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1921 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

1921 edition of the International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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1921 International Lawn Tennis Challenge
Details
Duration23 May – 5 September
Edition16th
Teams11
Champion
Winning Nation  United States
1920
1922

The 1921 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 16th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. In the playoff finals, newcomers Japan surprised Australasia, 4-1, but would fall to defending champions the United States in the Challenge Round. The final was played at the West Side Tennis Club in New York City, United States on 2–5 September.[1][2]

1921 International Lawn Tennis Challenge Intro articles: 3

Teams

The tournament saw a boom in entries, with a record 12 teams entering to challenge for the cup. Argentina, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, India, Japan, the Philippines, and Spain all entered the tournament for the first time, although Argentina and the Philippines withdrew after the draw.

1921 International Lawn Tennis Challenge Teams articles: 7

Draw

  First Round
May–July
Quarterfinals
16 July–6 August
Semifinals
18–21 August
Final
22–27 August
                                     
   France  
Paris, France (clay)
 bye  
     France 1  
     India 4  
   India
Chicago, IL, United States (grass)
 bye  
     India 0  
     Japan 5  
   Japan [3] w/o  
   Philippines  
     Japan [4] w/o
Prague, Czechoslovakia
     Belgium  
   Czechoslovakia 2
Newport, RI, United States (grass)
   Belgium 3  
     Japan 4
Toronto, Canada (clay)
     Australasia 1
   Canada 0  
Pittsburgh, PA, United States (grass)
   Australasia 5  
     Australasia 3
Hendon, England (clay)
     Great Britain 2  
   Great Britain 4
Cleveland, OH, United States (grass)
   Spain 1  
     Australasia 5
     Denmark 0  
 bye  
   Argentina  
     Argentina
     Denmark [5] w/o  
 bye
   Denmark  

First round

Czechoslovakia vs. Belgium


Czechoslovakia
2
Prague, Czechoslovakia [6]
13–16 June 1921

Belgium
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Karel Ardelt
Jean Washer
6
4
5
7
5
7
3
6
   
2
Ladislav Žemla
Albert Lammens
6
2
6
4
6
2
     
3
Jaroslav Just / Ladislav Žemla
Albert Lammens / Jean Washer
6
4
6
3
6
8
4
6
0
6
 
4
Ladislav Žemla
Jean Washer
3
6
6
3
9
7
2
6
6
2
 
5
Karel Ardelt
Albert Lammens
3
6
2
6
6
4
1
6
   

Great Britain v Spain


Great Britain
4
London Country Club, Hendon, England [7]
23–25 May 1921
Clay

Spain
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Gordon Lowe
Manuel de Gomar
6
3
4
6
6
1
6
0
   
2
Randolph Lycett
Manuel Alonso Areizaga
6
4
6
2
6
4
     
3
Max Woosnam / Randolph Lycett
Manuel Alonso Areizaga / Manuel de Gomar
2
6
9
7
6
2
6
2
   
4
Gordon Lowe
Manuel Alonso Areizaga
6
8
1
6
6
8
     
5
Randolph Lycett
Manuel de Gomar
6
1
6
8
7
9
6
3
6
2
 

Canada vs. Australasia


Canada
0
Toronto Lawn Tennis Club, Toronto, Canada [8]
23–27 July 1921
Clay

Australasia
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
Henri Laframboise
James Anderson
6
4
5
7
0
6
2
6
   
2
Paul Bennett
John Hawkes
6
8
4
6
4
6
     
3
Paul Bennett / George Holmes
James Anderson / Clarence Todd
2
6
3
6
1
6
     
4
Paul Bennett
James Anderson
3
6
0
6
2
6
     
5
Henri Laframboise
Clarence Todd
2
6
2
6
8
6
2
6
   

Quarterfinals

France vs. India


France
1
Racing Club de France, Paris, France [9]
16–18 July 1921
Clay

India
4
1 2 3 4 5
1
Jean-Pierre Samazeuilh
Sydney Jacob
6
3
8
6
7
5
     
2
William Laurentz
Mohammed Sleem
6
4
2
6
6
3
2
6
0
6
 
3
Jacques Brugnon / William Laurentz
Lewis Deane / Athar-Ali Fyzee
1
6
6
2
7
5
2
6
4
6
 
4
Jean-Pierre Samazeuilh
Mohammed Sleem
1
6
3
6
3
6
     
5
Jacques Brugnon
Lewis Deane
3
6
6
4
5
7
6
4
6
8
 

Australasia vs. Great Britain


Australasia
3
Allegheny County Club, Pittsburgh, PA, United States [10]
4–6 August 1921
Grass

