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The Davis Cup tournament was conceived in 1899 by four members of the Harvard University tennis team.
The Davis Cup is the most important team competition in this sport. It is an annual tournament that is run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is contested between teams of players from the competing countries in a knock-out format. Each series in every Davis Cup round consists of 5 matches between two countries. It is played in three days, the two matches in the first day are singles, the second day is destinated to a doubles match and last day is for the final two singles, usually played by the same contestans of the first day buy swapping opponents.

1900/1939 - 1940 - 1945 - 1946 - 1947 - 1948 - 1949 - 1950 - 1951 - 1952 - 1953 - 1954 - 1955 - 1956 - 1957 - 1958 - 1959 - 1960 - 1961 - 1962 - 1963 - 1964 - 1965 - 1966 - 1967 - 1968 - 1969 - 1970 - 1971 - 1972 - 1973 - 1974 - 1975 - 1976 - 1977 - 1978 - 1979 - 1980/Present - Summary of winners



Year Davis Cup Champions
Champion
Davis Cup Trophy
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USA
Davis Cup 1979
14 Dec - 16 Dec / Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (USA)
USA Flag USA 5-0 Italy Italy Flag

USA Italy Score
Vitas Gerulaitis Corrado Barazzutti 6-3, 6-2 ret
John Mcenroe Adriano Panatta 6-2, 6-3, 6-4
B. Lutz / S. Smith P. Bertolucci / A. Panatta 6-4, 12-10, 6-2
John Mcenroe Antonio Zugarelli 6-4, 6-3, 6-1
Vitas Gerulaitis Adriano Panatta 6-1, 6-3, 6-3
Champion
Davis Cup Trophy
USA Flag
USA
Davis Cup 1978
08 Dec - 10 Dec / Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA (USA)
USA Flag USA 4-1 Great Britain Great Britain Flag

USA Great Britain Score
John Mcenroe John Lloyd 6-1, 6-2, 6-2
Brian Gottfried Buster Mottram 6-4, 6-2, 8-10, 4-6, 3-6
B. Lutz / S. Smith M. Cox / D. Lloyd 6-2, 6-2, 6-3
John Mcenroe Buster Mottram 6-2, 6-2, 6-1
Brian Gottfried John Lloyd 6-1, 6-2, 6-4
Champion
Davis Cup Trophy
Australia Flag
Australia
Davis Cup 1977
02 Dec - 04 Dec / White City Stadium, Sydney, NSW (Australia)
Australia Flag Australia 3-1 Italy Italy Flag

Australia Italy Score
Tony Roche Adriano Panatta 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
John Alexander Corrado Barazzutti 6-2, 8-6, 4-6, 6-2
J. Alexander / P. Dent P. Bertolucci / A. Panatta 4-6, 4-6, 5-7
John Alexander Adriano Panatta 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 8-6, 11-9
Tony Roche Corrado Barazzutti 12-12 Played and Unfinished
Champion
Davis Cup Trophy
Italy Flag
Italy
Davis Cup 1976
17 Dec - 19 Dec / Estadio Nacional, Santiago (Chile)
Italy Flag Italy 4-1 Chile Chile Flag

Italy Chile Score
Corrado Barazzutti Jaime Sr. Fillol 7-5, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
Adriano Panatta Patricio Cornejo 6-1, 6-3, 6-1
P. Bertolucci / A. Panatta P. Cornejo / J. Sr. Fillol 3-6, 6-2, 9-7, 6-3
Adriano Panatta Jaime Sr. Fillol 8-6, 6-4, 3-6, 10-8
Antonio Zugarelli Belus Prajoux 4-6, 4-6, 2-6
Champion
Davis Cup Trophy
Sweden Flag
Sweden
Davis Cup 1975
19 Dec - 21 Dec / Kungliga Tennishallen, Stockholm (Sweden)
Sweden Flag Sweden 3-2 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Flag

Sweden Czechoslovakia Score
Bjorn Borg Jiri Hrebec 6-1, 6-3, 6-0
Ove Bengtson Jan Kodes 6-4, 2-6, 5-7, 4-6
O. Bengtson / B. Borg J. Kodes / V. Zednik 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
Bjorn Borg Jan Kodes 6-4, 6-2, 6-2
Ove Bengtson Jiri Hrebec 6-2, 3-6, 1-6, 4-6
Champion
Davis Cup Trophy
South Africa Flag
South Africa
Davis Cup 1974
(Walkover)
South Africa Flag South Africa (Walkover) India India Flag

