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Encyclopedia > Davis Cup
Davis Cup
Current season or competition 2007 Davis Cup
Davis Cup
Sport Tennis
Founded 1900
No. of teams 16 (World Group)
137 (2007 total)
Country(ies) ITF member nations
Most recent champion(s) Flag of the United States United States
The great Australians Lew Hoad and Ken Rosewall with the Cup in 1953

The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in men's tennis. The largest annual international team competition in sport[1], the Davis Cup is run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is contested between teams of players from competing countries in a knock-out format. The competition began in 1900 as a challenge between the United States and Great Britain. In 2005, 134 nations entered teams into the competition. The United States is the most successful nation to date, winning 32 tournaments and finishing as runners-up 29 times. Australia is the second most successful, winning 28 times and finishing second 18 times. Image File history File links Soccerball_current_event. ... The 2007 Davis Cup is the 96th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... Image File history File links Davis_Cup. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... See also: 1899 in sports, other events of 1900, 1901 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Ice Hockey Montreal Shamrocks defeat Halifax to win their 2nd straight Stanley Cup. ... The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the governing body of world tennis, made up of 202 national tennis associations. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Hoad_and_Rosewall_with_Davis_Cup_1953. ... Image File history File links Hoad_and_Rosewall_with_Davis_Cup_1953. ... Lewis Alan Hoad, born November 23, 1934 in Glebe, New South Wales, Australia - died July 3, 1994 in Fuengirola, Spain, was a champion tennis player. ... Ken Rosewall and Lew Hoad in a 1952 Davis Cup doubles match Ken Robert Rosewall (born November 2, 1934 in Sydney, Australia) is a former champion tennis player with a renowned backhand who enjoyed an exceptionally long career at the highest levels, from the early 1950s to the early 1970s. ... Australians Lew Hoad and Ken Rosewall with the Cup. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the governing body of world tennis, made up of 202 national tennis associations. ... The 1900 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the first edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... // S-Seeded U-Unseeded *Choice of ground Date: 23 Sep - 25 Sep 2005 First Round Second Round Canada and Ecuador promoted to World Group Playoffs First Round Second Round Great Britain, Belgium, Italy and Germany promoted to World Group Playoffs First Round Second Round Pakistan and India promoted to World...


The women's equivalent of the Davis Cup is the Fed Cup. The Fed Cup (until 1995 Federation Cup) is the most important tennis tournament for female national teams, very similar to the mens Davis Cup. ...

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History

The tournament was conceived in 1899 by four members of the Harvard University tennis team who wished to challenge the British to a tennis competition. Once their respective lawn tennis associations agreed, one of the four Harvard players, Dwight F. Davis, designed a tournament format and ordered an appropriate sterling silver trophy from Shreve, Crump & Low, purchasing it from his own funds. They in turn commissioned a classically-styled design from William B. Durgin's of Concord, New Hampshire, crafted by the Englishman Rowland Rhodes[2]. Davis went on to become a prominent politician in the United States in the 1920s, serving as US Secretary of War from 1925-29 and as Governor-General of the Philippines from 1929-32. Harvard redirects here. ... Cover of Time Magazine (December 15, 1924) Dwight Filley Davis (July 5, 1879 - November 28, 1945) was an American tennis player and politician. ... Shreve, Crump & Low, a Boston, Massachusetts business in its third century of operation, is the oldest jeweler in North America and has built such prestigious trophies as the Davis Cup and the Cy Young Award. ... Location in Merrimack County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Merrimack County Incorporated 1733  - City Manager Thomas J. Aspell, Jr. ... The Secretary of War was a member of the United States Presidents Cabinet, beginning with George Washingtons administration. ... Governor-General of the Philippines was the title of the chief political executive during two pre-independence phases in the history of the Philippines, under Spanish and U.S. rule. ...


