1905 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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1905 International Lawn Tennis Challenge
Details
Duration 13 – 24 July 1905
Edition 5th
Teams 5
Champion
Winning Nation  British Isles
1904
1906

The 1905 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the fifth edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. As defending champions, the British Isles team played host to the competition. The World Group ties were played at Queen's Club in London, England from 13–19 July, and the final was played on 21–24 July. Britain retained the Cup for their third championship.

Teams[edit | edit source]

Australasia, a combined Australia-New Zealand team, and Austria joined the competition for the first time. The United States returned after a 1-year hiatus, and France would return for their second year. For the first time, a "World Group" tournament was held to determine which team would challenge the British Isles for the cup.

Draw[edit | edit source]

  Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Final
                           
 
    France  
   bye    
      France 0  
      United States 5  
    United States1 w/o
    Belgium    
      United States 5
        Australasia 0
   bye  
    Australasia    
      Australasia 4
      Austria 1  
   bye
    Austria  

Notes

1.^ The match was scratched and the United States advanced to the semifinals as Belgium were unable to field a team due to player illness.

Semifinals[edit | edit source]

France vs. United States


France
0
Queen's Club, London, England
13–15 July 1905
Grass

United States
5
1 2 3 4 5
1 France
United States
Maurice Germot
Holcombe Ward
2
6
1
6
1
6
     
2 France
United States
Max Decugis
William Clothier
3
6
3
6
4
6
     
3 France
United States
Max Decugis / Maurice Germot
Holcombe Ward / Beals Wright
2
6
1
6
4
6
     
4 France
United States
Max Decugis
Holcombe Ward
2
6
2
6
1
6
     
5 France
United States
Maurice Germot
William Clothier
3
6
7
5
1
6
5
7
   

Australasia vs. Austria


Australasia
4
Queen's Club, London, England
13–15 July 1905
Grass

Austria
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australasia
Austria
Norman Brookes
Rolf Kinzl
6
0
6
1
6
1
     
2 Australasia
Austria
Anthony Wilding
Kurt von Wessely
6
2
6
3
6
8
6
0
   
3 Australasia
Austria
Norman Brookes / Alfred Dunlop
Rolf Kinzl / Kurt von Wessely
8
10
6
2
6
8
6
3
4
6
 
4 Australasia
Austria
Norman Brookes
Kurt von Wessely
6
0
6
2
6
2
     
5 Australasia
Austria
Anthony Wilding
Rolf Kinzl
6
3
7
5
6
2
     

Final[edit | edit source]

United States vs. Australasia


United States
5
Queen's Club, London, England
17–19 July 1905
Grass

Australasia
0
1 2 3 4 5
1 United States
Australasia
Beals Wright
Norman Brookes
11
13
7
5
13
11
6
1
   
2 United States
Australasia
William Larned
Anthony Wilding
6
2
6
2
6
4
     
3 United States
Australasia
Holcombe Ward / Beals Wright
Norman Brookes / Alfred Dunlop
4
6
8
6
7
5
6
2
   
4 United States
Australasia
Beals Wright
Anthony Wilding
6
3
6
3
6
2
     
5 United States
Australasia
William Larned
Norman Brookes
10
12
6
0
6
3
7
5
   

Challenge Round[edit | edit source]

British Isles vs. United States


British Isles
4
Worple Road, Wimbledon, England
21–24 July 1905
Grass

United States
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 United Kingdom
United States
Laurence Doherty
Holcombe Ward
9
7
3
6
6
1
6
1
   
2 United Kingdom
United States
Sydney Smith
William Larned
6
4
4
6
7
5
6
8
6
4
 
3 United Kingdom
United States
Laurence Doherty / Reggie Doherty
Holcombe Ward / Beals Wright
8
10
6
2
6
2
3
6
7
9
 
4 United Kingdom
United States
Laurence Doherty
William Larned
6
4
2
6
8
6
5
7
6
2
 
5 United Kingdom
United States
Sydney Smith
William Clothier
3
6
6
1
6
4
6
3
   

References[edit | edit source]

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