List of Davis Cup champions
The Davis Cup (known as the International Lawn Tennis Challenge until 1945) is an annual tennis tournament for male players that has been held since 1900. The tournament sees players competing for their country in a series of singles and doubles matches over the course of three days. The countries are divided into groups based upon their location or performance in previous years. The Davis Cup World Group is the top level of the competition and features matches between players from the top 16 countries at the start of the year. Countries that lose their first round match face a relegation play-off against winning countries from the continental zones. World Group winning countries progress to the quarter-finals. Nations have to win a further three ties in order to claim the position of Davis Cup Champions.
The British Isles (now known as Great Britain) lost the first competition in 1900, defeated by the United States 3–0 in the final in Boston, Massachusetts. Switzerland is the current defending champion, having defeated France in the final in 2014.
- Winners 1
- Performance by team 2
- Notes 3
- See also 4
- References 5
|*||Title won by away country|
Performance by team
|Country||Wins||Last final won||Runners-up||Last final lost|
|Great Britain [d]||9||1936||8||1978|
|Czech Republic [f]||3||2013||2||2009|
- a The International Lawn Tennis Challenge was not held from 1915 to 1918 because of World War I.
- b The tournament was not held from 1940 to 1945 because of World War II.
- c Australia and New Zealand competed as Australasia for their six victories between 1907 and 1919.
- d The first three of Great Britain's titles were won as the British Isles.
- e Germany was known as West Germany from 1961 until 1990.
- f The Slovakia Davis Cup team was only established in 1994 but featured players from the former Czechoslovakia.
- (G) - Grass, (C) - Clay, (H) - Hard, (Cp) - Carpet, (Ix) - Indoor
- The 1901 Davis Cup was won by the United States on walk-over as British Isles did not exercise the right of challenge during the year.
- The 1910 Davis Cup was won by Australasia on walk-over as British Isles did not exercise the right of challenge during the year. The 1911 event was delayed by rain and the competition held in January 1912.
- "1912". Christchurch City Libraries. Retrieved 31 December 2011.
- Cole, Charles (31 December 2011). "Cup's Christchurch ties".
- The final was scratched and South Africa was awarded the Davis Cup after India refused to travel to South Africa for the final in protest of the South African government's apartheid policies.