Davis Cup

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The most prestigious team competition in men’s tennis with longer history than three out of four Grand Slam tournaments. Below all Davis Cup finals in the Open era, in the picture Stan Smith – the most successful player in the Davis Cup finals! Because a nation needs 4 winning ties within a season to get the Cup, usually 20 rubbers are played to make it. It means that sometimes players who contribute to the ultimate success, don’t play in the final for different reasons, thus appears a question, whether we should consider them as Davis Cup winners, or not? I prepared a list of players who contributed to the triumphs of their nations throughout a year since 1981, depicting their contribution by points. I counted this way: 1 point for a vital singles rubber, 0.5 for each player during a doubles win, also 0.5 for those who won a dead rubber (I know it should’ve been less – maybe 0.3 – but I adopted 0.5 for easier calculation), 0 for those who played a rubber(s) winning nothing 😛 A player during a Davis Cup season may gather 10 points at most.

December 26-28, 1968
USA d. Australia 4-1 Memorial Drive Tennis Centre, Adelaide, Australia: grass
Clark Graebner (USA) d. Bill Bowrey (AUS) 8-10 6-4 8-6 3-6 6-1
Arthur Ashe (USA) d. Ray Ruffels (AUS) 6-8 7-5 6-3 6-3
Bob Lutz / Stan Smith (USA) d. John Alexander / Ray Ruffels (AUS) 6-4 6-4 6-2
Clark Graebner (USA) d. Ray Ruffels (AUS) 3-6 8-6 2-6 6-3 6-1
Bill Bowrey (AUS) d. Arthur Ashe (USA) 2-6 6-3 11-9 8-6
September 19-21, 1969
USA d. Romania 5-0, Harold Clark Courts, Cleveland, Ohio, United States: hard
Arthur Ashe (USA) d. Ilie Nastase (ROM) 6-2 15-13 7-5
Stan Smith (USA) d. Ion Tiriac (ROM) 6-8 6-3 5-7 6-4 6-4
Bob Lutz / Stan Smith (USA) d. Ilie Nastase / Ion Tiriac (ROM) 8-6 6-1 11-9
Stan Smith (USA) d. Ilie Nastase (ROM) 4-6 4-6 6-4 6-1 11-9
Arthur Ashe (USA) d. Ion Tiriac (ROM) 6-3 8-6 3-6 4-0 ret.
August 29-31, 1970
USA d. West Germany 5-0, Harold Clark Courts, Cleveland, Ohio, United States: hard
Arthur Ashe (USA) d. Wilhelm Bungert (GER) 6-2 10-8 6-2
Cliff Richey (USA) d. Christian Kuhnke (GER) 6-3 6-4 6-2
Bob Lutz / Stan Smith (USA) d. Wilhelm Bungert / Christian Kuhnke (GER) 6-3 7-5 6-4
Cliff Richey (USA) d. Wilhelm Bungert (GER) 6-4 6-4 7-5
Arthur Ashe (USA) d. Christian Kuhnke (GER) 6-8 10-12 9-7 13-11 6-4  – 1 m.p.
October 8 – 11, 1971
USA d. Romania 3-2, Olde Providence Racquet Club, Charlotte, NC, United States: clay
Stan Smith (USA) d. Ilie Nastase (ROM) 7-5 6-3 6-1
Frank Froehling (USA) d. Ion Tiriac (ROM) 3-6 1-6 6-1 6-3 8-6
Ilie Nastase / Ion Tiriac (ROM) d. Stan Smith / Erik van Dillen (USA) 7-5 6-4 8-6
Stan Smith (USA) d. Ion Tiriac (ROM) 8-6 6-3 6-0
Ilie Nastase (ROM) d. Frank Froehling (USA) 6-3 6-1 1-6 6-4
October 13-15, 1972
USA d. Romania 3-2, Club Sportiv Progresul, Bucharest, Romania: clay
Stan Smith (USA) d. Ilie Nastase (ROM) 11-9 6-2 6-3
Ion Tiriac (ROM) d. Tom Gorman (USA) 4-6 2-6 6-4 6-3 6-2
Stan Smith / Erik van Dillen (USA) d. Ilie Nastase / Ion Tiriac (ROM) 6-2 6-0 6-3
Stan Smith (USA) d. Ion Tiriac (ROM) 4-6 6-2 6-4 2-6 6-0
Ilie Nastase (ROM) d. Tom Gorman (USA) 6-1 6-2 5-7 10-8
# Stan Smith wins the 5th time in a row a decisive match in the Davis Cup final (3 times in doubles, twice in singles)! The first Davis Cup final played in the non-Challenge Round format
30 November – 2 December, 1973
Australia d. USA 5-0, Public Auditorium, Cleveland, OH, United States: carpet (indoors)
John Newcombe (AUS) d. Stan Smith (USA) 6-1 4-6 6-3 4-6 6-4
Rod Laver (AUS) d. Tom Gorman (USA) 8-10 8-6 6-8 6-3 6-1
Rod Laver / John Newcombe (AUS) d. Stan Smith / Erik van Dillen (USA) 6-1 6-2 6-4
John Newcombe (AUS) d. Tom Gorman (USA) 6-2 6-3 6-1
Rod Laver (AUS) d. Stan Smith (USA) 6-3 6-4 4-6 6-2
1974
India declined to play the final in South Africa. By default, South Africa won the title!!!
6.5 – Bob Hewitt
4 – Raymond Moore
2.5 – Frew McMillan
1 – Cliff Drysdale
0 – Byron Betron
December 19 – 21, 1975
Sweden d. Czechoslovakia 3-2, Kungliga Tennishallen, Stockholm, Sweden: carpet (indoors)
