1923 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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1923 International Lawn Tennis Challenge
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Edition 18th
Achievements (singles)
1922
1924

The 1923 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 18th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. For the first time, the competition would be split into two zones: the America Zone and the Europe Zone. This change was necessitated by having more than 16 teams compete for the cup (thus not fitting into one easily workable draw). The past several years had also seen a rise in the number of defaults, as teams from around the globe tried to work out the logistics of playing such an international tournament. Regional zones would help alleviate these problems.

The Europe Zone consisted of 13 teams (although Romania would default their first-round tie). The America Zone was made up of 4 teams, with only one of these teams, Canada, located in the Americas. (The United States, as defending champions, were automatically qualified for the final, Challenge Round). Oddly, Argentina would compete in the Europe Zone. The winners of the Zones met in an Inter-Zonal playoff, with the winner challenging the United States for the championship.

Australia would defeat France in the Inter-Zonal play-off, but would once again fall to the United States in the challenge round. The final was played at the West Side Tennis Club in New York City, United States on 31 August – 3 September.[1][2]

America Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  1st round
26–28 July
Final
9–12 August
                 
  Orange, NJ, United States (grass)
    Australia 4  
    Hawaii 1     Chicago, IL, United States (grass)
      Australia 4
Montreal, Quebec, Canada (grass)     Japan 1
    Canada 0
    Japan 5  

Semifinals[edit]


Australia
4
Orange Tennis Club, Orange, New Jersey, United States
26–28 July 1923
grass

Hawaii
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
Hawaii
James Anderson
Bowie Detrick
6
1
6
3
6
3
     
2 Australia
Hawaii
John Hawkes
William Eklund
6
2
6
1
6
4
     
3 Australia
Hawaii
James Anderson / John Hawkes
Bowie Detrick / William Eklund
6
0
8
6
7
5
     
4 Australia
Hawaii
John Hawkes
Bowie Detrick
6
3
6
1
6
1
     
5 Australia
Hawaii
Richard Schlesinger
William Eklund
4
6
6
4
1
6
4
6
   

Canada
0
Mount Royal Tennis Club, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
26–28 July 1923
grass

Japan
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Canada
Japan
Willard Crocker
Zenzo Shimizu
6
3
7
9
1
6
6
8
   
2 Canada
Japan
Leroy Rennie
Masanosuke Fukuda
2
6
0
6
0
6
     
3 Canada
Japan
Willard Crocker / Jack Wright
Seiichiro Kashio / Zenzo Shimizu
1
6
2
6
2
6
     
4 Canada
Japan
Leroy Rennie
Zenzo Shimizu
2
6
3
6
0
6
     
5 Canada
Japan
Willard Crocker
Masanosuke Fukuda
2
6
3
6
2
6
     

Final[edit]


Japan
1
South Side Tennis Club, Chicago, Illinois, United States
9–12 August 1923
grass

Australia
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Japan
Australia
Zenzo Shimizu
James Anderson
0
6
3
6
3
6
     
2 Japan
Australia
Masanosuke Fukuda
John Hawkes
3
6
4
6
3
6
     
3 Japan
Australia
Seiichiro Kashio / Zenzo Shimizu
James Anderson / John Hawkes
1
6
2
6
2
6
     
4 Japan
Australia
Zenzo Shimizu
John Hawkes
6
4
3
6
2
6
6
1
6
4
 
5 Japan
Australia
Masanosuke Fukuda
James Anderson
1
6
6
3
2
6
1
6
   

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  First round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Final
                                     
  Netherlands  
Noordwijk, Netherlands (clay)
 bye  
    Netherlands 5  
    Italy 0  
  Italy
Eastbourne, England (grass)
 bye  
    Netherlands 0  
Brussels, Belgium (clay)
    Spain 5  
  Great Britain 3  
Manchester, England (grass)
  Belgium 2  
    Great Britain 2
    Spain 3  
  Spain w/o
Deauville, France (clay)
  Romania  
    Spain 2
Bordeaux, France (clay)
    France 3
  France 4  
Dublin, Ireland (grass)
  Denmark 1  
    France 4
Dublin, Ireland (grass)
    Ireland 1  
  Ireland 3
Lyon, France (clay)
  India 2  
    France 3
Territet, Switzerland
     Switzerland 2  
   Switzerland 3  
Geneva, Switzerland
  Czechoslovakia 2  
     Switzerland 4
    Argentina 1  
 bye
  Argentina  

First round[edit]


Great Britain
3
Brussels, Belgium
30 May–1 June 1923
clay

Belgium
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 United Kingdom
Belgium
Randolph Lycett
Georges Watson
6
2
8
6
6
2
     
