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  • Leading Players Total Wins

    All Time

    Italy’s Nicola Pietrangeli is the leading all-time Davis Cup player. He holds the record for most wins in both singles and doubles, having played 164 rubbers for Italy in 66 ties. His singles match record is 78-32 and his doubles match record is 42-12. He also forms half of the most successful Davis Cup doubles partnership with Orlando Sirola, the pair winning 34 of their 42 doubles rubbers for Italy. San Marino’s Domenico Vicini has surpassed Pietrangeli’s record number of appearances, having played in 93 ties for his country to date.

    In total, over 5000 players have competed for their nations in the history of the Davis Cup.

    Player Total W-L Singles W-L Doubles W-L No. of Ties
    PIETRANGELI, Nicola (ITA) 120-44 78-32 42-12 66
    NASTASE, Ilie (ROU) 109-37 74-22 35-15 52
    SANTANA, Manuel (ESP) 92-28 69-17 23-11 46
    PAES, Leander (IND) 89-32 48-22 41-10 51
    ALAWADHI, Omar (UAE) 82-42 51-24 31-18 77
    VON CRAMM, Gottfried (GER) 82-19 58-10 24-9 37
    METREVELI, Aleksandr (URS) 80-25 56-14 24-11 38
    ABDULAAL, Esam (BRN) 79-31 52-14 27-17 64
    TAROCZY, Balazs (HUN) 76-19 50-12 26-7 33
    KOCH, Tomas (BRA) 74-44 46-32 28-12 44
    BRICHANT, Jacques (BEL) 71-49 52-27 19-22 42
    TIRIAC, Ion (ROU) 70-39 40-28 30-11 43
    KRISHNAN, Ramanathan (IND) 69-28 50-19 19-9 43
    MANDARINO, Jose-Edison (BRA) 68-41 41-31 27-10 43
    ALMUQAIL, Bader Mohammed (KSA) 67-48 36-18 31-30 68
    BUNGERT, Wilhelm (GER) 66-36 52-27 14-9 43
    KEDRYUK, Alexey (KAZ) 66-34 43-17 23-17 51
    SCHMIDT, Ulf (SWE) 66-36 44-25 22-11 38
    WASHER, Philippe (BEL) 66-36 46-18 20-18 39
    GHAREEB, Mohammad (KUW) 64-28 48-11 16-17 51
    LUNDQVIST, Jan-Erik (SWE) 64-27 47-16 17-11 35
    PANATTA, Adriano (ITA) 64-36 37-26 27-10 38
    SIGURDSSON, Arnar (ISL) 64-31 39-12 25-19 54
  • Leading Players Singles Wins

    Player Total W-L Singles W-L Doubles W-L No. of Ties
    PIETRANGELI, Nicola (ITA) 120-44 78-32 42-12 66
    NASTASE, Ilie (ROU) 109-37 74-22 35-15 52
    SANTANA, Manuel (ESP) 92-28 69-17 23-11 46
    VON CRAMM, Gottfried (GER) 82-19 58-10 24-9 37
    METREVELI, Aleksandr (URS) 80-25 56-14 24-11 38
    ABDULAAL, Esam (BRN) 79-31 52-14 27-17 64
    BRICHANT, Jacques (BEL) 71-49 52-27 19-22 42
    BUNGERT, Wilhelm (GER) 66-36 52-27 14-9 43
    ALAWADHI, Omar (UAE) 82-42 51-24 31-18 77
    TAROCZY, Balazs (HUN) 76-19 50-12 26-7 33
    KRISHNAN, Ramanathan (IND) 69-28 50-19 19-9 43
    PAES, Leander (IND) 89-32 48-22 41-10 51
    GHAREEB, Mohammad (KUW) 64-28 48-11 16-17 51
    LUNDQVIST, Jan-Erik (SWE) 64-27 47-16 17-11 35
    KOCH, Tomas (BRA) 74-44 46-32 28-12 44
    WASHER, Philippe (BEL) 66-36 46-18 20-18 39
    VICINI, Domenico (SMR) 61-74 45-28 16-46 93
    NIEMINEN, Jarkko (FIN) 59-26 45-11 14-15 33
    VILAS, Guillermo (ARG) 57-24 45-10 12-14 29
    SCHMIDT, Ulf (SWE) 66-36 44-25 22-11 38
    DARMON, Pierre (FRA) 47-21 44-17 3-4 34
  • Leading Players Doubles Wins

