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1931 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

1931 edition of the International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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1931 International Lawn Tennis Challenge
Details
Duration19 April – 26 July
Edition26th
Teams30
Champion
Winning Nation  France
1930
1932
Zones and rounds in the 1931 Davis cup:
  1931 champion
  1931 runner-up
  Inter-Zonal Final elimination
  America Inter-Zonal elimination
  Regional finals elimination
  Semifinal elimination
  Quarterfinal elimination
  Second round elimination
  First round elimination

The 1931 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 26th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. Due to an increase in South American entries, the America Zone was split into the North & Central America Zone and the South America Zone. The winner of each sub-zone would play to determine who moved to the Inter-Zonal round. 22 teams would enter the Europe Zone, while 8 would enter the America Zone. These included first-time entries from Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, although Brazil withdrew without playing a tie, and Paraguay would not play their second tie until 1982.[1] This year also marked the first time that ties were played in South America.

The United States defeated Argentina in the America Inter-Zonal Final, but would then lose to Great Britain in the Inter-Zonal play-off. France defeated Great Britain in the Challenge Round, giving France their fifth straight title. The final was played at Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France on 24–26 July.[2][3][4]

1931 International Lawn Tennis Challenge Intro articles: 1

America Zone

North & Central America Zone

  Semifinals
1–3 May
Final
21–23 May
                 
  Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
     United States 5  
     Mexico 0     Montreal, Canada (grass)
       United States 4
       Canada 1
   bye
     Canada  

South America Zone

  Quarterfinals
26–28 March
Semifinals
2–4 April
Final
24–26 April
                           
  Asunción, Paraguay (hard)
     Paraguay 0  
     Argentina 5     Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
       Argentina 5  
       Uruguay 0  
     Uruguay
   bye     Santiago, Chile
       Argentina 3
         Chile 0
   bye  
     Brazil    
       Brazil
       Chile w/o  
   bye
     Chile  

Americas Inter-Zonal Final

United States vs. Argentina


United States
5
Chevy Chase Lawn Tennis Club, Chevy Chase, MD, United States [5]
28–30 May 1931
Clay

Argentina
0
1 2 3 4 5
1
Frank Shields
Guillermo Robson
3
6
6
2
6
2
6
2
   
2
Sidney Wood
Ronaldo Boyd
6
4
6
1
6
2
     
3
Frank Shields / Sidney Wood
Lucilo del Castillo / Adriano Zappa
6
4
8
6
2
6
4
2
   
4
Frank Shields
Ronaldo Boyd
6
2
6
2
6
2
     
5
Cliff Sutter
Guillermo Robson
3
6
6
4
6
3
6
3
   

1931 International Lawn Tennis Challenge America Zone articles: 7

Europe Zone

Draw

First Round
16 April–5 May
  Second Round
8–17 May
  Quarterfinals
20 May–6 June
  Semifinals
12–18 June
  Final
9–11 July
   Finland    
 bye        Finland 1  
   Egypt      Egypt 4    
Paris, France (clay)
 bye          Egypt 0  
   Yugoslavia          Japan 5  
 bye        Yugoslavia 0
   Japan      Japan 5    
 bye          Japan 0  
   Belgium          Great Britain 5  
 bye        Belgium 0  
   Great Britain 5      Great Britain 5    
   Monaco 0          Great Britain 5
   Germany 0    
Dublin, Ireland (grass)
     South Africa 0  
   South Africa 5        South Africa 4
    Switzerland 0      Ireland 1    
   Ireland 5          Great Britain 4
   Greece 3          Czechoslovakia 1
   Austria 2        Greece 1  
   Spain 2      Czechoslovakia 4    
   Czechoslovakia 3          Czechoslovakia 3  
   Italy 4    
Turin, Italy (clay)
     Italy 0  
   Hungary 1        Italy 3
 bye      Netherlands 0    
   Netherlands          Czechoslovakia 5
 bye    
Oslo, Norway (clay)
     Denmark 0  
   Norway        Norway 0  
 bye      Poland 3    
   Poland          Poland 2
 bye          Denmark 3  
   Denmark        Denmark 5
 bye      Romania 0  
   Romania  

Final

Czechoslovakia vs. Great Britain


Czechoslovakia
1
Prague, Czechoslovakia [6]
9–11 July 1931
Clay

Great Britain
4
1 2 3 4 5
1
Roderich Menzel
Bunny Austin
6
3
2
6
8
6
3
6
3
6
 
2
Ladislav Hecht
Fred Perry
1
6
6
8
3
6
     
3
Ferenc Maršálek / Roderich Menzel
Pat Hughes / Fred Perry
4
6
6
4
4
6
2
6
   
4
Ladislav Hecht
Bunny Austin
6
2
7
5
6
4
     
5
Roderich Menzel
Fred Perry
5
7
3
6
5
7
     

1931 International Lawn Tennis Challenge Europe Zone articles: 9

Inter-Zonal Final

Great Britain vs. United States


Great Britain
3
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France [7]
17–19 July 1931
Clay

United States
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Bunny Austin
Sidney Wood
2
6
6
0
8
6
7
5
   
2
Fred Perry
Frank Shields
8
10
4
6
2
6
     
3
Pat Hughes / Fred Perry
George Lott / John Van Ryn
1
6
3
6
6
4
3
6
   
4
Fred Perry
Sidney Wood
6
3
8
10
6
3
6
3
   
5
Bunny Austin
Frank Shields
8
6
6
3
7
5
     

1931 International Lawn Tennis Challenge Inter-Zonal Final articles: 2

Challenge Round

France vs. Great Britain


France
3
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France [4]
24–26 July 1931
Clay

Great Britain
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Henri Cochet
Bunny Austin
3
6
11
9
6
2
6
4
   
2
Jean Borotra
Fred Perry
6
4
8
10
0
6
6
4
4
6
 
3
Jacques Brugnon / Henri Cochet
Pat Hughes / Charles Kingsley
6
1
5
7
6
3
8
6
   
4
Jean Borotra
Bunny Austin
5
7
3
6
6
3
5
7
   
5
Henri Cochet
Fred Perry
6
4
1
6
9
7
6
3
   

1931 International Lawn Tennis Challenge Challenge Round articles: 4

References

  1. ^ "Paraguay – Team profile". daviscup.com.
  2. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 495–496, 499. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  3. ^ Max Robertson (1974). The Encyclopedia of Tennis. London: Allen & Unwin. p. 383. ISBN 0047960426.
  4. ^ a b "France v Great Britain". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "United States v Argentina". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Czechoslovakia v Great Britain". daviscup.com.
  7. ^ "Great Britain v United States". daviscup.com.

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