1926 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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The 1926 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 21st edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. 19 teams would enter the Europe Zone, while 5 would enter the America Zone.

France defeated Japan in the Inter-Zonal play-off, but would fall to the United States in a rematch of 1925's Challenge Round. The final was played at the Germantown Cricket Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States on 9–11 September.[1][2]

America Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
11–13 June
Semifinals
June–July
Final
19–21 August
                           
  Mexico City, Mexico
    Mexico 1  
    Japan 4     San Francisco, CA, United States (grass)
      Japan 5  
    Philippines 0  
   bye
    Philippines     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      Japan 5
        Cuba 0
    Cuba  
   bye     Havana, Cuba (clay)
      Cuba 3
    Canada 2  
   bye
    Canada  

Final[edit]


Cuba
0
Mount Royal Tennis Club, Montreal, Canada
19–21 August 1926
grass

Japan
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Cuba
Japan
Rogelio Paris
Takeichi Harada
5
7
0
6
3
6
     
2 Cuba
Japan
Vicente Banet
Tsumio Tawara
7
9
1
6
2
6
     
3 Cuba
Japan
Raúl Chacón / Rogelio Paris
Takeichi Harada / Tsumio Tawara
4
6
3
6
2
6
     
4 Cuba
Japan
Rogelio Paris
Tsumio Tawara
2
6
0
6
2
6
     
5 Cuba
Japan
Vicente Banet
Tezio Toba
2
6
2
6
2
6
     

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

First Round
27 April-9 May
Rome, Italy (clay)
  Italy 4
  Romania 0
Noordwijk, Netherlands (clay)
  Netherlands 3
  Belgium 2
Sutton Coldfield, England (clay)
  South Africa 4
  Portugal 1
  Second Round
8–22 May
Quarterfinals
24 May-2 June
Semifinals
Final
24–26 July
                                     
Rome, Italy (clay)
  Italy 3  
Rome, Italy (clay)
  Netherlands 2  
    Italy 2  
Harrogate, England (clay)
    Great Britain 3  
  Great Britain 5
Barcelona, Spain (clay)
  Poland 0  
    Great Britain 4  
Barcelona, Spain (clay)
    Spain 1  
  Hungary 2  
Barcelona, Spain (clay)
  Argentina 3  
    Argentina 1
Dublin, Ireland (grass)
    Spain 3  
  Ireland 2
Cabourg, France (clay)
  Spain 3  
    Great Britain 0
    France 5
  South Africa w/o  
Kensington, London, England (clay)
  Austria  
    South Africa 1
Malmö, Sweden
    Sweden 4  
  Sweden 3
Stockholm, Sweden (clay)
  Switzerland 2  
    Sweden 0
Prague, Czechoslovakia
    France 5  
  Czechoslovakia 4  
Prague, Czechoslovakia (clay)
  India 1  
    Czechoslovakia 0
Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)
    France 3  
  Denmark 0
  France 5  

Final[edit]


France
5
Garden Tennis Club, Cabourg, France
24–26 July 1926
clay

Great Britain
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 France
United Kingdom
Henri Cochet
Colin Gregory
7
5
4
6
7
9
7
5
6
0
 
2 France
United Kingdom
René Lacoste
Noel Turnbull
6
4
6
4
6
4
     
3 France
United Kingdom
Jean Borotra / Jacques Brugnon
Gordon Crole Rees / Charles Kingsley
6
2
6
0
6
3
     
4 France
United Kingdom
Pierre Landry
Colin Gregory
6
3
6
2
6
1
     
5 France
United Kingdom
Jacques Brugnon
Noel Turnbull
4
6
1
6
6
2
6
4
6
0
 

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]


Japan
2
West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, NY, United States
26–28 August 1926
grass

France
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Japan
France
Tsumio Tawara
Henri Cochet
6
1
6
4
5
7
3
6
2
6
 
2 Japan
France
Takeichi Harada
René Lacoste
6
4
4
6
6
3
9
7
   
3 Japan
France
Takeichi Harada / Tsumio Tawara
Jacques Brugnon / Henri Cochet
0
6
0
6
2
6
     
4 Japan
France
Tsumio Tawara
René Lacoste
1
6
3
6
2
6
     
5 Japan
France
Takeichi Harada
Henri Cochet
6
1
6
3
0
6
6
4
   

Challenge Round[edit]


United States
4
Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
9–11 September 1926
grass

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Davis Cup – 1926 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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