    Player Total W-L Singles W-L Doubles W-L No. of Ties
    PIETRANGELI, Nicola (ITA) 120-44 78-32 42-12 66
    PAES, Leander (IND) 89-32 48-22 41-10 51
    NASTASE, Ilie (ROU) 109-37 74-22 35-15 52
    AL NABHANI, Khalid (OMA) 63-63 28-38 35-25 69
    SIROLA, Orlando (ITA) 57-33 22-25 35-8 46
    MIRNYI, Max (BLR) 57-32 24-18 33-14 50
    NESTOR, Daniel (CAN) 47-25 15-15 32-10 49
    ALAWADHI, Omar (UAE) 82-42 51-24 31-18 77
    ALMUQAIL, Bader Mohammed (KSA) 67-48 36-18 31-30 68
    TIRIAC, Ion (ROU) 70-39 40-28 30-11 43
    RAJAPAKSE, Rajeev (SRI) 41-23 12-10 29-13 47
    KOCH, Tomas (BRA) 74-44 46-32 28-12 44
    ZIMONJIC, Nenad (SRB) 41-26 13-10 28-16 50
    ABDULAAL, Esam (BRN) 79-31 52-14 27-17 64
    MANDARINO, Jose-Edison (BRA) 68-41 41-31 27-10 43
    PANATTA, Adriano (ITA) 64-36 37-26 27-10 38
    AL NABHANI, Mohammed (OMA) 52-46 25-28 27-18 53
    BHUPATHI, Mahesh (IND) 35-20 8-14 27-6 35
    TAROCZY, Balazs (HUN) 76-19 50-12 26-7 33
    BAUDINET, Brett (POC) 27-21 1-11 26-10 42
    SIGURDSSON, Arnar (ISL) 64-31 39-12 25-19 54
    WILSON, Bobby (GBR) 41-20 16-12 25-8 34
    WOODBRIDGE, Todd (AUS) 30-11 5-4 25-7 32
    BRYAN, Mike (USA) 25-5 0-1 25-4 29
  • Leading Players By Doubles Pairs

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    Player Total W-L Ties Played Years Played
    PIETRANGELI, Nicola / SIROLA, Orlando (ITA) 34-8 42 9
    NASTASE, Ilie / TIRIAC, Ion (ROU) 27-7 34 10
    AL NABHANI, Khalid / AL NABHANI, Mohammed (OMA) 26-11 37 13
    BHUPATHI, Mahesh / PAES, Leander (IND) 25-2 27 14
    BRYAN, Bob / BRYAN, Mike (USA) 23-4 27 12
    KOCH, Tomas / MANDARINO, Jose Edison (BRA) 23-9 32 10
    BERTOLUCCI, Paolo / PANATTA, Adriano (ITA) 22-8 30 11
    KHAN, Aqeel / QURESHI, Aisam (PAK) 20-5 25 14
    ERLICH, Jonathan / RAM, Andy (ISR) 19-5 24 13
    CUCELLI, Giovanni / DEL BELLO, Marcello (ITA) 19-5 24 7
    MARIUSZ, Fyrstenberg / MARCIN, Matkowski (POL) 19-6 25 12
    MIRNYI, Max / VOLTCHKOV, Vladimir (BLR) 19-7 26 15
    GODAMANNA, Harshana / RAJAPAKSE, Rajeev (SRI) 18-5 23 10
    LIKHACHEV, Sergei / METREVELI, Aleksandr (URS) 18-7 25 7
  • Leading Players Ties Played

    Player Total W-L Singles W-L Doubles W-L No. of Ties
    VICINI, Domenico (SMR) 61-74 45-28 16-46 93
    ALAWADHI, Omar (UAE) 82-42 51-24 31-18 77
    AL NABHANI, Khalid (OMA) 63-63 28-38 35-25 69
    ALMUQAIL, Bader Mohammed (KSA) 67-48 36-18 31-30 68
    PIETRANGELI, Nicola (ITA) 120-44 78-32 42-12 66
    ABDULAAL, Esam (BRN) 79-31 52-14 27-17 64
    AL ALAWI, Sultan Khalfan (QAT) 51-51 29-28 22-23 64
    AL BLOOSHI, Mahmoud Nader (UAE) 38-54 18-33 20-21 63
    HAMEURLAINE, Abdelhak (ALG) 43-38 35-20 8-18 55
    SIGURDSSON, Arnar (ISL) 64-31 39-12 25-19 54
    AL NABHANI, Mohammed (OMA) 52-46 25-28 27-18 53
    LEWIS, Vernon (LCA) 39-37 31-25 8-12 53
    NASTASE, Ilie (ROU) 109-37 74-22 35-15 52
    PAES, Leander (IND) 89-32 48-22 41-10 51
    KEDRYUK, Alexey (KAZ) 66-34 43-17 23-17 51
    GHAREEB, Mohammad (KUW) 64-28 48-11 16-17 51
    AL SAAD, Fahad (KSA) 47-27 36-13 11-14 51
    ROY, Sree-Amol (BAN) 45-31 32-17 13-14 51
    ALHADID, Ahmed Ibrahim Ahmad (JOR) 37-30 27-20 10-10 51
    BASCOME, Jenson (BER) 27-40 12-18 15-22 51
    MIRNYI, Max (BLR) 57-32 24-18 33-14 50
    ZIMONJIC, Nenad (SRB) 41-26 13-10 28-16 50
    MURASKA, Rolandas (LTU) 56-32 37-12 19-20 49
    NESTOR, Daniel (CAN) 47-25 15-15 32-10 49
    MAKASHIN, Sergey (TJK) 41-44 24-24 17-20 49
    ALVAREZ, Calton (HON) 38-22 31-17 7-5 48
    SHEHAB, Abdul-Rahman (BRN) 35-39 19-23 16-16 48
  • Champion Nation's players to Win Six or More Singles in a Year

