1929 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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The 1929 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 24th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. 23 teams would enter the Europe Zone, while five would enter the America Zone. Egypt and Monaco participated for the first time.

The United States defeated Germany in the Inter-Zonal play-off. The USA would lose to France in the Challenge Round, giving France their third straight title. The final was played at Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France on 26-28 July.[1][2][3]

America Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
16-18 May
Semifinals
17-25 May
Final
30 May-1 June
                           
  Montreal, Canada (grass)
    United States 5  
    Canada 0     Chevy Chase, MD, United States (clay)
      United States 4  
    Japan 1  
    Japan
   bye     Detroit, MI, United States (clay)
      United States 5
        Cuba 0
   bye  
    Cuba     Havana, Cuba (clay)
      Cuba 4
    Mexico 1  
   bye
    Mexico  

Final[edit]


United States
5
Detroit Tennis Club, Detroit, MI, United States
30 May - 1 June 1929
clay

Cuba
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Cuba
John Hennessey
Ricardo Morales
6
0
6
3
6
4
     
2 United States
Cuba
John Van Ryn
Gustavo Vollmer-Ravelo
6
0
6
1
6
1
     
3 United States
Cuba
Wilmer Allison / John Van Ryn
Ricardo Morales / German Upmann
6
2
6
0
6
1
     
4 United States
Cuba
Wilmer Allison
Gustavo Vollmer-Ravelo
6
3
6
2
6
5
     
5 United States
Cuba
George Lott
German Upmann
6
4
6
3
6
3
     

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

1st round
29 March-12 May
  2nd round
10-19 May
  Quarterfinals
5-9 June
  Semifinals
14-21 June
  Final
12-14 July
  Italy     Dublin, Ireland (grass)
 bye       Italy 5  
  Ireland     Ireland 0     Hamburg, Germany
 bye         Italy 2  
  Spain     Barcelona, Spain (clay)     Germany 3  
 bye       Spain 1
  Germany     Germany 4     Prague, Czechoslovakia
 bye         Germany 4  
  Denmark 4     Copenhagen, Denmark     Czechoslovakia 1  
  Chile 1       Denmark 4  
  Greece 4     Greece 1     Copenhagen, Denmark
  Yugoslavia 1         Denmark 1
  Belgium 4     Prague, Czechoslovakia     Czechoslovakia 4  
  Romania 1       Belgium 0
  Austria 2     Czechoslovakia 3     Berlin, Germany (clay)
  Czechoslovakia 3         Germany 3
  Hungary 4     Budapest, Hungary     Great Britain 2
  Norway 1       Hungary 3  
  Monaco 3     Monaco 2     Budapest, Hungary
   Switzerland 2         Hungary 3  
  Finland 1     The Hague, Netherlands (clay)     Netherlands 2  
  Egypt 4       Egypt 1
  Netherlands w/o     Netherlands 4     Budapest, Hungary (clay)
  Portugal         Hungary 2
  Sweden     Saltsjöbaden, Sweden     Great Britain 3  
 bye       Sweden 0  
  South Africa     South Africa 5     Bournemouth, England (grass)
 bye         Great Britain 5
  Poland     Warsaw, Poland (clay)     South Africa 0  
 bye       Poland 0
  Great Britain     Great Britain 5  
 bye  

Final[edit]


Germany
3
Rot-Weiss Tennis Club, Berlin, Germany
12 July - 14 July 1929
clay

Great Britain
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Germany
United Kingdom
Daniel Prenn
Colin Gregory
6
3
6
3
6
2
     
2 Germany
United Kingdom
Hans Moldenhauer
Bunny Austin
6
4
6
2
6
3
     
3 Germany
United Kingdom
Heinrich Kleinschroth / Heinz Landmann
Ian Collins / Colin Gregory
4
6
2
6
0
6
     
4 Germany
United Kingdom
Hans Moldenhauer
Colin Gregory
0
6
2
6
3
6
     
5 Germany
United Kingdom
Daniel Prenn
Bunny Austin
4
6
6
2
6
4
4
6
5
1
 
retired

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]


Germany
0
Rot-Weiss Tennis Club, Berlin, Germany
19 July - 21 July 1929
clay

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Germany
United States
Hans Moldenhauer
Bill Tilden
2
6
4
6
4
6
     
2 Germany
United States
Daniel Prenn
Frank Hunter
6
3
3
6
4
6
3
6
   
3 Germany
United States
Hans Moldenhauer / Daniel Prenn
Wilmer Allison / John Van Ryn
11
9
2
6
4
6
3
6
   
4 Germany
United States
Daniel Prenn
Bill Tilden
1
6
4
6
1
6
     
5 Germany
United States
Hans Moldenhauer
Frank Hunter
3
6
6
1
4
6
6
4
1
6
 

Challenge Round[edit]


France
3
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
26 July - 28 July 1929
clay

United States
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 France
United States
Henri Cochet
Bill Tilden
6
3
6
1
6
2
     
2 France
United States
Jean Borotra
George Lott
6
1
3
6
6
4
7
5
   
3 France
United States
Jean Borotra / Henri Cochet
Wilmer Allison / John Van Ryn
1
6
6
8
4
6
     
4 France
United States
Jean Borotra
Bill Tilden
6
4
1
6
4
6
5
7
   
5 France
United States
Henri Cochet
George Lott
6
1
3
6
6
0
6
3
   

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Davis Cup – 1929 Results". ITF. 
  2. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 495–496,499. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  3. ^ Max Robertson (1974). The Encyclopedia of Tennis. London: Allen & Unwin. p. 383. ISBN 0047960426. 

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