The Davis cup is the premier tennis. International Tennis Federation run this cup. By using knock-out format teams are selected for final matches.
The tournament began in 1900 through the competition between United States and Great Britain. In 1899, four members of Harvard University tennis team wished to challenge British for a tennis competition. Tennis association agreed for match. Dwight F. Davis is one of the four Harvard Tennis Players, designed the format and order sterling silver trophy from his own funds for about $1000. That tournament held in 1900 at Longwood cricket club in Boston, Massachusetts between United States and Britain. In 1902, US won the match.
As the popularity of world cup raised, other nations also took part in competition and the result came in the tournament of 1905, in which Belgium, Austria, France become a part of tournament. The Davis Cup was initially played as a challenge cup. All teams competed against each other.
The tournament was titled the International Lawn Tennis Challenge but the tournament soon known as Davis Cup after Dwight Davis Trophy. At the start in 1923, the world’s team were split into two zones i.e. the ‘European Zone’ and ‘American Zone’. In 1955, a third zone, the ‘Eastern Zone’ also added. The teams from these three zones fight for the trophy.
From 1950 to 1967, Australia won the cup 15 times in 18 years and dominated the competition. There are two words use in Davis Cup i.e. tie and rubber. In the Davis Cup the word tie and rubber means an elimination round and an individual match respectively. There are 16 national compete for world cup in eight first – round ties; the eight winners compete in four quarter-final ties; the four winners compete in semi-final ties; and the two winners compete in finals tie.
The most successful counties over the tournament are U.S. They won 32 tournaments and finishing runner-up 29 times. The second on the Australia and they won 28 tournaments.
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