1924 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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The 1924 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 19th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. The tournament was, for the second straight year, divided into the America and Europe Zones. 17 teams competed in the Europe Zone, and 6 in America. China, Cuba, Hungary, Mexico, and New Zealand all competed for the first time, and South Africa and Austria returned to create the largest field to date.

For the second straight year, Australia defeated France in the Inter-Zonal play-off, but once again fell to the United States in the challenge round. The final was played at the Germantown Cricket Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States on 11–13 September.[1][2]

America Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  Quarterfinals
July
Semifinals
7–10 August
Final
14–16 August
                           
 
    Mexico  
   bye     Baltimore, MD, United States (grass)
      Mexico 0  
Brooklyn, NY, United States (grass)     Australia 5  
    China 0
    Australia 5     Providence, RI, United States (grass)
      Australia 5
  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (clay)       Japan 0
    Canada 3  
    Cuba 2     Montreal, Quebec, Canada (grass)
      Canada 1
    Japan 4  
   bye
    Japan  

First round[edit]


China
0
Crescent Athletic Club, Brooklyn, New York, United States
31 July–1 August 1924
grass

Australia
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 China
Australia
Wei Wing Lock
Gerald Patterson
1
6
2
6
2
6
     
2 China
Australia
Paul Kong
Pat O'Hara Wood
0
6
1
6
2
6
     
3 China
Australia
Huang Ching / Wei Wing Lock
Pat O'Hara Wood / Gerald Patterson
1
6
2
6
0
6
     
4 China
Australia
Paul Kong
Gerald Patterson
0
6
0
6
2
6
     
5 China
Australia
Wei Wing Lock
Pat O'Hara Wood
0
6
0
6
2
6
     

Canada
3
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
24–26 July 1924
clay

Cuba
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Canada
Cuba
Jack Wright
Rogelio Paris
8
10
6
3
6
2
0
6
3
6
 
2 Canada
Cuba
Willard Crocker
Ignacio Zayas
6
1
6
2
6
2
     
3 Canada
Cuba
Willard Crocker / Jack Wright
Vicente Banet / Guillermo Sanchez-Villalba
7
5
7
5
6
2
     
4 Canada
Cuba
Jack Wright
Vicente Banet
6
4
4
6
0
6
6
3
4
6
 
5 Canada
Cuba
Willard Crocker
Rogelio Paris
6
3
7
5
6
3
     

Semifinals[edit]


Mexico
0
Baltimore Country Club, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
7–9 August 1924
grass

Australia
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Mexico
Australia
Manuel Llano
Gerald Patterson
0
6
1
6
2
6
     
2 Mexico
Australia
Ignacio de la Borbolla
Pat O'Hara Wood
3
6
0
6
7
9
     
3 Mexico
Australia
Ignacio de la Borbolla / Francisco Gerdes
Pat O'Hara Wood / Gerald Patterson
4
6
4
6
0
6
     
4 Mexico
Australia
Ignacio de la Borbolla
Gerald Patterson
2
6
2
6
1
6
     
5 Mexico
Australia
Francisco Gerdes
Pat O'Hara Wood
1
6
2
6
1
6
     

Canada
1
Mount Royal Tennis Club, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
7–10 August 1924
grass

Japan
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Canada
Japan
Jack Wright
Sunao Okamoto
6
8
4
6
5
7
     
2 Canada
Japan
Willard Crocker
Zenzo Shimizu
6
4
5
7
4
6
6
0
1
6
 
3 Canada
Japan
Willard Crocker / Jack Wright
Takeichi Harada / Sunao Okamoto
7
5
6
4
6
3
     
4 Canada
Japan
Willard Crocker
Sunao Okamoto
2
6
7
9
6
4
2
6
   
5 Canada
Japan
Jack Wright
Zenzo Shimizu
6
4
3
6
4
6
0
6
   

Final[edit]


Japan
0
Agawam Hunt Club, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
14–16 August 1924
grass

Australia
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Japan
Australia
Zenzo Shimizu
Gerald Patterson
5
7
9
11
4
6
     
2 Japan
Australia
Sunao Okamoto
Pat O'Hara Wood
4
6
6
2
4
6
6
2
1
6
 
3 Japan
Australia
Takeichi Harada / Sunao Okamoto
Pat O'Hara Wood / Gerald Patterson
5
7
2
6
4
6
     
4 Japan
Australia
Sunao Okamoto
Gerald Patterson
5
7
1
6
4
6
     
5 Japan
Australia
Zenzo Shimizu
Pat O'Hara Wood
4
6
4
6
2
6
     

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

First Round
12–14 May
Torquay, England (clay)
  Great Britain 3
  Belgium 2
  Second Round
May–June
Quarterfinals
June
Semifinals
25–29 July
Final
3–5 August
                                     
