1914 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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1914 International Lawn Tennis Challenge
Details
Duration7 July – 15 August
Edition13th
Teams7
Champion
Winning Nation Australasia
1913
1919
1914 International Lawn Tennis Challenge (Davis Cup) finals match between Australasia and the United States played at the West Side Tennis Club in New York on 13–15 August. Players shown on the near side are Norman Brookes (left) and Anthony Wilding (right) for Australasia and on the far side Thomas Bundy (left) and Maurice McLoughlin (right) for the United States.
The British 1914 Davis Cup team consisting of Herbert Roper Barrett (top left), Algernon Kingscote (top right), James Cecil Parke (bottom left) and Theodore Mavrogordato (bottom right).

The 1914 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 13th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. The bulk of the competition returned to the United States for the first time since 1903. The United States fell to Australasia in the final, which was played at the West Side Tennis Club in New York on 13–15 August.[1]

Draw[edit]

  Quarterfinals
July
Semifinals
July/August
Final
6–8 August
                           
 
    Germany  
   bye     Pittsburgh, United States (grass)
      Germany 0  
  Lake Forest, IL, United States (grass)     Australasia 5  
    Australasia 5
    Canada 0     Boston, United States (grass)
      Australasia 3
  Folkestone, United Kingdom (grass)       Great Britain 2
    Great Britain 5  
    Belgium 0     Wimbledon, United Kingdom (grass)
      Great Britain 4
      France 1  
   bye
    France  

Quarterfinals[edit]

Australasia vs. Canada


Australasia
5
Onwentsia Club, Lake Forest, IL, United States [2][3]
23–25 July 1914 [2][4]
Grass

Canada
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australasia
Canada
Norman Brookes
Bernard Schwengers
6
2
6
3
6
2
     [2]
2 Australasia
Canada
Anthony Wilding
Robert Powell
6
1
6
2
6
2
     [2]
3 Australasia
Canada
Norman Brookes / Anthony Wilding
Robert Powell / Bernard Schwengers
6
4
6
3
6
4
     [2]
4 Australasia
Canada
Norman Brookes
Robert Powell
6
0
6
1
6
3
     [4]
5 Australasia
Canada
Anthony Wilding
Bernard Schwengers
7
5
6
3
6
1
     [4]

Great Britain vs. Belgium


Great Britain
5
Pleasure Gardens, Folkestone, United Kingdom [5][6]
7–9 July 1914 [5][7]
Grass

Belgium
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 United Kingdom
Belgium
James Cecil Parke
Georges Watson
6
2
6
2
6
3
     [5]
2 United Kingdom
Belgium
Theodore Mavrogordato
Paul de Borman
6
1
6
3
8
6
     [5]
3 United Kingdom
Belgium
Theodore Mavrogordato / Herbert Roper Barrett
William du Vivier / Georges Watson
6
1
6
2
6
2
     [8]
4 United Kingdom
Belgium
James Cecil Parke
Paul de Borman
6
4
6
3
6
0
     [7]
5 United Kingdom
Belgium
Theodore Mavrogordato
Georges Watson
6
1
6
0
6
3
     [7]

Semifinals[edit]

Australasia vs. Germany


Australasia
5
Allegheny County Club, Pittsburgh, PA, United States [9][10]
30 July-1 August 1914 [9][11]
Grass

Germany
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australasia
Germany
Norman Brookes
Otto Froitzheim
10
8
6
1
6
2
     [9]
2 Australasia
Germany
Anthony Wilding
Oscar Kreuzer
6
2
6
2
6
4
     [9]
3 Australasia
Germany
Norman Brookes / Anthony Wilding
Otto Froitzheim / Oscar Kreuzer
6
1
6
1
6
2
     [12]
4 Australasia
Germany
Norman Brookes
Oscar Kreuzer
6
4
6
2
6
8
6
2
   [11]
5 Australasia
Germany
Anthony Wilding
Otto Froitzheim
6
3
6
4
6
2
     [11]

Great Britain vs. France


Great Britain
4
Worple Road, Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom [13][14]
11–14 July 1914 [13][15]
Grass

France
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 United Kingdom
France
Theodore Mavrogordato
Maurice Germot
4
6
7
5
9
7
6
2
   [13]
2 United Kingdom
France
James Cecil Parke
Max Decugis
6
2
4
6
3
6
6
3
6
3
 [13]
3 United Kingdom
France
Theodore Mavrogordato / Herbert Roper Barrett
Max Decugis / Maurice Germot
3
6
7
5
5
7
4
6
   [16]
4 United Kingdom
France
James Cecil Parke
Maurice Germot
7
5
6
1
6
3
     [15]
5 United Kingdom
France
Theodore Mavrogordato
Max Decugis
6
1
7
5
7
5
     [15]

Final[edit]

Great Britain vs. Australasia


Australasia
3
Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, MA, United States [17][18]
6–8 August 1914 [19][17]
Grass

Great Britain
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australasia
United Kingdom
Norman Brookes
James Cecil Parke
6
2
4
6
6
3
1
6
7
5
 [17]
2 Australasia
United Kingdom
Anthony Wilding
Arthur Lowe
6
3
6
1
16
14
     [17]
3 Australasia
United Kingdom
Norman Brookes / Anthony Wilding
Theodore Mavrogordato / James Cecil Parke
6
1
6
0
6
4
     [20]
4 Australasia
United Kingdom
Norman Brookes
Arthur Lowe
           
w/o[19]
5 Australasia
United Kingdom
Anthony Wilding
James Cecil Parke
           
w/o[19]

Challenge Round[edit]

United States vs. Australasia


United States
2
West Side Tennis Club, New York, NY, United States [21][22]
13–15 August 1914 [21][23]
Grass

Australasia
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Australasia
Richard Norris Williams
Anthony Wilding
5
7
2
6
3
6
     [21]
2 United States
Australasia
Maurice McLoughlin
Norman Brookes
17
15
6
3
6
3
     [21]
3 United States
Australasia
Thomas Bundy / Maurice McLoughlin
Norman Brookes / Anthony Wilding
3
6
6
8
7
9
     [24]
4 United States
Australasia
Richard Norris Williams
Norman Brookes
1
6
2
6
10
8
3
6
   [23]
5 United States
Australasia
Maurice McLoughlin
Anthony Wilding
6
2
6
3
2
6
6
2
   [23]

References[edit]

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