    47 players from the champion nation have won six or more singles matches in a single year of Davis Cup competition.

    In the years of the Challenge Round (1900-1971) this was only possible if the champion nation had gone through the regional zones on their way to the title. From 1972-1980 all nations reaching the Final Round played through regional zones and from 1981 all nations reaching the World Group Final played four ties.

    John McEnroe (1982) is the only player to play and win a maximum eight singles rubbers since the introduction of the World Group. Before that, Donald Budge (1937), Bjorn Borg (1975) and McEnroe (1979) had all played and won the maximum number of singles rubbers for their respective nations. Ken Rosewall (1955) played in the maximum number of singles rubbers for Australia, winning all but one rubber, which was unfinished.

    Budge (1937) and McEnroe (1982) hold the further distinction of being the only two players in Davis Cup history to play and win the maximum number of both singles and doubles rubbers in a single year.

    Year Player Result
    1913 Richard Norris Williams (USA) 6-1
    1914 Norman Brookes (AUS) 6-1
    1914 Tony Wilding (AUS) 6-1
    1927 Rene Lacoste (FRA) 8-0
    1933 Fred Perry (GBR) 12-1
    1933 Bunny Austin (GBR) 12-2
    1937 Don Budge (USA) 8-0
    1939 Adrian Quist (AUS) 9-1
    1939 John Bromwich (AUS) 8-2
    1946 Frank Parker (USA) 6-0
    1950 Frank Sedgman (AUS) 7-1
    1955 Ken Rosewall (AUS) 11-0
    1955 Lew Hoad (AUS) 6-1
    1958 Barry Mackay (USA) 7-2
    1959 Neale Fraser (AUS) 8-0
    1959 Rod Laver (AUS) 6-4
    1963 Dennis Ralston (USA) 6-1
    1963 Chuck McKinley (USA) 6-2
    1964 Roy Emerson (AUS) 8-0
    1964 Fred Stolle (AUS) 6-2
    1968 Arthur Ashe (USA) 11-1
    1968 Clark Graebner (USA) 9-2
    1972 Stan Smith (USA) 7-1
    1975 Bjorn Borg (SWE) 12-0
    1976 Adriano Panatta (ITA) 10-1
    1977 John Alexander (AUS) 6-1
    1979 John McEnroe (USA) 8-0
    1980 Ivan Lendl (TCH) 7-0
    Since introduction of World Group
    1981 John McEnroe (USA) 7-1
    1982 John McEnroe (USA) 8-0
    1984 Henrik Sundstrom (SWE) 6-0
    1986 Pat Cash (AUS) 6-0
    1987 Mats Wilander (SWE) 6-1
    1988 Boris Becker (GER) 6-0
    1989 Boris Becker (GER) 7-0
    1991 Guy Forget (FRA) 6-2
    1992 Andre Agassi (USA) 7-0
    1993 Michael Stich (GER) 7-1
    1994 Stefan Edberg (SWE) 6-2
    1995 Pete Sampras (USA) 6-0
    1996 Cedric Pioline (FRA) 6-2
    2002 Marat Safin (RUS) 6-1
    2005 Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) 7-1
    2007 Andy Roddick (USA) 6-0
    2009 David Ferrer (ESP) 6-0
    2010 Novak Djokovic (SRB) 7-0
    2011 Rafael Nadal (ESP) 6-0
    2014 Roger Federer (SUI) 6-1
  • Doubles Pairs Winning all Four Rubbers in World Group in a Year