Björn Borg (SWE) d. Jiri Hrebec (CZE) 6-1 6-3 6-0
Jan Kodes (CZE) d. Ove Bengtson (SWE) 4-6 6-2 7-5 6-4
Ove Bengtson / Björn Borg (SWE) d. Jan Kodes / Vladimir Zednik (CZE) 6-4 6-4 6-4
Björn Borg (SWE) d. Jan Kodes (CZE) 6-4 6-2 6-2
Jiri Hrebec (CZE) d. Ove Bengtson (SWE) 2-6 6-3 6-1 6-4
13 – Bjorn Borg
4.5 – Birger Andersson
1.5 – Ove Bengtson
# Six ties (four in the European Zone)
December 17 – 19, 1976
Italy d. Chile 4-1, Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile: clay
Corrado Barazzutti (ITA) d. Jaime Fillol (CHI) 7-5 4-6 7-5 6-1
Adriano Panatta (ITA) d. Patricio Cornejo (CHI) 6-3 6-1 6-3
Paolo Bertolucci / Adriano Panatta (ITA) d. Patricio Cornejo / Jaime Fillol (CHI) 3-6 6-3 6-2 9-7
Adriano Panatta (ITA) d. Jaime Fillol (CHI) 8-6 6-4 3-6 10-8
Belus Prajoux (CHI) d. Antonio Zugarelli (ITA) 6-4 6-4 6-2
10.5 – Adriano Panatta
4.5 – Corrado Barazzutti
4 – Paolo Bertolucci
1.5 – Antonio Zugarelli
December 2 – 4, 1977
Australia d. Italy 3-1, White City Stadium, Sydney, Australia: grass
Tony Roche (AUS) d. Adriano Panatta (ITA) 6-3 6-4 6-4
John Alexander (AUS) d. Corrado Barazzutti (ITA) 6-2 8-6 4-6 6-2
Paolo Bertolucci / Adriano Panatta (ITA) d. John Alexander / Phil Dent (AUS) 6-4 6-4 7-5
John Alexander (AUS) d. Adriano Panatta (ITA) 6-4 4-6 2-6 8-6 11-9
Tony Roche (AUS) vs. Corrado Barazzutti (ITA) 12-12 unf.
7 – John Alexander
3 – Phil Dent
2.5 – Mark Edmondson
1 – Tony Roche
December 8 – 10, 1978
USA d. Great Britain 4-1, Mission Hills Country Club, Rancho Mirage, CA, United States: hard
John McEnroe (USA) d. John Lloyd (GBR) 6-1 6-2 6-2
Christopher Mottram (GBR) d. Brian Gottfried (USA) 4-6 2-6 10-8 6-3 6-2 – 1 m.p.   (4:29 h)
Bob Lutz / Stan Smith (USA) d. Mark Cox / David Lloyd (GBR) 6-2 6-2 6-3
John McEnroe (USA) d. Christopher Mottram (GBR) 6-2 6-2 6-1
Brian Gottfried (USA) d. John Lloyd (GBR) 6-1 6-2 6-4
3 – Harold Solomon
2.5 – John McEnroe, Vitas Gerulaitis
1.5 – Brian Gottfried
1 – Arthur Ashe, Bob Lutz, Stan Smith
0 – Fred McNair, Sherwood Stewart
December 14 – 16, 1979
USA d. Italy 5-0, San Francisco Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA, United States: carpet (indoors)
Vitas Gerulaitis (USA) d. Corrado Barazzutti (ITA) 6-2 3-2 ret.
John McEnroe (USA) d. Adriano Panatta (ITA) 6-2 6-3 6-4
Bob Lutz / Stan Smith (USA) d. Paolo Bertolucci / Adriano Panatta (ITA) 6-4 12-10 6-2
John McEnroe (USA) d. Antonio Zugarelli (ITA) 6-4 6-3 6-1
Vitas Gerulaitis (USA) d. Adriano Panatta (ITA) 6-1 6-3 6-3
6.5 – John McEnroe
4.5 – Vitas Gerulaitis
1.5 – Dick Stockton
1 – Bob Lutz, Stan Smith
0.5 – Peter Fleming
# Stan Smith’s seventh Davis Cup triumph (1968-1972 & 1978-79)!
December 5-7, 1980
Czechoslovakia d. Italy 4-1 in Sportovni Hall, Prague, Czechoslovakia: Carpet (Indoor)
Tomas Smid (CZE) d. Adriano Panatta (ITA) 3-6 3-6 6-3 6-4 6-4
Ivan Lendl (CZE) d. Corrado Barazzutti (ITA) 4-6 6-1 6-1 6-2
Ivan Lendl / Tomas Smid (CZE) d. Paolo Bertolucci / Adriano Panatta (ITA) 3-6 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4
Corrado Barazzutti (ITA) d. Tomas Smid (CZE) 3-6 6-3 6-2
Ivan Lendl (CZE) d. Gianni Ocleppo (ITA) 6-3 6-3
7.5 – Ivan Lendl
4 – Tomas Smid
2 – Pavel Slozil
0.5 – Jan Kodes
0 – Stanislas Birner
December 11-13, 1981
USA d. Argentina 3-1 in Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH, USA: Carpet (Indoor)
John McEnroe (USA) d. Guillermo Vilas (ARG) 6-3 6-2 6-2
Jose-Luis Clerc (ARG) d. Roscoe Tanner (USA) 7-5 6-3 8-6
Peter Fleming / John McEnroe (USA) d. Jose-Luis Clerc / Guillermo Vilas (ARG) 6-3 4-6 6-4 4-6 11-9
John McEnroe (USA) d. Jose-Luis Clerc (ARG) 7-5 5-7 6-3 3-6 6-3
Guillermo Vilas (ARG) vs Roscoe Tanner (USA) 10-11 unf.
7.5 – John McEnroe 
2.5 – Roscoe Tanner 
1.5 – Jimmy Connors 
0.5 – Peter Fleming, Bob Lutz, Stan Smith 
0 – Marty Riessen, Sherwod Stewart  
November 26-28, 1982
USA d. France 4-1 in Sports Palace, Grenoble, France: Clay (Indoor)
John McEnroe (USA) d. Yannick Noah (FRA) 12-10 1-6 3-6 6-2 6-3
Gene Mayer (USA) d. Henri Leconte (FRA) 6-2 6-2 7-9 6-4
Peter Fleming / John McEnroe (USA) d. Henri Leconte / Yannick Noah (FRA) 6-3 6-4 9-7
Yannick Noah (FRA) d. Gene Mayer (USA) 6-1 6-0