India refused to play in the Davis Cup final against South Africa to protest that nation's practice of apartheid
Champion
Davis Cup Trophy
Australia Flag
Australia
Davis Cup 1973
30 Nov - 02 Dec / Public Auditorium, Cleveland, OH (USA)
Australia Flag Australia 5-0 USA USA Flag

Australia USA Score
John Newcombe Stan Smith 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
Rod Laver Tom Gorman 8-10, 8-6, 6-8, 6-3, 6-1
R. Laver / J. Newcombe S. Smith / E. Van Dillen 6-1, 6-2, 6-4
John Newcombe Tom Gorman 6-2, 6-1, 6-3
Rod Laver Stan Smith 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
Champion
Davis Cup Trophy
USA Flag
USA
Davis Cup 1972
13 Oct - 15 Oct / Club Sportiv Progresul, Bucharest (Romania)
USA Flag USA 3-2 Romania Romania Flag

USA Romania Score
Stan Smith Ilie Nastase 11-9, 6-2, 6-3
Tom Gorman Ion Tiriac 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 3-6, 2-6
S. Smith / E. Van Dillen I. Nastase / I. Tiriac 6-2, 6-0, 6-3
Stan Smith Ion Tiriac 6-4, 2-6, 6-4, 2-6, 6-0
Tom Gorman Ilie Nastase 1-6, 2-6, 7-5, 8-10
Champion
Davis Cup Trophy
USA Flag
USA
Davis Cup 1971
08 Oct - 11 Oct / Olde Providence Racq. C, Charlotte, NC (USA)
USA Flag USA 3-2 Romania Romania Flag

USA Romania Score
Stan Smith Ilie Nastase 7-5, 6-3, 6-1
Frank Jr. Froehling Ion Tiriac 3-6, 1-6, 6-1, 6-3, 8-6
S. Smith / E. Van Dillen I. Nastase / I. Tiriac 5-7, 4-6, 6-8
Stan Smith Ion Tiriac 8-6, 6-3, 6-0
Frank Jr. Froehling Ilie Nastase 3-6, 1-6, 6-1, 4-6
Champion
Davis Cup Trophy
USA Flag
USA
Davis Cup 1970
29 Aug - 31 Aug / Harold Clark Courts, Cleveland, OH (USA)
USA Flag USA 5-0 Germany F. R. Germany Flag

USA Germany F. R. Score
Arthur Ashe Wilhelm Bungert 6-2, 10-8, 6-2
Cliff Richey Christian Kuhnke 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
B. Lutz / S. Smith W. Bungert / C. Kuhnke 6-3, 7-5, 6-4
Cliff Richey Wilhelm Bungert 6-4, 6-4, 7-5
Arthur Ashe Christian Kuhnke 6-8, 10-12, 9-7, 13-11, 6-4
Champion
Davis Cup Trophy
USA Flag
USA
Davis Cup 1969
19 Sep - 21 Sep / Harold Clark Courts, Cleveland, OH (USA)
USA Flag USA 5-0 Romania Romania Flag

USA Romania Score
Arthur Ashe Ilie Nastase 6-2, 15-13, 7-5
Stan Smith Ion Tiriac 6-8, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
B. Lutz / S. Smith I. Nastase / I. Tiriac 8-6, 6-1, 11-9
Stan Smith Ilie Nastase 4-6, 4-6 , 6-4, 6-1, 11-9
Arthur Ashe Ion Tiriac 6-3, 8-6, 3-6, 4-0 ret
Champion
Davis Cup Trophy
USA Flag
USA
Davis Cup 1968
26 Dec - 28 Dec / Memorial Drive, Adelaide, SA (Australia)
USA Flag USA 4-1 Australia Australia Flag

USA Australia Score
Clark Graebner Bill Bowrey 8-10, 6-4, 8-6, 3-6, 6-1
Arthur Ashe Ray Ruffels 6-8, 7-5, 6-3, 6-3
B. Lutz / S. Smith J. Alexander / R. Ruffels 6-4, 6-4, 6-2
Clark Graebner Ray Ruffels 3-6, 8-6 , 2-6, 6-3, 6-1
Arthur Ashe Bill Bowrey 6-2, 3-6, 9-11, 6-8
Champion
Davis Cup Trophy
Australia Flag
Australia
Davis Cup 1967
26 Dec - 28 Dec / Milton Courts, Brisbane, QLD (Australia)
Australia Flag Australia 4-1 Spain Spain Flag

Australia Spain Score
Roy Emerson Manuel Santana 6-4, 6-1, 6-1
John Newcombe Manuel Orantes 6-3, 6-3, 6-2
J. Newcombe / T. Roche M. Orantes / M. Santana 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
John Newcombe Manuel Santana 5-7, 4-6, 2-6
Roy Emerson Manuel Orantes 6-1, 6-1, 2-6, 6-4
Champion
Davis Cup Trophy
Australia Flag
Australia
Davis Cup 1966
26 Dec - 28 Dec / Kooyong, Melbourne, VIC (Australia)
Australia Flag Australia 4-1 India India Flag

