Gustavo Kuerten looks back on his Davis Cup career for Brazil.
This is the latest interview in the ITF’s Davis Cup Idols video series, which features the game’s all-time greats talking about their experiences and memories of the competition.
Kuerten made his Davis Cup debut as a player in 1996 and was a key member of the Brazilian team until his retirement in 2008. He finished with an impressive 34-18 win-loss record from 23 ties. The Florianopolis-born player led Brazil to the semifinals in 2000 and was part of the last team that defeated Spain on Spanish soil in 1999.
“Davis Cup had always a huge meaning for me,” said Gustavo. “Being there representing my country was a great feeling and I was very lucky to have the opportunity to play in this competition.”