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1936 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

The 1936 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 31st edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. Due to the low number of competing South American teams, the North & Central America and South America Zones were scrapped and the Americas played in one unified zone. 19 teams entered the Europe Zone (including Argentina, the only South American team to enter), while 4 teams entered the Americas Zone.

1936 International Lawn Tennis Challenge
Details
Duration10 April – 28 July
Edition31st
Champion
Winning Nation Great Britain
1935
1937

Australia defeated the United States in the Americas Zone final, while in the Europe Zone final Germany defeated Yugoslavia. The Australians then defeated Germany 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 25-28 July.[1][2][3]

Contents

America ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

  Semifinals
10–12 April
Final
30 May–1 June
                 
 
     Australia w/o  
     Cuba     Philadelphia, PA, United States (grass)
       Australia 3
  Houston, TX, United States (clay)      United States 2
     United States 5
     Mexico 0  

FinalEdit

United States vs. Australia

 
United States
2
Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia, PA, United States [4]
30 May–1 June 1936
Grass
 
Australia
3
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Wilmer Allison
Adrian Quist
3
6
7
5
4
6
1
6
   
2  
 
Don Budge
Jack Crawford
6
2
6
3
4
6
1
6
13
11
 
3  
 
Don Budge / Gene Mako
Jack Crawford / Adrian Quist
6
4
6
2
4
6
5
7
4
6
 
4  
 
Wilmer Allison
Jack Crawford
6
4
3
6
6
4
2
6
2
6
 
5  
 
Don Budge
Adrian Quist
6
2
6
2
6
4
     

Europe ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

  First Round
24 April–3 May
       
  Barcelona, Spain (clay)
     Spain 1
     Germany 4
  Monte Carlo, Monaco
     Netherlands 3
     Monaco 2
  Paris, France (clay)
     France 5
     China 0
  Second Round
8–17 May
Quarterfinals
4–7 June
Semifinals
12–15 June
Final
10–12 July
                                     
Dublin, Ireland (grass)
   Ireland 4  
Dublin, Ireland (grass)
   Sweden 1  
     Ireland 3  
Montreux, Switzerland
      Switzerland 2  
    Switzerland 5
Berlin, Germany
   Denmark 0  
     Ireland 0  
Athens, Greece
     Germany 5  
   Greece 1  
Berlin, Germany
   Argentina 4  
     Argentina 1
Düsseldorf, Germany
     Germany 4  
   Hungary 0
Zagreb, Yugoslavia
   Germany 5  
     Germany 3
Scheveningen, Netherlands (clay)
     Yugoslavia 0
   Netherlands 1  
Paris, France (clay)
   France 4  
     France 2
Zagreb, Yugoslavia
     Yugoslavia 3  
   Yugoslavia 3
Vienna, Austria
   Czechoslovakia 2  
     Yugoslavia 4
Oslo, Norway (clay)
     Austria 1  
   Norway 2  
Vienna, Austria
   Belgium 3  
     Belgium 1
Vienna, Austria
     Austria 4  
   Austria 3
   Poland 2  

FinalEdit

Yugoslavia vs. Germany

 
Yugoslavia
0
Zagreb, Yugoslavia [5]
10–12 July 1936
 
Germany
3
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Josip Palada
Gottfried von Cramm
4
6
2
6
8
6
2
6
   
2  
 
Franjo Punčec
Henner Henkel
1
6
2
6
4
6
     
3  
 
Franjo Kukuljević / Dragutin Mitić
Gottfried von Cramm / Henner Henkel
6
8
6
4
3
6
6
4
3
6
 
4  
 
Franjo Punčec
Gottfried von Cramm
          not
played
5  
 
Josip Palada
Henner Henkel
          not
played

Inter-Zonal FinalEdit

Australia vs. Germany

 
Australia
4
No. 1 Court, All England Club, Wimbledon, United Kingdom [6]
18–21 July 1936
Grass
 
Germany
1
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Jack Crawford
Henner Henkel
6
2
6
2
       
retired
2  
 
Adrian Quist
Gottfried von Cramm
6
4
4
6
6
4
4
6
9
11
 
3  
 
Jack Crawford / Vivian McGrath
Gottfried von Cramm / Henner Henkel
6
4
4
6
6
4
6
4
   
4  
 
Vivian McGrath
Henner Henkel
6
3
5
7
6
4
6
4
   
5  
 
Jack Crawford
Hans Denker
6
3
6
1
6
4
     

Challenge RoundEdit

Great Britain vs. Australia

 
Great Britain
3
Centre Court, All England Club, Wimbledon, United Kingdom [3]
25–28 July 1936
Grass
 
Australia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Bunny Austin
Jack Crawford
4
6
6
3
6
1
6
1
   
2  
 
Fred Perry
Adrian Quist
6
1
4
6
7
5
6
2
   
3  
 
Pat Hughes / Raymond Tuckey
Jack Crawford / Adrian Quist
4
6
6
2
5
7
8
10
   
4  
 
Bunny Austin
Adrian Quist
4
6
6
3
5
7
2
6
   
5  
 
Fred Perry
Jack Crawford
6
2
6
3
6
3
     

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 Australia". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ "United States v Australia". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "Yugoslavia v Germany". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Australia v Germany". daviscup.com.

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