List of Davis Cup champions

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The Davis Cup (known as the International Lawn Tennis Challenge until 1945) is an annual tennis tournament for male players that has been held since 1900. The tournament sees players competing for their country in a series of singles and doubles matches over the course of three days. The countries are divided into groups based upon their location or performance in previous years. The Davis Cup World Group is the top level of the competition and features matches between players from the top 16 countries at the start of the year. Countries that lose their first round match face a relegation play-off against winning countries from the continental zones. World Group winning countries progress to the quarter-finals. Nations have to win a further three ties in order to claim the position of Davis Cup Champions.

The British Isles (now known as Great Britain) lost the first competition in 1900, defeated by the United States 3–0 in the final in Boston, Massachusetts. Czech Republic is the current defending champion, having defeated Serbia in the final in 2013. Czech Republic is the only country except United States and Australia to hold both Davis Cup and Fed Cup at the same time. The Czechs did the same in 2012.

Winners[edit]

* Title won by away country
Year Winner Score Runner-up Finals Venue (surface)[1] City
1900  United States (1) 3–0  British Isles (1) Longwood Cricket Club (G) Boston, United States
1902[2]  United States (2) 3–2  British Isles (2) Crescent Athletic Club (G) Brooklyn, United States
1903  British Isles (1) 4–1*  United States (1) Longwood Cricket Club (G) Boston, United States
1904  British Isles (2) 5–0  Belgium (1) Worple Road (G) London, United Kingdom
1905  British Isles (3) 5–0  United States (2) Queen's Club (G) London, United Kingdom
1906  British Isles (4) 5–0  United States (3) Worple Road (G) London, United Kingdom
1907  Australasia (1) 3–2*  British Isles (3) Worple Road (G) London, United Kingdom
1908  Australasia (2) 3–2  United States (4) Albert Ground (G) Melbourne, Australia
1909  Australasia (3) 5–0  United States (5) Double Bay Grounds (G) Sydney, Australia
1911[3]  Australasia (4) 4–0  United States (6) Lancaster Park[4][5] (G) Christchurch, New Zealand
1912  British Isles (5) 3–2*  Australasia (1) Albert Ground (G) Melbourne, Australia
1913  United States (3) 3–2*  Great Britain (4) Worple Road (G) London, United Kingdom
1914  Australasia (5) 3–2*  United States (7) West Side Tennis Club (G) New York City, United States
1915 None •[a]
1916 None •
1917 None •
1918 None •
1919  Australasia (6) 4–1  Great Britain (5) Double Bay Grounds (G) Sydney, Australia
1920  United States (4) 5–0*  Australasia (2) Domain Cricket Club (G) Auckland, New Zealand
1921  United States (5) 5–0  Japan (1) West Side Tennis Club (G) New York City, United States
1922  United States (6) 4–1  Australasia (3) West Side Tennis Club (G) New York City, United States
1923  United States (7) 4–1  Australia (4) West Side Tennis Club (G) New York City, United States
1924  United States (8) 5–0  Australia (5) Germantown Cricket Club (G) Philadelphia, United States
1925  United States (9) 5–0  France (1) Germantown Cricket Club (G) Philadelphia, United States
1926  United States (10) 4–1  France (2) Germantown Cricket Club (G) Philadelphia, United States
1927  France (1) 3–2*  United States (8) Germantown Cricket Club (G) Philadelphia, United States
1928  France (2) 4–1  United States (9) Stade Roland Garros (C) Paris, France
1929  France (3) 3–2  United States (10) Stade Roland Garros (C) Paris, France
1930  France (4) 4–1  United States (11) Stade Roland Garros (C) Paris, France
1931  France (5) 3–2  Great Britain (6) Stade Roland Garros (C) Paris, France
1932  France (6) 3–2  United States (12) Stade Roland Garros (C) Paris, France
1933  Great Britain (6) 3–2*  France (3) Stade Roland Garros (C) Paris, France
1934  Great Britain (7) 4–1  United States (13) Centre Court, Wimbledon (G) London, United Kingdom
1935  Great Britain (8) 5–0  United States (14) Centre Court, Wimbledon (G) London, United Kingdom
1936  Great Britain (9) 3–2  Australia (6) Centre Court, Wimbledon (G) London, United Kingdom
1937  United States (11) 4–1*  Great Britain (7) Centre Court, Wimbledon (G) London, United Kingdom
1938  United States (12) 3–2  Australia (7) Germantown Cricket Club (G) Philadelphia, United States
1939  Australia (7) 3–2*  United States (15) Merion Cricket Club (G) Haverford, United States
1940 None •[b]
1941 None •
1942 None •
1943 None •
1944 None •
1945 None •
1946  United States (13) 5–0*  Australia (8) Kooyong Stadium (G) Melbourne, Australia
1947  United States (14) 4–1  Australia (9) West Side Tennis Club (G) New York City, United States
1948  United States (15) 5–0  Australia (10) West Side Tennis Club (G) New York City, United States
1949  United States (16) 4–1  Australia (11) West Side Tennis Club (G) New York City, United States
1950  Australia (8) 4–1*  United States (16) West Side Tennis Club (G) New York City, United States
1951  Australia (9) 3–2  United States (17) White City Stadium (G) Sydney, Australia
