1928 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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1928 International Lawn Tennis Challenge
Details
Edition 23rd
Achievements (singles)
1927
1929

The 1928 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 23rd edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. 26 teams would enter the Europe Zone, while six would enter the America Zone. Chile, Finland, and Norway made their first appearances in the competition.

The United States defeated Italy in the Inter-Zonal play-off. The USA would lose to France in the Challenge Round, giving France their second straight title. The final was played at Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France on 27–29 July.[1][2][3]

America Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  Quarterfinals
Semifinals
25–28 May
Final
1–3 June
                           
 
    China  
   bye     Kansas City, MO, United States (clay)
      China 0  
Mexico City, Mexico (clay)     United States 5  
    United States 5
    Mexico 0     Chicago, IL, United States (clay)
      United States 5
  Havana, Cuba       Japan 0
    Japan 3  
    Cuba 0     Montreal, Quebec, Canada (grass)
      Japan 3
    Canada 1  
   bye
    Canada  

Final[edit]


United States
5
Town & Tennis Club, Chicago, IL, United States
1–3 June 1928
clay

Japan
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Japan
Bill Tilden
Tamino Abe
6
2
6
3
6
0
     
2 United States
Japan
John Hennessey
Yoshiro Ota
8
6
6
3
6
3
     
3 United States
Japan
George Lott / Bill Tilden
Tamino Abe / Teizo Toba
6
1
10
8
6
2
     
4 United States
Japan
Wilbur Coen
Tamino Abe
7
9
6
2
6
4
7
5
   
5 United States
Japan
Bill Tilden
Yoshiro Ota
6
8
6
3
6
1
6
0
   

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

1st round
7 April-12 May
  2nd round
11–26 May
  Quarterfinals
7–11 June
  Semifinals
20–24 June
  Final
13–15 July
   Switzerland     Zürich, Switzerland
 bye        Switzerland 2  
  India     India 3     Turin, Italy (clay)
 bye         India 1  
  Romania 5     Rome, Italy (clay)     Italy 4  
  Belgium 0       Romania 0
  Italy 4     Italy 4     Felixstowe, England (grass)
  Australia 1         Italy 4  
  Yugoslavia 1     Helsinki, Finland (clay)     Great Britain 1  
  Finland 4       Finland 0  
  Great Britain 4     Great Britain 5     Birmingham, England (grass)
  Argentina 1         Great Britain 4
  Germany 4     Berlin, Germany (clay)     Germany 1  
  Greece 1       Germany 3
  Spain 3     Spain 2     Milan, Italy (clay)
  Chile 2         Italy 3
  Poland 0     Copenhagen, Denmark     Czechoslovakia 2
  Denmark 5       Denmark 1  
  Austria 4     Austria 4     The Hague, Netherlands (clay)
  Philippines 1         Austria 0  
  Norway 0     Noordwijk, Netherlands (clay)     Netherlands 3  
  Hungary 5       Hungary 2
  Ireland 0     Netherlands 3     Prague, Czechoslovakia
  Netherlands 5         Netherlands 2
  Sweden w/o     Stockholm, Sweden     Czechoslovakia 3  
  South Africa       Sweden 1  
  Czechoslovakia     Czechoslovakia 4    
 bye         Czechoslovakia w/o
  Portugal     Lisbon, Portugal (clay)     New Zealand  
 bye       Portugal 1
  New Zealand     New Zealand 4  
 bye  

Final[edit]


Italy
3
Milan, Italy
13–15 July 1928
clay

Czechoslovakia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Italy
Czechoslovakia
Umberto de Morpurgo
Pavel Machenauer
6
3
6
3
6
4
     
2 Italy
Czechoslovakia
Placido Gaslini
Jan Koželuh
1
6
7
9
6
3
4
6
   
3 Italy
Czechoslovakia
Umberto de Morpurgo / Placido Gaslini
Jan Koželuh / Pavel Machenauer
6
8
6
4
4
6
4
6
   
4 Italy
Czechoslovakia
Umberto de Morpurgo
Jan Koželuh
6
1
6
2
6
0
     
5 Italy
Czechoslovakia
Placido Gaslini
Pavel Machenauer
0
6
6
4
6
4
6
3
   

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]


Italy
1
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
20–22 July 1928
clay

United States
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Italy
United States
Umberto de Morpurgo
John Hennessey
4
6
5
7
2
6
     
2 Italy
United States
Placido Gaslini
Frank Hunter
1
6
1
6
0
6
     
3 Italy
United States
Umberto de Morpurgo / Placido Gaslini
John Hennessey / George Lott
2
6
3
6
1
6
     
4 Italy
United States
Umberto de Morpurgo
Frank Hunter
6
4
6
8
6
3
3
6
6
3
 
5 Italy
United States
Placido Gaslini
John Hennessey
5
7
3
6
4
6
     

Challenge Round[edit]


France
4
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
27–29 July 1928
clay

United States
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 France
United States
René Lacoste
Bill Tilden
6
1
4
6
4
6
6
2
3
6
 
2 France
United States
Henri Cochet
John Hennessey
5
7
9
7
6
3
6
0
   
3 France
United States
Jean Borotra / Henri Cochet
Frank Hunter / Bill Tilden
6
4
6
8
7
5
4
6
6
2
 
4 France
United States
Henri Cochet
Bill Tilden
9
7
8
6
6
4
     
5 France
United States
René Lacoste
John Hennessey
4
6
6
1
7
5
6
4
   

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Davis Cup – 1928 Results". ITF. 
  2. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 495–506. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  3. ^ Max Robertson (1974). The Encyclopedia of Tennis. London: Allen & Unwin. p. 383. ISBN 0047960426. 

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