The first match, between the United States and Great Britain was held at the Longwood Cricket Club in Boston, Massachusetts in 1900. The American team, of which Dwight Davis was a part, surprised the British by winning the first three matches. The following year the two countries did not compete but the US won the next match in 1902. By 1905 the tournament expanded to include Belgium, Austria, France, and Australasia, a combined team from Australia and New Zealand that competed together until 1913. Longwood Cricket Club is a tennis club based in Chestnut Hill, Boston, MA. It is the site of the first Davis Cup tie competed. ... Boston redirects here. ... The 1900 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the first edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1902 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the second edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1905 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the fifth edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The Australia Davis Cup Team is the second most successful Davis Cup team ever to compete in the Davis Cup, winning the coveted Davis Cup title on 28 separate occasions, second behind United States on 31. ... The 1913 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 12th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ...

The 1920 finals, U.S. against Australia, "Little Bill" Johnston serving, "Big Bill" Tilden at the net, Gerald Patterson and Norman Brookes receiving

The tournament was initially titled the International Lawn Tennis Challenge although it soon became known as the Davis Cup, after Dwight Davis' trophy. Image File history File links Davis_Cup_1920_cropped. ... Image File history File links Davis_Cup_1920_cropped. ... The 1920 finals, U.S. against Australia, Little Bill Johnston serving, Big Bill Tilden at the net, Gerald Patterson and Norman Brookes receiving The 1920 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 15th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... William (Little Bill) Johnston (2 November 1894 - 1 May 1946) was an American tennis champion. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Gerald Leighton Patterson (December 17, 1895 - June 13, 1967) was an Australian male tennis player. ... Sir Norman Brookes, KBE (November 14, 1877 – September 28, 1968) was an Australian tennis champion and president of the Lawn Tennis Association of Australia. ...


From 1950 to 1967, Australia dominated the competition, winning the Cup 15 times in 18 years. The 1950 Davis Cup was the 39th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1967 Davis Cup was the 56th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ...


The United States has won the event the most times (32), followed by Australia (24 [28 including Australasia]), France and Great Britain (9 each)[includes 5 for the British Isles], Sweden (7), and Australasia (4).


Up until 1973, the Davis Cup had only ever been won by the United States, Great Britain, France and Australia/Australasia. Their domination was broken in 1974, when South Africa and India qualified for the final. India refused to play in the final that year in protest against the South African government's apartheid policies, thus handing South Africa a walk-over victory. (As of 2006, South Africa has never actually played a single Davis Cup finals match). The following year saw the first final played between two "outsider" nations, with Sweden beating Czechoslovakia 3-2, and since then, several other countries have gone on to capture the trophy. The 1973 Davis Cup was the 62nd edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1974 Davis Cup was the 63rd edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... A segregated beach in South Africa, 1982. ... A walkover is the awarding of a victory to a contestant because there are no other contestants, or because the other contestants have been disqualified or have forfeited. ... The 1975 Davis Cup was the 64th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ...


On the 100th anniversary of the tournament's founding, 129 nations competed for the Davis Cup.


Format

Monument to the Davis Cup at Stade Roland Garros.
Monument to the Davis Cup at Stade Roland Garros.
Main article: Davis Cup structure

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Tournament

Countries aspire to compete in the elite World Group of 16 nations. Other nations play in regional zones (Americas, Asia/Oceania, and Europe/Africa) in one of four groups. The competition is spread over four weekends during the year. Each tie between competing nations is held in one of the countries. The ITF determines host countries for all possible matchups before each year's tournament.


The World Group is the top group, consisting of a four-round knockout tournament. Teams are seeded based on a ranking system released by the ITF, taking into account previous years' results. The defending champion and runner-up are always the top two seeds in the tournament. The losers of the first-round matches are sent to the World Group playoff round, where they play along with winners from Group I of the regional zones. The playoff round winners play in the World Group for the next year's tournament, while the losers play in Group I of their respective regional zone.


Each of the regional zones is divided into four groups. Groups I and II play knockout tournaments with the losing teams facing relegation to a lower group. Groups III and IV play round-robin tournaments with promotion and relegation. Round Robin = A sexual act between two partners. ...


