1920 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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1920 International Lawn Tennis Challenge
Details
Duration 11 Jun 1920 – 1 Jan 1921
Edition 15th
Teams 7
Champion
Winning Nation  United States
1919
1921

The 1920 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, more commonly known as the Davis Cup, was the 15th edition of the major international team event in men's tennis. Six nations competed for the right to challenge holders Australasia. The Netherlands joined the competition for the first time.

The initial draw consisted of four countries and drew the United States against France and the Netherlands against Great Britain. The applications of Canada and France were received after the deadline but their entries were accepted by the other countries and subsequently a new draw was made.

"Big Bill" Tilden and "Little Bill" Johnston made their debut for the United States, and would not lose a rubber the entire tournament. In the challenge round, they reclaimed the cup from Australasia. The final, in honor of Anthony Wilding, was played at the Domain Cricket Club in Auckland, New Zealand on 30 December - 1 January 1921.[1][2][3]

Playoff[edit]

Netherlands competed for the first time.

Draw[edit]

  Quarterfinals
June–July
Semifinals
16–19 July
Final
                           
 
    Canada  
   bye    
      Canada  
  Arnhem, Netherlands (clay)     Netherlands w/o  
    South Africa 2
    Netherlands 3    
      Netherlands
  Eastbourne, England (grass)       United States w/o
    France 0  
    United States 3     Wimbledon, London, England (grass)
      United States 5
      Great Britain 0  
   bye
    Great Britain  

Quarterfinals[edit]


South Africa
2
Arnhem, Netherlands
11–13 June 1920
clay

Netherlands
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 South Africa
Netherlands
Charles Winslow
Christiaan van Lennep
6
3
6
4
6
4
     
2 South Africa
Netherlands
Louis Raymond
Arthur Diemer-Kool
3
6
3
6
5
7
     
3 South Africa
Netherlands
Louis Raymond / Charles Winslow
Arthur Diemer-Kool / Christiaan van Lennep
2
6
5
7
4
6
     
4 South Africa
Netherlands
Charles Winslow
Arthur Diemer-Kool
6
3
6
2
7
5
     
5 South Africa
Netherlands
Louis Raymond
Christiaan van Lennep
6
4
4
6
4
6
6
3
3
6
 

France
0
Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
8–10 July 1920
grass

United States
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 France
United States
André Gobert
Bill Johnston
3
6
6
8
3
6
     
2 France
United States
William Laurentz
Bill Tilden
6
4
2
6
1
6
3
6
   
3 France
United States
André Gobert / William Laurentz
Bill Johnston / Bill Tilden
2
6
3
6
2
6
     
4 France
United States
André Gobert
Bill Tilden
          not
played
5 France
United States
William Laurentz
Bill Johnston
          not
played

Semifinal[edit]


Great Britain
0
AELTC, Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom
16–19 July 1920
grass

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 United Kingdom
United States
James Parke
Bill Johnston
4
6
4
6
6
2
6
3
2
6
 
2 United Kingdom
United States
Algernon Kingscote
Bill Tilden
6
4
1
6
3
6
1
6
   
3 United Kingdom
United States
Algernon Kingscote / James Parke
Bill Johnston / Bill Tilden
6
8
6
4
6
4
3
6
2
6
 
4 United Kingdom
United States
Algernon Kingscote
Bill Johnston
4
6
6
4
6
3
4
6
5
7
 
5 United Kingdom
United States
James Parke
Bill Tilden
2
6
3
6
5
7
     

Challenge round[edit]


Australasia
0
Domain Cricket Club, Auckland, New Zealand
30 December 1920 - 1 January 1921
grass

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australasia
United States
Norman Brookes
Bill Tilden
8
10
4
6
6
1
4
6
   
2 Australasia
United States
Gerald Patterson
Bill Johnston
3
6
1
6
1
6
     
3 Australasia
United States
Norman Brookes / Gerald Patterson
Bill Johnston / Bill Tilden
6
4
4
6
0
6
4
6
   
4 Australasia
United States
Gerald Patterson
Bill Tilden
7
5
2
6
3
6
3
6
   
5 Australasia
United States
Norman Brookes
Bill Johnston
7
5
5
7
3
6
3
6
   

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Davis Cup – 1920 Results". International Tennis Federation (ITF). 
  2. ^ Trengrove, Alan (1986). The Story of the Davis Cup. London: Stanley Paul. pp. 71–74. ISBN 0091598605. 
  3. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 495–506. ISBN 978-0942257700. 

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