Australia India Score
Fred Stolle Ramanathan Krishnan 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
Roy Emerson Jaidip Mukerjea 7-5, 6-4, 6-2
J. Newcombe / T. Roche R. Krishnan / J. Mukerjea 6-4, 5-7, 4-6, 4-6
Roy Emerson Ramanathan Krishnan 6-0, 6-2, 10-8
Fred Stolle Jaidip Mukerjea 7-5, 6-8, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
Champion
Davis Cup Trophy
Australia Flag
Australia
Davis Cup 1965
27 Dec - 29 Dec / White City Stadium, Sydney, NSW (Australia)
Australia Flag Australia 4-1 Spain Spain Flag

Australia Spain Score
Fred Stolle Manuel Santana 10-12, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-5
Roy Emerson Juan Gisbert 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
J. Newcombe / T. Roche J. L. Arilla / M. Santana 6-3, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2
Roy Emerson Manuel Santana 6-2, 3-6 , 4-6, 13-15
Fred Stolle Juan Gisbert 6-2, 6-4, 8-6
Champion
Davis Cup Trophy
Australia Flag
Australia
Davis Cup 1964
25 Sep - 28 Sep / Harold Clark Courts, Cleveland, OH (USA)
Australia Flag Australia 3-2 USA USA Flag

Australia USA Score
Fred Stolle Chuck Mc Kinley 1-6, 7-9, 6-4, 2-6
Roy Emerson Dennis Ralston 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
R. Emerson / F. Stolle C. Mc Kinley / D. Ralston 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6
Fred Stolle Dennis Ralston 7-5, 6-3, 3-6, 9-11, 6-4
Roy Emerson Chuck Mc Kinley 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4
Champion
Davis Cup Trophy
USA Flag
USA
Davis Cup 1963
26 Dec - 28 Dec / Memorial Drive, Adelaide, SA (Australia)
USA Flag USA 3-2 Australia Australia Flag

USA Australia Score
Dennis Ralston John Newcombe 6-4, 6-1, 3-6, 4-6, 7-5
Chuck Mc Kinley Roy Emerson 3-6, 6-3, 5-7, 5-7
C. Mc Kinley / D. Ralston R. Emerson / N. Fraser 6-3, 4-6, 11-9, 11-9
Dennis Ralston Roy Emerson 2-6, 3-6, 6-3, 2-6
Chuck Mc Kinley John Newcombe 10-12, 6-2, 9-7, 6-2
Champion
Davis Cup Trophy
Australia Flag
Australia
Davis Cup 1962
26 Dec - 28 Dec / Milton Courts, Brisbane, QLD (Australia)
Australia Flag Australia 5-0 Mexico Mexico Flag

Australia Mexico Score
Rod Laver Rafael Osuna 6-2, 6-1, 7-5
Neale Fraser Tony Palafox 7-9, 6-3, 6-4, 11-9
R. Emerson / R. Laver R. Osuna / T. Palafox 7-5, 6-2, 6-4
Neale Fraser Rafael Osuna 3-6, 11-9, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
Rod Laver Tony Palafox 6-1, 4-6, 6-4, 8-6
Champion
Davis Cup Trophy
Australia Flag
Australia
Davis Cup 1961
26 Dec - 28 Dec / Kooyong, Melbourne, VIC (Australia)
Australia Flag Australia 5-0 Italy Italy Flag

Australia Italy Score
Roy Emerson Nicola Pietrangeli 8-6, 6-4, 6-3
Rod Laver Orlando Sirola 6-1, 6-4, 6-3
R. Emerson / N. Fraser N. Pietrangeli / O. Sirola 6-2, 6-3, 6-4
Rod Laver Nicola Pietrangeli 6-3, 3-6, 4-6, 6-3, 8-6
Roy Emerson Orlando Sirola 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
Champion
Davis Cup Trophy
Australia Flag
Australia
Davis Cup 1960
26 Dec - 28 Dec / White City Stadium, Sydney, NSW (Australia)
Australia Flag Australia 4-1 Italy Italy Flag

Australia Italy Score
Neale Fraser Orlando Sirola 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
Rod Laver Nicola Pietrangeli 8-6, 6-4, 6-3
R. Emerson / N. Fraser N. Pietrangeli / O. Sirola 10-8, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4
Rod Laver Orlando Sirola 9-7, 6-2, 6-3
Neale Fraser Nicola Pietrangeli 9-11, 3-6, 6-1, 2-6
Champion
Davis Cup Trophy
Australia Flag
Australia
Davis Cup 1959
28 Aug - 31 Aug / West Side TC, Forest Hills, NY (USA)
Australia Flag Australia 3-2 USA USA Flag

