1928 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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The 1928 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 23rd edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. 26 teams would enter the Europe Zone, while 6 would enter the America Zone. Chile, Finland, and Norway made their first appearances in the competition.

The United States defeated Italy in the Inter-Zonal play-off. The USA would lose to France in the Challenge Round, giving France their second straight title. The final was played at Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France on 27–29 July.[1][2][3]

America Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
Semifinals
25–28 May
Final
1–3 June
                           
 
    China  
   bye     Kansas City, MO, United States (clay)
      China 0  
Mexico City, Mexico (clay)     United States 5  
    United States 5
    Mexico 0     Chicago, IL, United States (clay)
      United States 5
  Havana, Cuba       Japan 0
    Japan 3  
    Cuba 0     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      Japan 3
    Canada 1  
   bye
    Canada  

Final[edit]


United States
5
Town & Tennis Club, Chicago, IL, United States
1–3 June 1928
clay

Japan
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Japan
Bill Tilden
Tamino Abe
6
2
6
3
6
0
     
2 United States
Japan
John Hennessey
Yoshiro Ota
8
6
6
3
6
3
     
3 United States
Japan
George Lott / Bill Tilden
Tamino Abe / Teizo Toba
6
1
10
8
6
2
     
4 United States
Japan
Wilbur Coen
Tamino Abe
7
9
6
2
6
4
7
5
   
5 United States
Japan
Bill Tilden
Yoshiro Ota
6
8
6
3
6
1
6
0
   

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

1st round
7 April-12 May
  2nd round
11–26 May
  Quarterfinals
7–11 June
  Semifinals
20–24 June
  Final
13–15 July
  Switzerland     Zürich, Switzerland
 bye       Switzerland 2  
  India     India 3     Turin, Italy (clay)
 bye         India 1  
  Romania 5     Rome, Italy (clay)     Italy 4  
  Belgium 0       Romania 0
  Italy 4     Italy 4     Felixstowe, England (grass)
  Australia 1         Italy 4  
  Yugoslavia 1     Helsinki, Finland (clay)     Great Britain 1  
  Finland 4       Finland 0  
  Great Britain 4     Great Britain 5     Birmingham, England (grass)
  Argentina 1         Great Britain 4
  Germany 4     Berlin, Germany (clay)     Germany 1  
  Greece 1       Germany 3
  Spain 3     Spain 2     Milan, Italy (clay)
  Chile 2         Italy 3
  Poland 0     Copenhagen, Denmark     Czechoslovakia 2
  Denmark 5       Denmark 1  
  Austria 4     Austria 4     The Hague, Netherlands (clay)
  Philippines 1         Austria 0  
  Norway 0     Noordwijk, Netherlands (clay)     Netherlands 3  
  Hungary 5       Hungary 2
  Ireland 0     Netherlands 3     Prague, Czechoslovakia
  Netherlands 5         Netherlands 2
  Sweden w/o     Stockholm, Sweden     Czechoslovakia 3  
  South Africa       Sweden 1  
  Czechoslovakia     Czechoslovakia 4    
 bye         Czechoslovakia w/o
  Portugal     Lisbon, Portugal (clay)     New Zealand  
 bye       Portugal 1
  New Zealand     New Zealand 4  
 bye  

Final[edit]


Italy
3
Milan, Italy
13–15 July 1928
clay

Czechoslovakia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Italy
Czechoslovakia
Umberto de Morpurgo
Pavel Machenauer
6
3
6
3
6
4
     
2 Italy
Czechoslovakia
Placido Gaslini
Jan Koželuh
1
6
7
9
6
3
4
6
   
3 Italy
Czechoslovakia
Umberto de Morpurgo / Placido Gaslini
Jan Koželuh / Pavel Machenauer
6
8
6
4
4
6
4
6
   
4 Italy
Czechoslovakia
Umberto de Morpurgo
Jan Koželuh
6
1
6
2
6
0
     
5 Italy
Czechoslovakia
Placido Gaslini
Pavel Machenauer
0
6
6
4
6
4
6
3
   

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]


Italy
1
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
20–22 July 1928
clay

United States
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Italy
United States
Umberto de Morpurgo
John Hennessey
4
6
5
7
2
6
     
2 Italy
United States
Placido Gaslini
Frank Hunter
1
6
1
6
0
6
     
3 Italy
United States
Umberto de Morpurgo / Placido Gaslini
John Hennessey / George Lott
2
6
3
6
1
6
     
4 Italy
United States
Umberto de Morpurgo
Frank Hunter
6
4
6
8
6
3
3
6
6
3
 
5 Italy
United States
Placido Gaslini
John Hennessey
5
7
3
6
4
6
     

Challenge Round[edit]


France
4
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
27–29 July 1928
clay

United States
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 France
United States
René Lacoste
Bill Tilden
6
1
4
6
4
6
6
2
3
6
 
2 France
United States
Henri Cochet
John Hennessey
5
7
9
7
6
3
6
0
   
3 France
United States
Jean Borotra / Henri Cochet
Frank Hunter / Bill Tilden
6
4
6
8
7
5
4
6
6
2
 
4 France
United States
Henri Cochet
Bill Tilden
9
7
8
6
6
4
     
5 France
United States
René Lacoste
John Hennessey
4
6
6
1
7
5
6
4
   

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Davis Cup – 1928 Results". ITF. 
  2. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 495–506. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  3. ^ Max Robertson (1974). The Encyclopedia of Tennis. London: Allen & Unwin. p. 383. ISBN 0047960426. 

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