1938 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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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, Canada (grass)
      Australia 3
Montreal, Canada (grass)     Japan 1
    Canada 0
    Japan 5  

Final[edit]


Japan
1
Mount Royal Tennis Club, Montreal, Canada
12 August - 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     Budapest, Hungary
 bye         Germany 3  
  Hungary         Hungary 1  
 bye       Hungary w/o
  New Zealand     New Zealand     Berlin, Germany (clay)
 bye         Germany 3  
  Monaco     Marseille, France (clay)     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     Zagreb, Yugoslavia (clay)     Yugoslavia 2
  Romania 2       Great Britain 0  
  Yugoslavia 3     Yugoslavia 5     Zagreb, Yugoslavia
  Czechoslovakia 2         Yugoslavia 3  
 bye     Stockholm, Sweden     Sweden 1  
  Sweden       Sweden 4
 bye      Switzerland 1     Brussels, Belgium
   Switzerland         Yugoslavia 5
 bye         Belgium 0  
  India       India w/o  
 bye     Austria     Brussels, Belgium
  Austria         India 1
 bye     Athens, Greece     Belgium 3  
  Greece       Greece 0
 bye     Belgium 5  
  Belgium  

Final[edit]


Germany
3
Rot-Weiss Tennis Club, Berlin, Germany
29 July - 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 August - 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 September - 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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