Tennis / Davis Cup

List of Winners Prior to 1972 Last Edition Most Titles Titles Players

The Davis Cup, the most important tennis competition by nations in the World, is the largest annual team competition in sport, celebrating its Centenary in 1999. Founded by Dwight Davis, the Davis Cup began as a challenge match between the United States and the British Isles, which was held at the Longwood Cricket Club in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Davis, himself, played in the inaugural Davis Cup tie, steering his country to the first of many title victories. Each tie is played over three days and consists of four singles and one doubles played by the top-two players of each nation. The best of five set matches are played, the host team changing every time two teams compete together. The top 16 nations compete for the Davis Cup Trophy in the World Group while the remaining countries battle for promotion to the elite World Group from three regional zones.

NOTE: Official winners by the International Tennis Federation [ITF]. Winners are considered all players nominated for the final tie, either if they play a match or not. Players of the doubles rubber are separated by a slash [/]
SOURCE: daviscup.com

DAVIS CUP top

Year Winner Score Runner-up Winning Team
2016 Argentina 3-2 Croatia Juan Martin del Potro, Federico Delbonis, JMP / Leonardo Mayer, (Guido Pella)
2015 Great Britain 3-1 Belgium Andy Murray, Kyle Edmund, AM / Jamie Murray, (James Ward)
2014 Switzerland 3-1 France Stan Wawrinka, Roger Federer, SW / RF, (Marco Chiudinelli, Michael Lammer)
2013 Czech Republic 3-2 Serbia Tomas Berdych, Radek Stepanek, TB / RS, (Lukas Rosol, Jan Hajek)
2012 Czech Republic 3-2 Spain Tomas Berdych, Radek Stepanek, TB / RS, (Lukas Rosol, Ivo Minar)
2011 Spain 3-1 Argentina Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Feliciano López / Fernando Verdasco
2010 Serbia 3-2 France Novak Djokovic, Janko Tipsarevic, Viktor Troicki / Nenad Zimonjic
2009 Spain 5-0 Czech Republic Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Feliciano López / Fernando Verdasco
2008 Spain 3-1 Argentina Feliciano López, David Ferrer, FL / Fernando Verdasco, (Marcel Granollers)
2007 United States 4-1 Russia Andy Roddick, James Blake, Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan
2006 Russia 3-2 Argentina Nikolay Davydenko, Marat Safin, MS / Dmitry Tursunov, (Mikhail Youzhny)
2005 Croatia 3-2 Slovakia Ivan Ljubicic, Mario Ancic, IL/MA, (Ivo Karlovic, Goran Ivanisevic)
2004 Spain 3-2 United States Carlos Moyá, Rafael Nadal, Juan Carlos Ferrero / Tommy Robredo
2003 Australia 3-1 Spain Mark Philippoussis, Lleyton Hewitt, Wayne Arthurs / Todd Woodbridge
2002 Russia 3-2 France Marat Safin, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, MS / YK, Mikhail Youzhny, (Andrei Stoliarov)
2001 France 3-2 Australia Nicolas Escude, Sébastien Grosjean, Fabrice Santoro / Cedric Pioline
2000 Spain 3-1 Australia Albert Costa, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Álex Corretja / Joan Balcells
1999 Australia 3-2 France Mark Philippoussis, Lleyton Hewitt, Mark Woodforde / Todd Woodbridge
1998 Sweden 4-1 Italy Magnus Norman, Magnus Gustafsson, Jonas Björkman / Nicklas Kulti
1997 Sweden 5-0 United States Jonas Björkman, Magnus Larsson, JB / Nicklas Kulti, (Thomas Enqvist)
1996 France 3-2 Sweden Cedric Pioline, Arnaud Boetsch, Guy Forget / Guillaume Raoux
1995 United States 3-2 Russia Pete Sampras, Jim Courier, PS / Todd Martin, (Richey Reneberg)
1994 Sweden 4-1 Russia Stefan Edberg, Magnus Larsson, Jan Apell / Jonas Björkman
1993 Germany 4-1 Australia Michael Stich, Marc-Kevin Göllner, MS / Patrik Kühnen, (Carl-Uwe Steeb)
1992 United States 3-1 Switzerland Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Pete Sampras / John McEnroe
1991 France 3-1 United States Henri Leconte, Guy Forget, HL / GF, (Arnaud Boetsch, Olivier Delaitre)
1990 United States 3-2 Australia Andre Agassi, Michael Chang, Rick Leach / Jim Pugh
1989 West Germany 3-2 Sweden Boris Becker, Carl-Uwe Steeb, BB / Eric Jelen, (Patrick Kühnen)
1988 West Germany 4-1 Sweden Boris Becker, Carl-Uwe Steeb, BB / Eric Jelen, Patrick Kühnen
1987 Sweden 5-0 India Mats Wilander, Anders Järryd, MW / Joakim Nyström, (Stefan Edberg)
1986 Australia 3-2 Sweden Pat Cash, Paul McNamee, PC / John Fitzgerald, (Peter McNamara)
1985 Sweden 3-2 West Germany Mats Wilander, Stefan Edberg, MW / Joakim Nyström, (Anders Järryd)
1984 Sweden 4-1 United States Mats Wilander, Henrik Sundström, Stefan Edberg / Anders Järryd
1983 Australia 3-2 Sweden Pat Cash, John Fitzgerald, Mark Edmondson / Paul McNamee
1982 United States 4-1 France John McEnroe, Gene Mayer, JM / Peter Fleming, (Eliot Teltscher)
1981 United States 3-1 Argentina John McEnroe, Roscoe Tanner, JM / Peter Fleming, (Eliot Teltscher)
1980 Czechoslovakia 4-1 Italy Tomas Smid, Ivan Lendl, TS / IL, (Jan Kodes, Pavel Slozil)
1979 United States 5-0 Italy Vitas Gerulaitis, John McEnroe, Bob Lutz / Stan Smith
1978 United States 4-1 Great Britain John McEnroe, Brian Gottfried, Bob Lutz / Stan Smith
1977 Australia 3-1 Italy Tony Roche, John Alexander, JA / Phil Dent, (Ross Case)
1976 Italy 4-1 Chile Corrado Barazutti, Adriano Panatta, AP / Paolo Bertolucci, Antonio Zugarelli
1975 Sweden 3-2 Czechoslovakia Björn Borg, Ove-Nils Bengtson, BB / OB, (Rolf Norberg, Birger Andersson)
1974 South Africa --- default by India Bob Hewitt, Frew McMillan
1973 Australia 5-0 United States John Newcombe, Rod Laver, JN / RL, (Mal Anderson, Ken Rosewall)
1972 United States 3-2 Romania Stan Smith, Tom Gorman, SS / Erik van Dillen, (Harold Solomon)

