1913 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

The 1913 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 12th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. With Great Britain's win in 1912, the competition returned to Europe for the first time in five years. This prompted several new teams to join the competition, creating the largest field to date.[1] The first round tie between Germany and France, played at Wiesbaden, Germany was the first Davis Cup tie to be played on clay courts, or any surface other than grass. The United States would triumph in the final, which was played at Worple Road in Wimbledon, London, England on 25–28 July.

1913 International Lawn Tennis Challenge
Davis Cup 1913 quarterfinal at the West Side Tennis Club, New York - Rice (Australasia) against McLoughlin (United States)
Davis Cup 1913 quarterfinal at the West Side Tennis Club, New York - Rice (Australasia) against McLoughlin (United States)
Details
Duration3 June – 28 July 1913
Edition12th
Teams8
Champion
Winning Nation United States
1912
1914

TeamsEdit

Canada, Germany, and South Africa all competed for the first time. Belgium returned for the first time since 1904.

DrawEdit

Quarterfinals
3–21 June
Semifinals
10–12 July
Final
17–19 July
New York, United States (grass)
  Australasia1
Nottingham, England (grass)
  United States4
  United States5
Wiesbaden, Germany (clay)
  Germany0
  Germany4
Wimbledon, England (grass)
  France1
  United States3
London, England (grass)
  Canada0
  South Africa1
Folkestone, England (grass)
  Canada4
  Canada4
  Belgium0
bye
  Belgium

QuarterfinalsEdit

United States vs. Australasia

 
United States
4
West Side Tennis Club, New York, NY, United States[2]
6–9 June 1913
Grass
 
Australasia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Maurice McLoughlin
Horace Rice
6
1
6
3
6
3
     
2  
 
Richard Norris Williams
Stanley Doust
6
4
6
4
1
6
7
5
   
3  
 
Harold Hackett / Maurice McLoughlin
Stanley Doust / Alfred Jones
6
2
2
6
7
5
2
6
7
9
 
4  
 
Maurice McLoughlin
Stanley Doust
6
4
6
4
6
2
     
5  
 
Richard Norris Williams
Horace Rice
1
6
4
6
9
7
6
1
6
2
 

Germany vs. France

 
Germany
4
Wiesbaden, Germany[3]
3–5 June 1913
Clay
 
France
1
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Oscar Kreuzer
André Gobert
1
6
6
4
6
2
6
3
   
2  
 
Friedrich Wilhelm Rahe
Max Decugis
6
2
4
6
6
2
6
8
5
7
 
3  
 
Heinrich Kleinschroth / Friedrich Wilhelm Rahe
Max Decugis / Maurice Germot
7
5
6
4
4
6
9
7
   
4  
 
Oscar Kreuzer
Max Decugis
          w/o
 
5  
 
Friedrich Wilhelm Rahe
André Gobert
6
1
6
1
6
1
     

Canada vs. South Africa

 
Canada
4
Queen's Club, London, England[4]
19–21 June 1913
Grass
 
South Africa
1
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Robert Powell
R.F. le Sueur
6
3
6
4
4
6
3
6
7
5
 
2  
 
Bernard Schwengers
Victor Gauntlett
9
11
3
6
0
6
     
3  
 
Robert Powell / Bernard Schwengers
Victor Gauntlett / R.F. le Sueur
7
5
6
3
3
6
6
3
   
4  
 
Robert Powell
Victor Gauntlett
          w/o
 
5  
 
Bernard Schwengers
R.F. le Sueur
6
3
6
3
6
3
     

SemifinalsEdit

United States vs. Germany

 
United States
5
Nottingham Lawn Tennis Club, Nottingham, England[5]
10–12 July 1913
Grass
 
Germany
0
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Richard Norris Williams
Oscar Kreuzer
7
5
6
4
4
6
6
1
   
2  
 
Maurice McLoughlin
Otto Froitzheim
5
7
2
6
6
4
6
2
6
2
 
3  
 
Harold Hackett / Maurice McLoughlin
Heinrich Kleinschroth / Friedrich Wilhelm Rahe
6
4
2
6
6
3
8
6
   
4  
 
Richard Norris Williams
Otto Froitzheim
5
7
6
1
6
3
6
1
   
5  
 
Wallace Johnson
Oscar Kreuzer
7
5
6
4
5
7
6
4
   

Canada vs. Belgium

 
Canada
4
Pleasure Gardens, Folkestone, England[6]
10–12 July 1913
Grass
 
Belgium
0
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Robert Powell
Paul de Borman
6
2
6
1
6
1
     
2  
 
Bernard Schwengers
Georges Watson
6
4
6
1
6
0
     
3  
 
Robert Powell / Bernard Schwengers
William du Vivier / Georges Watson
6
2
6
2
6
2
     
4  
 
Bernard Schwengers
Paul de Borman
4
6
6
4
6
2
6
2
   
5  
 
Robert Powell
Georges Watson
          not
played

FinalEdit

 
United States
3
Worple Road, Wimbledon, London, England[7]
17–19 July 1913
Grass
 
Canada
0
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Richard Norris Williams
Bernard Schwengers
6
4
6
2
6
4
     
2  
 
Maurice McLoughlin
Robert Powell
10
8
6
1
6
4
     
3  
 
Harold Hackett / Maurice McLoughlin
Robert Powell / Bernard Schwengers
6
3
6
3
12
10
     
4  
 
Richard Norris Williams
Robert Powell
          not
played
5  
 
Maurice McLoughlin
Bernard Schwengers
          not
played

Challenge RoundEdit

Great Britain vs. United States

 
Great Britain
2
Worple Road, Wimbledon, London, England[8]
25–28 July 1913
Grass
 
United States
3
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
James Cecil Parke
Maurice McLoughlin
8
10
7
5
6
4
1
6
7
5
 
2  
 
Charles Dixon
Richard Norris Williams
6
8
6
3
2
6
6
1
5
7
 
3  
 
Charles Dixon / Herbert Roper Barrett
Harold Hackett / Maurice McLoughlin
7
5
1
6
6
2
5
7
4
6
 
4  
 
Charles Dixon
Maurice McLoughlin
6
8
3
6
2
6
     
5  
 
James Cecil Parke
Richard Norris Williams
6
2
5
7
5
7
6
4
6
2
 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1913 International Lawn Tennis Challenge". daviscup.com.
  2. ^ "United States v Australasia". daviscup.com.
  3. ^ "Germany v France". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ "Canada v South Africa". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "United States v Germany". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Canada v Belgium". daviscup.com.
  7. ^ "United States v Canada". daviscup.com.
  8. ^ "Great Britain v United States". daviscup.com.

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