John McEnroe (USA) d. Henri Leconte (FRA) 6-2 6-3
9 – John McEnroe 
2.5 – Gene Mayer 
2 – Peter Fleming 
1 – Eliot Teltscher  
0 – Brian Gottfried
December 26-28, 1983
Australia d. Sweden 3-2 in Kooyong, Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Grass
Mats Wilander (SWE) d. Pat Cash (AUS) 6-3 4-6 9-7 6-3
John Fitzgerald (AUS) d. Joakim Nystrom (SWE) 6-4 6-2 4-6 6-4
Mark Edmondson / Paul McNamee (AUS) d. Anders Jarryd / Henrik Simonsson (SWE) 6-4 6-4 6-2
Pat Cash (AUS) d. Joakim Nystrom (SWE) 6-4 6-1 6-1
Mats Wilander (SWE) d. John Fitzgerald (AUS) 6-8 6-1 6-0
4 – Pat Cash 
3.5 – Paul McNamee 
3.5 – Mark Edmondson
3.5 – John Fitzgerald  
December 17-19, 1984
Sweden d. USA 4-1 in The Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden: Clay (Indoor)
Mats Wilander (SWE) d. Jimmy Connors (USA) 6-1 6-3 6-3
Henrik Sundstrom (SWE) d. John McEnroe (USA) 13-11 6-4 6-3
Stefan Edberg / Anders Jarryd (SWE) d. Peter Fleming / John McEnroe (USA) 7-5 5-7 6-2 7-5
John McEnroe (USA) d. Mats Wilander (SWE) 6-3 5-7 6-3
Henrik Sundstrom (SWE) d. Jimmy Arias (USA) 3-6 8-6 6-3
5 – Henrik Sundstrom 
4.5 – Mats Wilander 
3 – Anders Jarryd 
1 – Joakim Nystrom, Stefan Edberg 
December 20-22, 1985
Sweden d. West Germany 3-2 in Olympia Halle, Munich, West Germany: Carpet (Indoor)
Mats Wilander (SWE) d. Michael Westphal (GER) 6-3 6-4 10-8
Boris Becker (GER) d. Stefan Edberg (SWE) 6-3 3-6 7-5 8-6
Joakim Nystrom / Mats Wilander (SWE) d. Boris Becker / Andreas Maurer (GER) 6-4 6-2 6-1
Boris Becker (GER) d. Mats Wilander (SWE) 6-3 2-6 6-3 6-3
Stefan Edberg (SWE) d. Michael Westphal (GER) 3-6 7-5 6-4 6-3
4 – Anders Jarryd, Mats Wilander 
3 – Stefan Edberg 
2 – Henrik Sundstrom 
1 – Jan Gunnarsson 
0.5 – Joakim Nystrom  
December 26-28, 1986
Australia d. Sweden 3-2 in Kooyong, Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Grass
Pat Cash (AUS) d. Stefan Edberg (SWE) 13-11 13-11 6-4
Mikael Pernfors (SWE) d. Paul McNamee (AUS) 6-3 6-1 6-3
Pat Cash / John Fitzgerald (AUS) d. Stefan Edberg / Anders Jarryd (SWE) 6-3 6-4 4-6 6-1
Pat Cash (AUS) d. Mikael Pernfors (SWE) 2-6 4-6 6-3 6-4 6-3
Stefan Edberg (SWE) d. Paul McNamee (AUS) 10-8 6-4
7 – Pat Cash
2.5 – Paul McNamee 
2 – Peter McNamara 
1.5 – John Fitzgerald 
December 18-20, 1987
Sweden d. India 5-0 in The Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden: Clay (Indoor)
Mats Wilander (SWE) d. Ramesh Krishnan (IND) 6-4 6-1 6-3
Anders Jarryd (SWE) d. Vijay Amritraj (IND) 6-3 6-3 6-1
Joakim Nystrom / Mats Wilander (SWE) d. Anad Amritraj / Vijay Amritraj (IND) 6-2 3-6 6-1 6-2
Anders Jarryd (SWE) d. Ramesh Krishnan (IND) 6-4 6-3
Mats Wilander (SWE) d. Vijay Amritraj (IND) 6-2 6-0
# Wilander’s 3rd triumph (1984, 85, 87).
6 – Mats Wilander 
3 – Anders Jarryd 
2 – Kent Carlsson, Stefan Edberg 
0.5 – Joakim Nystrom 
0 – Jan Gunnarsson 
December 14-16, 1988
West Germany d. Sweden 4-1 in The Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden: Clay (Indoor)
Carl-Uwe Steeb (GER) d. Mats Wilander (SWE) 8-10 1-6 6-2 6-4 8-6 – 1 m.p.
Boris Becker (GER) d. Stefan Edberg (SWE) 6-3 6-1 6-4
Boris Becker / Eric Jelen (GER) d. Stefan Edberg / Anders Jarryd (SWE) 3-6 2-6 7-5 6-3 6-2
Stefan Edberg (SWE) d. Carl-Uwe Steeb (GER) 6-4 8-6
Patrik Kuhnen (GER) d. Kent Carlsson (SWE) w/o
7 – Boris Becker 
2.5 – Carl-Uwe Steeb 
4.5 – Eric Jelen 
0.5 – Patrick Kuhnen  
December 15-17, 1989
West Germany d. Sweden 3-2 in Schleyer Halle, Stuttgart, West Germany: Carpet (Indoor)
Mats Wilander (SWE) d. Carl-Uwe Steeb (GER) 5-7 7-6(0) 6-7(4) 6-2 6-3
Boris Becker (GER) d. Stefan Edberg (SWE) 6-2 6-2 6-4
Boris Becker / Eric Jelen (GER) d. Jan Gunnarsson / Anders Jarryd (SWE) 7-6(6) 6-4 3-6 6-7(4) 6-4
Boris Becker (GER) d. Mats Wilander (SWE) 6-2 6-0 6-2
Stefan Edberg (SWE) d. Carl-Uwe Steeb (GER) 6-2 6-4
8 – Boris Becker 
3.5 – Carl-Uwe Steeb 
1.5 – Eric Jelen 
0 – Patrick Kuhnen 
November 30 – December 2, 1990
USA d. Australia 3-2 in Sun Coast Dome, St Petersburg, FL, USA: Clay (Indoor)
Andre Agassi (USA) d. Richard Fromberg (AUS) 4-6 6-2 4-6 6-2 6-4
Michael Chang (USA) d. Darren Cahill (AUS) 6-2 7-6(4) 6-0
