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1920 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

1920 edition of the International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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1920 International Lawn Tennis Challenge
Details
Duration11 June 1920 – 1 January 1921
Edition15th
Teams6
Champion
Winning Nation  United States
1919
1921

The 1920 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, more commonly known as the Davis Cup, was the 15th edition of the major international team event in men's tennis. Six nations competed for the right to challenge holders Australasia. The Netherlands joined the competition for the first time.

The initial draw consisted of four countries and drew the United States against France and the Netherlands against Great Britain. The applications of Canada and South Africa were received after the deadline but their entries were accepted by the other countries and subsequently a new draw was made.

"Big Bill" Tilden and "Little Bill" Johnston made their debut for the United States, and would not lose a rubber the entire tournament. In the Challenge Round, they reclaimed the cup from Australasia. The final, in honor of Anthony Wilding, was played at the Domain Cricket Club in Auckland, New Zealand on 30 December - 1 January 1921.[1][2][3]

Draw

Netherlands competed for the first time.

  Quarterfinals
11 June–10 July
Semifinals
16–19 July
Final
                           
 
     Canada  
   bye    
       Canada  
  Arnhem, Netherlands (clay)      Netherlands [4] w/o  
     Netherlands 3
     South Africa 2    
       Netherlands
  Eastbourne, England (grass)        United States [5] w/o
     France 0  
     United States 3     Wimbledon, England (grass)
       United States 5
       Great Britain 0  
   bye
     Great Britain  

Quarterfinals

Netherlands vs. South Africa


Netherlands
3
Arnhem, Netherlands [6]
11–13 June 1920
Clay

South Africa
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Christiaan van Lennep
Charles Winslow
3
6
4
6
4
6
     
2
Arthur Diemer-Kool
Louis Raymond
6
3
6
3
7
5
     
3
Arthur Diemer-Kool / Christiaan van Lennep
Louis Raymond / Charles Winslow
6
2
7
5
6
4
     
4
Arthur Diemer-Kool
Charles Winslow
3
6
2
6
5
7
     
5
Christiaan van Lennep
Louis Raymond
4
6
6
4
6
4
3
6
6
3
 

France vs. United States


France
0
Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club, Eastbourne, England [7]
8–10 July 1920
Grass

United States
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
André Gobert
Bill Johnston
3
6
6
8
3
6
     
2
William Laurentz
Bill Tilden
6
4
2
6
1
6
3
6
   
3
André Gobert / William Laurentz
Bill Johnston / Bill Tilden
2
6
3
6
2
6
     
4
André Gobert
Bill Tilden
          not
played
5
William Laurentz
Bill Johnston
          not
played

Semifinal

Great Britain vs. United States


Great Britain
0
Worple Road, Wimbledon, London, England [8]
16–19 July 1920
Grass

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
James Cecil Parke
Bill Johnston
4
6
4
6
6
2
6
3
2
6
 
2
Algernon Kingscote
Bill Tilden
6
4
1
6
3
6
1
6
   
3
Algernon Kingscote / James Cecil Parke
Bill Johnston / Bill Tilden
6
8
6
4
6
4
3
6
2
6
 
4
Algernon Kingscote
Bill Johnston
4
6
6
4
6
3
4
6
5
7
 
5
James Cecil Parke
Bill Tilden
2
6
3
6
5
7
     

1920 International Lawn Tennis Challenge Draw articles: 22

Challenge Round

Australasia vs. United States


Australasia
0
Domain Cricket Club, Auckland, New Zealand [9]
30 December 1920–1 January 1921
Grass

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
Norman Brookes
Bill Tilden
8
10
4
6
6
1
4
6
   
2
Gerald Patterson
Bill Johnston
3
6
1
6
1
6
     
3
Norman Brookes / Gerald Patterson
Bill Johnston / Bill Tilden
6
4
4
6
0
6
4
6
   
4
Gerald Patterson
Bill Tilden
7
5
2
6
3
6
3
6
   
5
Norman Brookes
Bill Johnston
7
5
5
7
3
6
3
6
   

1920 International Lawn Tennis Challenge Challenge Round articles: 3

References

  1. ^ "1920 International Lawn Tennis Challenge". daviscup.com.
  2. ^ Trengrove, Alan (1986). The Story of the Davis Cup. London: Stanley Paul. pp. 71–74. ISBN 0091598605.
  3. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 495–506. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  4. ^ "Netherlands v Canada". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "United States v Netherlands". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Netherlands v South Africa". daviscup.com.
  7. ^ "France v United States". daviscup.com.
  8. ^ "Great Britain v United States". daviscup.com.
  9. ^ "Australasia v United States". daviscup.com.

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