    1982 Peter Fleming /John McEnroe (USA)
    1983 Mark Edmondson/Paul McNamee (AUS)
    1990 Rick Leach/Jim Pugh (USA)
    1993 Patrik Kuhnen/Michael Stich (GER)
    1994 Jan Apell/Jonas Bjorkman (SWE)
    2004 Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (USA)*
    2005 Mario Ancic/Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)
    2007 Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (USA)
    2012 Tomas Berdych/Radek Stepanek (CZE)
    * in 2004 USA was runner-up, all other pairs represented the champion nation
  • Perfect performances

    Tut Bartzen, who played for USA nine times between 1952 and 1961, boasts the leading perfect Davis Cup record with 16 wins, including 15 in singles.

    The leading perfect performance in doubles belongs to Ivo Bratanov, who represented Bulgaria in 17 ties between 1996 and 2002.

    Player Win-Loss
    Singles
    Tut Bartzen (USA) 15-0
    Mustafa Saleh (IRI) 8-0
    Laurence Doherty (GBR) 7-0
    Rex Hartwig (AUS) 6-0
    Jack Kramer (USA) 6-0
    Doubles
    Ivo Bratanov (BUL) 13-0
    George Lott (USA) 11-0
    Sunday Maku (NGR) 9-0
    Frank Sedgman (AUS) 9-0
    Alberto Sottocorno (BOL) 8-0
    Singles & Doubles
    Tut Bartzen (USA) 16-0
    Mustafa Saleh (IRI) 14-0
    Laurence Doherty (GBR) 12-0
    Daniiar Duldaev (KGZ) 8-0
    Christo Van Rensburg (RSA) 7-0
  • Winning streaks

    After losing to Manuel Orantes in the opening rubber of the 1973 European Zone Quarterfinal against Spain, Sweden’s Bjorn Borg won all 33 Davis Cup singles matches that he contested until his last appearance in the competition in June 1980. Borg only lost three of his 40 singles matches in his Davis Cup career.

    Leading Singles Streaks
    Bjorn Borg (SWE) 33
    Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 32*
    Boris Becker (GER) 22
    Rafael Nadal (ESP) 21*
    Andy Murray (GBR) 19
    Marcelo Rios (CHI) 19
    Leading Doubles Streaks
    Mahesh Bhupathi/Leander Paes (IND) 24*
    Peter Fleming/John McEnroe (USA) 14
    Juan Gisbert/Manuel Orantes (ESP) 13
    Harshana Godamanna/Rajeev Rajapakse (SRI) 12
    Guy Forget/Henri Leconte (FRA) 11
    Bob Lutz/Stan Smith (USA) 11
    Todd Woodbridge/Mark Woodforde (AUS) 11
    Leading Singles & Doubles Streaks
    Owen Casey (IRL) 22
    Wayne Ferreira (RSA) 22
    Alejandro Falla (COL) 20
    John McEnroe (USA) 19
    Rafael Nadal (ESP) 19*
    Ivo Bratanov (BUL) 18
    Manuel Santana (ESP) 18
    Active players in bold
    * active streak
  • Youngest Players

    Age
    Yrs/Dys
    D.O.B. First Played Nationality v Opponent Tie Player (Years Played)
    13 319 27 Jun 1997 12 May 2011 SMR v AND (EUR3-RR) Marco DE ROSSI (2011-13)
    13 326 29 Jul 1989 20 Jun 2003 BAN v MYA (Z4-RR) Mohammed-Akhtar HOSSAIN* (2003)
    14 5 11 Feb 1986 16 Feb 2000 LIE v ALG (Z4-RR) Kenny BANZER* (2000-02)
    14 31 09 Mar 1994 09 Apr 2008 QAT v JOR (AO4-RR) Mousa ZAYED (2008)
    14 42 01 Mar 1981 12 Apr 1995 UAE v POC (Z3-RR) Hadi BADRI* (1995-99)
    14 53 15 Dec 1988 06 Feb 2003 UGA v SEN (Z4-RR) Ronald SEMANDA (2003)
    14 54 25 Jan 1988 20 Mar 2002 SRI v JOR (Z4-RR) Franklyn EMMANUEL (2002-04)
    14 63 16 Jan 1982 19 Mar 1996 UAE v LIB (Z3-RR) Omar AWADHY (1996-07)
    14 99 15 Dec 1987 24 Mar 2002 BAN v KGZ (Z4-1-4PO) Sree-Amol ROY* (2002-08)
    14 112 19 Dec 1993 09 Apr 2008 MGL v KSA (AO4-RR) Margadmun MUNKHBAYAR* (2008)
    14 123 27 Sep 1983 28 Jan 1998 SUD v CMR (Z4-RR) Gaafar-Noureldin EL SADIG (1998-01)
    * denotes that the player played doubles in their first tie. Note: players must now be 14 or over to participate in Davis Cup.
    In 2008 Mousa Zayed (QAT) became the youngest ever Davis Cup singles player at 14 years, 31 days. Mats Wilander (SWE), aged 16 years, 321 days, is the youngest player to play a live World Group singles rubber (1981 quarterfinal v Australia) and Michael Chang (USA), aged 16 years, 347 days, is the youngest to win a live World Group singles rubber (1989 first round v Paraguay).
  • Oldest Players