Rick Leach / Jim Pugh (USA) d. Pat Cash / John Fitzgerald (AUS) 6-4 6-2 3-6 7-6(2)
Darren Cahill (AUS) d. Andre Agassi (USA) 6-4 4-6 ret.
Richard Fromberg (AUS) d. Michael Chang (USA) 7-5 2-6 6-3
2 – Aaron Krickstein, Brad Gilbert, Andre Agassi, Michael Chang… Rick Leach, Jim Pugh 
1 – Jay Berger
November 29 – December 1, 1991
France d. USA 3-1 in Gerland Sports Palace, Lyon, France: Carpet (Indoor)
Andre Agassi (USA) d. Guy Forget (FRA) 6-7(7) 6-2 6-1 6-2
Henri Leconte (FRA) d. Pete Sampras (USA) 6-4 7-5 6-4
Guy Forget / Henri Leconte (FRA) d. Ken Flach / Robert Seguso (USA) 6-1 6-4 4-6 6-2
Guy Forget (FRA) d. Pete Sampras (USA) 7-6(6) 3-6 6-3 6-4
Andre Agassi (USA) vs Henri Leconte (FRA) unp.
7 – Guy Forget 
5 – Henri Leconte 
2.5 – Fabrice Santoro 
0.5 – Arnaud Boetsch  
December 4-6, 1992
USA d. Switzerland 3-1 in Tarrant County Centre, Fort Worth, TX,USA: Hard (Indoor)
Andre Agassi (USA) d. Jakob Hlasek (SUI) 6-1 6-2 6-2
Marc Rosset (SUI) d. Jim Courier (USA) 6-3 6-7(9) 3-6 6-4 6-4
John McEnroe / Pete Sampras (USA) d. Jakob Hlasek / Marc Rosset (SUI) 6-7(5) 6-7(7) 7-5 6-1 6-2
Jim Courier (USA) d. Jakob Hlasek (SUI) 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4
Andre Agassi (USA) vs Marc Rosset (SUI) unp.
# McEnroe’s 5th Davis Cup triumph (1978, 79, 81, 82, 92), 3 times won decisive match (78, 81, 82).
6 – Andre Agassi 
3.5 – Pete Sampras 
2 – Jim Courier 
1.5 – John McEnroe 
0.5 – Rick Leach 
December 3-5, 1993
Germany d. Australia 4-1 in Exhibition Hall, Dusseldorf, Germany: Clay (Indoor)
Michael Stich (GER) d. Jason Stoltenberg (AUS) 6-7(2) 6-3 6-1 4-6 6-3
Richard Fromberg (AUS) d. Marc K. Goellner (GER) 3-6 5-7 7-6(7) 6-2 9-7 – 5 m.p.
Patrik Kuhnen / Michael Stich (GER) d. Tood Woodbridge / Mark Woodforde (AUS) 7-6(4) 4-6 6-3 7-6(4)
Michael Stich (GER) d. Richard Fromberg (AUS) 6-4 6-2 6-2
Marc K. Goellner (GER) d. Jason Stoltenberg (AUS) 6-1 6-7(2) 7-6(3)
7 – Michael Stich 
3.5 – Mark-Kevin Goellner 
2 – Patrick Kuhnen  
1 – Carl-Uwe Steeb 
December 2-4, 1994
Sweden d. Russia 4-1 in Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia: Carpet (Indoor)
Stefan Edberg (SWE) d. Alexander Volkov (RUS) 6-4 6-2 6-7(2) 0-6 8-6 – 1 m.p.
Magnus Larsson (SWE) d. Yevgeny Kafelnikov (RUS) 6-0 6-2 3-6 2-6 6-3
Jan Apell / Jonas Bjorkman (SWE) d. Yevgeny Kafelnikov / Andrei Olhovskiy (RUS) 6-7(4) 6-2 6-3 1-6 8-6
Yevgeny Kafelnikov (RUS) d. Stefan Edberg (SWE) 4-6 6-4 6-0
Magnus Larsson (SWE) d. Alexander Volkov (RUS) 7-6(4) 6-4
# Edberg’s 3rd Davis Cup triumph (1984, 85, 94).
5.5 – Stefan Edberg 
2.5 – Magnus Larsson 
2 – Jonas Bjorkman
2 – Jan Apell 
1.5 – Magnus Gustafsson
0 – Henrik Holm 
December 1-3, 1995
USA d. Russia 3-2 in Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia: Clay (Indoor)
Pete Sampras (USA) d. Andrei Chesnokov (RUS) 3-6 6-4 6-3 6-7(5) 6-4
Yevgeny Kafelnikov (RUS) d. Jim Courier (USA) 7-6(1) 7-5 6-3
Todd Martin / Pete Sampras (USA) d. Yevgeny Kafelnikov / Andrei Olhovskiy (RUS) 7-5 6-4 6-3
Pete Sampras (USA) d. Yevgeny Kafelnikov (RUS) 6-2 6-4 7-6(4)
Andrei Chesnokov (RUS) d. Jim Courier (USA) 6-7(1) 7-5 6-0
5.5 – Pete Sampras 
2.5 – Todd Martin 
2 – Andre Agassi 
1.5 – Jim Courier, Jared Palmer 
1 – Richey Reneberg 
0 – Jonathan Stark 
November 29 – December 1, 1996
France d. Sweden 3-2 in Massan Hall, Malmo, Sweden: Hard (Indoor)
Cedric Pioline (FRA) d. Stefan Edberg (SWE) 6-3 6-4 6-3
Thomas Enqvist (SWE) d. Arnaud Boetsch (FRA) 6-4 6-3 7-6(2)
Guy Forget / Guillaume Raoux (FRA) d. Jonas Bjorkman / Nicklas Kulti (SWE) 6-3 1-6 6-3 6-3
Thomas Enqvist (SWE) d. Cedric Pioline (FRA) 3-6 6-7(8) 6-4 6-4 9-7
Arnaud Boetsch (FRA) d. Nicklas Kulti (SWE) 7-6(2) 2-6 4-6 7-6(5) 10-8 – 3 m.p.
4.5 – Cedric Pioline
3.5 – Guy Forget
3.5 – Arnaud Boetsch
2 – Guillaume Raoux
November 28-30, 1997
Sweden d. USA 5-0 in Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden: Hard (Indoor)
Jonas Bjorkman (SWE) d. Michael Chang (USA) 7-5 1-6 6-3 6-3
Magnus Larsson (SWE) d. Pete Sampras (USA) 3-6 7-6(1) 2-1 ret.
Jonas Bjorkman / Nicklas Kulti (SWE) d. Todd Martin / Jonathan Stark (USA) 6-4 6-4 6-4
