1925 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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1925 International Lawn Tennis Challenge
Details
Duration 8 May – 13 September
Edition 20th
Champion
Winning Nation  United States
1924
1926

The 1925 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 20th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. Sixteen teams would enter the Europe Zone, while 9 would enter the America Zone. Chile, Portugal, Poland and Sweden competed for the first time.

France defeated Australia in the Inter-Zonal play-off, but would fall to the United States in the Challenge Round. The final was played at the Germantown Cricket Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States on 11–13 September.[1][2]

America Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  First Round
4–6 July
       
  Havana, Cuba (clay)
    Spain 5
    Cuba 0
  Quarterfinals
16–19 July
Semifinals
13–15 August
Final
20–22 August
                           
 
    Canada w/o  
    New Zealand     Montreal, Canada (grass)
      Canada 0  
      Australia 5  
    Hawaii
    Australia w/o     Boston, MA, United States (grass)
      Australia 4
  Mazatlán, Mexico (clay)       Japan 1
    Mexico 0  
    Spain 5     Baltimore, MD, United States (grass)
      Spain 2
      Japan 3  
    China
    Japan w/o  

Final[edit]

Australia vs. Japan


Australia
4
Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, MA, United States [3]
20–22 August 1925
Grass

Japan
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
Japan
Gerald Patterson
Zenzo Shimizu
6
1
6
4
6
2
     
2 Australia
Japan
James Anderson
Takeichi Harada
6
4
3
6
6
3
6
1
   
3 Australia
Japan
John Hawkes / Gerald Patterson
Takeichi Harada / Zenzo Shimizu
6
1
6
2
9
7
     
4 Australia
Japan
Gerald Patterson
Takeichi Harada
2
6
6
3
1
6
5
7
   
5 Australia
Japan
John Hawkes
Masanosuke Fukuda
6
1
6
3
6
0
     

Europe Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  First round
8–19 May
Quarterfinals
27 May–14 June
Semifinals
10–14 July
Final
18–20 July
                                     
Budapest, Hungary (clay)
  France 4  
Paris, France (clay)
  Hungary 1  
    France 5  
Lisbon, Portugal (clay)
    Italy 0  
  Portugal 1
Eastbourne, United Kingdom (grass)
  Italy 4  
    France 4  
London, United Kingdom (clay)
    Great Britain 0  
  Romania 1  
Copenhagen, Denmark (clay)
  Denmark 4  
    Denmark 0
Warsaw, Poland (clay)
    Great Britain 3  
  Poland 0
Noordwijk, Netherlands (clay)
  Great Britain 5  
    France 4
Vienna, Austria
    Netherlands 0
  Austria 4  
Vienna, Austria
  Ireland 1  
    Austria 0
Brussels, Belgium
    India 4  
  Belgium 2
Noordwijk, Netherlands (clay)
  India 3  
    India 1
Bern, Switzerland
    Netherlands 4  
  Sweden 3  
Noordwijk, Netherlands (clay)
   Switzerland 2  
    Sweden 0
Noordwijk, Netherlands (clay)
    Netherlands 5  
  Netherlands 3
  Czechoslovakia 2  

Final[edit]

Netherlands vs. France


Netherlands
0
Noordwijk Club, Noordwijk, Netherlands (clay) [4]
18–20 July 1925
Clay

France
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 Netherlands
France
Hendrik Timmer
René Lacoste
7
5
5
7
2
6
2
6
   
2 Netherlands
France
Arthur Diemer Kool
Jean Borotra
2
6
4
6
8
10
     
3 Netherlands
France
Arthur Diemer Kool / Christiaan van Lennep
Jacques Brugnon / René Lacoste
2
6
3
6
8
6
4
6
   
4 Netherlands
France
Arthur Diemer Kool
René Lacoste
4
6
4
6
1
6
     
5 Netherlands
France
Hendrik Timmer
Jean Borotra
          not
played

Inter-Zonal Final[edit]

France vs. Australia


France
3
West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, NY, United States [5]
4–5 September 1925
Grass

Australia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 France
Australia
René Lacoste
Gerald Patterson
3
6
4
6
2
6
     
2 France
Australia
Jean Borotra
James Anderson
6
4
6
3
8
6
     
3 France
Australia
Jean Borotra / René Lacoste
John Hawkes / Gerald Patterson
6
4
3
6
6
4
1
6
10
8
 
4 France
Australia
Jean Borotra
Gerald Patterson
4
6
6
4
6
1
6
3
   
5 France
Australia
René Lacoste
James Anderson
          not
played

Challenge Round[edit]

United States vs. France


United States
5
Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia, PA, United States [2]
11–13 September 1925
Grass

France
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
France
Bill Tilden
Jean Borotra
4
6
6
0
2
6
9
7
6
4
 
2 United States
France
Bill Johnston
René Lacoste
6
1
6
1
6
8
6
3
   
3 United States
France
Vincent Richards / Richard Norris Williams
Jean Borotra / René Lacoste
6
4
6
4
6
3
     
4 United States
France
Bill Tilden
René Lacoste
3
6
10
12
8
6
7
5
6
2
 
5 United States
France
Bill Johnston
Jean Borotra
6
1
6
4
6
0
     

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 495–506. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ a b "United States v France". daviscup.com.
  3. ^ "Australia v Japan". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ "Netherlands v France". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "France v Australia". daviscup.com.

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