1925 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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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, 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, 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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