Birmingham, England (grass)
  Great Britain 3  
Scarborough, England (grass)
  Spain 2  
    Great Britain 4  
    South Africa 1  
  Argentina
Eastbourne, England (grass)
  South Africa w/o  
    Great Britain 1  
Arnhem, Netherlands (clay)
    France 4  
  Netherlands 1  
Paris, France (clay)
  India 4  
    India 0
Dublin, Ireland (grass)
    France 4  
  Ireland 0
Évian-les-Bains, France (clay)
  France 5  
    France 5
Copenhagen, Denmark
    Czechoslovakia 0
  Hungary 2  
Copenhagen, Denmark
  Denmark 3  
    Denmark 3
    Italy 2  
  Romania
Copenhagen, Denmark
  Italy w/o  
    Denmark 2
Prague, Czechoslovakia
    Czechoslovakia 3  
  Czechoslovakia 4  
Prague, Czechoslovakia
  New Zealand 0  
    Czechoslovakia 4
Vienna, Austria
     Switzerland 1  
   Switzerland 4
  Austria 1  

First round[edit]


Great Britain
3
Abbey Park Gardens, Torquay, England
12–14 May 1924
clay

Belgium
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 United Kingdom
Belgium
Algernon Kingscote
Georges Watson
7
5
6
2
6
3
     
2 United Kingdom
Belgium
Brian Gilbert
Jean Washer
3
6
9
7
6
2
4
6
6
8
 
3 United Kingdom
Belgium
Leslie Godfree / Max Woosnam
Jean Washer / Georges Watson
6
4
8
6
6
4
     
4 United Kingdom
Belgium
Algernon Kingscote
Jean Washer
3
6
3
6
3
6
     
5 United Kingdom
Belgium
Brian Gilbert
Georges Watson
6
4
6
3
6
1
     

Second round[edit]


Great Britain
3
Edgbaston Archery and Lawn Tennis Society, Birmingham, England
31 May–3 June 1924
grass

Spain
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 United Kingdom
Spain
Patrick Wheatley
Eduardo Flaquer
6
3
1
6
8
6
6
1
   
2 United Kingdom
Spain
Brian Gilbert
Manuel Alonso-Areyzaga
2
6
7
9
6
3
6
4
4
6
 
3 United Kingdom
Spain
Leslie Godfree / Max Woosnam
Manuel Alonso-Areyzaga / Eduardo Flaquer
6
1
6
4
6
8
6
2
   
4 United Kingdom
Spain
Patrick Wheatley
Manuel Alonso-Areyzaga
3
6
7
9
6
2
4
6
   
5 United Kingdom
Spain
Brian Gilbert
José María Alonso-Areyzaga
6
0
6
4
6
0
     

Netherlands
1
Arnhem, Netherlands
29–31 May 1924
clay

India
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Netherlands
India
Christiaan van Lennep
Sydney Jacob
6
0
6
3
2
6
5
7
7
9
 
2 Netherlands
India
Hendrik Timmer
Mohammed Sleem
0
6
2
6
2
6
     
3 Netherlands
India
Hendrik Timmer / Christiaan van Lennep
Syed Mohammad Hadi / Sydney Jacob
6
4
4
6
3
6
6
2
6
4
 
4 Netherlands
India
Hendrik Timmer
Sydney Jacob
6
3
6
8
3
6
6
2
1
6
 
5 Netherlands
India
Christiaan van Lennep
Mohammed Sleem
3
6
3
6
5
7
     

Ireland
0
Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club, Dublin, Ireland
31 May–3 June 1924
grass

France
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Republic of Ireland
France
D'Arcy McCrea
Jean Couiteas de Faucamberge
3
6
6
8
6
3
6
4
5
7
 
2 Republic of Ireland
France
Shirley Dillon
René Lacoste
1
6
2
6
2
6
     
3 Republic of Ireland
France
Shirley Dillon / Louis Meldon
Jacques Brugnon / René Lacoste
6
8
1
6
2
6
     
4 Republic of Ireland
France
Shirley Dillon
Jean Couiteas de Faucamberge
6
4
6
1
2
6
9
11
6
6
 
5 Republic of Ireland
France
D'Arcy McCrea
René Lacoste
1
6
3
6
6
6
     

Hungary
2
Copenhagen, Denmark
16–18 May 1924

Denmark
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Hungary
Denmark
Imre Takáts
Axel Petersen
2
6
3
6
3
6
     