Jonas Bjorkman (SWE) d. Jonathan Stark (USA) 6-1 6-1
Magnus Larsson (SWE) d. Michael Chang (USA) 7-6(4) 6-7(6) 6-4
6 – Jonas Bjorkman 
3.5 – Thomas Enqvist 
2 – Magnus Larsson, Nicklas Kulti 
0.5 – Mikael Tillstrom 
December 2-4, 1998
Sweden d. Italy 4-1 in Forum, Milan, Italy: Clay (Indoor)
Magnus Norman (SWE) d. Andrea Gaudenzi (ITA) 6-7(7) 7-6(0) 4-6 6-3 6-6 ret.
Magnus Gustafsson (SWE) d. Davide Sanguinetti (ITA) 6-1 6-4 6-0
Jonas Bjorkman / Nicklas Kulti (SWE) d. Davide Sanguinetti / Diego Nargiso (ITA) 7-6(1) 6-1 6-3
Magnus Gustafsson (SWE) d. Gianluca Pozzi (ITA) 6-4 6-2
Diego Nargiso (ITA) d. Magnus Norman (SWE) 6-2 6-3
# Bjorkman’s 3rd Davis Cup triumph (1994, 97, 98), every time winning a decisive match!
4 – Jonas Bjorkman 
2.5 – Magnus Gustafsson 
2 – Magnus Norman 
1.5 – Nicklas Kulti 
1 – Thomas Enqvist, Thomas Johansson 
0.5 – Mikael Tillstrom, Magnus Larsson  
December 3-5, 1999
Australia d. France 3-2 in Acropolis Exhibition Hall, Nice, France: Clay (Indoor)
Mark Philippoussis (AUS) d. Seb Grosjean (FRA) 6-4 6-2 6-4
Cedric Pioline (FRA) d. Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) 7-6(7) 7-6(6) 7-5
Todd Woodbridge / Mark Woodforde (AUS) d. Olivier Delaitre / Fabrice Santoro (FRA) 2-6 7-5 6-2 6-2
Mark Philippoussis (AUS) d. Cedric Pioline (FRA) 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-2
Sebsatien Grosjean (FRA) d. Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) 6-4 6-3
4 – Patrick Rafter 
3.5 – Lleyton Hewitt 
2.5 – Mark Philippoussis 
1.5 – Wayne Arthurs 
1 – Mark Woodforde, Todd Woodbridge 
0 – Sandon Stolle  
December 8-10, 2000
Spain d. Australia 3-1 Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain: Clay (Indoor)
Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) d. Albert Costa (ESP) 3-6 6-1 2-6 6-4 6-4
Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) d. Patrick Rafter (AUS) 6-7(4) 7-6(2) 6-2 3-1 ret.
Juan Balcells / Alex Corretja (ESP) d. Sandon Stolle / Mark Woodforde (AUS) 6-4 6-4 6-4
Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) d. Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) 6-2 7-6(5) 4-6 6-4
Patrick Rafter (AUS) vs Alex Corretja (ESP) unp.
4.5 – Alex Corretja 
4 – Juan Carlos Ferrero 
3 – Albert Costa
2 – Juan Balcells 
0.5 – Francisco Clavet
November 30-December 2, 2001
France d. Australia 3-2 Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Victoria, AUS, Australia: Grass
Nicolas Escude (FRA) d. Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) 4-6 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4
Patrick Rafter (AUS) d. Sebastien Grosjean (FRA) 6-3 7-6(6) 7-5
Cedric Pioline / Fabrice Santoro (FRA) d. Lleyton Hewitt / Patrick Rafter (AUS) 2-6 6-3 7-6(5) 6-1
Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) d. Sebastien Grosjean (FRA) 6-3 6-2 6-4
Nicolas Esucde (FRA) d. Wayne Arthurs (AUS) 7-6(3) 6-7(5) 6-3 6-3
5 – Nicolas Escude 
3.5 – Arnaud Clement
2.5 – Fabrice Santoro 
1.5 – Cedric Pioline 
1 – Sebastien Grosjean 
November 29-December 1, 2002
Russia d. France 3-2 at Palais Omnisports Paris Bercy, Paris, FRA: Clay (Indoor)
Marat Safin (RUS) d. Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) 6-4 3-6 6-1 6-4
Sebastien Grosjean (FRA) d. Yevge Kafelnikov (RUS) 7-6(3) 6-3 6-0
Nicolas Escude / Fabrice Santoro (FRA) d. Yevgeny Kafelnikov / Marat Safin (RUS) 6-3 3-6 5-7 6-3 6-4
Marat Safin (RUS) d. Sebastien Grosjean (FRA) 6-3 6-2 7-6(11)
Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) d. Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) 3-6 2-6 6-3 7-5 6-4
7 – Marat Safin 
4 – Yevgeny Kafelnikov 
1 – Mikhail Youzhny 
0.5 – Andrei Stoliarov
November 24-30, 2003
Australia d. Spain 3-1 at Melbourne Park, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia: Grass
Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) d. Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) 3-6 6-3 3-6 7-6(0) 6-2
Carlos Moya (ESP) d. Mark Philippoussis (AUS) 6-4 6-4 4-6 7-6(4)
Wayne Arthurs / Todd Woodbridge (AUS) d. Alex Corretja / Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 6-3 6-1 6-3
Mark Philippoussis (AUS) d. Juan C. Ferrero (ESP) 7-5 6-3 1-6 2-6 6-0
Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) vs Carlos Moya (ESP) unp.
5.5 – Lleyton Hewitt 
3.5 – Mark Philippoussis 
2.5 – Wayne Arthurs 
2 – Todd Woodbridge 
December 3-5, 2004
Spain d. USA 3-2 at Estadio Olimpico De Sevilla, Seville, Spain: Clay (indoor)
Carlos Moya (ESP) d. Mardy Fish (USA) 6-4 6-2 6-3
Rafael Nadal (ESP) d. Andy Roddick (USA) 6-7(6) 6-2 7-6(6) 6-2
Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan (USA) d. Juan Carlos Ferrero / Tommy Robredo (ESP) 6-0 6-3 6-2
Carlos Moya (ESP) d. Andy Roddick (USA) 6-2 7-6(1) 7-6(5)
Mardy Fish (USA) d. Tommy Robredo (ESP) 7-6(8) 6-2
3.5 – Carlos Moya, Rafael Nadal 
3 – Juan Carlos Ferrero 
2 – Tommy Robredo
1 – Feliciano Lopez  
December 2-4, 2005
Croatia d. Slovakia 3-2 at Sibamac Arena National Tennis Centre, Bratislava, Slovak Republic: Hard (Indoor)
Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) d. Karol Kucera (SVK) 6-3 6-4 6-3
Dominik Hrbaty (SVK) d. Mario Ancic (CRO) 7-6(4) 6-3 6-7(4) 6-4
Mario Ancic / Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) d. Dominik Hrbaty / Michal Mertinak (SVK) 7-6(5) 6-3 7-6(5)
Dominik Hrbaty (SVK) d. Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) 4-6 6-3 6-4 3-6 6-4
Mario Ancic (CRO) d. Michal Mertinak (SVK) 7-6(1) 6-3 6-4
9 – Ivan Ljubicic 
3.5 – Mario Ancic 
0 – Roko Karanusic, Ivo Karlovic 
December 1-3, 2006
Russia d. Argentina 3-2 at Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia: Carpet (Indoor)
Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) d. Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) 6-1 6-2 5-7 6-4
David Nalbandian (ARG) d. Marat Safin (RUS) 6-4 6-4 6-4
Marat Safin / Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) d. Agustin Calleri / David Nalbandian (ARG) 6-2 6-3 6-4
David Nalbandian (ARG) d. Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) 6-2 6-2 4-6 6-4
Marat Safin (RUS) d. Jose Acasuso (ARG) 6-3 3-6 6-3 7-6(5)
4 – Dmitry Tursunov 
3.5 – Marat Safin
3 – Nikolay Davydenko 
2 – Mikhail Youzhny 
1 – Igor Andreev 
November 26-December 2, 2007
USA d. Russia 4-1 at Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, USA: Hard (Indoor)
Andy Roddick (USA) d. Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) 6-4 6-4 6-2
James Blake (USA) d. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 6-3 7-6(4) 6-7(3) 7-6(3)
Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan (USA) d. Igor Andreev / Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) 7-6(4) 6-4 6-2
Igor Andreev (RUS) d. Bob Bryan (USA) 6-3 7-6(4)
James Blake (USA) d. Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) 1-6 6-3 7-5
6 – Andy Roddick 
3.5 – James Blake 
2.5 – Bob Bryan 
2 – Mike Bryan 
November 21-23, 2008
Spain d. Argentina 3-1 at Estadio Islas Malvinas, Mar del Plata: Hard (Indoor)
David Nalbandian (ARG) d. David Ferrer (ESP) 6-3 6-2 6-3
Feliciano Lopez (ESP) d. Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 4-6 7-6(2) 7-6(4) 6-3
Feliciano Lopez / Fernando Verdasco (ESP) d. Agustin Calleri / David Nalbandian (ARG) 5-7 7-5 7-6(5) 6-3
Fernando Verdasco (ESP) d. Jose Acasuso (ARG) 6-3 6-7(3) 4-6 6-3 6-1
David Nalbandian (ARG) vs Feliciano Lopez (ESP) unp.
3 – Rafael Nadal, Feliciano Lopez, Fernando Verdasco 
2 – David Ferrer 
1.5 – Nicolas Almagro, Tommy Robredo 
December 2-4, 2009
Spain d. Czech Republik 5-0 at Sant Jordi, Barcelona: Clay (indoor)
Rafael Nadal (ESP) d. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 7-5 6-0 6-2
David Ferrer (ESP) d. Radek Stepanek (CZE) 1-6 2-6 6-4 6-4 8-6
Feliciano Lopez / Fernando Verdasco (ESP) d. Tomas Berdych / Radek Stepanek (CZE) 7-6(7) 7-5 6-2
Rafael Nadal (ESP) d. Jan Hajek (CZE) 6-3 6-4
David Ferrer (ESP) d. Lukas Dlouhy (CZE) 6-4 6-2
4.5 – David Ferrer 
3.5 – Rafael Nadal 
2 – Fernando Verdasco, Juan Carlos Ferrero 
1.5 – Feliciano Lopez 
0.5 – Tommy Robredo 
December 3-5, 2010
Serbia d. France 3-2 at Belgrade Arena, Belgrade: Hard (indoor)
Gael Monfils (FRA) d. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) 6-1 7-6(4) 6-0
Novak Djokovic (SRB) d. Gilles Simon (FRA) 6-3 6-1 7-5