2 United Kingdom
Belgium
Brian Gilbert
Jean Washer
2
6
6
4
2
6
3
6
   
3 United Kingdom
Belgium
Leslie Godfree / Randolph Lycett
Jean Washer / Georges Watson
6
1
6
4
6
1
     
4 United Kingdom
Belgium
Randolph Lycett
Jean Washer
1
6
3
6
4
6
     
5 United Kingdom
Belgium
Brian Gilbert
Georges Watson
6
1
6
4
6
1
     

France
4
Villa Primrose Athletic Society, Bordeaux, France
15–17 May 1923
clay

Denmark
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 France
Denmark
Henri Cochet
Erik Tegner
6
1
6
4
1
6
5
7
6
4
 
2 France
Denmark
René Lacoste
Henning Larsen
4
6
4
6
6
2
8
6
6
8
 
3 France
Denmark
Henri Cochet / Jean-Pierre Samazeuilh
Erik Tegner / Erik Worm
6
1
7
5
6
3
     
4 France
Denmark
Henri Cochet
Erik Worm
6
3
8
6
6
1
     
5 France
Denmark
Jean-Pierre Samazeuilh
Erik Tegner
5
7
6
1
1
6
8
6
6
4
 

Ireland
3
Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club, Dublin, Ireland
1–4 June 1923
grass

India
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Republic of Ireland
India
Cecil Campbell
Sydney Jacob
2
6
2
6
3
6
     
2 Republic of Ireland
India
D'Arcy McCrea
Hassan-Ali Fyzee
7
5
9
7
2
6
6
3
   
3 Republic of Ireland
India
Louis Meldon / Simon Scroope
Lewis Deane / Hassan-Ali Fyzee
6
0
3
6
6
8
6
4
6
8
 
4 Republic of Ireland
India
Cecil Campbell
Hassan-Ali Fyzee
6
4
7
5
6
2
     
5 Republic of Ireland
India
D'Arcy McCrea
Sydney Jacob
6
4
6
2
6
4
     

Switzerland
3
Montreux Lawn Tennis Club, Territet, Switzerland
31 May–2 June 1923

Czechoslovakia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Switzerland
Czechoslovakia
Charles Aeschlimann
Ladislav Zemla
7
5
6
2
8
10
6
3
   
2 Switzerland
Czechoslovakia
Charles Martin
Friedrich Rohrer
2
6
6
3
6
3
6
8
6
2
 
3 Switzerland
Czechoslovakia
Maurice Ferrier / Guy Sautter
Friedrich Rohrer / Ladislav Zemla
6
4
4
6
5
7
6
8
   
4 Switzerland
Czechoslovakia
Charles Aeschlimann
Friedrich Rohrer
4
6
7
5
13
11
3
6
6
0
 
5 Switzerland
Czechoslovakia
Charles Martin
Ladislav Zemla
4
6
6
3
3
6
4
6
   

Quarterfinals[edit]


Netherlands
5
Noordwijk, Netherlands
1–3 June 1923
clay

Italy
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Netherlands
Italy
Christiaan van Lennep
Umberto De Morpurgo
6
1
0
6
6
3
6
2
   
2 Netherlands
Italy
Arthur Diemer-Kool
Cesare Colombo
6
2
6
1
5
7
6
4
   
3 Netherlands
Italy
Arthur Diemer-Kool / Christiaan van Lennep
Mimo Balbi di Robecco / Umberto De Morpurgo
6
4
6
4
6
3
     
4 Netherlands
Italy
Christiaan van Lennep
Cesare Colombo
6
2
3
6
6
2
6
3
   
5 Netherlands
Italy
Arthur Diemer-Kool
Umberto De Morpurgo
7
5
5
7
3
6
6
4
6
4
 

Great Britain
2
Northern Lawn Tennis Club, Manchester, England
16–19 June 1923
grass

Spain
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 United Kingdom
Spain
Randolph Lycett
Eduardo Flaquer
6
0
6
1
6
1
     
2 United Kingdom
Spain
Patrick Wheatley
Manuel de Gomar
6
4
8
10
1
6
2
6
   
3 United Kingdom
Spain
Leslie Godfree / Randolph Lycett
Manuel de Gomar / Eduardo Flaquer
2
6
3
6
6
4
3
6
   
4 United Kingdom
Spain
Patrick Wheatley
Eduardo Flaquer
0
6
4
6
6
3
6
1
11
9
 
5 United Kingdom
Spain
Randolph Lycett
Manuel de Gomar
4
6
1
6
5
7
     

France
4
Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club, Dublin, Ireland
21–23 June 1923
grass

Ireland
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 France
Republic of Ireland
Henri Cochet
D'Arcy McCrea
6
1
6
3
13
11
     