Prior to 1972, the tournament was played as a challenge cup; the defending champion advanced directly to the final. All teams competed in one "World Group" until 1923, when the teams were split into an "America Zone" and a "Europe Zone". The winners of the two zones met in the Inter-Zonal Zone (INZ) to decide who would challenge for the cup. In 1955, a third zone, the "Eastern Zone" was added. This meant that one team would receive a bye in the first round of the INZ. This situation was eliminated in 1966, when Europe was effectively split into two zones, with each getting a bid to the INZ. After 1972, the winner of the INZ playoff was crowned the champion. The modern-day World Group was established in 1981, although at first, zonal winners were promoted directly into the World Group, and the first-round losers played each other in the World Group Playoff. The 1972 Davis Cup was the 61st edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1923 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 18th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1955 Davis Cup was the 44th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1966 Davis Cup was the 55th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1981 Davis Cup was the 70th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ...


Ties

Each tie consists of 5 matches (known as rubbers) carried out over the course of three days, usually Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. On the Friday, the first two matches are singles, generally between the two best available players of each country. A doubles match is played on the second day. On the third day, the final two matches are typically reverse singles in which the first-day contestants usually play again, but swap opponents from the first day's singles matches. However, the team captain may replace one or two of the players who played the singles on Friday by other players who were nominated for the tie. If the tie has already been decided in favour of one of the teams, it is common for younger lower-ranked team members to play the remaining dead-rubbers in order for them to gain Davis Cup experience. Singles in tennis is the body of competition that features individual players competing one-on-one. ... Singles in tennis is the body of competition that features individual players competing one-on-one. ... Dead-rubber is a term used in sporting parlance to describe a match in a series where the series result has already been decided by earlier matches. ...


The captain of each nation should nominate a squad of four players for each tie and he decides which of these players will compete in the tie. On the day before play starts, the order of play for the first day is randomly drawn. In the past, teams could only substitute final day singles players in case of injury or illness, verified by a doctor, but nowadays the rules allow teams to select any team member to play the last two singles matches provided that first day matchups are not repeated. There is no restriction on which of the playing team members plays the doubles match: the two singles players, two other players (usually doubles specialists) or a combination.


All rubbers are normally best-of-5 sets. The first four sets use a tiebreak if necessary, but the fifth set has no tiebreaker (play continues if it reaches 6-6 until one player wins by two games, e.g. 10-8). If a team has clinched the tie before all 5 matches are played, the remaining matches may be shortened to best-of-3 sets with tie break in the final set. Final Score Andy Roddick vs Cyril Saulnier A tennis match is composed of sets. ... Final Score Andy Roddick vs Cyril Saulnier A tennis match is composed of sets. ...


In divisions 3 and 4, each tie consist of only 3 matches, 2 singles and one doubles, played over a single day. The matches are best-of-3 sets, with no tie break in the final set.


Records and statistics

Team

For more details on this topic, see Detailed list of Davis Cup champions.
Country Years Won Runners Up
Flag of the United States United States 1900, 1902, 1913, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1937, 1938, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1954, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1990, 1992, 1995, 2007 (32) 1903, 1905, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1911, 1914, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1939, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1964, 1973, 1984, 1991, 1997, 2004 (29)
Flag of Australia Australia/
 Australasia *
1907*, 1908*, 1909*, 1911*, 1914, 1919, 1939, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1973, 1977, 1983, 1986, 1999, 2003 (28) 1912*, 1920, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1936, 1938, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1954, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1990, 1993, 2000, 2001 (19)
Flag of the United Kingdom Great Britain / British Isles 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1912, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936 (9) 1900, 1902, 1907, 1913, 1919, 1931, 1937, 1978 (8)
Flag of France France 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1991, 1996, 2001 (9) 1925, 1926, 1933, 1982, 1999, 2002 (6)
Flag of Sweden Sweden 1975, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1994, 1997, 1998 (7) 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1996 (5)
Flag of Germany Germany/West Germany* 1988*, 1989*, 1993 (3) 1970*, 1985* (2)
Flag of Spain Spain 2000, 2004 (2) 1965, 1967, 2003 (3)
Flag of Russia Russia 2002, 2006 (2) 1994, 1995, 2007 (3)
Flag of Italy Italy 1976 (1) 1960, 1961, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1998 (6)
Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 1980 (1) 1975 (1)
Flag of South Africa/ Flag of South Africa South Africa 1974 (1) (0)
Flag of Croatia Croatia 2005 (1) (0)
Flag of India India (0) 1966, 1974, 1987 (3)
Flag of Romania Romania (0) 1969, 1971, 1972 (3)
Flag of Argentina Argentina (0) 1981, 2006 (2)
Flag of Belgium Belgium (0) 1904 (1)
Flag of Japan Japan (0) 1921 (1)
Flag of Mexico Mexico (0) 1962 (1)
Flag of Chile Chile (0) 1976 (1)
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland (0) 1992 (1)
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia (0) 2005 (1)

