The Davis Cup is an international competition that pits teams from countries all over the world against each other in a knock-out format tournament. It began as a competition between the United States and Great Britain in 1900, but most recently included 130 countries in 2013. The United States has won the tournament the most times at 32, followed by Australia at 28. The next closest to Australia is a big drop off, with Great Britain at 10 wins and France at 9 wins. Only 14 different countries have won the tournament, which takes places every year.
The best 16 national teams, according to ITF rankings, are placed in the World Group and compete for the title. The rest of the countries are placed in subgroups, such as Americas Zone, Africa Zone and Asia/Oceania Zone. The United States, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Sweden and Spain have all been in the World Group over 30 times – a format that didn’t start until 1972. The format includes four singles match and one double match, with the winning team needing to win 3 of those to move to the next round of the tournament. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Davis Cup tennis tickets.
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2016 Davis Cup Preview
The 2015 Davis Cup finals came down to a matchup between Great Britain and Belgium. With a final score of 3-1, Great Britain won their tenth title for the tournament. The tennis match came down to tennis star Andy Murray against Belgium’s David Goffin.
In July 2016, the Davis Cup quarterfinals will occur in USA, Czech Republic, Italy and Serbia. The semifinals will take place in mid-September and the finals being in late November. In May, the United States defeated Australia, 3-1, for their spot in the quarterfinals against Croatia. Great Britain is the favorite to win the tournament, with the Czech Republic following not far behind.
Check out our Davis Cup Preview History page for previews of previous Davis Cup tournaments.
- July 15-17 - Quarterfinals
- Serbia vs. Great Britian - Belgrade, Serbia
- Italy vs. Argentina - Pesaro, Italy
- Czech Republic vs. France - Trinec, Czech Republic
- USA vs. Croatia - Portland, Oregon, USA
- Spetember 16-18 - Semifinals
- Great Britian vs. Argentina - Glasgow, Great Britian
- Croatia vs. France - Zadar, Croatia
- November 25-27 - Finals
Davis Cup Event Guide
Where will the Davis Cup take place?
Each matchup will take place in one of the two team’s countries. Check the schedule above after each round to see which team will be hosting the next round.
Who plays in the Davis Cup?
Most teams, barring injury, will include the best players from their country. Andy Murray plays for Great Britain, Rafael Nadal for Spain, and so on. The tennis in the World Group at the Davis Cup is always world class.
What is the format for every Davis Cup matchup?
The match ups usually take place Friday through Sunday, with two singles matches going on Friday – usually the country’s two best players. Saturday will be the doubles match, then Sunday will be two more singles matchups. The same players can participate in both singles days, but must go against separate opponents OR the coach can substitute another player in.