1938 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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1938 International Lawn Tennis Challenge
Details
Duration29 April – 5 September
Edition33rd
Teams24
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 entered the Europe Zone, while 4 entered the Americas Zone.

Australia defeated Japan in the Americas Zone final, while in the Europe Zone final Germany defeated Yugoslavia. Australia defeated Germany in the Inter-Zonal play-off, but were defeated in the Challenge Round by defending champions the United States. The final was played at the Germantown Cricket Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States on 3–5 September.[1][2][3]

America Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

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

Final[edit]

Australia vs. Japan


Australia
3
Mount Royal Tennis Club, Montreal, Canada [4]
12–14 August 1938
Grass

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

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

First Round
29 April–10 May
  Second Round
5–23 May
  Quarterfinals
26–31 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[a]    
  Austria         India 1
 bye         Belgium 3  
  Greece       Greece 0
 bye     Belgium 5  
  Belgium  

Final[edit]

Germany vs. Yugoslavia


Germany
3
Rot-Weiss Tennis Club, Berlin, Germany [5]
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 Final[edit]

Australia vs. Germany


Australia
5
Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, MA, United States [6]
18–20 August 1938
Grass

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

Challenge Round[edit]

United States vs. Australia


United States
3
Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia, PA, United States [3]
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
   

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The tie between Austria and India was abandoned following the German annexation of Austria in March 1938.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 495–496, 499. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ Max Robertson (1974). The Encyclopedia of Tennis. London: Allen & Unwin. p. 384. ISBN 0047960426.
  3. ^ a b "United States v Australia". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ "Australia v Japan". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "Germany v Yugoslavia". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Australia v Germany". daviscup.com.

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