1937 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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The 1937 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 32nd edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. 20 teams would enter the Europe Zone, while four would enter the Americas Zone.

The United States defeated Australia in the Americas Zone. The Americans defeated Germany in the Inter-Zonal play-off, and would go on to defeat Great Britain in the Challenge Round. The final was played at Centre Court in Wimbledon, London, England on 24-27 July.[1][2][3]

Americas Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
30 April-2 May
Final
30 May-1 June
                 
  Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
    Australia 5  
    Mexico 0     Forest Hills, NY, United States (grass)
      Australia 0
San Francisco, CA, United States (clay)     United States 5
    United States 5
    Japan 0  

Final[edit]


United States
5
West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, NY, United States
29 May - 31 May 1937
grass

Australia
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Australia
Don Budge
Jack Crawford
6
1
6
3
6
2
     
2 United States
Australia
Bryan Grant
John Bromwich
6
2
7
5
6
1
     
3 United States
Australia
Don Budge / Gene Mako
Jack Crawford / Vivian McGrath
7
5
6
1
8
6
     
4 United States
Australia
Don Budge
John Bromwich
6
2
6
3
5
7
6
1
   
5 United States
Australia
Bryan Grant
Jack Crawford
6
0
6
2
7
5
     

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

1st round
29 April-2 May
  2nd round
8-17 May
  Quarterfinals
4-7 June
  Semifinals
12-14 June
  Final
10-12 July
  Germany     Munich, Germany
 bye       Germany 3  
  Austria     Austria 1     Milan, Italy (clay)
 bye         Germany 4  
  Italy     Bologna, Italy (clay)     Italy 1  
 bye       Italy 5
  Monaco     Monaco 0     Berlin, Germany
 bye         Germany 4  
  Sweden     Stockholm, Sweden     Belgium 1  
 bye       Sweden 3  
  Greece     Greece 2     Brussels, Belgium
 bye         Sweden 2
  Belgium 3     Brussels, Belgium     Belgium 3  
  Hungary 2       Belgium 4
  Switzerland 3     Switzerland 1     Berlin, Germany
  Ireland 2         Germany 4
  Netherlands 0     Brighton, England (clay)     Czechoslovakia 1
  South Africa 5       South Africa 4  
  New Zealand 3     New Zealand 1     Zagreb, Yugoslavia
  China 2         South Africa 1  
 bye     Belgrade, Yugoslavia     Yugoslavia 4  
  Yugoslavia       Yugoslavia 5
 bye     Romania 0     Prague, Czechoslovakia
  Romania         Yugoslavia 1
 bye     Warsaw, Poland     Czechoslovakia 4  
  Poland       Poland 0  
 bye     Czechoslovakia 5     Prague, Czechoslovakia (clay)
  Czechoslovakia         Czechoslovakia 4
 bye     Paris, France (clay)     France 1  
  France       France 5
 bye     Norway 0  
  Norway  

Final[edit]


Germany
4
Berlin, Germany
10 July - 12 July 1937

Czechoslovakia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Germany
Czechoslovakia
Henner Henkel
Ladislav Hecht
6
1
7
5
7
5
     
2 Germany
Czechoslovakia
Gottfried von Cramm
Roderich Menzel
3
6
4
6
6
4
6
3
6
2
 
3 Germany
Czechoslovakia
Henner Henkel / Gottfried von Cramm
Josef Caska / Ladislav Hecht
6
1
6
2
10
12
6
0
   
4 Germany
Czechoslovakia
Gottfried von Cramm
Ladislav Hecht
6
3
7
5
6
2
     
5 Germany
Czechoslovakia
Helmut Denker
František Cejnar
6
4
6
3
4
6
4
6
2
6
 

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]


Germany
2
Centre Court, Wimbledon, London, England
17 July - 20 July 1937
grass

United States
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Germany
United States
Gottfried von Cramm
Bryan Grant
6
3
6
4
6
2
     
2 Germany
United States
Henner Henkel
Don Budge
2
6
1
6
3
6
     
3 Germany
United States
Henner Henkel / Gottfried von Cramm
Don Budge / Gene Mako
6
4
5
7
6
8
4
6
   
4 Germany
United States
Henner Henkel
Bryan Grant
7
5
2
6
6
3
6
4
   
5 Germany
United States
Gottfried von Cramm
Don Budge
8
6
7
5
4
6
2
6
6
8
 

Challenge Round[edit]


Great Britain
1
Centre Court, Wimbledon, London, England
24 July - 27 July 1937
grass

United States
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 United Kingdom
United States
Bunny Austin
Frank Parker
6
3
6
2
7
5
     
2 United Kingdom
United States
Charles Hare
Don Budge
13
15
1
6
2
6
     
3 United Kingdom
United States
Raymond Tuckey / Frank Wilde
Don Budge / Gene Mako
3
6
5
7
9
7
10
12
   
4 United Kingdom
United States
Charles Hare
Frank Parker
2
6
4
6
2
6
     
5 United Kingdom
United States
Bunny Austin
Don Budge
6
8
6
3
4
6
3
6
   

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Davis Cup – 1937 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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