1909 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

The 1909 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the ninth edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. For the second straight year, only the British Isles and the United States would challenge Australasia for the Cup. After defeating the British in Philadelphia, the US traveled to Sydney, but was defeated again by the Australasian team.[1] The final was played at the Double Bay Grounds on 27–30 November.

1909 International Lawn Tennis Challenge
Details
Duration11 September – 30 November
Edition9th
Teams3
Champion
Winning Nation Australasia
1908
1911

FinalEdit

United States vs. British Isles

 
United States
5
Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia, PA, United States [2][3]
11–14 September 1909 [2][4]
Grass
 
British Isles
0
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
William Larned
Charles Dixon
6
3
6
2
6
0
     [2]
2  
 
William Clothier
James Cecil Parke
6
4
6
3
8
6
     [2]
3  
 
Harold Hackett / Raymond Little
Walter Crawley / James Cecil Parke
3
6
6
4
6
4
4
6
8
6
 [5]
4  
 
William Larned
James Cecil Parke
6
3
6
2
6
3
     [4]
5  
 
William Clothier
Charles Dixon
6
3
6
1
6
4
     [4]

Challenge RoundEdit

 
1909 Davis Cup Challenge Round match between Australasia and the United States at the Double Bay Grounds, Sydney, Australia on 27–30 November 1909

Australasia vs. United States

 
Australasia
5
Double Bay Grounds, Sydney, Australia [6][7]
27–30 November 1909 [6][8]
Grass
 
United States
0
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Norman Brookes
Maurice McLoughlin
6
2
6
2
6
4
     [6]
2  
 
Anthony Wilding
Melville Long
6
2
7
5
6
1
     [6]
3  
 
Norman Brookes / Anthony Wilding
Melville Long / Maurice McLoughlin
12
10
9
7
6
3
     [9]
4  
 
Norman Brookes
Melville Long
6
4
7
5
8
6
     [8]
5  
 
Anthony Wilding
Maurice McLoughlin
3
6
8
6
6
2
6
3
   [8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1909 International Lawn Tennis Challenge". daviscup.com.
  2. ^ a b c d "American Tennis Men Beat Britons; Larned and Clothier Take Singles Matches from Dixon and Parke. Preliminary for Davis Cup Winners' Victory of Every Set Was a Surprise to the Three Thousand Spectators at Philadelphia" (PDF). The New York Times. September 11, 1909. Retrieved February 24, 2011.
  3. ^ "United States v British Isles". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ a b c "Davis Cup Tennis Sweep for America; British Contestants Outclassed Again by Larned and Clothier. Could Not Win a Match. Larned Steady and Accurate Against. Parke, While Clothier Excelled Dixon in Every Style of Play" (PDF). The New York Times. September 11, 1909. Retrieved February 24, 2011.
  5. ^ "Lawn Tennis". Taranaki Herald. September 14, 1909. Retrieved February 24, 2011.
  6. ^ a b c d "Lawn Tennis. Davis Cup Competitions". Dublin Evening Mail. November 29, 1909. Retrieved February 24, 2011.
  7. ^ "Australasia v United States". daviscup.com.
  8. ^ a b c "Lawn Tennis. Davis Cup Matches. Concluding Games". Colonist. December 1, 1909. Retrieved February 24, 2011.
  9. ^ "Lawn Tennis. The Davis Cup Won by Australasia". Ashburton Guardian. November 30, 1909. Retrieved February 24, 2011.