1908 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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The 1908 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the eighth edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. For the first time, ties were held in different countries and at different times, rather than the all the matches being played in the same venue, as before. It also marked the first time that a tie was played in Australia.

After Australasia's victory in 1907, the United States and the British Isles tried to re-claim the cup, however the Australasia team prevailed again. The final was played at the Albert Ground in Melbourne, Australia on 27–30 November.

Final[edit]


United States
4
Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
17–19 September 1908[1]

British Isles
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
United Kingdom
William Larned
James Parke
6
3
6
3
7
5
     [2]
2 United States
United Kingdom
Beals Wright
Josiah Ritchie
1
6
3
6
2
6
     [2]
3 United States
United Kingdom
Fred Alexander / Harold Hackett
James Parke / Josiah Ritchie
6
3
2
6
7
5
6
1
   
4 United States
United Kingdom
William Larned
Josiah Ritchie
4
6
6
2
6
3
6
2
   [1]
5 United States
United Kingdom
Beals Wright
James Parke
8
10
3
6
6
4
7
5
6
2
 [1]

Challenge round[edit]

1908 Davis Cup Challenge Round match between Australasia and the United States at the Albert Ground, Melbourne, Australia on 27–30 November 1908

Australasia
3
Albert Ground, Melbourne, Australia
27–30 November 1908

United States
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australasia
United States
Norman Brookes
Fred Alexander
5
7
9
7
6
2
4
6
6
3
 
2 Australasia
United States
Tony Wilding
Beals Wright
6
3
5
7
3
6
1
6
   
3 Australasia
United States
Norman Brookes / Tony Wilding
Fred Alexander / Beals Wright
6
3
6
2
5
7
2
6
6
4
 
4 Australasia
United States
Norman Brookes
Beals Wright
6
0
6
3
5
7
2
6
10
12
 
5 Australasia
United States
Tony Wilding
Fred Alexander
6
3
6
4
6
1
     

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