1927 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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1927 International Lawn Tennis Challenge
Details
Duration29 April – 10 September
Edition22nd
Champion
Winning Nation France
1926
1928

The 1927 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 22nd edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. 21 teams entered the Europe Zone, while 4 entered the America Zone. Yugoslavia and Greece competed for the first time, while Germany returned to the competition for the first time since 1914.

France defeated Japan in the Inter-Zonal play-off. The French defeated the United States, capturing their first championship, and ending the USA's 6-year run. The final was played at the Germantown Cricket Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States on 8–10 September.[1][2][3]

America Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  Semifinals
18–31 July
Final
18–20 August
                 
  St. Louis, MO, United States (grass)
    Japan 4  
    Mexico 1     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      Japan 3
  Toronto, Canada (clay)     Canada 2
    Canada 3
    Cuba 2  

Final[edit]

Canada vs. Japan


Canada
2
Mount Royal Tennis Club, Montreal, Canada [4]
18–20 August 1927
Grass

Japan
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Canada
Japan
Willard Crocker
Takeichi Harada
5
7
0
6
4
6
     
2 Canada
Japan
Jack Wright
Yoshiro Ota
6
3
6
4
6
4
     
3 Canada
Japan
Willard Crocker / Jack Wright
Takeichi Harada / Teizo Toba
3
6
6
4
5
7
6
3
8
10
 
4 Canada
Japan
Jack Wright
Takeichi Harada
6
3
6
3
8
6
     
5 Canada
Japan
Willard Crocker
Yoshiro Ota
4
6
6
3
8
10
3
6
   

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

First Round
29 April–9 May
  Second Round
6–22 May
  Quarterfinals
9–13 June
  Semifinals
8–11 July
  Final
21–22 July
  France    
Paris, France (clay)
 bye       France 5  
  Romania     Romania 0    
Rome, Italy (clay)
 bye         France 3  
  Hungary         Italy 2  
 bye       Hungary 2
  Italy     Italy 3    
 bye         France 5  
  Portugal         South Africa 0  
 bye       Portugal 0  
  Germany     Germany 5    
 bye         Germany 1
  South Africa 5         South Africa 4  
  Ireland 0       South Africa 5
   Switzerland 3      Switzerland 0    
  Austria 2         France 3
  Denmark 4         Denmark 0
  Netherlands 1       Denmark 3  
  Sweden 1     Great Britain 2    
  Great Britain 4         Denmark 5  
  Spain 2         India 0  
  India 3       India 3
 bye     Yugoslavia 0    
  Yugoslavia         Denmark 3
 bye         Czechoslovakia 2  
  Czechoslovakia       Czechoslovakia 4  
 bye     Greece 1    
  Greece         Czechoslovakia 4
 bye         Belgium 1  
  Poland       Poland 0
 bye     Belgium 5  
  Belgium  

Final[edit]

Denmark vs. France


Denmark
0
Copenhagen, Denmark [5]
21–22 July 1927
Clay

France
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Denmark
France
Einer Ulrich
Henri Cochet
7
9
7
9
4
6
     
2 Denmark
France
Axel Petersen
Jean Borotra
8
6
2
6
1
6
0
6
   
3 Denmark
France
Axel Petersen / Einer Ulrich
Jean Borotra / Jacques Brugnon
4
6
0
6
3
6
     
4 Denmark
France
Einer Ulrich
Jean Borotra
          not
played
5 Denmark
France
Axel Petersen
Henri Cochet
          not
played

Inter-Zonal Final[edit]

France vs. Japan


France
3
Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, MA, United States [6]
25–27 August 1927
Grass

Japan
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 France
Japan
Henri Cochet
Yoshiro Ota
6
0
6
3
6
2
     
2 France
Japan
René Lacoste
Takeichi Harada
6
1
6
1
6
2
     
3 France
Japan
Jacques Brugnon / Henri Cochet
Takeichi Harada / Tsumio Tawara
9
7
6
1
6
2
     
4 France
Japan
Henri Cochet
Takeichi Harada
          not
played
5 France
Japan
René Lacoste
Yoshiro Ota
          not
played

Challenge Round[edit]

United States vs. France


United States
2
Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia, PA, United States [3]
8–10 September 1927
Grass

France
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
France
Bill Johnston
René Lacoste
3
6
2
6
2
6
     
2 United States
France
Bill Tilden
Henri Cochet
6
4
2
6
6
2
8
6
   
3 United States
France
Frank Hunter / Bill Tilden
Jean Borotra / Jacques Brugnon
3
6
6
3
6
3
4
6
6
0
 
4 United States
France
Bill Tilden
René Lacoste
3
6
6
4
3
6
2
6
   
5 United States
France
Bill Johnston
Henri Cochet
4
6
6
4
2
6
4
6
   

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 495–506. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ David J. Walsh (September 11, 1927). "Two 'Bills' Fall Before French Tennis Stars". The Miami News. pp. 1, 11.
  3. ^ a b "United States v France". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ "Canada v Japan". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "Denmark v France". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "France v Japan". daviscup.com.

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