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Records

The Davis Cup records below are split into three sections (nation, player and general) and are updated throughout the year.


Nation records

USA - 1900 Champions

USA - 1900 Champions

Most titles

- 32: USA


Most consecutive titles

- 7: USA, 1920-26


Longest run of tie wins

- 17: USA, 1968-73


Longest run of tie wins at home

- 28: Italy, 1949-64


Longest run of rubber wins

- 28: Australia, 1955-57


Most comebacks from 0-2 down

- 5: Sweden


Comebacks from 0-2 down in a Final

- Australia 3-2 USA, 1939


Most ties played in a year

- 8: Spain, 1965


Ever present

- Great Britain (playing as British Isles from 1900-12)


Best performances by unseeded nations

- Croatia (2005) and Serbia (2010) are the only unseeded nations to win the title
- Eight other unseeded nations have finished runner-up: France (1982), Germany (1985), India (1987), Australia (1990), Switzerland (1992), Australia (1993), Russia (1994), Slovak Republic (2005)

 


Player records

John McEnroe (USA)

John McEnroe (USA)

Most rubbers won

- 120: Nicola Pietrangeli (ITA)


Most singles rubbers won

- 78: Nicola Pietrangeli (ITA)


Most doubles rubbers won

- 42: Nicola Pietrangeli (ITA)


Most doubles rubbers won by a team

- 34: Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola (ITA)


Most rubbers played

- 164: Nicola Pietrangeli (ITA)


Most ties played

- 87: Domenico Vicini (SMR)


Most Finals played

- 11: Bill Tilden (USA)


Most times on a winning team

- 8: Roy Emerson (AUS)


Longest singles winning streak

- 33: Bjorn Borg (SWE), 1973-80


Longest doubles winning streak

- 23: Mahesh Bhupathi / Leander Paes (IND), 1997-onward


Most five-set wins

- 19: Nicola Pietrangeli (ITA)


Most five-set singles wins

- 13: Nicolas Lapentti (ECU)


Fastest serve

- 156 mph: Ivo Karlovic (CRO), 2011 World Group first round, Croatia v Germany


Youngest player

- 13 years, 326 days: Mohammed-Akhtar Hossain (BAN), 2003
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NB: Players must now be aged 14 and over


Youngest player in a Final

- 17 years, 177 days: John Alexander (AUS), 1968


Oldest player

- 59 years, 147 days: Yaka-Garonfin Koptigan (TOG), 2001


Oldest player in a Final

- 43 years, 48 days: Norman Brookes (AUS), 1920


Youngest captain

- 19 years, 9 days: Maurice McLoughlin (USA), 1909


Oldest captain

- 71 years, 107 days: Perry Jones (USA), 1959


Most titles won by a captain

- 16, Harry Hopman (AUS)

 


General records


Most games in a tie (all-time)

- 327: India 3-2 Australia, 1974


Most games in a tie (since tiebreak)

- 281: Romania 3-2 Ecuador, 2003


Most games in a tie (World Group – post 1981)

- 281: Paraguay 3-2 France, 1985


Longest recorded tie playing time

- 21 hours, 37 minutes: Romania 3-2 Ecuador, 2003


Every rubber going to five sets

- Yugoslavia 3-2 France, 1946
- Romania 3-2 Ecuador, 2003


Most decisive win (all-time)

- 6 games dropped: Sri Lanka 5-0 Syria, 1991


Most decisive win (World Group – post 1981)

- 26 games dropped: Germany 5-0 Indonesia, 1989


Most games in a singles rubber (all-time)

- 100: Harry Fritz (CAN) d. Jorge Andrew (VEN) 1614 119 911 46 119, 1982


Most games in a doubles rubber (all-time)

- 122: Stan Smith / Erik van Dillen (USA) d. Patricio Cornejo / Jaime Fillol (CHI) 79 3739 86 61 63, 1973


Most games in a singles rubber (since tiebreak)

- 82: Richard Ashby (BAR) d. Jose Medrano (BOL) 46 76 63 57 2018, 1991
- 82: Radek Stepanek (CZE) d. Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 67 76 76 67 1614, 2009


Most games in a doubles rubber (since tiebreak)

- 91: Tomas Berdych / Lukas Rosol (CZE) d. Marco Chiudinelli / Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 64 57 64 67(3) 2422, 2013


Most games in a singles rubber (World Group – post 1981)

- 85: Michael Westphal (GER) d. Tomas Smid (TCH) 68 16 75 119 1715, 1985


Most games in a doubles rubber (World Group – post 1981)

- 91: Tomas Berdych / Lukas Rosol (CZE) d. Marco Chiudinelli / Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 64 57 64 67(3) 2422, 2013

Longest-known singles rubber in elapsed time

- 6 hours, 22 minutes: John McEnroe (USA) d. Mats Wilander (SWE) 97 62 1517 36 86, 1982


Longest-known doubles rubber in elapsed time

- 7 hours, 1 minute: Tomas Berdych / Lukas Rosol (CZE) d. Marco Chiudinelli / Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 64 57 64 67(3) 2422, 2013


Most games in a singles set (all-time)

- 46: Dale Power (CAN) d. Alvaro Betancur (COL) 64 2224 26 63 75, 1976


Most games in a doubles set (all-time)

- 76: Stan Smith / Erik van Dillen (USA) d. Patricio Cornejo / Jaime Fillol (CHI) 79 3739 86 61 63, 1973


Most games in a singles set (World Group – post 1981)

- 40: Carlos Kirmayr (BRA) d. Uli Pinner (FRG) 62 1113 2119 63, 1981


Most games in a doubles set (World Group – post 1981)

- 46: Tomas Berdych / Lukas Rosol (CZE) d. Marco Chiudinelli / Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 64 57 64 67(3) 2422, 2013


Most games in a singles fifth set (all-time)

- 38: Richard Ashby (BAR) d. Jose Medrano (BOL) 46 76 63 57 2018, 1991
- 38: Nuno Marques (POR) d. Nenad Zimonjic (YUG) 36 60 26 63 2018, 1998


Most games in a doubles fifth set (all-time)

- 46: Tomas Berdych / Lukas Rosol (CZE) d. Marco Chiudinelli / Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 64 57 64 67(3) 2422, 2013


Most games in a singles fifth set (World Group – post 1981)

- 32 Michael Westphal (GER) d. Tomas Smid (TCH) 68 16 75 119 1715, 1985
- 32: Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) d. Andy Roddick (USA) 63 64 57 36 1715, 2006


Most games in a doubles fifth set (World Group – post 1981)

- 46: Tomas Berdych / Lukas Rosol (CZE) d. Marco Chiudinelli / Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 64 57 64 67(3) 2422, 2013


Longest tiebreak (all-time)

- 19-17: Young-Jun Kim (KOR) v Aqeel Khan (PAK), 2003


Longest tiebreak (World Group – post 1981)

- 15-13: Patrick Rafter (AUS) v David Rikl (CZE), 1997


Most tiebreaks in a tie

- 11: Croatia d. Brazil 4-1, 2008


Most aces in a rubber

- 78: Ivo Karlovic (CRO) v Radek Stepanek (CZE), 2009

 


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