1938 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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1938 International Lawn Tennis Challenge
Details
Edition 33rd
Champion
Winning Nation  United States
1937
1939

The 1938 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 33rd edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. 21 teams would enter the Europe Zone, while four would enter the Americas Zone.

Australia defeated Japan in the Americas Zone and Germany in the Inter-Zonal play-off. The United States would defeat the Aussies in the Challenge Round. The final was played at the Germantown Cricket Club in Philadelphia, PA, United States on 3–5 September.[1][2][3]

Americas Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  1st round
28-31 July
Final
12-14 August
                 
  Kansas City, MO, United States (clay)
    Australia 5  
    Mexico 0     Montreal, Quebec, Canada (grass)
      Australia 3
Montreal, Quebec, Canada (grass)     Japan 1
    Canada 0
    Japan 5  

Final[edit]


Japan
1
Mount Royal Tennis Club, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
12–14 August 1938
grass

Australia
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Japan
Australia
Jiro Yamagishi
John Bromwich
6
0
3
6
7
5
6
4
   
2 Japan
Australia
Fumiteru Nakano
Adrian Quist
3
6
6
4
7
9
1
6
   
3 Japan
Australia
Fumiteru Nakano / Jiro Yamagishi
John Bromwich / Adrian Quist
2
6
4
6
3
6
     
4 Japan
Australia
Jiro Yamagishi
Adrian Quist
4
6
4
6
6
2
7
9
   
5 Japan
Australia
Fumiteru Nakano
John Bromwich
6
1
1
6
6
4
12
12
  not
completed

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

1st round
29 April-10 May
  2nd round
5-23 May
  Quarterfinals
26-29 May
  Semifinals
21-23 July
  Final
29-31 July
  Germany    
Berlin, Germany (clay)
 bye       Germany 5  
  Norway     Norway 0    
 bye         Germany 3  
  Hungary    
    Hungary 1  
 bye       Hungary w/o
  New Zealand     New Zealand    
Berlin, Germany (clay)
 bye         Germany 3  
  Monaco         France 2  
 bye       Monaco 0  
  Netherlands 2     France 5    
Paris, France (clay)
  France 3         France 4
  Poland 5    
Milan, Italy (clay)
    Italy 1  
  Denmark 0       Poland 2
  Ireland 1     Italy 3    
Berlin, Germany (clay)
  Italy 4         Germany 3
  Great Britain 3         Yugoslavia 2
  Romania 2       Great Britain 0  
  Yugoslavia 3     Yugoslavia 5    
  Czechoslovakia 2         Yugoslavia 3  
 bye         Sweden 1  
  Sweden       Sweden 4
 bye      Switzerland 1    
   Switzerland         Yugoslavia 5
 bye    
    Belgium 0  
  India       India w/o  
 bye     Austria    
  Austria         India 1
 bye         Belgium 3  
  Greece       Greece 0
 bye     Belgium 5  
  Belgium  

Final[edit]


Germany
3
Rot-Weiss Tennis Club, Berlin, Germany
29–31 July 1938
clay

Yugoslavia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Germany
Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Henner Henkel
Franjo Punčec
1
6
5
7
3
6
     
2 Germany
Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Georg von Metaxa
Josip Palada
1
6
6
4
6
1
3
6
12
10
 
3 Germany
Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Henner Henkel / Georg von Metaxa
Franjo Kukuljević / Franjo Punčec
1
6
7
9
7
5
6
4
6
4
 
4 Germany
Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Henner Henkel
Josip Palada
6
3
7
5
6
1
     
5 Germany
Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Hans Redl
Franjo Kukuljević
4
6
3
6
2
6
     

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]


Germany
0
Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, MA, United States
18–20 August 1938
grass

Australia
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Germany
Australia
Henner Henkel
John Bromwich
2
6
3
6
3
6
     
2 Germany
Australia
Georg von Metaxa
Adrian Quist
3
6
2
6
1
6
     
3 Germany
Australia
Henner Henkel / Georg von Metaxa
John Bromwich / Adrian Quist
2
6
4
6
1
6
     
4 Germany
Australia
Henner Henkel
Adrian Quist
1
6
0
6
6
8
     
5 Germany
Australia
Georg von Metaxa
John Bromwich
3
6
2
6
1
6
     

Challenge Round[edit]


United States
3
Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia, PA, United States
3–5 September 1938
grass

Australia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Australia
Bobby Riggs
Adrian Quist
4
6
6
0
8
6
6
1
   
2 United States
Australia
Don Budge
John Bromwich
6
2
6
3
4
6
7
5
   
3 United States
Australia
Don Budge / Gene Mako
John Bromwich / Adrian Quist
6
0
3
6
4
6
2
6
   
4 United States
Australia
Don Budge
Adrian Quist
8
6
6
1
6
2
     
5 United States
Australia
Bobby Riggs
John Bromwich
4
6
6
4
0
6
2
6
   

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Davis Cup – 1938 Results". ITF. 
  2. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 495–496, 499. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  3. ^ Max Robertson (1974). The Encyclopedia of Tennis. London: Allen & Unwin. p. 384. ISBN 0047960426. 

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