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1934 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

1934 edition of the International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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1934 International Lawn Tennis Challenge
Details
Duration14 July 1933 – 31 July 1934
Edition29th
Teams27
Champion
Winning Nation  Great Britain
1933
1935

The 1934 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 29th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. 10 teams would enter the Europe Zone (with 17 teams taking part in the qualifying rounds), while only 5 would enter the Americas Zone, 3 in North America and 2 in South America. Due to the large number of entries in Europe, a "Qualifying Round" system was introduced in order to better manage the number of teams competing. European teams which lost before the 1933 Europe Zone semifinals would play-off against each other for four spots in the 1934 Europe Zone main draw.

In the America Inter-Zonal Final the United States received a walkover due to Brazil's absence, while in the Europe Zone final Australia defeated Czechoslovakia. The United States defeated Australia in the Inter-Zonal play-off, but would fall to Great Britain in the Challenge Round. The final was played at the All England Club Centre Court in Wimbledon, London, England on 28-31 July.[1][2][3]

America Zone

North & Central America Zone

  Semifinals
24–27 May
Final
30 May–1 June
                 
  Wilmington, DE, United States (grass)
     United States 5  
     Canada 0     Baltimore, MD, United States (grass)
       United States 5
       Mexico 0
   bye
     Mexico  

South America Zone

  Final
       
 
     Brazil w/o
     Peru

Americas Inter-Zonal Final

United States vs. Brazil

United States defeated Brazil by walkover.[4]

Overview of "Walkover" article

Europe Zone

Qualifying Round

  First Round
28–30 July 1933
       
  Brussels, Belgium
     Belgium 3
     Hungary 2
  Second Round
14 July–20 August 1933
Qualifying Round
18 August–3 September 1933
                 
Dublin, Ireland (grass)
   Ireland 1  
Leipzig, Germany
   Germany 4  
     Germany 5
Copenhagen, Denmark
     Denmark 0
   Denmark 4
   Greece 1  
Oslo, Norway (clay)
   Norway 0  
Zagreb, Yugoslavia
   Yugoslavia 5  
     Yugoslavia 1
Vienna, Austria
     Austria 4
   Austria 5
   Spain 0  
Stockholm, Sweden
   Sweden 2  
Montreux, Switzerland
   Belgium 3  
     Belgium 2
Monte Carlo, Monaco
      Switzerland 3
   Monaco 1
    Switzerland 4  
Warsaw, Poland
   Poland 2  
Scheveningen, Netherlands (clay)
   Italy 3  
     Italy 3
Noordwijk, Netherlands (clay)
     Netherlands 2
   Netherlands 4
   Romania 1  

Main Draw

  First Round
18–20 May
Quarterfinals
7–10 June
Semifinals
15–17 June
Final
13–15 July
                                     
   Australia  
Eastbourne, England (grass)
 bye  
     Australia 4  
     Japan 1  
   Japan
Paris, France (clay)
 bye  
     Australia 3  
     France 2  
   Germany  
Paris, France (clay)
 bye  
     Germany 2
Paris, France (clay)
     France 3  
   France 5
Prague, Czechoslovakia (clay)
   Austria 0  
     Australia 3
Lucerne, Switzerland
     Czechoslovakia 2
    Switzerland 5  
Rome, Italy (clay)
   India 0  
      Switzerland 0
     Italy 5  
 bye
Milan, Italy (clay)
   Italy  
     Italy 2
     Czechoslovakia 3  
 bye  
Prague, Czechoslovakia
   Czechoslovakia  
     Czechoslovakia 4
     New Zealand 1  
 bye
   New Zealand  

Final

Czechoslovakia vs. Australia


Czechoslovakia
2
Prague, Czechoslovakia [5]
13–15 July 1934
Clay

Australia
3
1 2 3 4 5
1
Roderich Menzel
Vivian McGrath
10
8
6
2
8
6
     
2
Ladislav Hecht
Jack Crawford
4
6
2
6
2
6
     
3
Ladislav Hecht / Roderich Menzel
Jack Crawford / Adrian Quist
4
6
3
6
4
6
     
4
Roderich Menzel
Jack Crawford
6
4
6
4
2
6
8
6
   
5
Ladislav Hecht
Vivian McGrath
6
3
2
6
1
6
5
7
   

1934 International Lawn Tennis Challenge Europe Zone articles: 8

Inter-Zonal Final

United States vs. Australia


United States
3
Centre Court, All England Club, Wimbledon, England [6]
21–25 July 1934
Grass

Australia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1
Frank Shields
Jack Crawford
1
6
2
6
10
12
     
2
Sidney Wood
Vivian McGrath
5
7
4
6
6
1
7
9
   
3
George Lott / Lester Stoefen
Jack Crawford / Adrian Quist
6
4
6
4
2
6
6
4
   
4
Sidney Wood
Jack Crawford
6
3
9
7
4
6
4
6
6
2
 
5
Frank Shields
Vivian McGrath
6
4
6
2
6
4
     

1934 International Lawn Tennis Challenge Inter-Zonal Final articles: 5

Challenge Round

Great Britain vs. United States


Great Britain
4
Centre Court, All England Club, Wimbledon, England [3]
28–31 July 1934
Grass

United States
1
1 2 3 4 5
1
Bunny Austin
Frank Shields
6
4
6
4
6
1
     
2
Fred Perry
Sidney Wood
6
1
4
6
5
7
6
0
6
3
 
3
Pat Hughes / Harry Lee
George Lott / Lester Stoefen
5
7
0
6
6
4
7
9
   
4
Fred Perry
Frank Shields
6
4
4
6
6
2
15
13
   
5
Bunny Austin
Sidney Wood
6
4
6
0
6
8
6
3
   

1934 International Lawn Tennis Challenge Challenge Round articles: 5

References

  1. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 495–496, 499. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ Max Robertson (1974). The Encyclopedia of Tennis. London: Allen & Unwin. p. 384. ISBN 0047960426.
  3. ^ a b "Great Britain v United States". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ "United States v Brazil". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "Czechoslovakia v Australia". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "United States v Australia". daviscup.com.

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