1937 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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1937 International Lawn Tennis Challenge
Details
Edition 32nd
Champion
Winning Nation  United States
1936
1938

The 1937 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 32nd edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. 20 teams would enter the Europe Zone, while four would enter the Americas Zone.

The United States defeated Australia in the Americas Zone. The Americans defeated Germany in the Inter-Zonal play-off, and defeated Great Britain in the Challenge Round. The final was played at Centre Court in Wimbledon, London, England on 24-27 July.

The Germany team was coached by American tennis great Bill Tilden.

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Americas Zone

Draw

  1st round
30 April-2 May
Final
30 May-1 June
                 
  Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
    Australia 5  
    Mexico 0     Forest Hills, NY, United States (grass)
      Australia 0
San Francisco, CA, United States (clay)     United States 5
    United States 5
    Japan 0  

Final


United States
5
West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, NY, United States
29 May - 31 May 1937
grass

Australia
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Australia
Don Budge
Jack Crawford
6
1
6
3
6
2
     
2 United States
Australia
Bryan Grant
John Bromwich
6
2
7
5
6
1
     
3 United States
Australia
Don Budge / Gene Mako
Jack Crawford / Vivian McGrath
7
5
6
1
8
6
     
4 United States
Australia
Don Budge
John Bromwich
6
2
6
3
5
7
6
1
   
5 United States
Australia
Bryan Grant
Jack Crawford
6
0
6
2
7
5
     

Europe Zone

Draw

1st round
29 April-2 May
  2nd round
8-17 May
  Quarterfinals
4-7 June
  Semifinals
12-14 June
  Final
10-12 July
  Germany    
 bye       Germany 3  
  Austria     Austria 1    
Milan, Italy (clay)
 bye         Germany 4  
  Italy    
Bologna, Italy (clay)
    Italy 1  
 bye       Italy 5
  Monaco     Monaco 0    
 bye         Germany 4  
  Sweden         Belgium 1  
 bye       Sweden 3  
  Greece     Greece 2    
 bye         Sweden 2
  Belgium 3         Belgium 3  
  Hungary 2       Belgium 4
   Switzerland 3      Switzerland 1    
  Ireland 2         Germany 4
  Netherlands 0    
Brighton, England (clay)
    Czechoslovakia 1
  South Africa 5       South Africa 4  
  New Zealand 3     New Zealand 1    
  China 2         South Africa 1  
 bye         Yugoslavia 4  
  Yugoslavia       Yugoslavia 5
 bye     Romania 0    
  Romania         Yugoslavia 1
 bye         Czechoslovakia 4  
  Poland       Poland 0  
 bye     Czechoslovakia 5    
  Czechoslovakia         Czechoslovakia 4
 bye    
Paris, France (clay)
    France 1  
  France       France 5
 bye     Norway 0  
  Norway  

Final


Germany
4
Berlin, Germany
10 July - 12 July 1937

Czechoslovakia
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Germany
Czechoslovakia
Henner Henkel
Ladislav Hecht
6
1
7
5
7
5
     
2 Germany
Czechoslovakia
Gottfried von Cramm
Roderich Menzel
3
6
4
6
6
4
6
3
6
2
 
3 Germany
Czechoslovakia
Henner Henkel / Gottfried von Cramm
Josef Caska / Ladislav Hecht
6
1
6
2
10
12
6
0
   
4 Germany
Czechoslovakia
Gottfried von Cramm
Ladislav Hecht
6
3
7
5
6
2
     
5 Germany
Czechoslovakia
Helmut Denker
František Cejnar
6
4
6
3
4
6
4
6
2
6
 

Inter-Zonal Zone


Germany
2
Centre Court, Wimbledon, London, England
17 July - 20 July 1937
grass

United States
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Germany
United States
Gottfried von Cramm
Bryan Grant
6
3
6
4
6
2
     
2 Germany
United States
Henner Henkel
Don Budge
2
6
1
6
3
6
     
3 Germany
United States
Henner Henkel / Gottfried von Cramm
Don Budge / Gene Mako
6
4
5
7
6
8
4
6
   
4 Germany
United States
Henner Henkel
Bryan Grant
7
5
2
6
6
3
6
4
   
5 Germany
United States
Gottfried von Cramm
Don Budge
8
6
7
5
4
6
2
6
6
8
 

Challenge Round


Great Britain
1
Centre Court, Wimbledon, London, England
24 July - 27 July 1937
grass

United States
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 United Kingdom
United States
Bunny Austin
Frank Parker
6
3
6
2
7
5
     
2 United Kingdom
United States
Charles Hare
Don Budge
13
15
1
6
2
6
     
3 United Kingdom
United States
Raymond Tuckey / Frank Wilde
Don Budge / Gene Mako
3
6
5
7
9
7
10
12
   
4 United Kingdom
United States
Charles Hare
Frank Parker
2
6
4
6
2
6
     
5 United Kingdom
United States
Bunny Austin
Don Budge
6
8
6
3
4
6
3
6
   

References

  1. ^ "Davis Cup – 1937 Results". ITF.
  2. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 495–496, 499. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  3. ^ Max Robertson (1974). The Encyclopedia of Tennis. London: Allen & Unwin. p. 384. ISBN 0047960426.

External links

  • Davis Cup Official Website
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