2 France
Republic of Ireland
Jean Borotra
Cecil Campbell
1
6
5
7
0
6
     
3 France
Republic of Ireland
Jacques Brugnon / René Lacoste
Cecil Campbell / Simon Scroope
6
2
6
3
14
12
     
4 France
Republic of Ireland
Henri Cochet
Cecil Campbell
0
6
7
5
4
6
10
8
8
6
 
5 France
Republic of Ireland
Jean Borotra
D'Arcy McCrea
7
5
1
6
5
7
6
0
6
2
 

Switzerland
4
Geneva, Switzerland
15–17 June 1923

Argentina
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Switzerland
Argentina
Charles Martin
Carlos Caminos
8
6
6
4
6
3
     
2 Switzerland
Argentina
Charles Aeschlimann
Ronald Boyd
8
6
4
6
6
4
6
4
   
3 Switzerland
Argentina
Charles Aeschlimann / Guy Sautter
Guillermo Robson / Alfredo Villegas
4
6
6
3
9
7
6
3
   
4 Switzerland
Argentina
Charles Martin
Ronald Boyd
3
6
1
6
9
7
6
4
5
7
 
5 Switzerland
Argentina
Charles Aeschlimann
Carlos Caminos
6
3
7
5
6
3
     

Semifinals[edit]


Netherlands
0
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, England
9–11 July 1923
grass

Spain
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Netherlands
Spain
Christiaan van Lennep
Manuel de Gomar
4
6
3
6
3
6
     
2 Netherlands
Spain
Marinus van der Feen
Eduardo Flaquer
6
4
2
6
3
6
0
6
   
3 Netherlands
Spain
Cornelis Bryan / Hendrik Timmer
Manuel de Gomar / Eduardo Flaquer
4
6
3
6
2
6
     
4 Netherlands
Spain
Marinus van der Feen
Manuel de Gomar
3
6
0
6
5
7
     
5 Netherlands
Spain
Christiaan van Lennep
Eduardo Flaquer
7
5
3
6
6
8
1
6
   

France
3
Lyon Tennis Club, Lyon, France
13–15 July 1923
clay

Switzerland
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 France
Switzerland
Jean-François Blanchy
Charles Aeschlimann
6
4
6
2
6
4
     
2 France
Switzerland
Henri Cochet
Charles Martin
6
4
4
6
6
3
1
6
3
6
 
3 France
Switzerland
Jean-François Blanchy / Jean-Pierre Samazeuilh
Charles Aeschlimann / Guy Sautter
10
8
6
3
2
6
4
6
4
6
 
4 France
Switzerland
Jean-François Blanchy
Charles Martin
7
5
6
3
6
2
     
5 France
Switzerland
Henri Cochet
Charles Aeschlimann
1
6
6
3
6
3
5
7
6
4
 

Final[edit]


France
3
Sporting Club, Deauville, France
28 July - 1 August 1923
clay

Spain
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 France
Spain
René Lacoste
Manuel de Gomar
6
3
6
4
5
7
6
4
   
2 France
Spain
Jean-François Blanchy
Eduardo Flaquer
6
1
6
2
3
6
6
1
   
3 France
Spain
Jacques Brugnon / René Lacoste
Eduardo Flaquer / Manuel de Gomar
4
6
6
8
13
11
6
1
4
6
 
4 France
Spain
René Lacoste
Eduardo Flaquer
6
1
6
3
6
2
     
5 France
Spain
Jean-François Blanchy
Manuel de Gomar
3
6
6
2
2
6
2
6
   

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]


France
1
Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, MA, United States
10–14 August 1923
grass

Australia
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 France
Australia
André Gobert
Gerald Patterson
6
4
6
3
3
6
4
6
3
6
 
2 France
Australia
Henri Cochet
Pat O'Hara-Wood
6
4
3
6
6
0
7
9
6
3
 
3 France
Australia
Henri Cochet / André Gobert
Pat O'Hara-Wood / Gerald Patterson
0
6
8
6
6
4
3
6
8
10
 
4 France
Australia
Henri Cochet
Gerald Patterson
2
6
6
2
4
6
2
6
   
5 France
Australia
André Gobert
Pat O'Hara-Wood
6
2
2
6
1
6
4
6
   

Challenge Round[edit]


United States
4
West Side Tennis Club, New York, NY, United States
31 August - 3 September 1923
grass

Australia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Australia
Bill Tilden
John Hawkes
6
4
6
2
6
1
     
2 United States
Australia
Bill Johnston
James Anderson
6
4
2
6
6
2
5
7
2
6
 
3 United States
Australia
Bill Tilden / Norris Williams
James Anderson / John Hawkes
17
15
11
13
2
6
6
3
6
2
 
4 United States
Australia
Bill Tilden
James Anderson
6
2
6
3
1
6
7
5
   
5 United States
Australia
Bill Johnston
John Hawkes
6
0
6
2
6
1
     

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Davis Cup – 1923 Results". ITF. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 495–506. ISBN 978-0942257700. 

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