1908 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

The 1908 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the eighth edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. For the first time, ties were held in different countries and at different times, rather than the all the matches being played in the same venue, as before. It also marked the first time that a tie was played in Australia.

1908 International Lawn Tennis Challenge
Details
Duration17 September – 30 November
Edition8th
Teams3
Champion
Winning Nation Australasia
1907
1909

After Australasia's victory in 1907, the United States and the British Isles tried to re-claim the cup, however the Australasia team prevailed again. The final was played at the Albert Ground in Melbourne, Australia on 27–30 November.[1]

FinalEdit

United States vs. British Isles

 
United States
4
Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, MA, United States [2]
17–19 September 1908 [3]
Grass
 
British Isles
1
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
William Larned
James Cecil Parke
6
3
6
3
7
5
     [4]
2  
 
Beals Wright
Major Ritchie
1
6
3
6
2
6
     [4]
3  
 
Fred Alexander / Harold Hackett
James Cecil Parke / Major Ritchie
6
3
2
6
7
5
6
1
   
4  
 
William Larned
Major Ritchie
4
6
6
2
6
3
6
2
   [3]
5  
 
Beals Wright
James Cecil Parke
8
10
3
6
6
4
7
5
6
2
 [3]

Challenge RoundEdit

Australasia vs. United States

 
1908 Davis Cup Challenge Round match between Australasia and the United States at the Albert Ground, Melbourne, Australia on 27–30 November 1908
 
Australasia
3
Albert Ground, Melbourne, Australia [5]
27–30 November 1908
Grass
 
United States
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Norman Brookes
Fred Alexander
5
7
9
7
6
2
4
6
6
3
 
2  
 
Anthony Wilding
Beals Wright
6
3
5
7
3
6
1
6
   
3  
 
Norman Brookes / Anthony Wilding
Fred Alexander / Beals Wright
6
4
6
2
5
7
2
6
6
4
 
4  
 
Norman Brookes
Beals Wright
6
0
6
3
5
7
2
6
10
12
 
5  
 
Anthony Wilding
Fred Alexander
6
3
6
4
6
1
     

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1908 International Lawn Tennis Challenge". daviscup.com.
  2. ^ "United States v British Isles". daviscup.com.
  3. ^ a b c "American Tennis Team Beats Britons; Wright and Alexander Will Challenge Australian Defenders of Davis Cup in International Match Larned Beats Ritchie and Wright Vanquishes Parke in Matches on Longwood Courts" (PDF). The New York Times. 1907-07-20. Retrieved 2011-02-03.
  4. ^ a b "Adds Interest in Tennis Contests. Strength of the English Players is Feature of Boston Matches". The Day. 1908-09-18. Retrieved 2011-02-03.
  5. ^ "Australasia v United States". daviscup.com.