Australasia Davis Cup team

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ITF ranking N/A
First year 1905
Years played 8
Ties played (W–L) 10 (6-4)
Years in
World Group
0 (0-0)
Davis Cup titles 4
Runners-up 1
Most total wins Norman Brookes (17-7)
Most singles wins Norman Brookes (12-4)
Most doubles wins Norman Brookes (5-3)
Best doubles team Norman Brookes and Alfred Dunlop (3-1)
Most ties played Norman Brookes (8)
Most years played Norman Brookes (6)

The Australasia Davis Cup team competed from 1905-1914. Following 1914, the nations competed as:


The 1911 Davis Cup was played at Lancaster Park,[1] where Australasia as the defending champion was challenged by the United States. Rain delayed the beginning of the games scheduled for 29 December 1911, and the 1911 Davis Cup event was held between 1 and 3 January 1912. Australian Norman Brookes beat Beals Wright in the opening match. Rodney Heath increased the lead for Australasia by beating William Larned. Australasia retained the Davis Cup through a win in the doubles, with Brookes and Alf Dunlop being successful over Wright and Maurice E. McLoughlin. The fourth match was defaulted by Wright, and Larned stepped aside to give the younger McLoughlin the opportunity to play Brookes. After leading 2 sets to 1, Brookes came back and won the match, and gave Australasia a clean 5–0 victory.[2]


  1. ^ "1912". Christchurch City Libraries. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Cole, Charles (31 December 2011). "Cup's Christchurch ties". The Press. pp. B10–11. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 

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