1938 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

The 1938 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 33rd edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. 21 teams entered the Europe Zone, while 4 entered the Americas Zone.

1938 International Lawn Tennis Challenge
Details
Duration29 April – 5 September
Edition33rd
Champion
Winning Nation United States
1937
1939

Australia defeated Japan in the Americas Zone final, while in the Europe Zone final Germany defeated Yugoslavia. Australia defeated Germany in the Inter-Zonal play-off, but were defeated in the Challenge Round by defending champions the United States. The final was played at the Germantown Cricket Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States on 3–5 September.[1][2][3]

America ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

  Semifinals
28–31 July
Final
12–14 August
                 
  Kansas City, MO, United States (clay)
     Australia 5  
     Mexico 0     Montreal, Canada (grass)
       Australia 3
  Montreal, Canada (grass)      Japan 1
     Canada 0
     Japan 5  

FinalEdit

Australia vs. Japan

 
Australia
3
Mount Royal Tennis Club, Montreal, Canada [4]
12–14 August 1938
Grass
 
Japan
1
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
John Bromwich
Jiro Yamagishi
0
6
6
3
5
7
4
6
   
2  
 
Adrian Quist
Fumiteru Nakano
6
3
4
6
9
7
6
1
   
3  
 
John Bromwich / Adrian Quist
Fumiteru Nakano / Jiro Yamagishi
6
2
6
4
6
3
     
4  
 
Adrian Quist
Jiro Yamagishi
6
4
6
4
2
6
9
7
   
5  
 
John Bromwich
Fumiteru Nakano
1
6
6
1
4
6
12
12
  not
completed

Europe ZoneEdit

DrawEdit

First Round
29 April–10 May
  Second Round
5–23 May
  Quarterfinals
26–31 May
  Semifinals
21–23 July
  Final
29–31 July
   Germany    
Berlin, Germany (clay)
 bye        Germany 5  
   Norway      Norway 0    
 bye          Germany 3  
   Hungary    
     Hungary 1  
 bye        Hungary w/o
   New Zealand      New Zealand    
Berlin, Germany (clay)
 bye          Germany 3  
   Monaco          France 2  
 bye        Monaco 0  
   Netherlands 2      France 5    
Paris, France (clay)
   France 3          France 4
   Poland 5    
Milan, Italy (clay)
     Italy 1  
   Denmark 0        Poland 2
   Ireland 1      Italy 3    
Berlin, Germany (clay)
   Italy 4          Germany 3
   Great Britain 3          Yugoslavia 2
   Romania 2        Great Britain 0  
   Yugoslavia 3      Yugoslavia 5    
   Czechoslovakia 2          Yugoslavia 3  
 bye          Sweden 1  
   Sweden        Sweden 4
 bye       Switzerland 1    
    Switzerland          Yugoslavia 5
 bye    
     Belgium 0  
   India        India w/o  
 bye      Austria[a]    
   Austria          India 1
 bye          Belgium 3  
   Greece        Greece 0
 bye      Belgium 5  
   Belgium  

FinalEdit

Germany vs. Yugoslavia

 
Germany
3
Rot-Weiss Tennis Club, Berlin, Germany [5]
29–31 July 1938
Clay
 
Yugoslavia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Henner Henkel
Franjo Punčec
1
6
5
7
3
6
     
2  
 
Georg von Metaxa
Josip Palada
1
6
6
4
6
1
3
6
12
10
 
3  
 
Henner Henkel / Georg von Metaxa
Franjo Kukuljević / Franjo Punčec
1
6
7
9
7
5
6
4
6
4
 
4  
 
Henner Henkel
Josip Palada
6
3
7
5
6
1
     
5  
 
Hans Redl
Franjo Kukuljević
4
6
3
6
2
6
     

Inter-Zonal FinalEdit

Australia vs. Germany

 
Australia
5
Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, MA, United States [6]
18–20 August 1938
Grass
 
Germany
0
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
John Bromwich
Henner Henkel
6
2
6
3
6
3
     
2  
 
Adrian Quist
Georg von Metaxa
6
3
6
2
6
1
     
3  
 
John Bromwich / Adrian Quist
Henner Henkel / Georg von Metaxa
6
2
6
1
6
4
     
4  
 
Adrian Quist
Henner Henkel
6
1
6
0
8
6
     
5  
 
John Bromwich
Georg von Metaxa
6
3
6
2
6
1
     

Challenge RoundEdit

United States vs. Australia

 
United States
3
Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia, PA, United States [3]
3–5 September 1938
Grass
 
Australia
2
1 2 3 4 5
1  
 
Bobby Riggs
Adrian Quist
4
6
6
0
8
6
6
1
   
2  
 
Don Budge
John Bromwich
6
2
6
3
4
6
7
5
   
3  
 
Don Budge / Gene Mako
John Bromwich / Adrian Quist
6
0
3
6
4
6
2
6
   
4  
 
Don Budge
Adrian Quist
8
6
6
1
6
2
     
5  
 
Bobby Riggs
John Bromwich
4
6
6
4
0
6
2
6
   

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The tie between Austria and India was abandoned following the German annexation of Austria in March 1938.

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

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