1905 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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The 1905 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the fifth edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. As defending champions, the British Isles team played host to the competition. The World Group ties were played at Queen's Club in London, England from 13–19 July, and the final was played on 21–24 July. Britain retained the Cup for their third championship.

Teams[edit]

Australasia, a combined Australia-New Zealand team, and Austria joined the competition for the first time. The United States returned after a 1-year hiatus, and France would return for their second year. For the first time, a "World Group" tournament was held to determine which team would challenge the British Isles for the cup.

Draw[edit]

Quarterfinals
 
Semifinals
13–15 July[1][2]
Final
17–19 July[3][4]
                 
 France
bye
 France 0
 United States 5
 United States w/o1[1]
 Belgium
 United States 5
 Australasia 0
bye
 Australasia
 Australasia 5
 Austria 0
bye
 Austria

1 The match was scratched and the United States were advanced to the semifinals as Belgium were unable to field a team due to player illness.

Semifinals[edit]

France vs. United States[edit]


France
0
Queen's Club, London, England
13–15 July 1905[1]
grass

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 France
United States
Maurice Germot
Holcombe Ward
2
6
2
6
1
6
     [5]
2 France
United States
Max Décugis
William Clothier
3
6
4
6
4
6
     [5]
3 France
United States
Max Décugis / Maurice Germot
Holcombe Ward / Beals Wright
2
6
2
6
2
6
     [6]
4 France
United States
Max Décugis
Holcombe Ward
2
6
2
6
1
6
     [2]
5 France
United States
Maurice Germot
William Clothier
3
6
7
5
1
6
3
6
   [2]

Austria vs. Australasia[edit]


Austria
0
Queen's Club, London, England
13–15 July 1905[1]
grass

Australasia
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Austria
Australasia
Rolf Kinzl
Norman Brookes
0
6
1
6
2
6
     [5]
2 Austria
Australasia
Kurt von Wessely
Tony Wilding
6
4
3
6
5
7
1
6
   [5]
3 Austria
Australasia
Rolf Kinzl / Kurt von Wessely
Norman Brookes / Alfred Dunlop
7
9
2
6
5
7
     [6]
4 Austria
Australasia
Kurt von Wessely
Norman Brookes
0
6
2
6
2
6
     [2]
5 Austria
Australasia
Rolf Kinzl
Tony Wilding
3
6
6
4
2
6
4
6
   [2]

Final[edit]

United States vs. Australasia[edit]


United States
5
Queen's Club, London, England
17–19 July 1905[3][4]
grass

Australasia
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Australasia
Beals Wright
Norman Brookes
12
10
5
7
12
10
6
4
   [3]
2 United States
Australasia
William Larned
Tony Wilding
6
3
6
2
6
4
     [3]
3 United States
Australasia
Holcombe Ward / Beals Wright
Norman Brookes / Alfred Dunlop
6
4
7
5
5
7
6
2
   [7]
4 United States
Australasia
Beals Wright
Tony Wilding
6
3
6
3
       [4]
5 United States
Australasia
William Larned
Norman Brookes
14
12
6
0
6
3
     [4]

Challenge round[edit]


Great Britain
5
Wimbledon, London, England[7]
21–24 July 1905[4][8]
grass

United States
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 United Kingdom
United States
Lawrence Doherty
Holcombe Ward
7
9
4
6
6
1
6
2
6
0
 [4]
2 United Kingdom
United States
Sidney Smith
William Larned
6
4
6
4
5
7
6
4
   [4]
3 United Kingdom
United States
Lawrence Doherty / Reggie Doherty
Holcombe Ward / Beals Wright
8
10
6
2
6
2
4
6
8
6
 [9]
4 United Kingdom
United States
Lawrence Doherty
William Larned
6
4
2
6
6
8
6
4
6
2
 [8]
5 United Kingdom
United States
Sidney Smith
William Clothier
6
1
6
4
6
3
     [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Miss Sutton Wins Abroad.; American Tennis Team Has Walkover in First of International Cup Series." (PDF). New York Times. 1905-07-05. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "American Win Place in International Final; Tennis Experts, Wards and Clothing, Again Beat Frenchmen. Doherty Brothers Beaten Australasians Take Exhibition Doubles, Causing Britons to Fear Loss of Davis Cup." (PDF). New York Times. 1905-07-16. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Larned and Wright take Tennis Final; Americans Outplay Australasians in Brilliant Matches. English Defenders Named Defeat of Brookes by Wright Yields Remarkable Contest on Queens Club Courts." (PDF). New York Times. 1905-07-18. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Americans Sweep Finals; Challengers for International Tennis Cup Win Every Match." (PDF). New York Times. 1905-07-20. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 
  5. ^ a b c d "American Tennis Team Beats French Players; Ward and Clothier Take First International Matches. Victories in Three Sets Australasians Also Win Over Austrians in Ties for Davis Challenge Cup." (PDF). New York Times. 1905-07-14. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 
  6. ^ a b "American Tennis Pair Beat French Players; Take Doubles Match of International Series at Queen's Club. Wright's Intricate Service Will Meet Australasians Next Week to Decide Challengers for Davis Cup." (PDF). New York Times. 1905-07-15. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 
  7. ^ a b "Americans First at Tennis.; Ward and Wright Capture Doubles at Queen's Club." (PDF). New York Times. 1905-07-19. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 
  8. ^ a b c "Americans Beaten Again.; England Takes Final Matches for Davis International Cup." (PDF). New York Times. 1905-07-25. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 
  9. ^ "England Wins Match on Wimbledon Courts; Ward and Wright Defeated in Hard-Fought Tennis Match. Dhertys Show Fine Form Americans Lead in Deciding Set, but Ward Misplays at Critical Point and Loses." (PDF). New York Times. 1905-07-23. Retrieved 2010-02-02.