Arnaud Clement / Michael Llodra (FRA) d. Viktor Troicki / Nenad Zimonjic (SRB) 3-6 6-7(4) 6-4 7-5 6-4
Novak Djokovic (SRB) d. Gael Monfils (FRA) 6-2 6-2 6-4
Viktor Troicki (SRB) d. Michael Llodra (FRA) 6-2 6-2 6-3
7 – Novak Djokovic
3 – Janko Tipsarevic 
2 – Viktor Troicki 
0.5 – Nenad Zimonjic 
December 2-4, 2011
Spain d. Argentina 3-1 at Olympic Stadium, Seville: Clay (indoor)
Rafael Nadal (ESP) d. Juan Monaco (ARG) 6-1 6-1 6-2
David Ferrer (ESP) d. Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 6-2 6-7(2) 3-6 6-4 6-3
Eduardo Schwank / David Nalbandian (ARG) d. Feliciano Lopez / Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 6-4 6-2 6-3
Rafael Nadal (ESP) d. Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 1-6 6-4 6-1 7-6(0)
Juan Monaco (ARG) vs Davis Ferrer (ESP) unp.
5.5 – Rafael Nadal
4 – David Ferrer
2 – Fernando Verdasco
1.5 – Feliciano Lopez 
November 16-18, 2012
Czech Republic d. Spain 3-2 at O2 Arena, Prague: Hard (indoor)
David Ferrer (ESP) – Radek Stepanek (CZE) 6-3 6-4 6-4
Tomas Berdych (CZE) – Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-7(5) 6-3
Tomas Berdych / Radek Stepanek (CZE) – Marcel Granollers / Marc Lopez (ESP) 3-6 7-5 7-5 6-3
David Ferrer (ESP) – Tomas Berdych (CZE) 6-2 6-3 7-5
Radek Stepanek (CZE) – Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 6-4 7-6(0) 3-6 6-3
8 – Tomas Berdych
4 – Radek Stepanek
1 – Lukas Rosol
0 – Frantisek Cermak, Ivo Minar
November 15-17, 2013
Czech Republic d. Serbia 3-2 at Belgrade Arena, Belgrade: Hard (indoor)
Novak Djokovic (SRB) – Radek Stepanek (CZE) 7-5 6-1 6-4
Tomas Berdych (CZE) – Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 6-3 6-4 6-3
Tomas Berdych / Radek Stepanek (CZE) – Ilija Bozoljac / Nenad Zimonjic (SRB) 6-2 6-4 7-6(4)
Novak Djokovic (SRB) – Tomas Berdych (CZE) 6-4 7-6(5) 6-2
Radek Stepanek (CZE) – Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 6-3 6-1 6-1
5.5 – Tomas Berdych
3 – Radek Stepanek
2.5 – Lukas Rosol
1 – Jan Hajek
0 – Jiri Vesely
November 21-23, 2014
Switzerland d. France 3-1 at Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille: Clay (indoor)
Stan Wawrinka (SUI) – Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 6-1 3-6 6-3 6-2
Gael Monfils (FRA) – Roger Federer (SUI) 6-1 6-4 6-3
Roger Federer / Stan Wawrinka (SUI) – Julien Benneteau / Richard Gasquet (FRA) 6-3 7-5 6-4
Roger Federer (SUI) – Richard Gasquet (FRA) 6-4 6-2 6-2
Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs Gael Monfils (FRA) unp.
6.5 – Roger Federer
4.5 – Stan Wawrinka
0.5 – Marco Chiudinelli, Michael Lammer
November 27-29, 2015
Great Britain d. Belgium 3-1 at Flanders Expo, Ghent: Clay (indoor)
David Goffin (BEL) d. Kyle Edmund (GBR) 3-6 1-6 6-2 6-1 6-0
Andy Murray (GBR) d. Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) 6-3 6-2 7-5
Andy Murray / Jamie Murray (GBR) d. Steve Darcis / David Goffin (BEL) 6-4 4-6 6-3 6-2
Andy Murray (GBR) d. David Goffin (BEL) 6-3 7-5 6-3
Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) vs. Kyle Edmund (GBR) unp.
9.5 – Andy Murray
1.5 – Jamie Murray
1 – James Ward
0 – Dominic Inglot, Daniel Evans, Kyle Edmund
November 25-27, 2016
Argentina d. Croatia 3-2: Arena Zagreb, Zagreb: Hard (indoor)
Marin Cilic (CRO) d. Federico Delbonis (ARG) 6-3 7-5 3-6 1-6 6-2
Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) d. Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 6-4 6-7(6) 6-3 7-5
Marin Cilic / Ivan Dodig (CRO) d. Juan Martin del Potro / Leonardo Mayer (ARG) 7-6(2) 7-6(4) 6-3
Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) d. Marin Cilic (CRO) 6-7(4) 2-6 7-5 6-4 6-3
Federico Delbonis (ARG) d. Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 6-3 6-4 6-2
3.5 – Juan Martin del Potro
3 – Federico Delbonis, Leonardo Mayer
2.5 – Guido Pella
0 – Carlos Berlocq, Renzo Olivo
Triumphs in the Davis Cup by country in the Open era:
13 – USA
7 – Sweden
6 – Australia
5 – Spain
3 – Germany*, France, Czech Republic**
2 – Russia
1 – South Africa, Italy, Croatia, Serbia, Switzerland, Great Britain, Argentina
* The first two triumphs as West Germany, ** the first time as Czechoslovakia

