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1905 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

1905 edition of the International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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1905 International Lawn Tennis Challenge
Details
Duration13 – 24 July
Edition5th
Teams5
Champion
Winning Nation  British Isles
1904
1906

The 1905 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the fifth edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. As defending champions, the British Isles team played host to the competition. The World Group ties were played at Queen's Club in London, England from 13–19 July, and the final was played on 21–24 July.[1] Britain retained the Cup for their third championship.

1905 International Lawn Tennis Challenge Intro articles: 2

Teams

Australasia, a combined Australia-New Zealand team, and Austria joined the competition for the first time.[2] The United States returned after a 1-year hiatus, and France would return for their second year. For the first time, a "World Group" tournament was held to determine which team would challenge the British Isles for the cup.

1905 International Lawn Tennis Challenge Teams articles: 6

Draw

  Quarterfinals
Semifinals
13–15 July
Final
17–19 July
                           
 
     France  
   bye    
       France 0  
       United States 5  
     United States1 w/o
     Belgium    
       United States 5
         Australasia 0
   bye  
     Australasia    
       Australasia 5
       Austria 0  
   bye
     Austria  

Notes

1.^ The match was scratched and the United States were advanced to the semifinals as Belgium were unable to field a team due to player illness.[3][4]

Semifinals

France vs. United States


France
0
Queen's Club, London, England [5]
13–15 July 1905 [3][6]
Grass

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
Maurice Germot
Holcombe Ward
2
6
2
6
1
6
     [7]
2
Max Decugis
William Clothier
3
6
4
6
4
6
     [7]
3
Max Decugis / Maurice Germot
Holcombe Ward / Beals Wright
2
6
2
6
2
6
     [8]
4
Max Decugis
Holcombe Ward
2
6
2
6
1
6
     [6]
5
Maurice Germot
William Clothier
3
6
7
5
1
6
3
6
   [6]

Australasia vs. Austria


Australasia
5
Queen's Club, London, England [9]
13–15 July 1905 [3]
Grass

Austria
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Norman Brookes
Rolf Kinzl
6
0
6
1
6
2
     [7]
2
Anthony Wilding
Kurt von Wessely
4
6
6
3
7
5
6
1
   [7]
3
Norman Brookes / Alfred Dunlop
Rolf Kinzl / Kurt von Wessely
9
7
6
2
7
5
     [8]
4
Norman Brookes
Kurt von Wessely
6
0
6
2
6
2
     [6]
5
Anthony Wilding
Rolf Kinzl
6
3
4
6
6
2
6
4
   [6]

Final

United States vs. Australasia


United States
5
Queen's Club, London, England [10]
17–19 July 1905 [11][12]
Grass

Australasia
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Beals Wright
Norman Brookes
12
10
5
7
12
10
6
4
   [11]
2
William Larned
Anthony Wilding
6
3
6
2
6
4
     [11]
3
Holcombe Ward / Beals Wright
Norman Brookes / Alfred Dunlop
6
4
7
5
5
7
6
2
   [13]
4
Beals Wright
Anthony Wilding
6
3
6
3
       [12]
5
William Larned
Norman Brookes
14
12
6
0
6
3
     [12]

1905 International Lawn Tennis Challenge Draw articles: 15

Challenge Round

British Isles vs. United States


British Isles
5
Worple Road, Wimbledon, England [13][14]
21–24 July 1905 [12][15]
Grass

United States
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Laurence Doherty
Holcombe Ward
7
9
4
6
6
1
6
2
6
0
 [16]
2
Sydney Smith
William Larned
6
4
6
4
5
7
6
4
   [16]
3
Laurence Doherty / Reggie Doherty
Holcombe Ward / Beals Wright
8
10
6
2
6
2
4
6
8
6
 [17]
4
Laurence Doherty
William Larned
6
4
2
6
6
8
6
4
6
2
 [15]
5
Sydney Smith
William Clothier
3
6
6
1
6
4
6
3
   [15]

1905 International Lawn Tennis Challenge Challenge Round articles: 5

References

  1. ^ "1905 International Lawn Tennis Challenge". daviscup.com.
  2. ^ Richardson, Len; Richardson, Shelley (2005). Anthony Wilding, A Sporting Life. Canterbury: Canterbury University Press. pp. 98–99. ISBN 978-1877257018.
  3. ^ a b c "Miss Sutton Wins Abroad.; American Tennis Team Has Walkover in First of International Cup Series" (PDF). The New York Times. 1905-07-05. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  4. ^ "United States v Belgium". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "France v United States". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ a b c d e "American Win Place in International Final; Tennis Experts, Wards and Clothing, Again Beat Frenchmen. Doherty Brothers Beaten Australasians Take Exhibition Doubles, Causing Britons to Fear Loss of Davis Cup" (PDF). The New York Times. 1905-07-16. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  7. ^ a b c d "American Tennis Team Beats French Players; Ward and Clothier Take First International Matches. Victories in Three Sets Australasians Also Win Over Austrians in Ties for Davis Challenge Cup" (PDF). The New York Times. 1905-07-14. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  8. ^ a b "American Tennis Pair Beat French Players; Take Doubles Match of International Series at Queen's Club. Wright's Intricate Service Will Meet Australasians Next Week to Decide Challengers for Davis Cup" (PDF). The New York Times. 1905-07-15. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  9. ^ "Austria v Australasia". daviscup.com.
  10. ^ "United States v Australasia". daviscup.com.
  11. ^ a b c "Larned and Wright take Tennis Final; Americans Outplay Australasians in Brilliant Matches. English Defenders Named Defeat of Brookes by Wright Yields Remarkable Contest on Queens Club Courts" (PDF). The New York Times. 1905-07-18. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  12. ^ a b c d "Americans Sweep Finals; Challengers for International Tennis Cup Win Every Match" (PDF). The New York Times. 1905-07-20. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  13. ^ a b "Americans First at Tennis.; Ward and Wright Capture Doubles at Queen's Club" (PDF). The New York Times. 1905-07-19. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  14. ^ "British Isles v United States". daviscup.com.
  15. ^ a b c "Americans Beaten Again.; England Takes Final Matches for Davis International Cup" (PDF). The New York Times. 1905-07-25. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  16. ^ a b "American Tennis Team Beaten by Englishmenn; Ward and Larned Defeated in Singles for Davis Cup. King Edward TO Attend Hugh L. Doherty Loses Two Sets to Ward in Opening Match on Wimbledon Courts" (PDF). The New York Times. 1905-07-22. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  17. ^ "England Wins Match on Wimbledon Courts; Ward and Wright Defeated in Hard-Fought Tennis Match. Dhertys Show Fine Form Americans Lead in Deciding Set, but Ward Misplays at Critical Point and Loses" (PDF). The New York Times. 1905-07-23. Retrieved 2010-02-02.

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