1936 Davis Cup Final: Great Britain 3-2 Australia


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When the Aegon GB Davis Cup Team take on Belgium next weekend in Ghent they are aiming to write history and win the competition for the first time in 79 years.

On that occasion in 1936, Great Britain won their fourth Davis Cup by BNP Paribas in a row when Fred Perry clinched the deciding rubber on Centre Court at Wimbledon against Australia.

British Tennis takes a look back at the results and some of the best pictures from the special July weekend. 

Results, Centre Court, Wimbledon, 25-28 July 1936

  • R1: Bunny Austin (GBR) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-1 Jack Crawford (AUS)
  • R2: Fred Perry (GBR) 6-1, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 Adrian Quist (AUS)
  • R3: Jack Crawford & Adrian Quist (AUS) 6-4, 2-6, 7-5, 10-8 Patrick Hughes & Raymond Tuckey (GBR)
  • R4: Adrian Quist (AUS) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 Bunny Austin (GBR)
  • R5: Fred Perry (GBR) 6-2 6-3 6-3 Jack Crawford (AUS)

Photo gallery

                                                    The first two pages from the 1936 programme 

1936 programme

The team of Austin, Perry, Hughes, Tuckey and Dan Maskell running at Beachy Head in Eastbourne, 14 July 1936.

Team train

                                    Fred Perry in action at the net against Jack Crawford, 28 July 1936

Fred Perry

              Raymond Tuckey smashes the ball in the crucial doubles rubber on Centre Court, 27 July 1936


                                 Fred Perry and Bunny Austin with the Davis Cup shield, 28 July 1936

Fred Perry and Bunny Austin

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