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1927 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

1927 edition of the International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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1927 International Lawn Tennis Challenge
Details
Duration29 April – 10 September
Edition22nd
Teams26
Champion
Winning Nation  France
1926
1928

The 1927 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 22nd edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. 21 teams entered the Europe Zone, while 4 entered the America Zone. Yugoslavia and Greece competed for the first time, while Germany returned to the competition for the first time since 1914.

France defeated Japan in the Inter-Zonal play-off. The French defeated the United States, capturing their first championship, and ending the USA's 6-year run. The final was played at the Germantown Cricket Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States on 8–10 September.[1][2][3]

1927 International Lawn Tennis Challenge Intro articles: 2

America Zone

Draw

  Semifinals
18–31 July
Final
18–20 August
                 
  St. Louis, MO, United States (grass)
     Japan 4  
     Mexico 1     Montreal, Canada (grass)
       Japan 3
  Toronto, Canada (clay)      Canada 2
     Canada 3
     Cuba 2  

Final

Canada vs. Japan


Canada
2
Mount Royal Tennis Club, Montreal, Canada [4]
18–20 August 1927
Grass

Japan
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Willard Crocker
Takeichi Harada
5
7
0
6
4
6
     
2
Jack Wright
Yoshiro Ota
6
3
6
4
6
4
     
3
Willard Crocker / Jack Wright
Takeichi Harada / Teizo Toba
3
6
6
4
5
7
6
3
8
10
 
4
Jack Wright
Takeichi Harada
6
3
6
3
8
6
     
5
Willard Crocker
Yoshiro Ota
4
6
6
3
8
10
3
6
   

1927 International Lawn Tennis Challenge America Zone articles: 8

Europe Zone

Draw

First Round
29 April–9 May
  Second Round
6–22 May
  Quarterfinals
9–13 June
  Semifinals
8–11 July
  Final
21–22 July
   France    
Paris, France (clay)
 bye        France 5  
   Romania      Romania 0    
Rome, Italy (clay)
 bye          France 3  
   Hungary          Italy 2  
 bye        Hungary 2
   Italy      Italy 3    
 bye          France 5  
   Portugal          South Africa 0  
 bye        Portugal 0  
   Germany      Germany 5    
 bye          Germany 1
   South Africa 5          South Africa 4  
   Ireland 0        South Africa 5
    Switzerland 3       Switzerland 0    
   Austria 2          France 3
   Denmark 4          Denmark 0
   Netherlands 1        Denmark 3  
   Sweden 1      Great Britain 2    
   Great Britain 4          Denmark 5  
   Spain 2          India 0  
   India 3        India 3
 bye      Yugoslavia 0    
   Yugoslavia          Denmark 3
 bye          Czechoslovakia 2  
   Czechoslovakia        Czechoslovakia 4  
 bye      Greece 1    
   Greece          Czechoslovakia 4
 bye          Belgium 1  
   Poland        Poland 0
 bye      Belgium 5  
   Belgium  

Final

Denmark vs. France


Denmark
0
Copenhagen, Denmark [5]
21–22 July 1927
Clay

France
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Einer Ulrich
Henri Cochet
7
9
7
9
4
6
     
2
Axel Petersen
Jean Borotra
8
6
2
6
1
6
0
6
   
3
Axel Petersen / Einer Ulrich
Jean Borotra / Jacques Brugnon
4
6
0
6
3
6
     
4
Einer Ulrich
Jean Borotra
          not
played
5
Axel Petersen
Henri Cochet
          not
played

1927 International Lawn Tennis Challenge Europe Zone articles: 8

Inter-Zonal Final

France vs. Japan


France
3
Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, MA, United States [6]
25–27 August 1927
Grass

Japan
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Henri Cochet
Yoshiro Ota
6
0
6
3
6
2
     
2
René Lacoste
Takeichi Harada
6
1
6
1
6
2
     
3
Jacques Brugnon / Henri Cochet
Takeichi Harada / Tsumio Tawara
9
7
6
1
6
2
     
4
Henri Cochet
Takeichi Harada
          not
played
5
René Lacoste
Yoshiro Ota
          not
played

1927 International Lawn Tennis Challenge Inter-Zonal Final articles: 3

Challenge Round

United States vs. France


United States
2
Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia, PA, United States [3]
8–10 September 1927
Grass

France
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Bill Johnston
René Lacoste
3
6
2
6
2
6
     
2
Bill Tilden
Henri Cochet
6
4
2
6
6
2
8
6
   
3
Frank Hunter / Bill Tilden
Jean Borotra / Jacques Brugnon
3
6
6
3
6
3
4
6
6
0
 
4
Bill Tilden
René Lacoste
3
6
6
4
3
6
2
6
   
5
Bill Johnston
Henri Cochet
4
6
6
4
2
6
4
6
   

1927 International Lawn Tennis Challenge Challenge Round articles: 3

References

  1. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 495–506. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ David J. Walsh (September 11, 1927). "Two 'Bills' Fall Before French Tennis Stars". The Miami News. pp. 1, 11.
  3. ^ a b "United States v France". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ "Canada v Japan". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "Denmark v France". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "France v Japan". daviscup.com.

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