The following teams have won the Davis Cup (known as the International Lawn Tennis Challenge before 1945) since its inception in 1900: ^ (G) - Grass, (C) - Clay, (H) - Hard, (Cp) - Carpet, (Ix) - Indoor ^ India refused to play the final due to South Africas apartheid policies. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The 1900 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the first edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1902 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the second edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1913 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 12th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1920 finals, U.S. against Australia, Little Bill Johnston serving, Big Bill Tilden at the net, Gerald Patterson and Norman Brookes receiving The 1920 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 15th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1921 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 16th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1922 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 17th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1923 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 18th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1924 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 19th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1925 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 20th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1926 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 21st edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1937 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 32rd edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1938 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 33rd edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1946 Davis Cup was the 35th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... 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The 1970 Davis Cup was the 59th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1971 Davis Cup was the 60th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1972 Davis Cup was the 61st edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1978 Davis Cup was the 67th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1979 Davis Cup was the 68th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1981 Davis Cup was the 70th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1982 Davis Cup was the 71st edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1990 Davis Cup was the 79th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1992 Davis Cup was the 81st edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1995 Davis Cup was the 84th edition of the most important tournament between nations in mens tennis. ... The 2007 Davis Cup is the 96th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1903 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the third edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1905 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the fifth edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1906 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the sixth edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1908 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the eighth edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1909 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the ninth edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1911 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the tenth edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1914 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 13th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1927 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 22nd edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1928 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 23rd edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1929 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 24th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1930 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 25th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1932 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 27th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1934 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 29th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1935 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 30th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1939 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 34th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1950 Davis Cup was the 39th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1951 Davis Cup was the 40th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1952 Davis Cup was the 41st edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... Australians Lew Hoad and Ken Rosewall with the Cup. ... The 1955 Davis Cup was the 44th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1956 Davis Cup was the 45th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1957 Davis Cup was the 46th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1959 Davis Cup was the 48th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1964 Davis Cup was the 53rd edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1973 Davis Cup was the 62nd edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1984 Davis Cup was the 73rd edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1991 Davis Cup was the 80th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1997 Davis Cup is the 86th edition of the most important tournament between nations in mens tennis. ... // S-Seeded U-Unseeded *Choice of ground Date: 24 Sep - 26 Sep First Round Second Round Paraguay and Chile promoted to World Group Playoffs First Round Second Round Germany, Great Britain, Belgium and Slovakia promoted to World Group Playoffs First Round Second Round Thailand and Japan promoted to World Group... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 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The 1939 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 34th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1950 Davis Cup was the 39th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1951 Davis Cup was the 40th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1952 Davis Cup was the 41st edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... Australians Lew Hoad and Ken Rosewall with the Cup. ... The 1955 Davis Cup was the 44th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1956 Davis Cup was the 45th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1957 Davis Cup was the 46th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1959 Davis Cup was the 48th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1960 Davis Cup was the 49th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1961 Davis Cup was the 50th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1962 Davis Cup was the 51st edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1964 Davis Cup was the 53rd edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1965 Davis Cup was the 54th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1966 Davis Cup was the 55th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1967 Davis Cup was the 56th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1973 Davis Cup was the 62nd edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1977 Davis Cup was the 66th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1983 Davis Cup was the 72nd edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1986 Davis Cup was the 75th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... // S-Seeded U-Unseeded *Choice of ground Davis Cup Davis Cup Davis Cup Teams Australia | USA Editions of the Davis Cup 1900 |  1901 | 1902 | 1903 | 1904 | 1905 | 1906 | 1907 | 1908 | 1909   1910  | 1911 | 1912 | 1913 | 1914 |  1915 |  1916  |  1917  |  1918  |  1919   1920 | 1921 | 1922 | 1923 | 1924 | 1925 | 1926 | 1927 | 1928... The 2003 Davis World Cup was the 2003 round of the international tennis tournament known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1912 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 11th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... 