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Encyclopedia > 1900 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

The 1900 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the first edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. The great Australians Lew Hoad and Ken Rosewall with the Cup in 1953 The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in mens tennis. ...


History

The tournament was conceived in 1899 by four members of the Harvard University tennis team who came up with the idea of challenging the British to a tennis showdown. Once the idea received the go ahead from the respective lawn tennis associations, one of the four Harvard players, Dwight F. Davis, designed a tournament format and spent the money from his own pocket to purchase an appropriate sterling silver trophy from Shreve, Crump & Low. The first match, between the United States and Great Britian was held in Boston, Massachusetts in 1900. The American team, of which Davis was a part, surprised the British by winning the first three matches. 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) , is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... A tennis net Tennis is a game played between either two players (singles) or two teams of two players (doubles). Players use a stringed racquet to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponents court. ... Cover of Time Magazine (December 15, 1924) Dwight Filley Davis (July 5, 1879 - November 28, 1945) was an American tennis player and politician. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ...


Result

United States 3 0 British Isles
Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, Massachusets, USA
8 Aug - 10 Aug, 1900
1 Flag of United States Dwight F. Davis 4 6 6 6
Flag of United Kingdom Ernest Black 6 2 4 4
2 Flag of United States Malcolm Whitman 6 6 6
Flag of United Kingdom Arthur Gore 1 3 2
3 Flag of United States Dwight F. Davis-Holcombe Ward 6 6 6
Flag of United Kingdom Ernest Black-Herbert Roper-Barrett 4 4 4
4 Flag of United States Dwight F. Davis 9 9 match not
Flag of United Kingdom Arthur Gore 7 9 completed
5 Flag of United States Malcolm Whitman not
Flag of United Kingdom Earnest Black played

Image File history File links US_flag_45_stars. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Solar System), Athens of America Official website: www. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Cover of Time Magazine (December 15, 1924) Dwight Filley Davis (July 5, 1879 - November 28, 1945) was an American tennis player and politician. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Malcolm Mal Douglass Whitman (born on March 15, 1877, NY – December 28, 1932, NY) was an American male tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Arthur Wentworth Gore was a male tennis player from Great Britain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Cover of Time Magazine (December 15, 1924) Dwight Filley Davis (July 5, 1879 - November 28, 1945) was an American tennis player and politician. ... Holcombe Ward (New York, November 23, 1878 – Red Bank, January 23, 1967) was an American male tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Cover of Time Magazine (December 15, 1924) Dwight Filley Davis (July 5, 1879 - November 28, 1945) was an American tennis player and politician. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Arthur Wentworth Gore was a male tennis player from Great Britain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Malcolm Mal Douglass Whitman (born on March 15, 1877, NY – December 28, 1932, NY) was an American male tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ...

See also

Davis Cup editions

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