1927 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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The 1927 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 22nd edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. 21 teams would enter the Europe Zone, while 4 would enter the America Zone.

France defeated Japan in the Inter-Zonal play-off. The French would go on to defeat the United States, capturing their first championship, and ending the USA's 6-year run. The final was played at the Germantown Cricket Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States on 8–10 September.[1][2]

America Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
18–31 July
Final
18–20 August
                 
  St. Louis, Missouri, United States (grass)
    Japan 4  
    Mexico 1     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      Japan 3
Toronto, Canada (clay)     Canada 2
    Canada 3
    Cuba 2  

Final[edit]


Canada
2
Mount Royal Tennis Club, Montreal, Canada
18–20 August 1927
grass

Japan
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Canada
Japan
Willard Crocker
Takeichi Harada
5
7
0
6
4
6
     
2 Canada
Japan
Jack Wright
Yoshiro Ota
6
3
6
4
6
4
     
3 Canada
Japan
Willard Crocker / Jack Wright
Takeichi Harada / Teizo Toba
3
6
6
4
5
7
6
3
8
10
 
4 Canada
Japan
Jack Wright
Takeichi Harada
6
3
6
3
8
6
     
5 Canada
Japan
Willard Crocker
Yoshiro Ota
4
6
6
3
8
10
3
6
   

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

1st round
29 April - 9 May
  2nd round
6–22 May
  Quarterfinals
9–13 June
  Semifinals
8–11 July
  Final
21–22 July
  France     Paris, France (clay)
 bye       France 5  
  Romania     Romania 0     Rome, Italy (clay)
 bye         France 3  
  Hungary     Budapest, Hungary     Italy 2  
 bye       Hungary 2
  Italy     Italy 3     Eastbourne, England (grass)
 bye         France 5  
  Portugal     Lisbon, Portugal (clay)     South Africa 0  
 bye       Portugal 0  
  Germany     Germany 5     Berlin, Germany
 bye         Germany 1
  South Africa 5     Montreux, Switzerland     South Africa 4  
  Ireland 0       South Africa 5
  Switzerland 3     Switzerland 0     Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)
  Austria 2         France 3
  Denmark 4     Harrogate, England (clay)     Denmark 0
  Netherlands 1       Denmark 3  
  Sweden 1     Great Britain 2     Copenhagen, Denmark
  Great Britain 4         Denmark 5  
  Spain 2     Zagreb, Yugoslavia     India 0  
  India 3       India 3
 bye     Yugoslavia 0     Prague, Czechoslovakia
  Yugoslavia         Denmark 3
 bye     Prague, Czechoslovakia     Czechoslovakia 2  
  Czechoslovakia       Czechoslovakia 4  
 bye     Greece 1     Prague, Czechoslovakia
  Greece         Czechoslovakia 4
 bye     Brussels, Belgium     Belgium 1  
  Poland       Poland 0
 bye     Belgium 5  
  Belgium  

Final[edit]


Denmark
0
Copenhagen, Denmark
21–22 July 1927
clay

France
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Denmark
France
Einer Ulrich
Henri Cochet
7
9
7
9
4
6
     
2 Denmark
France
Axel Petersen
Jean Borotra
8
6
2
6
1
6
     
3 Denmark
France
Axel Petersen / Einer Ulrich
Jean Borotra / Jacques Brugnon
4
6
0
6
3
6
     
4 Denmark
France
Einer Ulrich
Jean Borotra
          not
played
5 Denmark
France
Axel Petersen
Henri Cochet
          not
played

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]


Japan
0
Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, MA, United States
25–27 August 1927
grass

France
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Japan
France
Yoshiro Ota
Henri Cochet
0
6
3
6
2
6
     
2 Japan
France
Takeichi Harada
René Lacoste
1
6
1
6
2
6
     
3 Japan
France
Takeichi Harada / Tsumio Tawara
Jacques Brugnon / Henri Cochet
7
9
1
6
2
6
     
4 Japan
France
Takeichi Harada
Henri Cochet
          not
played
5 Japan
France
Yoshiro Ota
René Lacoste
          not
played

Challenge Round[edit]


United States
2
Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
8–10 September 1927
grass

France
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
France
Bill Johnston
René Lacoste
3
6
2
6
2
6
     
2 United States
France
Bill Tilden
Henri Cochet
6
4
2
6
6
2
8
6
   
3 United States
France
Frank Hunter / Bill Tilden
Jean Borotra / Jacques Brugnon
3
6
6
3
6
3
4
6
6
0
 
4 United States
France
Bill Tilden
René Lacoste
3
6
6
4
3
6
2
6
   
5 United States
France
Bill Johnston
Henri Cochet
4
6
6
4
2
6
4
6
   

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Davis Cup – 1927 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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