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The 1947 Davis Cup was the 36th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1948 Davis Cup was the 37th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1949 Davis Cup was the 38th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1954 Davis Cup was the 43rd edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1958 Davis Cup was the 47th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1963 Davis Cup was the 52nd edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1968 Davis Cup was the 57th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1990 Davis Cup was the 79th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... 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The 1988 Davis Cup was the 77th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1989 Davis Cup was the 78th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1996 Davis Cup is the 85th edition of the most important tournament between nations in mens tennis. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... The 1988 Davis Cup was the 77th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1989 Davis Cup was the 78th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1993 Davis Cup was the 82nd edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1970 Davis Cup was the 59th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1985 Davis Cup was the 74th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... The 2000 Davis Cup is the 89th edition of the most important tournament between nations in mens tennis. ... // S-Seeded U-Unseeded *Choice of ground Date: 24 Sep - 26 Sep First Round Second Round Paraguay and Chile promoted to World Group Playoffs First Round Second Round Germany, Great Britain, Belgium and Slovakia promoted to World Group Playoffs First Round Second Round Thailand and Japan promoted to World Group... The 1965 Davis Cup was the 54th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1967 Davis Cup was the 56th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 2003 Davis World Cup was the 2003 round of the international tennis tournament known as the Davis Cup. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... S-Seeded U-Unseeded *Choice of ground Davis Cup Davis Cup Davis Cup Teams Australia | USA Editions of the Davis Cup 1900 |  1901 | 1902 | 1903 | 1904 | 1905 | 1906 | 1907 | 1908 | 1909   1910  | 1911 | 1912 | 1913 | 1914 |  1915 |  1916  |  1917  |  1918  |  1919   1920 | 1921 | 1922 | 1923 | 1924 | 1925 | 1926 | 1927 | 1928... The 2006 Davis Cup is the 95th edition of the most important tournament between nations in mens tennis. ... The 1994 Davis Cup was the 83rd edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1995 Davis Cup was the 84th edition of the most important tournament between nations in mens tennis. ... The 2007 Davis Cup is the 96th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... The 1976 Davis Cup was the 65th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1960 Davis Cup was the 49th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1961 Davis Cup was the 50th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1977 Davis Cup was the 66th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1979 Davis Cup was the 68th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1980 Davis Cup was the 69th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1998 Davis Cup was the 87th edition of the most important tournament between nations in mens tennis. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Czechoslovakia. ... The 1980 Davis Cup was the 69th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1975 Davis Cup was the 64th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa_1928-1994. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... The 1974 Davis Cup was the 63rd edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Croatia. ... // S-Seeded U-Unseeded *Choice of ground Date: 23 Sep - 25 Sep 2005 First Round Second Round Canada and Ecuador promoted to World Group Playoffs First Round Second Round Great Britain, Belgium, Italy and Germany promoted to World Group Playoffs First Round Second Round Pakistan and India promoted to World... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... The 1966 Davis Cup was the 55th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1974 Davis Cup was the 63rd edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1987 Davis Cup was the 76th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... The 1969 Davis Cup was the 58th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1971 Davis Cup was the 60th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1972 Davis Cup was the 61st edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... The 1981 Davis Cup was the 70th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 2006 Davis Cup is the 95th edition of the most important tournament between nations in mens tennis. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... The 1904 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the fourth edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup, and the first edition to be played outside of American soil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... The 1921 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 16th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... The 1962 Davis Cup was the 51st edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Chile. ... The 1976 Davis Cup was the 65th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... The 1992 Davis Cup was the 81st edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovakia. ... // S-Seeded U-Unseeded *Choice of ground Date: 23 Sep - 25 Sep 2005 First Round Second Round Canada and Ecuador promoted to World Group Playoffs First Round Second Round Great Britain, Belgium, Italy and Germany promoted to World Group Playoffs First Round Second Round Pakistan and India promoted to World... The 1920 finals, U.S. against Australia, Little Bill Johnston serving, Big Bill Tilden at the net, Gerald Patterson and Norman Brookes receiving The 1920 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 15th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1926 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 21st edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1978 Davis Cup was the 67th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1979 Davis Cup was the 68th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1981 Davis Cup was the 70th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1982 Davis Cup was the 71st edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1984 Davis Cup was the 73rd edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1985 Davis Cup was the 74th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1997 Davis Cup is the 86th edition of the most important tournament between nations in mens tennis. ... The 1998 Davis Cup was the 87th edition of the most important tournament between nations in mens tennis. ... The 1988 Davis Cup was the 77th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1989 Davis Cup was the 78th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1938 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 33rd edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. ... The 1968 Davis Cup was the 57th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1983 Davis Cup was the 72nd edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1989 Davis Cup was the 78th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1974 Davis Cup was the 63rd edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 1985 Davis Cup was the 74th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... The 2003 Davis World Cup was the 2003 round of the international tennis tournament known as the Davis Cup. ...

