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1928 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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1928 International Lawn Tennis Challenge
Details
Duration7 April – 29 July
Edition23rd
Teams33
Champion
Winning Nation  France
1927
1929

The 1928 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 23rd edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. 27 teams would enter the Europe Zone, while six would enter the America Zone. Chile, Finland, and Norway made their first appearances in the competition.

The United States defeated Italy in the Inter-Zonal play-off, but would lose to France in the Challenge Round, giving France their second straight title. The final was played at the new Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France on 27–29 July.[1][2][3]

America Zone

Draw

  Quarterfinals
9 April–2 May
Semifinals
25–28 May
Final
1–3 June
                           
 
     China  
   bye     Kansas City, MO, United States (clay)
       China 0  
  Mexico City, Mexico (clay)      United States 5  
     United States 5
     Mexico 0     Chicago, IL, United States (clay)
       United States 5
  Havana, Cuba        Japan 0
     Japan 3  
     Cuba 0     Montreal, Canada (grass)
       Japan 3
       Canada 1  
   bye
     Canada  

Final

United States vs. Japan


United States
5
Town & Tennis Club, Chicago, IL, United States [4]
1–3 June 1928
Clay

Japan
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Bill Tilden
Tamino Abe
6
2
6
3
6
0
     
2
John Hennessey
Yoshiro Ota
8
6
6
3
6
3
     
3
George Lott / Bill Tilden
Tamino Abe / Teizo Toba
6
1
10
8
6
2
     
4
Wilbur Coen
Tamino Abe
7
9
6
2
6
4
7
5
   
5
Bill Tilden
Yoshiro Ota
6
8
6
3
6
1
6
0
   

1928 International Lawn Tennis Challenge America Zone articles: 8

Europe Zone

Draw

First Round
7 April–12 May
  Second Round
11–26 May
  Quarterfinals
7–11 June
  Semifinals
20–24 June
  Final
13–15 July
    Switzerland    
 bye         Switzerland 2  
   India      India 3    
Turin, Italy (clay)
 bye          India 1  
   Romania 5    
Rome, Italy (clay)
     Italy 4  
   Belgium 0        Romania 0
   Italy 4      Italy 4    
   Australia 1          Italy 4  
   Yugoslavia 1          Great Britain 1  
   Finland 4        Finland 0  
   Great Britain 4      Great Britain 5    
   Argentina 1          Great Britain 4
   Germany 4    
Berlin, Germany (clay)
     Germany 1  
   Greece 1        Germany 3
   Spain 3      Spain 2    
Milan, Italy (clay)
   Chile 2          Italy 3
   Poland 0          Czechoslovakia 2
   Denmark 5        Denmark 1  
   Austria 4      Austria 4    
   Philippines 1          Austria 0  
   Norway 0          Netherlands 3  
   Hungary 5        Hungary 2
   Ireland 0      Netherlands 3    
   Netherlands 5          Netherlands 2
   Sweden w/o          Czechoslovakia 3  
   South Africa        Sweden 1  
 bye      Czechoslovakia 4    
   Czechoslovakia          Czechoslovakia w/o
 bye          New Zealand  
   Portugal        Portugal 1
 bye      New Zealand 4  
   New Zealand  

Final

Italy vs. Czechoslovakia


Italy
3
Milan, Italy [5]
13–15 July 1928
Clay

Czechoslovakia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Uberto De Morpurgo
Pavel Machenauer
6
3
6
3
6
4
     
2
Placido Gaslini
Jan Koželuh
1
6
7
9
6
3
4
6
   
3
Placido Gaslini / Uberto De Morpurgo
Jan Koželuh / Pavel Machenauer
6
8
6
4
4
6
4
6
   
4
Uberto De Morpurgo
Jan Koželuh
6
1
6
2
6
0
     
5
Placido Gaslini
Pavel Machenauer
0
6
6
4
6
4
6
3
   

1928 International Lawn Tennis Challenge Europe Zone articles: 6

Inter-Zonal Final

United States vs. Italy


United States
4
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France [6]
20–22 July 1928
Clay

Italy
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
John Hennessey
Uberto De Morpurgo
6
4
7
5
6
2
     
2
Frank Hunter
Placido Gaslini
6
1
6
1
6
0
     
3
John Hennessey / George Lott
Placido Gaslini / Uberto De Morpurgo
6
2
6
3
6
1
     
4
Frank Hunter
Uberto De Morpurgo
4
6
8
6
3
6
6
3
3
6
 
5
John Hennessey
Placido Gaslini
7
5
6
3
6
4
     

Overview of "Francis Hunter" article

Challenge Round

France vs. United States


France
4
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France [3]
27–29 July 1928
Clay

United States
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
René Lacoste
Bill Tilden
6
1
4
6
4
6
6
2
3
6
 
2
Henri Cochet
John Hennessey
5
7
9
7
6
3
6
0
   
3
Jean Borotra / Henri Cochet
Frank Hunter / Bill Tilden
6
4
6
8
7
5
4
6
6
2
 
4
Henri Cochet
Bill Tilden
9
7
8
6
6
4
     
5
René Lacoste
John Hennessey
4
6
6
1
7
5
6
3
   

1928 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. ^ Max Robertson (1974). The Encyclopedia of Tennis. London: Allen & Unwin. p. 383. ISBN 0047960426.
  3. ^ a b "France v United States". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ "United States v Japan". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "Italy v Czechoslovakia". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "United States v Italy". daviscup.com.

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