1905 International Lawn Tennis Challenge


1905 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

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.

World Group

Teams

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

8TeamBracket

RD1=Quarterfinals

RD2=Semifinals
13-15 July
RD3=Final
17-19 July

RD1-seed1= | RD1-team1="'davis|FRA | RD1-score1=
RD1-seed2= | RD1-team2=bye | RD1-score2=

RD1-seed3= | RD1-team3=davis|USA|1896 | RD1-score3=w/o"'
RD1-seed4= | RD1-team4=davis|BEL | RD1-score4=

RD1-seed5= | RD1-team5=bye | RD1-score5=
RD1-seed6= | RD1-team6="'davis|Australasia | RD1-score6=

RD1-seed7= | RD1-team7=bye | RD1-score7=
RD1-seed8= | RD1-team8="'davis|AUT|empire | RD1-score8=

RD2-seed1= | RD2-team1=davis|FRA | RD2-score1=0
RD2-seed2= | RD2-team2=davis|USA|1896 | RD2-score2=5

RD2-seed3= | RD2-team3=davis|Australasia | RD2-score3=5
RD2-seed4= | RD2-team4=davis|AUT|empire | RD2-score4=0

RD3-seed1= | RD3-team1=davis|USA|1896 | RD3-score1=5
RD3-seed2= | RD3-team2=davis|Australasia | RD3-score2=0

emifinals

DavisCupbox
team1=France
team2=United States |team2-var=1896
venue=Queen's Club, London, England
date=13 July - 15 July, 1905
surface=grass
score1=0
score2=5
R1= TennisMatch |T1P1=Maurice Germot |2 |2 |1 | | |T2P1=Holcombe Ward |6 |6 |6 | |
R2= TennisMatch |T1P1=Max Décugis |3 |4 |4 | | |T2P1=William Clothier |6 |6 |6 | |
R3= TennisMatch |T1P1=Max Décugis |T1P2=Maurice Germot |2 |2 |2 | | |T2P1=Holcombe Ward |T2P2=Beals Wright |6 |6 |6 | |
R4= TennisMatch |T1P1=Max Décugis |2 |2 |1 | | |T2P1=Holcombe Ward |6 |6 |6 | |
R5= TennisMatch |T1P1=Maurice Germot |3 |7 |1 |3 | |T2P1=William Clothier |6 |5 |6 |6 |

DavisCupbox
team1=Austria |team1-var=empire
team2=Australasia
venue=Queen's Club, London, England
date=13 July - 15 July, 1905
surface=grass
score1=0
score2=5
R1= TennisMatch |T1P1=Rolf Kinzl |0 |1 |2 | | |T2P1=Norman Brookes |6 |6 |6 | |
R2= TennisMatch |T1P1=Kurt von Wessely |6 |3 |5 |1 | |T2P1=Tony Wilding |4 |6 |7 |6 |
R3= TennisMatch |T1P1=Rolf Kinzl |T1P2=Kurt von Wessely |7 |2 |5 | | |T2P1=Norman Brookes |T2P2=Alfred Dunlop |9 |6 |7 | |
R4= TennisMatch |T1P1=Kurt von Wessely |0 |2 |2 | | |T2P1=Norman Brookes |6 |6 |6 | |
R5= TennisMatch |T1P1=Rolf Kinzl |3 |6 |2 |4 | |T2P1=Tony Wilding |6 |4 |6 |6 |

Final

DavisCupbox
team1=United States |team1-var=1896
team2=Australasia
venue=Queen's Club, London, England
date=17 July - 19 July, 1905
surface=grass
score1=5
score2=0
R1= TennisMatch |T1P1=Beals Wright |12 |5 |12 |6 | |T2P1=Norman Brookes |10 |7 |10 |4 |
R2= TennisMatch |T1P1=William Larned |6 |6 |6 | | |T2P1=Tony Wilding |3 |2 |4 | |
R3= TennisMatch |T1P1=Holcombe Ward |T1P2=Beals Wright |6 |7 |5 |6 | |T2P1=Norman Brookes |T2P2=Alfred Dunlop |4 |5 |7 |2 |
R4= TennisMatch |T1P1=Beals Wright |6 |6 | | | |T2P1=Tony Wilding |3 |3 | | |
R5= TennisMatch |T1P1=William Larned |14 |6 |6 | | |T2P1=Norman Brookes |12 |0 |3 | |

Challenge round

DavisCupbox
team1=Great Britain
team2=United States |team1-var=1896
venue=Queen's Club, London, England
date=21 July - 24 July, 1905
surface=grass
score1=5
score2=0
R1= TennisMatch |T1P1=Lawrence Doherty |7 |4 |6 |6 |6 |T2P1=Holcombe Ward |9 |6 |1 |2 |0
R2= TennisMatch |T1P1=Sidney Smith |6 |6 |5 |6 | |T2P1=William Larned |4 |4 |7 |4 |
R3= TennisMatch |T1P1=Lawrence Doherty |T1P2=Reggie Doherty |8 |6 |6 |4 |8 |T2P1=Holcombe Ward |T2P2=Beals Wright |10 |2 |2 |6 |6
R4= TennisMatch |T1P1=Lawrence Doherty |6 |2 |6 |6 |6 |T2P1=William Larned |4 |6 |8 |4 |2
R5= TennisMatch |T1P1=Sidney Smith |6 |6 |6 | | |T2P1=William Clothier |1 |4 |3 | |


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