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As Great Britain bid to reach the Davis Cup final for the first time since 1978

Davis Cup by the numbers

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Originally published on 17/09/15

 

17 – consecutive years played by Lleyton Hewitt. He has represented Australia every year since making his debut in 1999.

 

18 years, 30 days – Age of Boris Becker – the youngest player to play (and win) singles rubber in a Davis Cup final

 

1 – Stan Smith is the only player to win the Davis Cup on four surfaces (Grass 1968; Hard 1969, 1970, 1978; Clay 1971, 1972; Carpet 1979)

 

164 – rubbers played by Italy’s Nicola Pietrangeli

 

66 years, 104 days – Age of Vittorio Pellandra – the oldest player to play a Davis Cup rubber (San Marino v Egypt, May 2007)

 

93 – ties played by San Marino’s Domenico Vicini

 

16 – Total number of Davis Cup wins for Tut Bartzen, a perfect Davis Cup record. The American played nine ties between 1952 and 1961, winning 15 singles and one doubles rubbers.

 

122 – Games played by Stan Smith and Erik van Dillen to defeat Patricio Cornejo Seckel and Jaime Fillo 7-9 37-39 8-6 6-1 6-3 – the most games in a Davis Cup rubber (USA d. Chile 4-0, August 1973).

 

8 – Davis Cup titles won by Roy Emerson.

 

17 – consecutive ties won by USA between 1968 and 1973. It began with a 5-0 over Caribbean/West Indies in 1968 and came to an end with a 0-5 defeat to Australia in the 1973 final.

 

43 years, 48 days – Age of Norman Brookes – the oldest player to participate in a Davis Cup final (1920).

 

28 – consecutive rubbers won by Australia between July 1955 and December 1957. Ken Rosewall was 10-0 during that time, spanning seven rubbers.

 

13 years, 319 days – Age of Marco De Rossi – the youngest player to play Davis Cup rubber (San Marino v Andorra, May 2011).

 

91 – Games played by Tomas Berdych and Lukas Rosol to defeat Marco Chiudinelli and Stan Wawrinka 6-4 5-7 6-4 6-7(3) 24-22 – the most games in a Davis Cup rubber since the introduction of the tiebreak in 1989 (Czech Republic d. Switzerland 3-2, February 2013).

 

*Statistics courtesy of DavisCup.com

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