1952  Australia (10) 4–1  United States (18) Memorial Drive Tennis Centre (G) Adelaide, Australia
1953  Australia (11) 3–2  United States (19) Kooyong Stadium (G) Melbourne, Australia
1954  United States (17) 3–2*  Australia (12) White City Stadium (G) Sydney, Australia
1955  Australia (12) 5–0*  United States (20) West Side Tennis Club (G) New York City, United States
1956  Australia (13) 5–0  United States (21) Memorial Drive Tennis Centre (G) Adelaide, Australia
1957  Australia (14) 3–2  United States (22) Kooyong Stadium (G) Melbourne, Australia
1958  United States (18) 3–2*  Australia (13) Milton Courts (G) Brisbane, Australia
1959  Australia (15) 3–2*  United States (23) West Side Tennis Club (G) New York City, United States
1960  Australia (16) 4–1  Italy (1) White City Stadium (G) Sydney, Australia
1961  Australia (17) 5–0  Italy (2) Kooyong Stadium (G) Melbourne, Australia
1962  Australia (18) 5–0  Mexico (1) Milton Courts (G) Brisbane, Australia
1963  United States (19) 3–2*  Australia (14) Memorial Drive Tennis Centre (G) Adelaide, Australia
1964  Australia (19) 3–2*  United States (24) Harold Clark Courts (C) Cleveland, United States
1965  Australia (20) 4–1  Spain (1) White City Stadium (G) Sydney, Australia
1966  Australia (21) 4–1  India (1) Kooyong Stadium (G) Melbourne, Australia
1967  Australia (22) 4–1  Spain (2) Milton Courts (G) Brisbane, Australia
1968  United States (20) 4–1*  Australia (15) Memorial Drive Tennis Centre (G) Adelaide, Australia
1969  United States (21) 5–0  Romania (1) Harold Clark Courts (H) Cleveland, United States
1970  United States (22) 5–0  West Germany (1) Harold Clark Courts (H) Cleveland, United States
1971  United States (23) 3–2  Romania (2) Olde Providence Racquet Club (C) Charlotte, United States
1972  United States (24) 3–2*  Romania (3) Club Sportiv Progresul (C) Bucharest, Romania
1973  Australia (23) 5–0*  United States (25) Public Auditorium (ICp) Cleveland, United States
1974  South Africa (1) w/o*[6]  India (2)
1975  Sweden (1) 3–2  Czechoslovakia (1) Kungliga Tennishallen (ICp) Stockholm, Sweden
1976  Italy (1) 4–1*  Chile (1) Estadio Nacional (C) Santiago, Chile
1977  Australia (24) 3–1  Italy (3) White City Stadium (G) Sydney, Australia
1978  United States (25) 4–1  Great Britain (8) Mission Hills CC (H) Rancho Mirage, United States
1979  United States (26) 5–0  Italy (4) Civic Auditorium (ICp) San Francisco, United States
1980  Czechoslovakia (1) 4–1  Italy (5) Malá Sportovní Hall (ICp) Prague, Czechoslovakia
1981  United States (27) 3–1  Argentina (1) Riverfront Coliseum (ICp) Cincinnati, United States
1982  United States (28) 4–1*  France (4) Palais des Sports (IC) Grenoble, France
1983  Australia (25) 3–2  Sweden (1) Kooyong Stadium (G) Melbourne, Australia
1984  Sweden (2) 4–1  United States (26) Scandinavium (IC) Gothenburg, Sweden
1985  Sweden (3) 3–2*  West Germany (2) Olympiahalle (ICp) Munich, West Germany
1986  Australia (26) 3–2  Sweden (2) Kooyong Stadium (G) Melbourne, Australia
1987  Sweden (4) 5–0  India (3) Scandinavium (IC) Gothenburg, Sweden
1988  West Germany (1) 4–1*  Sweden (3) Scandinavium (IC) Gothenburg, Sweden
1989  West Germany (2) 3–2  Sweden (3) Schleyerhalle (ICp) Stuttgart, West Germany
1990  United States (29) 3–2  Australia (16) Suncoast Dome (IC) St. Petersburg, United States
1991  France (7) 3–1  United States (27) Palais des Sports de Gerland (ICp) Lyon, France
1992  United States (30) 3–1   Switzerland (1) Tarrant County Center (IH) Fort Worth, United States
1993  Germany (3) 4–1  Australia (17) Exhibition Hall (IC) Düsseldorf, Germany
1994  Sweden (5) 4–1*  Russia (1) Olympic Stadium (ICp) Moscow, Russia
1995  United States (31) 3–2*  Russia (2) Olympic Stadium (IC) Moscow, Russia
1996  France (8) 3–2*  Sweden (5) Mässan Hall (IH) Malmö, Sweden
1997  Sweden (6) 5–0  United States (28) Scandinavium (ICp) Gothenburg, Sweden
1998  Sweden (7) 4–1*  Italy (6) Forum (IC) Milan, Italy
1999  Australia (27) 3–2*  France (5) Acropolis Exhibition Hall (IC) Nice, France
2000  Spain (1) 3–1  Australia (18) Palau Sant Jordi (IC) Barcelona, Spain
2001  France (9) 3–2*  Australia (19) Rod Laver Arena (G) Melbourne, Australia
2002  Russia (1) 3–2*  France (6) Palais Omnisports (IC) Paris, France
2003  Australia (28) 3–1  Spain (3) Rod Laver Arena (G) Melbourne, Australia
2004  Spain (2) 3–2  United States (29) Estadio de La Cartuja (IC) Seville, Spain
2005  Croatia (1) 3–2*  Slovakia (1) Sibamac Arena (IH) Bratislava, Slovakia
2006  Russia (2) 3–2  Argentina (2) Olympic Stadium (IH) Moscow, Russia
2007  United States (32) 4–1  Russia (3) Memorial Coliseum (IH) Portland, United States
2008  Spain (3) 3–1*  Argentina (3) Polideportivo Islas Malvinas (IH) Mar del Plata, Argentina
2009  Spain (4) 5–0  Czech Republic (2) Palau Sant Jordi (IC) Barcelona, Spain
2010  Serbia (1) 3–2  France (7) Belgrade Arena (IH) Belgrade, Serbia
2011  Spain (5) 3–1  Argentina (4) Estadio de La Cartuja (IC) Seville, Spain
2012  Czech Republic (2) 3–2  Spain (4) O2 Arena (IH) Prague, Czech Republic
2013  Czech Republic (3) 3–2*  Serbia (1) Belgrade Arena (IH) Belgrade, Serbia

