1925 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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1925 International Lawn Tennis Challenge
Details
Edition 20th
Champion
Winning Nation  United States
1924
1926

The 1925 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 20th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. Sixteen teams would enter the Europe Zone, while 9 would enter the America Zone.

France defeated Australia in the Inter-Zonal play-off, but would fall 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]

First Round
4–6 July
Havana, Cuba (clay)
  Spain 5
  Cuba 0
  Quarterfinals
16–19 July
Semifinals
13–15 August
Final
20–22 August
                           
 
    Canada w/o  
    New Zealand     Montreal, Quebec, Canada (grass)
      Canada 0  
    Australia 5  
    Hawaii
    Australia w/o     Boston, MA, United States (grass)
      Australia 4
  Mazatlán, Mexico (clay)       Japan 1
    Mexico 0  
    Spain 5     Baltimore, MD, United States (grass)
      Spain 2
    Japan 3  
    China
    Japan w/o  

First round[edit]


Spain
5
Vedado Tennis Club, Havana, Cuba
4–6 July 1925
clay

Cuba
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Spain
Cuba
Manuel Alonso-Areyzaga
Vicente Banet
6
4
6
1
6
1
     
2 Spain
Cuba
Eduardo Flaquer
Rogelio Paris
6
3
6
3
6
2
     
3 Spain
Cuba
José María Alonso-Areyzaga / Manuel Alonso-Areyzaga
Raúl Chacón / Rogelio Paris
8
6
6
4
8
6
     
4 Spain
Cuba
Manuel Alonso-Areyzaga
Rogelio Paris
6
1
6
0
6
3
     
5 Spain
Cuba
Eduardo Flaquer
Vicente Banet
6
1
6
0
6
0
     

Quarterfinals[edit]


Mexico
0
Club Tenis Reforma, Mexico
16–19 July 1925
clay

Spain
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Mexico
Spain
Ignacio de la Borbolla
Eduardo Flaquer
2
6
4
6
4
6
     
2 Mexico
Spain
Claude Butlin
Manuel Alonso-Areyzaga
2
6
1
6
2
6
     
3 Mexico
Spain
Claude Butlin / Ignacio de la Borbolla
José María Alonso-Areyzaga / Manuel Alonso-Areyzaga
4
6
2
6
5
7
     
4 Mexico
Spain
Claude Butlin
Eduardo Flaquer
12
10
4
6
1
6
5
7
   
5 Mexico
Spain
Ignacio de la Borbolla
Manuel Alonso-Areyzaga
4
6
4
6
2
6
     

Semifinals[edit]


Canada
0
Mount Royal Tennis Club, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
13–15 August 1925
grass

Australia
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Canada
Australia
Willard Crocker
James Anderson
1
6
3
6
2
6
     
2 Canada
Australia
Jack Wright
Gerald Patterson
7
5
6
3
3
6
1
6
3
6
 
3 Canada
Australia
Willard Crocker / Jack Wright
John Hawkes / Gerald Patterson
0
6
2
6
4
6
     
4 Canada
Australia
Jack Wright
James Anderson
2
6
4
6
1
6
     
5 Canada
Australia
Willard Crocker
Gerald Patterson
4
6
9
11
4
6
     

Spain
2
Baltimore Country Club, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
13–15 August 1925
grass

Japan
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Spain
Japan
Eduardo Flaquer
Takeichi Harada
2
6
4
6
0
6
     
2 Spain
Japan
Manuel Alonso-Areyzaga
Zenzo Shimizu
7
5
6
0
3
6
6
3
   
3 Spain
Japan
José María Alonso-Areyzaga / Manuel Alonso-Areyzaga
Takeichi Harada / Zenzo Shimizu
2
6
3
6
6
2
10
8
3
6
 
4 Spain
Japan
Manuel Alonso-Areyzaga
Takeichi Harada
6
2
4
6
3
6
4
6
   
5 Spain
Japan
Eduardo Flaquer
Zenzo Shimizu
3
6
6
0
6
3
6
4
   

Final[edit]


Japan
1
Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, MA, United States
20–22 August 1925
grass

Australia
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Japan
Australia
Zenzo Shimizu
Gerald Patterson
1
6
4
6
2
6
     
2 Japan
Australia
Takeichi Harada
James Anderson
4
6
6
3
3
6
1
6
   
3 Japan
Australia
Takeichi Harada / Zenzo Shimizu
John Hawkes / Gerald Patterson
1
6
2
6
7
9
     
4 Japan
Australia
Takeichi Harada
Gerald Patterson
6
2
3
6
6
1
7
5
   
5 Japan
Australia
Masanosuke Fukuda
John Hawkes
1
6
3
6
0
6
     

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  First round
8–18 May
Quarterfinals
12–14 June
Semifinals
10–14 July
Final
18–20 July
                                     
