1937 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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1937 International Lawn Tennis Challenge
Details
Duration 29 April – 27 July
Edition 32nd
Teams 25
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 entered the Europe Zone, while 4 teams entered the Americas Zone.

The United States defeated Australia in the Americas Zone final, while in the Europe Zone final Germany defeated Czechoslovakia. The United States defeated Germany in the Inter-Zonal play-off, and then defeated Great Britain in the Challenge Round. The final was played at the All England Club Centre Court in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom on 24-27 July.[1][2][3]

America Zone

Draw

  Semifinals
30 April–2 May
Final
29–31 May
                 
  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 vs. Australia


United States
5
West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, NY, United States [4]
29–31 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

First Round
29 April–2 May
  Second 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    
Stockholm, Sweden (clay)
    Belgium 1  
 bye       Sweden 3  
  Greece     Greece 2    
Brussels, Belgium (clay)
 bye         Sweden 2
  Belgium 3         Belgium 3  
  Hungary 2       Belgium 4
   Switzerland 3      Switzerland 1    
  Ireland 2         Germany 4
  Netherlands 0         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 vs. Czechoslovakia


Germany
4
Berlin, Germany [5]
10–12 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
Gottfried von Cramm / Henner Henkel
Jošef 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
Hans Denker
František Cejnar
6
4
6
3
4
6
4
6
2
6
 

Inter-Zonal Final

United States vs. Germany


United States
3
Centre Court, All England Club, Wimbledon, United Kingdom [6]
17–20 July 1937
Grass

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

Challenge Round

Great Britain vs. United States


Great Britain
1
Centre Court, All England Club, Wimbledon, United Kingdom [3]
24–27 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. ^ 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 United States". daviscup.com.
  4. ^ "United States v Australia". daviscup.com.
  5. ^ "Germany v Czechoslovakia". daviscup.com.
  6. ^ "United States v Germany". daviscup.com.

External links

  • Davis Cup Official Website
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