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Tennis - Davis Cup

The "World Cup of Men's Tennis" began as a challenge match ("The International Lawn Tennis Challenge") between teams representing the United States and the British Isles in 1900. One of the Americans, Dwight F Davis, organised the creation of a trophy for the match and the bauble quickly became known as the Davis Cup.
In 1905 the event was expanded to include teams from Australasia (Australia and New Zealand oombined), Austria, Belgium and France, before becoming what is now the largest annual international team competition in any sport with over 130 nations taking part.
However, in any one season only 16 countries (the "World Group") are capable of winning the Cup, due to the hierarchical system employed by the International Tennis Federation. Entrants are promoted and relegated between the various sections at the end of each year following play-off matches.
The format currently used is two singles matches on the first day, a doubles rubber on day two and finally the reverse singles on the final day. Thus, three match wins produces victory in any tie.

* South Africa were awarded the cup in 1974 after India refused to play them in the final due to the South African government's apartheid policy.

YEAR
WINNERS
1900
UNITED STATES
1901 Not held
1902
UNITED STATES
1903
BRITISH ISLES
1904
BRITISH ISLES
1905
BRITISH ISLES 
1906
BRITISH ISLES
1907
AUSTRALASIA
1908
AUSTRALASIA
1909
AUSTRALASIA
1910 Not held
1911
AUSTRALASIA
1912
BRITISH ISLES
1913
UNITED STATES
1914
AUSTRALIA 
1915-8 Not held
1919
AUSTRALIA
1920
UNITED STATES
1921
UNITED STATES
1922
UNITED STATES
1923
UNITED STATES
1924
UNITED STATES
1925
UNITED STATES
1926
UNITED STATES
1927
FRANCE
1928
FRANCE
1929
FRANCE
1930
FRANCE
1931
FRANCE
1932
FRANCE
1933
GREAT BRITAIN
1934
GREAT BRITAIN
1935
GREAT BRITAIN
1936
GREAT BRITAIN
1937
UNITED STATES
1938
UNITED STATES
1939
AUSTRALIA
1940-5
Not held
1946
UNITED STATES
1947
UNITED STATES
1948
UNITED STATES
1949
UNITED STATES
1950
AUSTRALIA
1951
AUSTRALIA
1952
AUSTRALIA
1953
AUSTRALIA
1954
UNITED STATES
1955
AUSTRALIA
1956
AUSTRALIA
1957
AUSTRALIA
1958
UNITED STATES
1959
AUSTRALIA
1960
AUSTRALIA
1961
AUSTRALIA
1962
AUSTRALIA
1963
UNITED STATES
1964
AUSTRALIA
1965
AUSTRALIA
1966
AUSTRALIA
1967
AUSTRALIA
1968
UNITED STATES
1969
UNITED STATES
1970
UNITED STATES
1971
UNITED STATES
1972
UNITED STATES
1973
AUSTRALIA 
1974
SOUTH AFRICA*
1975
SWEDEN
1976
ITALY 
1977
AUSTRALIA
1978
UNITED STATES
1979
UNITED STATES
1980
CZECHOSLOVAKIA 
1981 UNITED STATES
1982 UNITED STATES
1983 AUSTRALIA
1984 SWEDEN
1985
SWEDEN
1986
AUSTRALIA
1987
SWEDEN
1988
WEST GERMANY
1989 WEST GERMANY
1990
UNITED STATES
1991
FRANCE 
1992
UNITED STATES
1993
GERMANY
1994
SWEDEN
1995
UNITED STATES
1996
FRANCE
1997
SWEDEN 
1998
SWEDEN
1999
AUSTRALIA
2000
SPAIN
2001
FRANCE
2002
RUSSIA
2003
AUSTRALIA
2004
SPAIN 
2005
CROATIA
2006
RUSSIA 
2007
UNITED STATES
2008
SPAIN 
2009
SPAIN
2010 SERBIA
2011 SPAIN
2012 CZECH REPUBLIC
2013 CZECH REPUBLIC
2014 SWITZERLAND
2015 GREAT BRITAIN
2016 ARGENTINA
2017 FRANCE

 


 

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