Budapest, Hungary (clay)
  France 4  
Paris, France (clay)
  Hungary 1  
    France 5  
Lisbon, Portugal (clay)
    Italy 0  
  Portugal 1
Eastbourne, England (grass)
  Italy 4  
    France 4  
London, England (clay)
    Great Britain 0  
  Romania 1  
Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)
  Denmark 4  
    Denmark 0
Warsaw, Poland (clay)
    Great Britain 3  
  Poland 0
Noordwijk, Netherlands (clay)
  Great Britain 5  
    France 4
Vienna, Austria
    Netherlands 0
  Austria 4  
Vienna, Austria
  Ireland 1  
    Austria 0
Brussels, Belgium
    India 4  
  Belgium 2
Noordwijk, Netherlands (clay)
  India 3  
    India 1
Bern, Switzerland
    Netherlands 4  
  Sweden 3  
Noordwijk, Netherlands (clay)
   Switzerland 2  
    Sweden 0
Noordwijk, Netherlands (clay)
    Netherlands 5  
  Netherlands 3
  Czechoslovakia 2  

First round[edit]


Hungary
1
Budapest, Hungary
8–10 May 1925
clay

France
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Hungary
France
Imre Takáts
Jean Borotra
2
6
2
6
1
6
     
2 Hungary
France
Béla von Kehrling
René Lacoste
3
6
3
6
3
6
     
3 Hungary
France
Aurél Kelemen / Béla von Kehrling
Jean Borotra / René Lacoste
4
6
2
6
10
8
3
6
   
4 Hungary
France
Béla von Kehrling
Jean Borotra
6
8
6
1
6
4
6
2
   
5 Hungary
France
Imre Takáts
Paul Féret
1
6
0
6
2
6
     

Portugal
1
Lisbon, Portugal
8–10 May 1925
clay

Italy
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Portugal
Italy
José de Verda
Clemente Serventi
7
5
1
6
8
6
4
6
  retired
 
2 Portugal
Italy
Antonio Casanovas
Umberto De Morpurgo
0
6
1
6
2
6
     
3 Portugal
Italy
Antonio Casanovas / Fernando Vasconcelos
Umberto De Morpurgo / Placido Gaslini
3
6
1
6
6
3
7
9
   
4 Portugal
Italy
Antonio Casanovas
Clemente Serventi
6
4
4
6
6
2
4
6
8
6
 
5 Portugal
Italy
José de Verda
Umberto De Morpurgo
2
6
1
6
8
6
2
6
   

Romania
1
Roehampton Lawn Tennis Club, London, England
12–14 May 1925
clay

Denmark
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Romania
Denmark
Nicolae Mişu
Erik Worm
6
3
6
3
5
7
6
3
   
2 Romania
Denmark
Gheorghe Lupu
Einer Ulrich
1
6
2
6
6
8
     
3 Romania
Denmark
Gheorghe Lupu / Nicolae Mişu
Povl Henriksen / Einer Ulrich
5
7
0
6
1
6
     
4 Romania
Denmark
Gheorghe Lupu
Erik Worm
2
6
2
6
4
6
     
5 Romania
Denmark
Nicolae Mişu
Einer Ulrich
5
7
1
6
2
6
     

Poland
0
Warsaw Lawn Tennis Club, Warsaw, Poland
15–17 May 1925
clay

Great Britain
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Poland
United Kingdom
Wladyslaw Szwede
Gordon Lowe
0
6
1
6
1
6
     
2 Poland
United Kingdom
Alfons Foerster
Patrick Wheatley
1
6
2
6
1
6
     
3 Poland
United Kingdom
Władysław Kuchar / Karol Steinert
Leslie Godfree / Charles Kingsley
4
6
2
6
2
6
     
4 Poland
United Kingdom
Alfons Foerster
Gordon Lowe
0
6
0
6
0
6
     
5 Poland
United Kingdom
Wladyslaw Szwede
Patrick Wheatley
2
6
0
6
0
6
     

Austria
4
Vienna, Austria
15–19 May 1925

Ireland
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Austria
Republic of Ireland
Ludwig Salm-Hoogstraeten
Charles Scroope
0
6
2
6
6
3
6
2
6
3
 