2 Hungary
Denmark
Béla von Kehrling
Einer Ulrich
10
8
6
0
6
4
     
3 Hungary
Denmark
Jenő Péteri / Béla von Kehrling
Bjorn Thalbitzer / Einer Ulrich
5
7
5
7
6
1
7
5
5
7
 
4 Hungary
Denmark
Béla von Kehrling
Axel Petersen
6
2
6
4
6
3
     
5 Hungary
Denmark
Imre Takáts
Einer Ulrich
0
6
6
4
2
6
3
6
   

Czechoslovakia
4
Prague, Czechoslovakia
22–24 May 1924

New Zealand
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Czechoslovakia
New Zealand
Friedrich Rohrer
Frank Fisher
3
6
6
0
6
4
0
6
6
4
 
2 Czechoslovakia
New Zealand
Ladislav Zemla
John Peacock
7
5
6
4
7
5
     
3 Czechoslovakia
New Zealand
Jan Koželuh / Ladislav Zemla
Frank Fisher / John Peacock
4
6
6
3
6
8
6
2
7
5
 
4 Czechoslovakia
New Zealand
Friedrich Rohrer
John Peacock
6
2
7
5
6
3
     
5 Czechoslovakia
New Zealand
Ladislav Zemla
Frank Fisher
          not
played

Switzerland
4
Vienna, Austria
17–20 May 1924

Austria
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Switzerland
Austria
Charles Aeschlimann
Paul Brick
6
2
6
3
6
3
     
2 Switzerland
Austria
Charles Martin
Ludwig Salm-Hoogstraeten
6
8
4
6
2
6
     
3 Switzerland
Austria
Charles Aeschlimann / Guy Sautter
Otto Salm / Ludwig Salm-Hoogstraeten
2
6
6
3
6
4
6
4
   
4 Switzerland
Austria
Charles Aeschlimann
Ludwig Salm-Hoogstraeten
7
5
8
6
7
5
     
5 Switzerland
Austria
Charles Martin
Paul Brick
6
2
3
6
6
8
7
5
6
2
 

Quarterfinals[edit]


Great Britain
4
Yorkshire Lawn Tennis Club, Scarborough, England
9–11 June 1924
grass

South Africa
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 United Kingdom
South Africa
Patrick Wheatley
Patrick Spence
6
4
6
3
6
3
     
2 United Kingdom
South Africa
Brian Gilbert
Louis Raymond
6
1
4
6
6
2
3
6
8
6
 
3 United Kingdom
South Africa
Leslie Godfree / Max Woosnam
Louis Raymond / Patrick Spence
9
11
5
7
4
6
     
4 United Kingdom
South Africa
Patrick Wheatley
Ivie Richardson
6
3
6
4
6
4
     
5 United Kingdom
South Africa
Brian Gilbert
Patrick Spence
4
6
6
1
6
1
6
1
   

India
0
Racing Club de France, Paris, France
17–19 June 1924
clay

France
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 India
France
Mohammed Sleem
René Lacoste
6
4
4
6
2
6
4
6
   
2 India
France
Sydney Jacob
Henri Cochet
4
6
6
4
4
6
2
6
   
3 India
France
Hassan-Ali Fyzee / Syed Mohammad Hadi
Jacques Brugnon / Henri Cochet
1
6
4
6
5
7
     
4 India
France
Mohammed Sleem
Henri Cochet
4
6
6
0
4
6
6
2
0
6
 
5 India
France
Sydney Jacob
René Lacoste
          not
played

Denmark
3
Copenhagen, Denmark
14–16 June 1924

Italy
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Denmark
Italy
Erik Tegner
Cesare Colombo
6
0
8
6
3
6
6
4
   
2 Denmark
Italy
Axel Petersen
Umberto De Morpurgo
5
7
2
6
2
6
     
3 Denmark
Italy
Erik Tegner / Einer Ulrich
Cesare Colombo / Umberto De Morpurgo
7
5
7
5
4
6
6
0
   
4 Denmark
Italy
Erik Tegner
Umberto De Morpurgo
3
6
1
6
3
6
     
5 Denmark
Italy
Axel Petersen
Cesare Colombo
6
2
6
3
6
4
     

Czechoslovakia
4
Prague, Czechoslovakia
4–6 June 1924

Switzerland
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Czechoslovakia
Switzerland
Friedrich Rohrer
Charles Martin
2
6
6
2
6
3
8
6
   