DAVIS CUP (1960-1971) top

This tournament is played since 1900, but from 1900 to 1959, only the United States (18 times), Australia/Australasia (15 times), the British Isles/Great Britain (9 times) and France (6 times) won the title; and only Belgium (1904) and Japan (1921) played the final apart from those. Until 1972 the winner had the right to defend the trophy in the following year's final round.

Year Winner Score Runner-up Winning Team
1971 United States 3-2 Romania Stan Smith, Frank Fröhling, Erik van Dillen
1970 United States 5-0 West Germany Arthur Ashe, Cliff Richey, Bob Lutz, Stan Smith
1969 United States 5-0 Romania Arthur Ashe, Bob Lutz, Stan Smith
1968 United States 4-1 Australia Clark Graebner, Arthur Ashe, Bob Lutz, Stan Smith
1967 Australia 4-1 Spain Roy Emerson, John Newcombe, JN / Tony Roche
1966 Australia 4-1 India Fred Stolle, Roy Emerson, John Newcombe / Tony Roche.
1965 Australia 4-1 Spain Fred Stolle, Roy Emerson, John Newcombe / Tony Roche.
1964 Australia 3-2 United States Fred Stolle, Roy Emerson
1963 United States 3-2 Australia Dennis Ralston, Chuck McKinley
1962 Australia 5-0 Mexico Neale Fraser, Rod Laver, Roy Emerson
1961 Australia 5-0 Italy Neale Fraser, Rod Laver, Roy Emerson
1960 Australia 4-1 Italy Neale Fraser, Rod Laver, Roy Emerson

Last Edition (2016) top

GBR 3-2 @ SRB ARG 3-1 @ ITA FRA 3-1 @ CZE CRO 3-2 @ USA
Argentina 3-2 @ Great Britain Croatia 3-2 vs France
Argentina 3-2 @ Croatia
Arena Zagreb, CRO. 25/27.Nov.2016. CRO vs ARG
ARGENTINA: Juan Martin del Potro, Federico Delbonis, Guido Pella, Leonardo Mayer. (team captain: Daniel Orsanic) CROATIA: Marin Cilic, Ivo Karlovic, Ivan Dodig, Franko Skugor. (team captain: Zeljko Krajan)
Cilic df DELBONIS 6-3 7-5 3-6 1-6 6-2
DEL POTRO df Karlovic 6-4 6-7[6] 6-3 7-5
Dodig & Cilic df MAYER & DEL POTRO 7-6[2] 7-6[4] 6-3
DEL POTRO df Cilic 6-7[4] 2-6 7-5 6-4 6-3
DELBONIS df Karlovic 6-3 6-4 6-2

Most Titles (since 1972*) top

* Until 1972 the winner qualified directly for the following year's final tie

Ps. Name CNT T / F 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
1. United States USA 9/14 72 73 78 79 81 82 84 90 91 92 95 97 04 07
2. Sweden SWE 7/12 75 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 94 96 97 98
3. Australia AUS 6/10 73 77 83 86 90 93 99 00 01 03
4. Spain ESP 5/7 00 03 04 08 09 11 12
5. France FRA 3/8 82 91 96 99 01 02 10 14
6. (West) Germany FRG 3/4 85 88 89 93
7. Russia RUS 2/5 94 95 02 06 07
8. Czech Republic CZE 2/3 09 12 13
9. Italy ITA 1/5 76 77 79 80 98
. Argentina ARG 1/5 81 06 08 11 16
11. Czechoslovakia TCH 1/2 75 80
. Serbia SRB 1/2 10 13
. Switzerland SUI 1/2 92 14
. Great Britain GBR 1/2 78 15
. Croatia CRO 1/2 05 16
16. South Africa SAF 1/1 74
17. India IND 0/2 74 87
18. Romania ROM 0/1 72
. Chile CHI 0/1 76
. Slovakia SLO 0/1 05
. Belgium BEL 0/1 15
 
21 TOTAL   45/90  

Most Titles (players) top

 

5 - John McEnroe, USA (78 79 81 82 92)

 

4 - Stefan Edberg, SWE (84 85 87 94)

 

3 - Stan Smith, USA (72 78 79)
Anders Järryd, SWE (84 85 87)
Mats Wilander, SWE (84 85 87)
Carl-Uwe Steeb, GER (88 89 93)
Patrick Kühnen, GER (88 89 93)
Jonas Björkman, SWE (94 97 98)
Rafael Nadal, ESP (04 09 11)
David Ferrer, ESP (08 09 11)
Feliciano López, ESP (08 09 11)
Fernando Verdasco, ESP (08 09 11)

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