2 Austria
Republic of Ireland
Paul Brick
Louis Meldon
6
4
6
2
6
4
     
3 Austria
Republic of Ireland
Paul Brick / Ludwig Salm-Hoogstraeten
Charles Scroope / Simon Scroope
1
6
4
6
6
0
5
7
   
4 Austria
Republic of Ireland
Ludwig Salm-Hoogstraeten
Louis Meldon
8
10
4
6
7
5
8
6
6
1
 
5 Austria
Republic of Ireland
Paul Brick
Charles Scroope
5
7
1
6
7
5
     
retired

Belgium
2
Brussels, Belgium
16–18 May 1925

India
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Belgium
India
Jean Washer
Sydney Jacob
4
6
6
4
3
6
7
5
4
6
 
2 Belgium
India
Georges Watson
Eric Andrea
0
6
3
6
0
6
     
3 Belgium
India
Jean Washer / Georges Watson
Syed Mohammad Hadi / Jagat-Mohan Lal
4
6
2
6
6
4
7
5
6
3
 
4 Belgium
India
Georges Watson
Sydney Jacob
3
6
1
6
3
6
     
5 Belgium
India
Jean Washer
Eric Andrea
7
5
6
1
6
1
     

Sweden
3
Bern, Switzerland
16–18 May 1925
clay

Switzerland
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Sweden
Switzerland
Sune Malmström
Charles Aeschlimann
6
3
6
3
7
9
6
3
   
2 Sweden
Switzerland
Marcus Wallenberg
Charles Martin
6
1
6
3
6
3
     
3 Sweden
Switzerland
Sune Malmström / Marcus Wallenberg
Charles Aeschlimann / Charles Martin
6
3
5
7
5
7
5
7
   
4 Sweden
Switzerland
Sune Malmström
Charles Martin
6
1
6
2
6
1
     
5 Sweden
Switzerland
Marcus Wallenberg
Charles Aeschlimann
3
6
3
6
7
5
4
6
   

Netherlands
3
Noordwijk, Netherlands
15–18 May 1925
clay

Czechoslovakia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Netherlands
Czechoslovakia
Arthur Diemer-Kool
Pavel Macenauer
6
3
3
6
2
6
1
6
   
2 Netherlands
Czechoslovakia
Hendrik Timmer
Jan Koželuh
6
3
6
4
6
2
     
3 Netherlands
Czechoslovakia
Arthur Diemer-Kool / Christiaan van Lennep
Jan Koželuh / Ladislav Zemla
6
3
6
1
8
6
     
4 Netherlands
Czechoslovakia
Arthur Diemer-Kool
Jan Koželuh
6
3
3
6
6
3
1
6
1
6
 
5 Netherlands
Czechoslovakia
Hendrik Timmer
Pavel Macenauer
6
1
6
2
6
2
     

Quarterfinals[edit]


France
5
Racing Club de France, Paris, France
12–14 June 1925
clay

Italy
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 France
Italy
René Lacoste
Umberto De Morpurgo
6
0
6
2
2
6
6
0
   
2 France
Italy
Jean Borotra
Cesare Colombo
6
4
6
1
6
1
     
3 France
Italy
Jacques Brugnon / René Lacoste
Cesare Colombo / Umberto De Morpurgo
6
1
6
1
6
1
     
4 France
Italy
Jean Borotra
Umberto De Morpurgo
6
1
2
6
12
10
6
1
   
5 France
Italy
Paul Féret
Cesare Colombo
8
6
3
6
1
6
6
2
6
3
 

Denmark
0
Copenhagen, Denmark
27–29 May 1925
clay

Great Britain
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Denmark
United Kingdom
Axel Petersen
Patrick Wheatley
6
4
4
6
6
1
2
6
2
6
 
2 Denmark
United Kingdom
Einer Ulrich
Brian Gilbert
1
6
11
9
6
3
4
6
2
6
 
3 Denmark
United Kingdom
Einer Ulrich / Erik Worm
Leslie Godfree / Charles Kingsley
5
7
5
7
2
6
     
4 Denmark
United Kingdom
Einer Ulrich
Patrick Wheatley
          not
played
5 Denmark
United Kingdom
Axel Petersen
Brian Gilbert
          not
played

Austria
0
Vienna, Austria
12–14 June 1925

India
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Austria
India
Paul Brick
Sydney Jacob
6
8
1
6
1
6
     
