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1934 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

The 1934 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 29th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. 10 teams would enter the Europe Zone (with a further 13 teams taking part in the qualifying rounds for the 1935 tournament), while only 5 would enter the Americas Zone, 3 in North America and 2 in South America. Estonia entered the tournament for the first time.

1934 International Lawn Tennis Challenge
Details
Duration18 May – 31 July
Edition29th
Champion
Winning Nation Great Britain
1933
1935

In the America Inter-Zonal Final the United States received a walkover due to Brazil's absence, while in the Europe Zone final Australia defeated Czechoslovakia. The United States defeated Australia in the Inter-Zonal play-off, but would fall to Great Britain in the Challenge Round. The final was played at the All England Club Centre Court in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom on 28-31 July.[1][2][3]

Contents

America ZoneEdit

North & Central America ZoneEdit

  Semifinals
24–27 May
Final
30 May–1 June
                 
  Wilmington, DE, United States (grass)
     United States 5  
     Canada 0     Baltimore, MD, United States (grass)
       United States 5
       Mexico 0
   bye
     Mexico  

South America ZoneEdit

  Final
       
 
     Brazil w/o
     Peru

Americas Inter-Zonal FinalEdit

United States defeated Brazil by walkover.[4]

Europe ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

  First Round
18–20 May
Quarterfinals
7–10 June
Semifinals
15–17 June
Final
13–15 July
                                     
   Australia  
Eastbourne, United Kingdom (grass)
 bye  
     Australia 4  
     Japan 1  
   Japan
Paris, France (clay)
 bye  
     Australia 3  
     France 2  
   Germany  
Paris, France (clay)
 bye  
     Germany 2
Paris, France (clay)
     France 3  
   France 5
Prague, Czechoslovakia (clay)
   Austria 0  
     Australia 3
Lucerne, Switzerland
     Czechoslovakia 2
    Switzerland 5  
Rome, Italy (clay)
   India 0  
      Switzerland 0
     Italy 5  
 bye
Milan, Italy (clay)
   Italy  
     Italy 2
     Czechoslovakia 3  
 bye  
Prague, Czechoslovakia
   Czechoslovakia  
     Czechoslovakia 4
     New Zealand 1  
 bye
   New Zealand  

FinalEdit

Czechoslovakia vs. Australia

 
Czechoslovakia
2
Prague, Czechoslovakia [5]
13–15 July 1934
Clay
 
Australia
3
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Roderich Menzel
Vivian McGrath
10
8
6
2
8
6
     
2  
 
Ladislav Hecht
Jack Crawford
4
6
2
6
2
6
     
3  
 
Ladislav Hecht / Roderich Menzel
Jack Crawford / Adrian Quist
4
6
3
6
4
6
     
4  
 
Roderich Menzel
Jack Crawford
6
4
6
4
2
6
8
6
   
5  
 
Ladislav Hecht
Vivian McGrath
6
3
2
6
1
6
5
7
   

Qualifying RoundsEdit

  First Round
20–22 July
       
  Warsaw, Poland
     Poland 4
     Belgium 1
  Second Round
3–19 August
Qualifying Round
24 August–2 September
                 
Warsaw, Poland
   Poland 5  
Warsaw, Poland
   Estonia 0  
     Poland 5
     Greece 0
   Austria
   Greece w/o  
Berlin, Germany
   Germany 5  
Copenhagen, Denmark
   Romania 0  
     Germany 5
     Denmark 0
   Denmark w/o
    Switzerland  
Stockholm, Sweden (clay)
   Sweden 3  
Stockholm, Sweden
   Ireland 2  
     Sweden 2
Amsterdam, Netherlands (clay)
     Netherlands 3
   Monaco 1
   Netherlands 4  
Budapest, Hungary (clay)
   Hungary 3  
Budapest, Hungary
   Norway 2  
     Hungary 2
     Yugoslavia 3
   Yugoslavia w/o
   Spain  

Poland, Germany, Netherlands, and Yugoslavia advance to the 1935 Europe Zone main draw.[a]

Inter-Zonal FinalEdit

United States vs. Australia

 
United States
3
Centre Court, All England Club, Wimbledon, United Kingdom [6]
21–25 July 1934
Grass
 
Australia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Frank Shields
Jack Crawford
1
6
2
6
10
12
     
2  
 
Sidney Wood
Vivian McGrath
5
7
4
6
6
1
7
9
   
3  
 
George Lott / Lester Stoefen
Jack Crawford / Adrian Quist
6
4
6
4
2
6
6
4
   
4  
 
Sidney Wood
Jack Crawford
6
3
9
7
4
6
4
6
6
2
 
5  
 
Frank Shields
Vivian McGrath
6
4
6
2
6
4
     

Challenge RoundEdit

Great Britain vs. United States

 
Great Britain
4
Centre Court, All England Club, Wimbledon, United Kingdom [3]
28–31 July 1934
Grass
 
United States
1
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Bunny Austin
Frank Shields
6
4
6
4
6
1
     
2  
 
Fred Perry
Sidney Wood
6
1
4
6
5
7
6
0
6
3
 
3  
 
Pat Hughes / Harry Lee
George Lott / Lester Stoefen
5
7
0
6
6
4
7
9
   
4  
 
Fred Perry
Frank Shields
6
4
4
6
6
2
15
13
   
5  
 
Bunny Austin
Sidney Wood
6
4
6
0
6
8
6
3
   

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Due to increased political tensions in Europe, entries for the 1935 Europe Zone declined sharply, causing the Qualifying Round system to be scrapped.

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

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