Individual

1Players must now be aged 14 and over Nicola Nicky Pietrangeli (born September 11, 1933, in Tunis, Tunisia) is a former tennis player from Italy. ... Nicola Nicky Pietrangeli (born September 11, 1933, in Tunis, Tunisia) is a former tennis player from Italy. ... Nicola Nicky Pietrangeli (born September 11, 1933, in Tunis, Tunisia) is a former tennis player from Italy. ... Nicola Nicky Pietrangeli (born September 11, 1933, in Tunis, Tunisia) is a former tennis player from Italy. ...


Current ITF rankings

Rank Nation Points Previous Rank Nation Points Previous
1 Flag of Russia Russia 33,920.00 [1] 11 Flag of Belgium Belgium 4,170.31 [11]
2 Flag of the United States United States 22,215.00 [4] 12 Flag of Belarus Belarus 3,741.25 [12]
3 Flag of Argentina Argentina 16,598.75 [2] 13 Flag of South Korea South Korea 3,532.50 [18]
4 Flag of Croatia Croatia 15,976.25 [3] 14 Flag of Romania Romania 3,287.50 [14]
5 Flag of Spain Spain 11,025.00 [5] 15 Flag of Serbia Serbia 3,013.44 [20]
6 Flag of Germany Germany 9,083.75 [7] 16 Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 2,859.38 [15]
7 Flag of Sweden Sweden 8,881.25 [8] 17 Flag of Israel Israel 2,729.38 [19]
8 Flag of Australia Australia 8,125.00 [6] 18 Flag of Peru Peru 2,652.50 [23]
9 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 7,310.00 [9] 19 Flag of Chile Chile 2,602.50 [13]
10 Flag of France France 6,625.00 [10] 20 Flag of the United Kingdom Great Britain 2,592.50 [26]

Complete rankings as of September 24, 2007 Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belarus. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Croatia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Serbia. ... The Serbia Davis Cup team represents Serbia in Davis Cup tennis competition and are governed by the Serbia Tennis Federation. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Peru. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovakia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Chile. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


References

  1. ^ Davis Cup history
  2. ^ Evans, R.: The Davis Cup: Celebrating 100 Years of International Tennis, ITF, 1999. URL last accessed 2007-09-05

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

The Davis Cup tennis competition is structured around a number of groups, with promotion and relegation between them. ... The following teams have won the Davis Cup (known as the International Lawn Tennis Challenge before 1945) since its inception in 1900: ^ (G) - Grass, (C) - Clay, (H) - Hard, (Cp) - Carpet, (Ix) - Indoor ^ India refused to play the final due to South Africas apartheid policies. ... The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the governing body of world tennis, made up of 202 national tennis associations. ... The Fed Cup (until 1995 Federation Cup) is the most important tennis tournament for female national teams, very similar to the mens Davis Cup. ...

External links

  • Official Davis Cup website

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