    Age
    Yrs/Dys
    D.O.B. Last Played Nationality v Opponent Tie Player (Years Played)
    66 104 27 Jan 1941 11 May 2007 SMR v EGY (EA3-RR) VITTORIO PELLANDRA* (2007)
    60 247 22 Sep 1940 27 May 2001 TOG v MRI (Z3-REL) Gadonfin Koptigan YAKA (2001)
    56 64 30 Jan 1947 04 Apr 2003 BOL v ESA (Z3-1-4PO) Ramiro BENAVIDES* (1971-03)
    50 133 03 Feb 1935 16 Jun 1985 HUN v EGY (Z-QF) Ferenc ZENTAI (1985)
    50 105 17 Apr 1877 31 Jul 1927 MEX v JPN (Z-1R) Claude BUTLIN* (1925-27)
    50 89 25 Feb 1919 25 May 1969 MON v TCH (Z-2R) Rene RUZIC (1962-69)
    48 349 04 Oct 1928 18 Sep 1977 DEN v BEL (Z-1R) Torben ULRICH (1948-77)
    48 307 13 Aug 1898 16 Jun 1947 FRA v TCH (Z-SF) Jean BOROTRA* (1922-47)
    48 296 28 Jul 1903 19 May 1952 GBR v YUG (Z-2R) Colin GREGORY* (1926-52)
    48 223 01 Sep 1955 11 Apr 2004 UAE v TKM (AO4-RR) Mohammed-Saeed AL MERRI* (1993-04)
    * denotes that the player played doubles in their first tie.
    Gadonfin Koptigan Yaka from Togo became the oldest player to play Davis Cup when he played doubles against Mauritius in the 2001 Europe/Africa Zone Group III relegation tie, aged 60 years, 247 days. Ferenc Zentai (HUN) at 50 years, 133 days is the oldest player to play singles in Davis Cup.
  • Female Davis Cup captains

    The following women are the only known female captains of a Davis Cup team:
    Tamara Semikina Moldova 1995-2001
    Francesca Guardigli San Marino 2002-2004
    Farah Dayoub Syria 2009
    Maria-Elena Gittens Panama 2011
    Conchita Martinez Spain 2015
  • Youngest and Oldest Captains

    Maurice McLoughlin who captained the United States team in 1909 (Australasia d. USA 5-0 in AUS) is the youngest known captain at 19 years, 9 days. The youngest winning captain is Dwight Davis who captained the United States in the first Davis Cup Final at 21 years, 82 days.

    The oldest person to captain a Davis Cup Final is Perry Jones. Jones captained the United States in 1959 at 71 years, 107 days (AUS d. USA 3-2 in USA). He captained the winning United States team in 1958 (USA d. AUS 3-2 in AUS) to make him the oldest winning captain at 70 years, 229 days.

  • Best 5-set records

    Below are the top all-time best Davis Cup five-set win-loss records in singles, doubles and overall.
    Singles W-L
    Nicolas Lapentti (ECU) 13-5
    Henri Cochet (FRA) 12-4
    Nicola Pietrangeli (ITA) 12-8
    Shlomo Glickstein (ISR) 10-3
    Wilhelm Bungert (GER) 10-8
    Doubles W-L
    Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) 8-2
    Jonathan Erlich (ISR) 7-1
    Andy Ram (ISR) 7-1
    Nicola Pietrangeli (ITA) 7-1
    Leander Paes (IND) 7-2
    Andrei Olhovskiy (RUS) 7-6
    Total W-L
    Nicola Pietrangeli (ITA) 19-9
    Nicolas Lapentti (ECU) 16-10
    Henri Cochet (FRA) 15-7
    Wilhelm Bungert (GER) 15-10
    Tomas Koch (BRA) 14-8

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