Number of final appearances[edit]

Country Now known as Wins Last final won Runners-up Last final lost
 United States  United States 32 2007 29 2004
 Australia [c]  Australia [c] 28 2003 19 2001
 Great Britain [d]  Great Britain [d] 9 1936 8 1978
 France  France 9 2001 7 2010
 Sweden  Sweden 7 1998 5 1996
 Spain  Spain 5 2011 4 2012
 Germany [e]  Germany [e] 3 1993 2 1985
 Czech Republic [f]  Czech Republic [f] 3 2013 2 2009
 Russia  Russia 2 2006 3 2007
 Italy  Italy 1 1976 6 1998
 Serbia  Serbia 1 2010 1 2013
 South Africa  South Africa 1 1974 0
 Croatia  Croatia 1 2005 0
 Argentina  Argentina 0 4 2011
 Romania  Romania 0 3 1972
 India  India 0 3 1987
 Belgium  Belgium 0 1 1904
 Japan  Japan 0 1 1921
 Mexico  Mexico 0 1 1962
 Chile  Chile 0 1 1976
  Switzerland   Switzerland 0 1 1992
 Slovakia [f]  Slovakia [f] 0 1 2005

Notes[edit]

  • a The International Lawn Tennis Challenge was not held from 1915 to 1918 because of World War I.
  • b The tournament was not held from 1940 to 1945 because of World War II.
  • c Australia and New Zealand competed as Australasia for their six victories between 1907 and 1919.
  • d The first three of Great Britain's titles were won as the British Isles.
  • e Germany was known as West Germany from 1961 until 1990.
  • f The Slovakia Davis Cup team was only established in 1994 but featured players from the former Czechoslovakia.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (G) - Grass, (C) - Clay, (H) - Hard, (Cp) - Carpet, (Ix) - Indoor
  2. ^ The 1901 Davis Cup was won by the United States on walk-over as British Isles did not exercise the right of challenge during the year.
  3. ^ The 1910 Davis Cup was won by Australasia on walk-over as British Isles did not exercise the right of challenge during the year. The 1911 event was delayed by rain and the competition held in January 1912.
  4. ^ "1912". Christchurch City Libraries. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  5. ^ Cole, Charles (31 December 2011). "Cup's Christchurch ties". The Press. pp. B10–11. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  6. ^ The final was scratched and South Africa was awarded the Davis Cup after India refused to travel to South Africa for the final in protest of the South African government's apartheid policies.