Australia USA Score
Neale Fraser Alex Olmedo 8-6, 6-8, 6-4, 8-6
Rod Laver Barry Mackay 5-7, 4-6, 1-6
R. Emerson / N. Fraser B. Buchholz / A. Olmedo 7-5, 7-5, 6-4
Neale Fraser Barry Mackay 8-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
Rod Laver Alex Olmedo 7-9, 6-4, 8-10, 10-12
Champion
Davis Cup Trophy
USA Flag
USA
Davis Cup 1958
29 Dec - 31 Dec / Milton Courts, Brisbane, QLD (Australia)
USA Flag USA 3-2 Australia Australia Flag

USA Australia Score
Alex Olmedo Mal Anderson 8-6, 2-6, 9-7, 8-6
Barry Mackay Ashley Cooper 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, 4-6
A. Olmedo / H. Richardson M. Anderson / N. Fraser 10-12, 3-6, 16-14, 6-3, 7-5
Alex Olmedo Ashley Cooper 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 8-6
Barry Mackay Mal Anderson 5-7, 11-13, 9-11
Champion
Davis Cup Trophy
Australia Flag
Australia
Davis Cup 1957
26 Dec - 28 Dec / Kooyong, Melbourne, VIC (Australia)
Australia Flag Australia 3-2 USA USA Flag

Australia USA Score
Mal Anderson Barry Mackay 6-3, 7-5, 3-6, 7-9, 6-3
Ashley Cooper Vic Seixas 3-6, 7-5, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3
M. Anderson / M. Rose B. Mackay / V. Seixas 6-4, 6-4, 8-6
Mal Anderson Vic Seixas 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-0, 11-13
Ashley Cooper Barry Mackay 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 4-6, 3-6
Champion
Davis Cup Trophy
Australia Flag
Australia
Davis Cup 1956
26 Dec - 28 Dec / Memorial Drive, Adelaide, SA (Australia)
Australia Flag Australia 5-0 USA USA Flag

Australia USA Score
Lew Hoad Herbie Flam 6-2, 6-3, 6-3
Ken Rosewall Vic Seixas 6-1, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1
L. Hoad / K. Rosewall S. Sr. Giammalva / V. Seixas 1-6, 6-1, 7-5, 6-4
Ken Rosewall Sam. Sr. Giammalva 4-6, 6-1, 8-6, 7-5
Lew Hoad Vic Seixas 6-2, 7-5, 6-3
Champion
Davis Cup Trophy
Australia Flag
Australia
Davis Cup 1955
26 Aug - 28 Aug / West Side TC, Forest Hills, NY (USA)
Australia Flag Australia 5-0 USA USA Flag

Australia USA Score
Ken Rosewall Vic Seixas 6-3, 10-8, 4-6, 6-2
Lew Hoad Tony Trabert 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 8-6
R. Hartwig / L. Hoad V. Seixas / T. Trabert 12-14, 6-4, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
Lew Hoad Vic Seixas 7-9, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4
Ken Rosewall Ham Richardson 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
Champion
Davis Cup Trophy
USA Flag
USA
Davis Cup 1954
27 Dec - 29 Dec / White City Stadium, Sydney, NSW (Australia)
USA Flag USA 3-2 Australia Australia Flag

USA Australia Score
Tony Trabert Lew Hoad 6-4, 2-6, 12-10, 6-3
Vic Seixas Ken Rosewall 8-6, 6-8, 6-4, 6-3
V. Seixas / T. Trabert L. Hoad / K. Rosewall 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 10-8
Tony Trabert Ken Rosewall 7-9, 5-7, 3-6
Vic Seixas Rex Hartwig 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, 3-6
Champion
Davis Cup Trophy
Australia Flag
Australia
Davis Cup 1953
28 Dec - 31 Dec / Kooyong, Melbourne, VIC (Australia)
Australia Flag Australia 3-2 USA USA Flag

Australia USA Score
Lew Hoad Vic Seixas 6-4, 6-2, 6-3
Ken Rosewall Tony Trabert 3-6, 4-6, 4-6
R. Hartwig / L. Hoad V. Seixas / T. Trabert 2-6, 4-6, 4-6
Lew Hoad Tony Trabert 13-11, 6-3, 2-6, 3-6, 7-5
Ken Rosewall Vic Seixas 6-2, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Champion
Davis Cup Trophy
Australia Flag
Australia
Davis Cup 1952
29 Dec - 31 Dec / Memorial Drive, Adelaide, SA (Australia)
Australia Flag Australia 4-1 USA USA Flag

