1919 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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1919 International Lawn Tennis Challenge
Details
Duration11 July – 21 January
Edition14th
Teams5
Champion
Winning Nation Australasia
1914
1920

The 1919 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 14th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. Following four years of non-competition due to World War I, the competition resumed with four teams challenging Australasia for the cup. Australasia defeated Great Britain to retain the title. The final was played at the Double Bay Grounds in Sydney, Australia on 16–21 January 1920.[1][2]

Draw[edit]

  Semifinals
July
Final
25–27 August
                 
  Brussels, Belgium
    Belgium 0  
    France 3     Deauville, France (clay)
      France 2
  Eastbourne, United Kingdom (grass)     Great Britain 3
    Great Britain 4
    South Africa 1  

Semifinals[edit]

Belgium vs. France


Belgium
0
Brussels, Belgium [3]
11–13 July 1919

France
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Belgium
France
Paul de Borman
Max Decugis
2
6
3
6
4
6
     
2 Belgium
France
Albert Lammens
William Laurentz
7
5
3
6
4
6
2
6
   
3 Belgium
France
Paul de Borman / Albert Lammens
Max Decugis / William Laurentz
3
6
5
7
2
6
     
4 Belgium
France
Paul de Borman
William Laurentz
          not
played
5 Belgium
France
Albert Lammens
Max Decugis
          not
played

Great Britain vs. South Africa


Great Britain
4
Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club, Eastbourne, United Kingdom [4]
25–28 July 1919
Grass

South Africa
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 United Kingdom
South Africa
Algernon Kingscote
George Dodd
6
3
6
3
6
2
     
2 United Kingdom
South Africa
Theodore Mavrogordato
Louis Raymond
1
6
7
5
2
6
8
6
6
1
 
3 United Kingdom
South Africa
Algernon Kingscote / Herbert Roper Barrett
Harold Aitken / George Dodd
7
5
9
7
6
4
     
4 United Kingdom
South Africa
Algernon Kingscote
Louis Raymond
1
6
6
0
6
4
6
1
   
5 United Kingdom
South Africa
Theodore Mavrogordato
George Dodd
7
9
5
7
6
3
6
4
5
7
 

Final[edit]

France vs. Great Britain


France
2
Sporting Club, Deauville, France [5]
25–27 August 1919
Clay

Great Britain
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 France
United Kingdom
André Gobert
Percival Davson
7
5
6
4
4
6
6
4
   
2 France
United Kingdom
William Laurentz
Algernon Kingscote
6
4
3
6
2
6
6
4
4
6
 
3 France
United Kingdom
André Gobert / William Laurentz
Herbert Roper Barrett / Noel Turnbull
6
0
6
1
12
10
     
4 France
United Kingdom
André Gobert
Algernon Kingscote
4
6
4
6
5
7
     
5 France
United Kingdom
William Laurentz
Percival Davson
4
6
6
1
12
10
4
6
0
6
 

Challenge Round[edit]

Australasia vs. Great Britain


Australasia
4
Double Bay Grounds, Sydney, Australia [6]
16–21 January 1920
Grass

Great Britain
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australasia
United Kingdom
James Anderson
Algernon Kingscote
5
7
2
6
4
6
     
2 Australasia
United Kingdom
Gerald Patterson
Arthur Lowe
6
4
6
3
2
6
6
3
   
3 Australasia
United Kingdom
Norman Brookes / Gerald Patterson
Alfred Beamish / Algernon Kingscote
6
0
6
0
6
2
     
4 Australasia
United Kingdom
Gerald Patterson
Algernon Kingscote
6
4
6
4
8
6
     
5 Australasia
United Kingdom
James Anderson
Arthur Lowe
6
4
5
7
6
3
4
6
12
10
 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1919 International Lawn Tennis Challenge". daviscup.com.
  2. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 495–506. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  3. ^ "Belgium v France". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ "Great Britain v South Africa". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "France v Great Britain". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "Australasia v Great Britain". daviscup.com.