15 Responses to Davis Cup

  1. bry17may says:

    A great page, only one mistake

    In te list of more titles, you write South America instead of Soouth Africa

  2. Voo de Mar says:

    I’ve added today – I hope – an interesting “mathematical stuff (and all “match point” matches). Explanation under Stan Smith’s picture. Years 1968-80 perhaps will be added in the future.

  3. St-Denis says:

    In dec 1999, Rafter was wounded in his right shoulder, he didn’t play too the Masters in Hannover and Super 9-Paris (I) and a lot of tournaments…. For example, he became #1 just for a week, during a week without playing! unlucky! Nevertheless, he is a great #1 player among this prestigious list of numbers 1! :)

  4. Wanaro Evernden says:

    I Birger Andersson rehabilitated by creating its page on the French Wikipedia. But no other inter-wiki (other language) for now.
    1 – 13 (or 12,8 if it’s 0,3) – Bjorn Borg (17 matchs : 12 S/5 D)
    2 – 4 – Birger Andersson (he play all the rubber but not the final) (10 matchs : 10 S/0 D)
    3 – 1,5 – Ove Bengtson (17 matchs : 2 S/6 D)
    4 – 0 – Rolf Norberg (1 match : 0 S/1 D)

    • Wanaro Evernden says:

      I think it’s better not to account the dead rubber, but it’s my opinion :)

      • Voo de Mar says:

        I thought about counting it because lopsided results may have impact on team’s self-confidence, 5-0 may work better for the team spirit than 3-2, it’s only an assumption.
        The other thing: if a guy debuts in the Davis Cup playing a dead rubber, maybe it’s easier for him to play a vital rubber when he got some DC experience under his belt. It’s Mikhail Youzhny’s case who lost both dead rubbers in 2002, but won a match which was decisive for the whole Cup.

        • Wanaro Evernden says:

          Convincing.
          But please not remember me 2002 :( i prefer 1996 :)

          • Wanaro Evernden says:

            I discover a very interressting player of Davis Cup debut Zenzo Shimizu, finalist at Wimbledon against Tilden (All Comer Final) 4–6, 4–6, 11-13 and very nearly beat Tilden in the Challenge Round of Davis Cup 1921 7-5, 6-4, 5-3… and final score 7-5, 6-4, 5-7, 2-6, 1-6.

  5. bry17may says:

    One day I read an article about Tilden, said that Tilden was lef to win the first two sets in a match, then he won in an amazing return. He did that only for the public, to do the tennis a better sport :)

  6. Voo de Mar says:
    YT films:

    1980
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo55ryfjLOI – a few points of the final
    1991
    Forget vs. Sampras – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBq5c8buOsE (last game)
    1992
    McEnroe/Sampras vs. Hlasek/Rosset – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n7s8XgLr5g (last game)
    1995
    Sampras/Martin vs. Kafelnikov/Olhovsky – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGuKEfDNmgM
    1996
    Boetsch vs. Kulti – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXBsMl8d3eo
    2001
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4GTXtREHRs – a few points of the final
    2002
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dsb27xBM0BI – a few points of the final
    2003
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucCQaA8RNyc – a few points of the final
    2004
    Moya vs. Roddick – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7FM_mycJXE&feature=relmfu (final points)
    2005
    final day – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cmqRRkQdV4 (celebration)
    2006
    Safin vs. Acasuso – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuT3d8rONpY (highlights)
    2007
    doubles – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlbQLKXZnBM (celebration)
    2008
    Verdasco vs. Acasuso – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmMq_qk41Bk (a few points)
    2009
    Ferrer vs. Stepanek – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgMqwD6XuIE (last game)
    doubles – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjJq2xvFGPg (last game)
    2010
    Djokovic vs. Simon – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFMH_JjgNSc (last two games)
    Troicki vs. Llodra – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PE-LUigHCBY (last game)
    2011
    Highlights in Spanish:
    Nadal vs. Monaco – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNH_kF5uDX4
    Ferrer vs. Del Potro – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfKDorh61HU
    Nadal vs. Del Potro – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6_9O77E7TA

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