Sunao Okamoto
Gerald Patterson
5
7
1
6
4
6
     
5 Japan
Australia
Zenzo Shimizu
Pat O'Hara Wood
4
6
4
6
2
6
     

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

First Round
12–14 May
Torquay, England (clay)
  Great Britain 3
  Belgium 2
  Second Round
May-June
Quarterfinals
June
Semifinals
25–29 July
Final
3–5 August
                                     
Birmingham, England (grass)
  Great Britain 3  
Scarborough, England (grass)
  Spain 2  
    Great Britain 4  
    South Africa 1  
  Argentina
Eastbourne, England (grass)
  South Africa w/o  
    Great Britain 1  
Arnhem, Netherlands (clay)
    France 4  
  Netherlands 1  
Paris, France (clay)
  India 4  
    India 0
Dublin, Ireland (grass)
    France 4  
  Ireland 0
Évian-les-Bains, France (clay)
  France 5  
    France 5
Copenhagen, Denmark
    Czechoslovakia 0
  Hungary 2  
Copenhagen, Denmark
  Denmark 3  
    Denmark 3
    Italy 2  
  Romania
Copenhagen, Denmark
  Italy w/o  
    Denmark 2
Prague, Czechoslovakia
    Czechoslovakia 3  
  Czechoslovakia 4  
Prague, Czechoslovakia
  New Zealand 0  
    Czechoslovakia 4
Vienna, Austria
    Switzerland 1  
  Switzerland 4
  Austria 1  

Final[edit]


France
5
Évian Sports Club, Évian-les-Bains, France
3–5 August 1924
clay

Czechoslovakia
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 France
Czechoslovakia
René Lacoste
Pavel Macenauer
6
2
10
8
6
4
     
2 France
Czechoslovakia
Henri Cochet
Ladislav Zemla
6
1
8
6
6
4
     
3 France
Czechoslovakia
Jacques Brugnon / Henri Cochet
Jan Koželuh / Ladislav Zemla
7
5
3
6
6
4
6
4
   
4 France
Czechoslovakia
René Lacoste
Ladislav Zemla
6
3
6
2
6
2
     
5 France
Czechoslovakia
Henri Cochet
Pavel Macenauer
6
4
3
6
7
5
3
6
6
2
 

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]


France
2
Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, MA, United States
4–6 September 1924
grass

Australia
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 France
Australia
René Lacoste
Gerald Patterson
6
3
6
2
10
8
     
2 France
Australia
Jean Borotra
Pat O'Hara Wood
6
1
4
6
6
1
4
6
2
6
 
3 France
Australia
Jacques Brugnon / René Lacoste
Pat O'Hara Wood / Gerald Patterson
4
6
4
6
2
6
     
4 France
Australia
René Lacoste
Pat O'Hara Wood
8
10
6
1
6
1
7
5
   
5 France
Australia
Jean Borotra
Gerald Patterson
3
6
1
6
3
6
     

Challenge Round[edit]


United States
5
Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
11–13 September 1924
grass

Australia
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Australia
Bill Tilden
Gerald Patterson
6
4
6
2
6
2
     
2 United States
Australia
Vincent Richards
Pat O'Hara Wood
6
3
6
2
6
4
     
3 United States
Australia
Bill Johnston / Bill Tilden
Pat O'Hara Wood / Gerald Patterson
5
7
6
3
6
4
6
1
   
4 United States
Australia
Bill Tilden
Pat O'Hara Wood
6
2
6
1
6
1
     
5 United States
Australia
Vincent Richards
Gerald Patterson
6
3
7
5
6
4
     

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Davis Cup – 1924 Results". ITF. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 495–506. ISBN 978-0942257700. 

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