2 Czechoslovakia
Switzerland
Ladislav Zemla
Charles Aeschlimann
3
6
6
8
6
4
6
1
1
6
 
3 Czechoslovakia
Switzerland
Jan Koželuh / Ladislav Zemla
Charles Aeschlimann / Guy Sautter
6
2
6
3
6
2
     
4 Czechoslovakia
Switzerland
Friedrich Rohrer
Charles Aeschlimann
2
6
4
6
7
5
6
2
6
4
 
5 Czechoslovakia
Switzerland
Ladislav Zemla
Charles Martin
6
2
6
2
6
2
     

Semifinals[edit]


Great Britain
1
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, England
26–29 July 1924
grass

France
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 United Kingdom
France
Algernon Kingscote
Henri Cochet
6
3
4
6
6
4
3
6
3
6
 
2 United Kingdom
France
Brian Gilbert
René Lacoste
4
6
5
7
3
6
     
3 United Kingdom
France
Leslie Godfree / Max Woosnam
Jean Borotra / Jacques Brugnon
4
6
6
4
3
6
1
6
   
4 United Kingdom
France
Brian Gilbert
Henri Cochet
5
7
1
6
9
7
8
6
6
2
 
5 United Kingdom
France
Algernon Kingscote
René Lacoste
6
8
6
3
6
3
2
6
4
6
 

Denmark
2
Copenhagen, Denmark
25–27 July 1924

Czechoslovakia
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Denmark
Czechoslovakia
Axel Petersen
Ladislav Zemla
2
6
5
7
5
7
     
2 Denmark
Czechoslovakia
Erik Worm
Friedrich Rohrer
4
6
6
3
6
3
3
6
8
10
 
3 Denmark
Czechoslovakia
Einer Ulrich / Erik Worm
Jan Koželuh / Ladislav Zemla
1
6
3
6
1
6
     
4 Denmark
Czechoslovakia
Erik Worm
Ladislav Zemla
6
2
3
6
6
4
10
8
   
5 Denmark
Czechoslovakia
Axel Petersen
Friedrich Rohrer
3
6
6
3
7
5
6
0
   

Final[edit]


France
5
Évian Sports Club, Évian-les-Bains, France
3–5 August 1924
clay

Czechoslovakia
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 France
Czechoslovakia
René Lacoste
Pavel Macenauer
6
2
10
8
6
4
     
2 France
Czechoslovakia
Henri Cochet
Ladislav Zemla
6
1
8
6
6
4
     
3 France
Czechoslovakia
Jacques Brugnon / Henri Cochet
Jan Koželuh / Ladislav Zemla
7
5
3
6
6
4
6
4
   
4 France
Czechoslovakia
René Lacoste
Ladislav Zemla
6
3
6
2
6
2
     
5 France
Czechoslovakia
Henri Cochet
Pavel Macenauer
6
4
3
6
7
5
3
6
6
2
 

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]


France
2
Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, MA, United States
4–6 September 1924
grass

Australia
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 France
Australia
René Lacoste
Gerald Patterson
6
3
6
2
10
8
     
2 France
Australia
Jean Borotra
Pat O'Hara Wood
6
1
4
6
6
1
4
6
2
6
 
3 France
Australia
Jacques Brugnon / René Lacoste
Pat O'Hara Wood / Gerald Patterson
4
6
4
6
2
6
     
4 France
Australia
René Lacoste
Pat O'Hara Wood
8
10
6
1
6
1
7
5
   
5 France
Australia
Jean Borotra
Gerald Patterson
3
6
1
6
3
6
     

Challenge Round[edit]


United States
5
Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
11–13 September 1924
grass

Australia
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Australia
Bill Tilden
Gerald Patterson
6
4
6
2
6
2
     
2 United States
Australia
Vincent Richards
Pat O'Hara Wood
6
3
6
2
6
4
     
3 United States
Australia
Bill Johnston / Bill Tilden
Pat O'Hara Wood / Gerald Patterson
5
7
6
3
6
4
6
1
   
4 United States
Australia
Bill Tilden
Pat O'Hara Wood
6
2
6
1
6
1
     
5 United States
Australia
Vincent Richards
Gerald Patterson
6
3
7
5
6
4
     

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Davis Cup – 1924 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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