1926 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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The 1926 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 21st edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. 19 teams would enter the Europe Zone, while 5 would enter the America Zone.

France defeated Japan in the Inter-Zonal play-off, but would fall to the United States in a rematch of 1925's Challenge Round. The final was played at the Germantown Cricket Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States on 9–11 September.[1][2]

America Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  Quarterfinals
11–13 June
Semifinals
June–July
Final
19–21 August
                           
  Mexico City, Mexico
    Mexico 1  
    Japan 4     San Francisco, CA, United States (grass)
      Japan 5  
    Philippines 0  
   bye
    Philippines     Montreal, Quebec, Canada (grass)
      Japan 5
        Cuba 0
    Cuba  
   bye     Havana, Cuba (clay)
      Cuba 3
    Canada 2  
   bye
    Canada  

First round[edit]


Mexico
1
Club Deportivo Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico
11–13 June 1926
clay

Japan
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Mexico
Japan
Alfonso Unda
Takeichi Harada
2
6
4
6
4
6
     
2 Mexico
Japan
Manuel Llano
Teizo Toba
1
6
7
5
3
6
4
6
   
3 Mexico
Japan
Claude Butlin / Manuel Llano
Takeichi Harada / Tsumio Tawara
0
6
7
9
4
6
     
4 Mexico
Japan
Claude Butlin
Teizo Toba
6
2
6
3
6
1
     
5 Mexico
Japan
Mariano Lozano-Alatorre
Tsumio Tawara
1
6
3
6
4
6
     

Semifinals[edit]


Japan
5
San Francisco, California, United States
25–27 June 1926
grass

Philippines
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Japan
Philippines
Tsumio Tawara
Guillermo Aragon
8
6
6
1
8
6
     
2 Japan
Philippines
Takeichi Harada
Francisco Aragon
6
0
6
4
6
3
     
3 Japan
Philippines
Takeichi Harada / Tsumio Tawara
Francisco Aragon / Guillermo Aragon
6
3
1
6
5
7
6
2
6
2
 
4 Japan
Philippines
Takeichi Harada
Guillermo Aragon
6
2
6
3
7
5
     
5 Japan
Philippines
Tsumio Tawara
Francisco Aragon
6
2
8
6
4
6
1
6
7
5
 

Cuba
3
Havana, Cuba
16–18 July 1926
clay

Canada
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Cuba
Canada
Rogelio Paris
Jack Wright
2
6
6
4
2
6
6
3
6
4
 
2 Cuba
Canada
Vicente Banet
Willard Crocker
4
6
4
6
1
6
     
3 Cuba
Canada
Raúl Chacón / Rogelio Paris
Willard Crocker / Jack Wright
8
6
3
6
6
8
8
6
6
2
 
4 Cuba
Canada
Vicente Banet
Jack Wright
4
6
5
7
2
6
     
5 Cuba
Canada
Rogelio Paris
Willard Crocker
6
4
6
2
6
4
     

Final[edit]


Cuba
0
Mount Royal Tennis Club, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
19–21 August 1926
grass

Japan
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Cuba
Japan
Rogelio Paris
Takeichi Harada
5
7
0
6
3
6
     
2 Cuba
Japan
Vicente Banet
Tsumio Tawara
7
9
1
6
2
6
     
3 Cuba
Japan
Raúl Chacón / Rogelio Paris
Takeichi Harada / Tsumio Tawara
4
6
3
6
2
6
     
4 Cuba
Japan
Rogelio Paris
Tsumio Tawara
2
6
0
6
2
6
     
5 Cuba
Japan
Vicente Banet
Tezio Toba
2
6
2
6
2
6
     

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

First Round
27 April-9 May
Rome, Italy (clay)
  Italy 5
  Romania 0
Noordwijk, Netherlands (clay)
  Netherlands 3
  Belgium 2
Sutton Coldfield, England (clay)
  South Africa 4
  Portugal 1
  Second Round
8–22 May
Quarterfinals
24 May-2 June
Semifinals
Final
24–26 July
                                     
Rome, Italy (clay)
  Italy 3  
Rome, Italy (clay)
  Netherlands 2  
    Italy 2  
Harrogate, England (clay)
    Great Britain 3  
  Great Britain 5
Barcelona, Spain (clay)
  Poland 0  
    Great Britain 4  
Barcelona, Spain (clay)
    Spain 1  
  Hungary 2  
Barcelona, Spain (clay)
  Argentina 3  
    Argentina 1
Dublin, Ireland (grass)
    Spain 3  
  Ireland 2
Cabourg, France (clay)
  Spain 3  
    Great Britain 0
    France 5
  South Africa w/o  
Kensington, London, England (clay)
  Austria  
    South Africa 1
Malmö, Sweden
    Sweden 4  
  Sweden 3
Stockholm, Sweden (clay)
   Switzerland 2  
    Sweden 0
Prague, Czechoslovakia
    France 5  
  Czechoslovakia 4  
Prague, Czechoslovakia (clay)
  India 1  
    Czechoslovakia 0
Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)
    France 3  
  Denmark 0
  France 5  