2 Austria
India
Ludwig Salm-Hoogstraeten
Eric Andrea
4
6
2
6
6
8
     
3 Austria
India
Otto Relly / Ludwig Salm-Hoogstraeten
Hassan-Ali Fyzee / Jagat-Mohan Lal
0
6
3
6
1
6
     
4 Austria
India
Ludwig Salm-Hoogstraeten
Sydney Jacob
4
6
4
6
5
7
     
5 Austria
India
Paul Brick
Eric Andrea
          not
played

Sweden
0
Noordwijksche Sportverening, Noordwijk, Netherlands
12–14 June 1925
clay

Netherlands
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Sweden
Netherlands
Carl-Erik von Braun
Hendrik Timmer
5
7
1
6
0
6
     
2 Sweden
Netherlands
Marcus Wallenberg
Arthur Diemer-Kool
2
6
6
4
3
6
0
6
   
3 Sweden
Netherlands
Carl-Erik von Braun / Marcus Wallenberg
Arthur Diemer-Kool / Christiaan van Lennep
6
3
1
6
4
6
7
9
   
4 Sweden
Netherlands
Marcus Wallenberg
Hendrik Timmer
1
6
4
6
2
6
     
5 Sweden
Netherlands
Carl-Erik von Braun
Arthur Diemer-Kool
6
8
1
6
2
6
     

Semifinals[edit]


France
4
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, England
11–14 July 1925
grass

Great Britain
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 France
United Kingdom
René Lacoste
Noel Turnbull
3
6
6
1
7
5
6
2
   
2 France
United Kingdom
Jean Borotra
Gordon Crole-Rees
6
4
10
8
4
6
6
0
   
3 France
United Kingdom
Jacques Brugnon / René Lacoste
Leslie Godfree / Patrick Wheatley
6
4
6
4
6
3
     
4 France
United Kingdom
René Lacoste
Gordon Crole-Rees
6
2
6
4
6
2
     
5 France
United Kingdom
Jean Borotra
Noel Turnbull
          not
played

India
1
Noordwijk, Netherlands
10–12 July 1925
clay

Netherlands
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 India
Netherlands
Jagat-Mohan Lal
Arthur Diemer-Kool
6
3
3
6
4
6
1
6
   
2 India
Netherlands
Hassan-Ali Fyzee
Christiaan van Lennep
6
1
6
4
9
11
3
6
6
4
 
3 India
Netherlands
Hassan-Ali Fyzee / Syed Mohammad Hadi
Arthur Diemer-Kool / Christiaan van Lennep
4
6
2
6
3
6
     
4 India
Netherlands
Hassan-Ali Fyzee
Arthur Diemer-Kool
5
7
1
6
4
6
     
5 India
Netherlands
Jagat-Mohan Lal
Christiaan van Lennep
2
6
4
6
5
7
     

Final[edit]


Netherlands
0
Noordwijk Club, Noordwijk, Netherlands (clay)
18–20 July 1925
clay

France
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Netherlands
France
Hendrik Timmer
René Lacoste
7
5
5
7
2
6
2
6
   
2 Netherlands
France
Arthur Diemer Kool
Jean Borotra
2
6
4
6
8
10
     
3 Netherlands
France
Arthur Diemer Kool / Christiaan van Lennep
Jacques Brugnon / René Lacoste
2
6
3
6
8
6
4
6
   
4 Netherlands
France
Arthur Diemer Kool
René Lacoste
4
6
4
6
1
6
     
5 Netherlands
France
Hendrik Timmer
Jean Borotra
          not
played

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]


Australia
1
West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, NY, United States
4–5 September 1925
grass

France
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
France
Gerald Patterson
René Lacoste
6
3
6
4
6
2
     
2 Australia
France
James Anderson
Jean Borotra
4
6
3
6
6
8
     
3 Australia
France
John Hawkes / Gerald Patterson
Jean Borotra / René Lacoste
4
6
6
3
4
6
6
1
8
10
 
4 Australia
France
Gerald Patterson
Jean Borotra
6
4
4
6
1
6
3
6
   
5 Australia
France
James Anderson
René Lacoste
          not
played

Challenge Round[edit]


United States
5
Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
11–13 September 1925
grass

France
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
France
Bill Tilden
Jean Borotra
4
6
6
0
2
6
9
7
6
4
 
2 United States
France
Bill Johnston
René Lacoste
6
1
6
1
6
8
6
3
   
3 United States
France
Vincent Richards / Norris Williams
Jean Borotra / René Lacoste
6
4
6
4
6
3
     
4 United States
France
Bill Tilden
René Lacoste
3
6
10
12
8
6
7
5
6
2
 
5 United States
France
Bill Johnston
Jean Borotra
6
1
6
4
6
0
     

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Davis Cup – 1925 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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