South Africa Davis Cup team

South Africa Davis Cup team

South Africa
Captain John-Laffnie de Jager
ITF ranking 22 Increase1
Colors Green & White
First year 1913
Years played 55
Ties played (W–L) 133 (81–52)
Years in
World Group
4 (3–4)
Davis Cup titles 1 (1974)
Most total wins Wayne Ferreira (41–18)
Most singles wins Cliff Drysdale (32–12)
Most doubles wins Frew McMillan (23–5)
Best doubles team Bob Hewitt &
Frew McMillan (16–1)
Most ties played Frew McMillan (28)
Most years played Wayne Ferreira (13)

The South Africa Davis Cup team represents South Africa in Davis Cup tennis competition and are governed by the South African Tennis Association.

South Africa won the Davis Cup in 1974 by default as India withdrew from the finals as a sign of protest against apartheid policies. They currently compete in the Europe/Africa Zone of Group I. They competed in the World Group from 1995–1998.


  • History 1
  • Current team 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


South Africa competed in its first Davis Cup in 1913. Their player with the most single wins all-time is Cliff Drysdale with 32 and in doubles it is Frew McMillan with 23.

Current team

See also


External links

  • Team page on