First round[edit]


Italy
5
Bucharest, Romania
27–29 April 1926
clay

Romania
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 Italy
Romania
Umberto De Morpurgo
Nicolae Mişu
6
2
6
1
6
3
     
2 Italy
Romania
Clemente Serventi
Alfred San Galli
6
2
6
2
6
1
     
3 Italy
Romania
Umberto De Morpurgo / Clemente Serventi
Nicolae Mişu / Alfred San Galli
6
3
6
3
7
5
     
4 Italy
Romania
Umberto De Morpurgo
Alfred San Galli
6
1
6
1
6
2
     
5 Italy
Romania
Clemente Serventi
Nicolae Mişu
2
6
6
3
6
1
0
1
   
retired

Netherlands
3
Noordwijk, Netherlands
7–9 May 1926
clay

Belgium
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Netherlands
Belgium
Christiaan van Lennep
Jean Washer
6
4
3
6
6
8
6
3
2
6
 
2 Netherlands
Belgium
Hendrik Timmer
Andre Laloux
6
1
6
0
6
1
     
3 Netherlands
Belgium
Arthur Diemer-Kool / Christiaan van Lennep
Georges Francois / Jean Washer
0
6
8
10
6
3
6
2
7
5
 
4 Netherlands
Belgium
Christiaan van Lennep
Andre Laloux
6
0
6
0
6
2
     
5 Netherlands
Belgium
Hendrik Timmer
Jean Washer
1
6
3
6
5
7
     

South Africa
4
Sutton Hard Courts Lawn Tennis Club, Sutton Coldfield, England
30 April–2 May 1926
clay

Portugal
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 South Africa
Portugal
Patrick Spence
Antonio Casanovas
6
1
6
1
6
4
     
2 South Africa
Portugal
Julian Lezard
José de Verda
3
6
2
6
1
6
     
3 South Africa
Portugal
Julian Lezard / Patrick Spence
José de Verda / Fernando Vasconcelos
6
1
6
4
6
2
     
4 South Africa
Portugal
Patrick Spence
José de Verda
6
1
2
6
6
2
6
2
   
5 South Africa
Portugal
Julian Lezard
Antonio Casanovas
6
4
6
1
6
2
     

Second round[edit]


Italy
3
Rome, Italy
16–18 May 1926
clay

Netherlands
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Italy
Netherlands
Clemente Serventi
Hendrik Timmer
4
6
2
6
4
6
     
2 Italy
Netherlands
Umberto De Morpurgo
Christiaan van Lennep
6
3
6
3
6
4
     
3 Italy
Netherlands
Umberto De Morpurgo / Clemente Serventi
Cornelis Bryan / Hendrik Timmer
6
3
6
4
6
3
     
4 Italy
Netherlands
Umberto De Morpurgo
Hendrik Timmer
6
4
6
2
6
3
     
5 Italy
Netherlands
Clemente Serventi
Christiaan van Lennep
3
6
6
3
1
6
4
6
   

Great Britain
5
Royal Hall Grounds, Harrogate, England
8–11 May 1926
clay

Poland
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 United Kingdom
Poland
Noel Turnbull
Edward Kleinadel
6
1
7
5
6
0
     
2 United Kingdom
Poland
Patrick Wheatley
Stanisław Czetwertyński
6
4
6
3
6
4
     
3 United Kingdom
Poland
Gordon Crole-Rees / Charles Kingsley
Edward Kleinadel / Karol Steinert
7
5
6
4
6
3
     
4 United Kingdom
Poland
Noel Turnbull
Stanisław Czetwertyński
6
0
6
2
7
5
     
5 United Kingdom
Poland
Patrick Wheatley
Edward Kleinadel
6
2
6
4
6
1
     

Hungary
2
Barcelona, Spain
16–18 May 1926
clay

Argentina
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Hungary
Argentina
Béla von Kehrling
Guillermo Robson
6
3
3
6
6
3
6
2
   
2 Hungary
Argentina
Imre Takáts
Enrique Obarrio
0
6
4
6
0
6
     
3 Hungary
Argentina
Kálmán Kirchmäyer / Béla von Kehrling
Enrique Obarrio / Guillermo Robson
2
6
4
6
3
6
     
4 Hungary
Argentina
Imre Takáts
Guillermo Robson
4
6
1
6
1
6
     
5 Hungary
Argentina
Béla von Kehrling
Enrique Obarrio
6
3
7
5
6
4
     

Ireland
2
Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club, Dublin, Ireland
20–22 May 1926
grass