Australia USA Score
Frank Sedgman Vic Seixas 6-3, 6-4, 6-3
Ken Mc Gregor Tony Trabert 11-9, 6-4, 6-1
K. Mc Gregor / F. Sedgman V. Seixas / T. Trabert 6-3, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3
Frank Sedgman Tony Trabert 7-5, 6-4, 10-8
Ken Mc Gregor Vic Seixas 3-6, 6-8, 8-6, 3-6
Champion
Davis Cup Trophy
Australia Flag
Australia
Davis Cup 1951
26 Dec - 28 Dec / White City Stadium, Sydney, NSW (Australia)
Australia Flag Australia 3-2 USA USA Flag

Australia USA Score
Mervyn Rose Vic Seixas 3-6, 4-6, 7-9
Frank Sedgman Ted Schroeder 6-4, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
K. Mc Gregor / F. Sedgman T. Schroeder / T. Trabert 6-2, 9-7, 6-3
Mervyn Rose Ted Schroeder 4-6, 11-13, 5-7
Frank Sedgman Vic Seixas 6-4, 6-2, 6-2
Champion
Davis Cup Trophy
Australia Flag
Australia
Davis Cup 1950
25 Aug - 27 Aug / West Side TC, Forest Hills, NY (USA)
Australia Flag Australia 4-1 USA USA Flag

Australia USA Score
Frank Sedgman Tom Brown 6-0, 8-6, 9-7
Ken Mc Gregor Ted Schroeder 13-11, 6-3, 6-4
J. Bromwich / F. Sedgman G. Mulloy / T. Schroeder 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
Frank Sedgman Ted Schroeder 6-2, 6-2, 6-2
Ken Mc Gregor Tom Brown 11-9, 10-8, 9-11, 1-6, 4-6
Champion
Davis Cup Trophy
USA Flag
USA
Davis Cup 1949
26 Aug - 28 Aug / West Side TC, Forest Hills, NY (USA)
USA Flag USA 4-1 Australia Australia Flag

USA Australia Score
Ted Schroeder Bill Sidwell 6-1, 5-7, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
Pancho Gonzales Frank Sedgman 8-6, 6-4, 9-7
G. Mulloy / B. Talbert J. Bromwich / B. Sidwell 6-3, 6-4, 8-10, 7-9, 7-9
Ted Schroeder Frank Sedgman 6-4, 6-3, 6-3
Pancho Gonzales Bill Sidwell 6-1, 6-3, 6-3
Champion
Davis Cup Trophy
USA Flag
USA
Davis Cup 1948
04 Sep - 06 Sep / West Side TC, Forest Hills, NY (USA)
USA Flag USA 5-0 Australia Australia Flag

USA Australia Score
Frank Parker Bill Sidwell 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
Ted Schroeder Adrian Quist 6-3, 4-6, 6-0, 6-0
G. Mulloy / B. Talbert C. Long / B. Sidwell 8-6, 9-7, 2-6, 7-5
Ted Schroeder Bill Sidwell 6-2, 6-1, 6-1
Frank Parker Adrian Quist 6-2, 6-2, 6-3
Champion
Davis Cup Trophy
USA Flag
USA
Davis Cup 1947
30 Aug - 01 Sep / West Side TC, Forest Hills, NY (USA)
USA Flag USA 4-1 Australia Australia Flag

USA Australia Score
Jack Kramer Dinny Pails 6-2, 6-1, 6-2
Ted Schroeder John Bromwich 6-4, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
J. Kramer / T. Schroeder J. Bromwich / C. Long 4-6, 6-2, 2-6, 4-6
Ted Schroeder Dinny Pails 6-3, 8-6, 4-6, 9-11, 10-8
Jack Kramer John Bromwich 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
Champion
Davis Cup Trophy
USA Flag
USA
Davis Cup 1946
26 Dec - 30 Dec / Kooyong, Melbourne, VIC (Australia)
USA Flag USA 5-0 Australia Australia Flag

USA Australia Score
Ted Schroeder John Bromwich 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 0-6, 6-3
Jack Kramer Dinny Pails 8-6, 6-2, 9-7
J. Kramer / T. Schroeder J. Bromwich / A. Quist 6-2, 7-5, 6-4
Jack Kramer John Bromwich 8-6, 6-4, 6-4
Gardnar Mulloy Dinny Pails 6-3, 6-3, 6-4
1940 - 1945 Not played due to World War II
 
   

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