1932 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

The 1932 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 27th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. 22 teams would enter the Europe Zone; while 8 would enter the Americas Zone, 5 in North America and 3 in South America.

1932 International Lawn Tennis Challenge
Details
Duration28 April – 31 July
Edition27th
Teams29
Champion
Winning Nation France
1931
1933

The United States defeated Brazil in the America Inter-Zonal Final, after Brazil received two walkovers in the South America Zone, and then defeated Germany in the Inter-Zonal play-off. France defeated the US in the Challenge Round, giving them their sixth straight title. The final was played at Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France on 29-31 July.[1][2][3]

America ZoneEdit

North & Central America ZoneEdit

  Quarterfinals
28–30 April
Semifinals
13–15 May
Final
27–30 May
                           
  Chevy Chase, MD, United States (clay)
     United States 5  
     Canada 0     New Orleans, LA, United States (clay)
       United States 5  
       Mexico 0  
     Mexico
   bye     Philadelphia, PA, United States (clay)
       United States 5
         Australia 0
   bye  
     Australia     Havana, Cuba
       Australia 5
       Cuba 0  
   bye
     Cuba  

South America ZoneEdit

  Semifinals
Final
                 
 
     Brazil w/o  
     Chile    
       Brazil w/o
       Paraguay
   bye
     Paraguay  

Americas Inter-Zonal FinalEdit

United States vs. Brazil

 
United States
5
West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, NY, United States [4]
9–11 June 1932
Clay
 
Brazil
0
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Wilmer Allison
Nelson Cruz
6
3
6
2
6
3
     
2  
 
Frank Shields
Ricardo Pernambuco
6
1
6
3
0
6
6
4
   
3  
 
Wilmer Allison / John Van Ryn
Ricardo Pernambuco / Ultimo Simone
6
1
6
1
6
2
     
4  
 
Wilmer Allison
Ricardo Pernambuco
6
1
6
2
6
0
     
5  
 
John Van Ryn
Ultimo Simone
6
2
6
0
6
0
     

Europe ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

First Round
3–12 May
  Second Round
11–23 May
  Quarterfinals
10–14 June
  Semifinals
8–10 July
  Final
15–17 July
   Denmark    
 bye        Denmark 4  
   Yugoslavia      Yugoslavia 1    
 bye          Denmark 0  
   Greece          Japan 5  
 bye        Greece 0
   Japan      Japan 5    
Milan, Italy (clay)
 bye          Japan 2  
   Spain    
Rome, Italy (clay)
     Italy 3  
 bye        Spain 1  
   Italy 3      Italy 4    
   Egypt 2          Italy 3
   Norway 0           Switzerland 2  
   Monaco 5        Monaco 2
   Belgium 0       Switzerland 3    
Milan, Italy (clay)
    Switzerland 5          Italy 0
   Czechoslovakia 2          Germany 5
   Austria 3        Austria 2  
   Germany 5      Germany 3    
   India 0          Germany 4  
   Hungary 5    
Dublin, Ireland (grass)
     Ireland 1  
   Finland 0        Hungary 1
 bye      Ireland 4    
Berlin, Germany (clay)
   Ireland          Germany 3
 bye          Great Britain 2  
   Great Britain        Great Britain 5  
 bye      Romania 0    
Warsaw, Poland (clay)
   Romania          Great Britain 4
 bye          Poland 1  
   Poland        Poland 4
 bye      Netherlands 1  
   Netherlands  

FinalEdit

Italy vs. Germany

 
Italy
0
Milan, Italy [5]
15–17 July 1932
Clay
 
Germany
5
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Giovanni Palmieri
Gottfried von Cramm
3
6
4
6
0
6
     
2  
 
Giorgio de Stefani
Daniel Prenn
1
6
4
6
6
1
2
6
   
3  
 
Alberto del Bono / Giorgio de Stefani
Gottfried von Cramm / Daniel Prenn
3
6
3
6
2
6
     
4  
 
Giovanni Palmieri
Gustav Jaenecke
3
6
6
0
1
6
6
2
1
6
 
5  
 
Alberto del Bono
Gottfried von Cramm
6
8
3
6
6
3
1
6
   

Inter-Zonal ZoneEdit

United States vs. Germany

 
United States
3
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France [6]
22–24 July 1932
Clay
 
Germany
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Frank Shields
Gottfried von Cramm
5
7
7
5
4
6
6
8
   
2  
 
Ellsworth Vines
Daniel Prenn
6
3
6
3
0
6
6
4
   
3  
 
Wilmer Allison / John Van Ryn
Gottfried von Cramm / Daniel Prenn
6
3
6
4
6
1
     
4  
 
Ellsworth Vines
Gottfried von Cramm
3
6
6
3
9
7
6
3
   
5  
 
Frank Shields
Daniel Prenn
1
6
0
6
8
6
2
6
   

Challenge RoundEdit

France vs. United States

 
France
3
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France [3]
29–31 July 1932
Clay
 
United States
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Jean Borotra
Ellsworth Vines
6
4
6
2
3
6
6
4
   
2  
 
Henri Cochet
Wilmer Allison
5
7
7
5
7
5
6
2
   
3  
 
Jacques Brugnon / Henri Cochet
Wilmer Allison / John Van Ryn
3
6
13
11
5
7
6
4
4
6
 
4  
 
Jean Borotra
Wilmer Allison
1
6
3
6
6
4
6
2
7
5
 
5  
 
Henri Cochet
Ellsworth Vines
6
4
6
0
5
7
6
8
2
6
 

ReferencesEdit

  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 "France v United States". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ "United States v Brazil". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "Italy v Germany". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "United States v Germany". daviscup.com.

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