Great Britain
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
James Anderson
Max Woosnam
6
4
6
2
6
4
     
2
John Hawkes
Gordon Lowe
4
6
4
6
1
6
     
3
James Anderson / Clarence Todd
Noel Turnbull / Max Woosnam
4
6
9
7
4
6
6
2
6
4
 
4
James Anderson
Gordon Lowe
6
2
6
3
3
6
6
2
   
5
John Hawkes
Max Woosnam
3
6
6
0
9
7
3
6
3
6
 

Semifinals

India vs. Japan


India
0
Lake Forest, IL, United States [11]
18–20 August 1921
Grass

Japan
5
1 2 3 4 5
1
Mohammed Sleem
Zenzo Shimizu
5
7
6
2
0
6
2
6
   
2
Hassan Ali Fyzee
Ichiya Kumagae
6
3
3
6
3
6
7
9
   
3
Lewis Deane / Hassan Ali Fyzee
Ichiya Kumagae / Zenzo Shimizu
1
6
1
6
6
2
6
2
0
6
 
4
Hassan Ali Fyzee
Zenzo Shimizu
2
6
1
6
7
9
     
5
Mohammed Sleem
Ichiya Kumagae
7
9
1
6
1
6
     

Australasia vs. Denmark


Australasia
5
Mayfield Country Club, Cleveland, OH, United States [12]
19–21 August 1921
Grass

Denmark
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
James Anderson
Vagn Ingerslev
6
0
6
1
7
5
     
2
Norman Peach
Erik Tegner
7
5
6
2
6
4
     
3
James Anderson / Clarence Todd
Povl Henriksen / Erik Tegner
6
0
6
2
6
1
     
4
James Anderson
Erik Tegner
6
0
6
2
6
1
     
5
Norman Peach
Vagn Ingerslev
3
6
6
2
6
0
3
6
6
2
 

Final

Japan vs. Australasia


Japan
4
Newport Casino, Newport, RI, United States [13]
22–27 August 1921
Grass

Australasia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Zenzo Shimizu
James Anderson
6
4
7
5
6
4
     
2
Ichiya Kumagae
John Hawkes
3
6
2
6
8
6
6
2
6
3
 
3
Ichiya Kumagae / Zenzo Shimizu
James Anderson / Clarence Todd
6
4
4
6
6
8
0
6
   
4
Zenzo Shimizu
John Hawkes
4
6
6
2
6
3
6
2
   
5
Ichiya Kumagae
James Anderson
3
6
6
4
2
6
7
5
6
2
 

1921 International Lawn Tennis Challenge Draw articles: 52

Challenge Round

United States vs. Japan


United States
5
West Side Tennis Club, New York, NY, United States [14]
2–5 September 1921
Grass

Japan
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Bill Johnston
Ichiya Kumagae
6
2
6
4
6
2
     
2
Bill Tilden
Zenzo Shimizu
5
7
4
6
7
5
6
2
6
1
 
3
Watson Washburn / Richard Norris Williams
Ichiya Kumagae / Zenzo Shimizu
6
2
7
5
4
6
7
5
   
4
Bill Tilden
Ichiya Kumagae
9
7
6
4
6
1
     
5
Bill Johnston
Zenzo Shimizu
6
3
5
7
6
2
6
4
   

1921 International Lawn Tennis Challenge Challenge Round articles: 4

References

  1. ^ "1921 International Lawn Tennis Challenge". daviscup.com.
  2. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 495–506. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  3. ^ "Japan v Philippines". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ "Japan v Belgium". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "Denmark v Argentina". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Czechoslovakia v Belgium". daviscup.com.
  7. ^ "Great Britain v Spain". daviscup.com.
  8. ^ "Canada v Australasia". daviscup.com.
  9. ^ "France v India". daviscup.com.
  10. ^ "Australasia v Great Britain". daviscup.com.
  11. ^ "India v Japan". daviscup.com.
  12. ^ "Australasia v Denmark". daviscup.com.
  13. ^ "Japan v Australasia". daviscup.com.
  14. ^ "United States v Japan". daviscup.com.

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