1925 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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The 1925 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 20th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. Sixteen teams would enter the Europe Zone, while 9 would enter the America Zone.

France defeated Australia in the Inter-Zonal play-off, but would fall 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]

First Round
4–6 July
Havana, Cuba (clay)
  Spain 5
  Cuba 0
  Quarterfinals
16–19 July
Semifinals
13–15 August
Final
20–22 August
                           
 
    Canada w/o  
    New Zealand     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      Canada 0  
    Australia 5  
    Hawaii
    Australia w/o     Boston, MA, United States (grass)
      Australia 4
  Mazatlán, Mexico (clay)       Japan 1
    Mexico 0  
    Spain 5     Baltimore, MD, United States (grass)
      Spain 2
    Japan 3  
    China
    Japan w/o  

Final[edit]


Japan
1
Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, MA, United States
20–22 August 1925
grass

Australia
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Japan
Australia
Zenzo Shimizu
Gerald Patterson
1
6
4
6
2
6
     
2 Japan
Australia
Takeichi Harada
James Anderson
4
6
6
3
3
6
1
6
   
3 Japan
Australia
Takeichi Harada / Zenzo Shimizu
John Hawkes / Gerald Patterson
1
6
2
6
7
9
     
4 Japan
Australia
Takeichi Harada
Gerald Patterson
6
2
3
6
6
1
7
5
   
5 Japan
Australia
Masanosuke Fukada
John Hawkes
1
6
3
6
0
6
     

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  First round
8–18 May
Quarterfinals
12–14 June
Semifinals
10–14 July
Final
18–20 July
                                     
Budapest, Hungary (clay)
  France 5  
Paris, France (clay)
  Hungary 0  
    France 5  
Lisbon, Portugal (clay)
    Italy 0  
  Portugal 1
Eastbourne, England (grass)
  Italy 4  
    France 4  
London, England (clay)
    Great Britain 0  
  Romania 1  
Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)
  Denmark 4  
    Denmark 0
Warsaw, Poland (clay)
    Great Britain 3  
  Poland 0
Noordwijk, Netherlands (clay)
  Great Britain 5  
    France 4
Vienna, Austria
    Netherlands 0
  Austria 4  
Vienna, Austria
  Ireland 1  
    Austria 0
Brussels, Belgium
    India 4  
  Belgium 2
Noordwijk, Netherlands (clay)
  India 3  
    India 1
Bern, Switzerland
    Netherlands 4  
  Sweden 3  
Noordwijk, Netherlands (clay)
   Switzerland 2  
    Sweden 0
Noordwijk, Netherlands (clay)
    Netherlands 5  
  Netherlands 3
  Czechoslovakia 2  

Final[edit]


Netherlands
0
Noordwijk Club, Noordwijk, Netherlands (clay)
18–20 July 1925
clay

France
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Netherlands
France
Hendrik Timmer
René Lacoste
7
5
5
7
2
6
2
6
   
2 Netherlands
France
Arthur Diemer Kool
Jean Borotra
2
6
4
6
8
10
     
3 Netherlands
France
Arthur Diemer Kool / Christiaan van Lennep
Jacques Brugnon / René Lacoste
2
6
3
6
8
6
4
6
   
4 Netherlands
France
Arthur Diemer Kool
René Lacoste
4
6
4
6
1
6
     
5 Netherlands
France
Hendrik Timmer
Jean Borotra
          not
played

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]


Australia
1
West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, NY, United States
4–5 September 1925
grass

France
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
France
Gerald Patterson
René Lacoste
6
3
6
4
6
2
     
2 Australia
France
James Anderson
Jean Borotra
4
6
3
6
6
8
     
3 Australia
France
John Hawkes / Gerald Patterson
Jean Borotra / René Lacoste
4
6
6
3
4
6
6
1
8
10
 
4 Australia
France
Gerald Patterson
Jean Borotra
6
4
4
6
1
6
3
6
   
5 Australia
France
James Anderson
René Lacoste
          not
played

Challenge Round[edit]


United States
5
Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
11–13 September 1925
grass

France
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
France
Bill Tilden
Jean Borotra
4
6
6
0
2
6
9
7
6
4
 
2 United States
France
Bill Johnston
René Lacoste
6
1
6
1
6
8
6
3
   
3 United States
France
Vincent Richards / Norris Williams
Jean Borotra / René Lacoste
6
4
6
4
6
3
     
4 United States
France
Bill Tilden
René Lacoste
3
6
10
12
8
6
7
5
6
2
 
5 United States
France
Bill Johnston
Jean Borotra
6
1
6
4
6
0
     

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Davis Cup – 1925 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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