Spain
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Republic of Ireland
Spain
Edward McGuire
Francisco Sindreu
3
6
2
6
3
6
     
2 Republic of Ireland
Spain
Louis Meldon
Antonio Juanico
6
1
6
4
6
4
     
3 Republic of Ireland
Spain
Ben Haughton / Louis Meldon
Antonio Juanico / Francisco Sindreu
6
4
8
6
6
3
     
4 Republic of Ireland
Spain
Louis Meldon
Francisco Sindreu
1
6
1
6
2
6
     
5 Republic of Ireland
Spain
Edward McGuire
Antonio Juanico
4
6
5
7
6
2
4
6
   

Sweden
3
Malmö Athletic Outdoor Courts, Malmö, Sweden
11–13 May 1926
clay

Switzerland
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Sweden
Switzerland
Marcus Wallenberg
Charles Aeschlimann
6
4
4
6
6
2
6
1
   
2 Sweden
Switzerland
Sune Malmström
Jean Wuarin
6
4
6
1
6
2
     
3 Sweden
Switzerland
Sune Malmström / Marcus Wallenberg
Charles Aeschlimann / Jean Wuarin
6
4
2
6
4
6
6
4
4
6
 
4 Sweden
Switzerland
Marcus Wallenberg
Jean Wuarin
4
6
6
1
6
1
6
1
   
5 Sweden
Switzerland
Sune Malmström
Charles Aeschlimann
6
1
2
6
2
6
6
4
3
6
 

Czechoslovakia
4
Prague, Czechoslovakia
14–16 May 1926

India
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Czechoslovakia
India
Pavel Macenauer
Athar-Ali Fyzee
4
6
6
4
7
9
0
6
   
2 Czechoslovakia
India
Jan Koželuh
Hassan-Ali Fyzee
6
1
6
3
6
1
     
3 Czechoslovakia
India
Jan Koželuh / Ladislav Zemla
Sandford Bobb / Hassan-Ali Fyzee
6
2
6
3
6
1
     
4 Czechoslovakia
India
Pavel Macenauer
Hassan-Ali Fyzee
6
2
7
5
5
7
6
0
   
5 Czechoslovakia
India
Jan Koželuh
Athar-Ali Fyzee
6
3
6
2
7
5
     

Denmark
0
Copenhagen, Denmark
14–16 May 1926
clay

France
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Denmark
France
Axel Petersen
René Lacoste
4
6
5
7
1
6
     
2 Denmark
France
Einer Ulrich
Henri Cochet
2
6
3
6
6
2
0
6
   
3 Denmark
France
Povl Henriksen / Einer Ulrich
Jacques Brugnon / Henri Cochet
6
4
3
6
6
4
5
7
0
6
 
4 Denmark
France
Einer Ulrich
Jacques Brugnon
1
6
2
6
8
6
6
3
1
6
 
5 Denmark
France
Axel Petersen
Henri Cochet
6
3
2
6
6
3
5
7
4
6
 

Quarterfinals[edit]


Italy
2
Rome, Italy
27–29 May 1926
clay

Great Britain
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Italy
United Kingdom
Clemente Serventi
Patrick Wheatley
7
5
4
6
1
6
3
6
   
2 Italy
United Kingdom
Umberto De Morpurgo
Noel Turnbull
4
6
6
2
4
6
6
4
6
2
 
3 Italy
United Kingdom
Umberto De Morpurgo / Clemente Serventi
Gordon Crole-Rees / Charles Kingsley
6
3
8
6
4
6
3
6
3
6
 
4 Italy
United Kingdom
Umberto De Morpurgo
Patrick Wheatley
6
2
6
3
3
2
     
retired
5 Italy
United Kingdom
Clemente Serventi
Noel Turnbull
6
3
1
6
1
6
2
6
   

Argentina
1
Real Club de Tenis Barcelona, Spain
29–31 May 1926
clay

Spain
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Argentina
Spain
Enrique Obarrio
Eduardo Flaquer
6
4
7
5
0
6
0
6
2
6
 
2 Argentina
Spain
Guillermo Robson
Francisco Sindreu
4
6
7
5
5
7
6
4
6
2
 
3 Argentina
Spain
Enrique Obarrio / Guillermo Robson
Eduardo Flaquer / Raimundo Morales-Marqués
4
6
7
9
3
6
     
4 Argentina
Spain
Enrique Obarrio
Francisco Sindreu
7
5
1
6
5
7
6
4
3
6
 
5 Argentina
Spain
Guillermo Robson
Eduardo Flaquer
          not
played

South Africa
1
Melbury Lawn Tennis Club, Kensington, London, England
31 May–2 June 1926
clay

