1934 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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The 1934 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 29th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. 23 teams would enter the Europe Zone, 10 beginning in the main draw and 13 beginning in the Qualifying Rounds; while only 5 would enter the Americas Zone, 3 in North America and 2 in South America. Estonia entered the tournament for the first time.

The United States walked over Brazil in the Americas Zone, after Brazil received a walkover in the only South American tie. The USA defeated Australia in the Inter-Zonal play-off, but would fall to Great Britain in the Challenge Round. The final was played at Centre Court in Wimbledon, London, England on 28-31 July.[1][2][3]

America Zone[edit]

North/Central America draw[edit]

  1st Round
24-27 May
Final
30 May-1 June
                 
  Wilmington, DE, United States (grass)
    United States 5  
    Canada 0     Baltimore, MD, United States (grass)
      United States 5
    Mexico 0
   bye
    Mexico  

South America draw[edit]

Final
 
 
  Brazil w/o
  Peru

Americas Inter-Zonal round[edit]

United States defeated Brazil by walkover.

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  First round
18-20 May
Quarterfinals
7-10 June
Semifinals
15-17 June
Final
13-15 July
                                     
  Australia  
Eastbourne, England (grass)
 bye  
    Australia 4  
    Japan 1  
  Japan
Paris, France (clay)
 bye  
    Australia 3  
    France 2  
  Germany  
Paris, France (clay)
 bye  
    Germany 2
Paris, France (clay)
    France 3  
  France 5
Prague, Czechoslovakia (clay)
  Austria 0  
    Australia 3
Lucerne, Switzerland
    Czechoslovakia 2
  Switzerland 5  
Rome, Italy (clay)
  India 0  
    Switzerland 0
    Italy 5  
 bye
Milan, Italy (clay)
  Italy  
    Italy 2
    Czechoslovakia 3  
 bye  
Prague, Czechoslovakia
  Czechoslovakia  
    Czechoslovakia 4
    New Zealand 1  
 bye
  New Zealand  

Final[edit]


Czechoslovakia
2
Prague, Czechoslovakia
13 July - 15 July 1934
clay

Australia
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Czechoslovakia
Australia
Roderich Menzel
Vivian McGrath
10
8
6
2
8
6
     
2 Czechoslovakia
Australia
Ladislav Hecht
Jack Crawford
4
6
2
6
2
6
     
3 Czechoslovakia
Australia
Ladislav Hecht / Roderich Menzel
Jack Crawford / Adrian Quist
4
6
3
6
4
6
     
4 Czechoslovakia
Australia
Roderich Menzel
Jack Crawford
6
4
6
4
2
6
8
6
   
5 Czechoslovakia
Australia
Ladislav Hecht
Vivian McGrath
6
3
2
6
1
6
5
7
   

Qualifying Rounds[edit]

First Round
20-22 July
Warsaw, Poland
  Poland 4
  Belgium 1
  First round
3-19 August
Quarterfinals
24 August-2 September
                 
Warsaw, Poland
  Poland 5  
Warsaw, Poland
  Estonia 0  
    Poland 5
    Greece 0
  Austria
  Greece w/o  
Berlin, Germany
  Germany 5  
Copenhagen, Denmark
  Romania 0  
    Germany 5
    Denmark 0
  Denmark w/o
  Switzerland  
Stockholm, Sweden
  Sweden 3  
Stockholm, Sweden
  Ireland 2  
    Sweden 2
Amsterdam, Netherlands (clay)
    Netherlands 3
  Monaco 1
  Netherlands 4  
Budapest, Hungary (clay)
  Hungary 3  
Budapest, Hungary
  Norway 2  
    Hungary 2
    Yugoslavia 3
  Yugoslavia w/o
  Spain  

Poland, Germany, Netherlands, and Yugoslavia advance to main draw in 1935[a]

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]


Australia
2
Centre Court, Wimbledon, London, England
21 July - 25 July 1934
grass

United States
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
United States
Jack Crawford
Frank Shields
6
1
6
2
12
10
     
2 Australia
United States
Vivian McGrath
Sidney Wood
7
5
6
4
1
6
9
7
   
3 Australia
United States
Jack Crawford / Adrian Quist
George Lott / Lester Stoefen
4
6
4
6
6
2
4
6
   
4 Australia
United States
Jack Crawford
Sidney Wood
3
6
7
9
6
4
6
4
2
6
 
5 Australia
United States
Vivian McGrath
Frank Shields
4
6
2
6
4
6
     

Challenge Round[edit]


Great Britain
4
Centre Court, Wimbledon, London, England
28 July - 31 July 1934
grass

United States
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 United Kingdom
United States
Bunny Austin
Frank Shields
6
4
6
4
6
1
     
2 United Kingdom
United States
Fred Perry
Sidney Wood
6
1
4
6
5
7
6
0
6
3
 
3 United Kingdom
United States
Patrick Hughes / Harry Lee
George Lott / Lester Stoefen
5
7
0
6
6
4
7
9
   
4 United Kingdom
United States
Fred Perry
Frank Shields
6
4
4
6
6
2
15
13
   
5 United Kingdom
United States
Bunny Austin
Sidney Wood
6
4
6
0
6
8
6
3
   

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The draw for 1935 turned out to be undersubscribed, and the qualifying system scrapped. Had enough teams entered, these four would have been in the main draw along with semifinalists from the 1934 main draw.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Davis Cup – 1934 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. 384. ISBN 0047960426. 

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