1933 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

The 1933 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 28th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. 24 teams would enter the Europe Zone; while 9 would enter the Americas Zone, 4 in North America and 5 in South America.

1933 International Lawn Tennis Challenge
Details
Duration31 March – 30 July
Edition28th
Teams31
Champion
Winning Nation Great Britain
1932
1934

The United States defeated Argentina in the America Inter-Zonal Final, and Great Britain defeated Australia in the Europe Zone final. In the Inter-Zonal play-off Great Britain defeated United States, and went on to defeat France in the Challenge Round. Great Britain's victory ended France's six-year run as champions and gave the Great Britain team their first title since 1912. The final was played at Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France on 28–30 July.[1][2][3]

America ZoneEdit

North & Central America ZoneEdit

  Semifinals
5–13 May
Final
18–20 May
                 
  Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
     United States 5  
     Mexico 0     Montreal, Canada (grass)
       United States 5
  Hot Springs, VA, United States (hard)      Canada 0
     Cuba 1
     Canada 4  

South America ZoneEdit

  Quarterfinals
Semifinals
31 March–2 April
Final
8–10 April
                           
 
     Brazil  
     Chile w/o     Montevideo, Uruguay
       Chile 5  
       Uruguay 0  
     Uruguay
   bye     Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
       Chile 1
         Argentina 4
   bye  
     Peru    
       Peru
       Argentina w/o  
   bye
     Argentina  

Americas Inter-Zonal FinalEdit

United States vs. Argentina

 
United States
4
Chevy Chase Lawn Tennis Club, Chevy Chase, MD, United States [4]
25–27 May 1933
Clay
 
Argentina
0
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Ellsworth Vines
Adriano Zappa
6
2
6
3
6
4
     
2  
 
Wilmer Allison
Américo Cattaruzza
6
2
6
4
6
3
     
3  
 
George Lott / John Van Ryn
Adelmar Echeverria / Adriano Zappa
6
1
6
4
6
1
     
4  
 
Ellsworth Vines
Américo Cattaruzza
7
5
6
1
5
7
6
1
   
5  
 
Wilmer Allison
Adriano Zappa
6
2
6
1
2
2
    not
completed

Europe ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

First Round
21 April–9 May
  Second Round
12–21 May
  Quarterfinals
8–13 June
  Semifinals
17–20 June
  Final
13–15 July
   Greece    
 bye        Greece 4  
   Romania      Romania 1    
 bye          Greece 0  
   Czechoslovakia          Czechoslovakia 5  
 bye        Czechoslovakia 5
   Monaco      Monaco 0    
 bye          Czechoslovakia 0  
   Finland w/o    
London, England (clay)
     Great Britain 5  
   India        Finland 0  
   Spain 1      Great Britain 5    
   Great Britain 4          Great Britain 4
   Italy 4    
Genoa, Italy (clay)
     Italy 1  
   Yugoslavia 1        Italy 4
   Belgium 2      Austria 1    
   Austria 3          Great Britain 3
   Denmark 2    
Dublin, Ireland (grass)
     Australia 2
   Ireland 3        Ireland 0  
   Hungary 0      Japan 5    
Berlin, Germany (clay)
   Japan 5          Japan 4  
   Germany 5          Germany 1  
   Egypt 0        Germany 4
   Netherlands 3      Netherlands 1    
Paris, France (clay)
   Poland 2          Japan 2
 bye          Australia 3  
    Switzerland         Switzerland 1  
 bye      South Africa 4    
London, England (grass)
   South Africa          South Africa 2
 bye    
Oslo, Norway (clay)
     Australia 3  
   Norway        Norway 0
 bye      Australia 5  
   Australia  

FinalEdit

Great Britain vs. Australia

 
Great Britain
3
Centre Court, All England Club, Wimbledon, England [5]
13–15 July 1933
Grass
 
Australia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Bunny Austin
Jack Crawford
6
4
2
6
2
6
3
6
   
2  
 
Fred Perry
Vivian McGrath
6
2
6
4
6
2
     
3  
 
Pat Hughes / Fred Perry
Adrian Quist / Don Turnbull
7
5
6
4
3
6
6
3
   
4  
 
Bunny Austin
Vivian McGrath
6
4
7
5
6
3
     
5  
 
Harry Lee
Jack Crawford
6
8
5
7
4
6
     

Inter-Zonal FinalEdit

Great Britain vs. United States

 
Great Britain
4
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France [6]
21–23 July 1933
Clay
 
United States
1
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Bunny Austin
Ellsworth Vines
6
1
6
1
6
4
     
2  
 
Fred Perry
Wilmer Allison
6
1
7
5
6
4
     
3  
 
Pat Hughes / Fred Perry
George Lott / John Van Ryn
6
8
4
6
1
6
     
4  
 
Bunny Austin
Wilmer Allison
6
2
7
9
6
3
6
4
   
5  
 
Fred Perry
Ellsworth Vines
1
6
6
0
4
6
7
5
7
6
 
retired

Challenge RoundEdit

France vs. Great Britain

 
France
2
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France [3]
28–30 July 1933
Clay
 
Great Britain
3
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
André Merlin
Bunny Austin
3
6
4
6
0
6
     
2  
 
Henri Cochet
Fred Perry
10
8
4
6
6
8
6
3
1
6
 
3  
 
Jean Borotra / Jacques Brugnon
Pat Hughes / Harry Lee
6
3
8
6
6
2
     
4  
 
Henri Cochet
Bunny Austin
5
7
6
4
4
6
6
4
6
4
 
5  
 
André Merlin
Fred Perry
6
4
6
8
2
6
5
7
   

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 Great Britain". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ "United States v Argentina". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "Great Britain v Australia". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Great Britain v United States". daviscup.com.

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