Sweden
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 South Africa
Sweden
Patrick Spence
Ingvar Garell
6
4
6
4
8
6
     
2 South Africa
Sweden
Gerald Sherwell
Sune Malmström
6
8
3
6
4
6
     
3 South Africa
Sweden
Julian Lezard / Patrick Spence
Ingvar Garell / Sune Malmström
2
6
6
8
6
8
     
4 South Africa
Sweden
Patrick Spence
Sune Malmström
6
8
3
6
1
6
     
5 South Africa
Sweden
Gerald Sherwell
Ingvar Garell
4
6
4
6
1
6
     

Czechoslovakia
0
Prague, Czechoslovakia
24–25 May 1926
clay

France
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Czechoslovakia
France
Jan Koželuh
René Lacoste
5
7
7
5
3
6
8
6
3
6
 
2 Czechoslovakia
France
Pavel Macenauer
Henri Cochet
3
6
4
6
3
6
     
3 Czechoslovakia
France
Jan Koželuh / Ladislav Zemla
Jacques Brugnon / René Lacoste
2
6
6
3
8
6
2
6
5
7
 
4 Czechoslovakia
France
Jan Koželuh
Henri Cochet
          not
played
5 Czechoslovakia
France
Pavel Macenauer
René Lacoste
          not
played

Semifinals[edit]


Great Britain
4
Societat Sportiva Pompeya, Barcelona, Spain
9–11 July 1926
clay

Spain
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 United Kingdom
Spain
Colin Gregory
Eduardo Flaquer
6
3
6
0
6
2
     
2 United Kingdom
Spain
Charles Kingsley
Francisco Sindreu
7
5
2
6
7
5
3
6
6
3
 
3 United Kingdom
Spain
Gordon Crole-Rees / Charles Kingsley
Eduardo Flaquer / Raimundo Morales-Marqués
11
9
6
4
6
2
     
4 United Kingdom
Spain
Colin Gregory
Francisco Sindreu
2
6
6
4
6
2
6
3
   
5 United Kingdom
Spain
Keats Lester
Raimundo Morales-Marqués
3
6
2
6
2
6
     

Sweden
0
East Malm Athletic/Soccer Fields, Stockholm, Sweden
14–16 July 1926
clay

France
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Sweden
France
Marcus Wallenberg
Henri Cochet
3
6
3
6
3
6
     
2 Sweden
France
Sune Malmström
Jean Borotra
6
3
6
2
6
8
3
6
3
6
 
3 Sweden
France
Sune Malmström / Marcus Wallenberg
Jean Borotra / Jacques Brugnon
4
6
1
6
1
6
     
4 Sweden
France
Sune Malmström
Henri Cochet
4
6
7
5
4
6
6
4
3
6
 
5 Sweden
France
Marcus Wallenberg
Jean Borotra
8
6
4
6
2
6
1
6
   

Final[edit]


France
5
Garden Tennis Club, Cabourg, France
24–26 July 1926
clay

Great Britain
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 France
United Kingdom
Henri Cochet
Colin Gregory
7
5
4
6
7
9
7
5
6
0
 
2 France
United Kingdom
René Lacoste
Noel Turnbull
6
4
6
4
6
4
     
3 France
United Kingdom
Jean Borotra / Jacques Brugnon
Gordon Crole Rees / Charles Kingsley
6
2
6
0
6
3
     
4 France
United Kingdom
Pierre Landry
Colin Gregory
6
3
6
2
6
1
     
5 France
United Kingdom
Jacques Brugnon
Noel Turnbull
4
6
1
6
6
2
6
4
6
0
 

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]


Japan
2
West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, NY, United States
26–28 August 1926
grass

France
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Japan
France
Tsumio Tawara
Henri Cochet
6
1
6
4
5
7
3
6
2
6
 
2 Japan
France
Takeichi Harada
René Lacoste
6
4
4
6
6
3
9
7
   
3 Japan
France
Takeichi Harada / Tsumio Tawara
Jacques Brugnon / Henri Cochet
0
6
0
6
2
6
     
4 Japan
France
Tsumio Tawara
René Lacoste
1
6
3
6
2
6
     
5 Japan
France
Takeichi Harada
Henri Cochet
6
1
6
3
0
6
6
4
   

Challenge Round[edit]


United States
4
Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
9–11 September 1926
grass

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Davis Cup – 1926 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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