The idea of Davis Cup was conceived a year earlier by four members of the Harvard University tennis team, who wished to set up a match between USA and Great Britain. Once the two respective national associations had agreed, one of the four players, Dwight Davis, designed a tournament format and ordered a trophy, buying it with his own money.
Structure. The Davis Cup history changed in 1981 after the introduction of 16 nations World Group format. Large participant number at the tournament mean that Coupe Davis is becoming ever more competitive. To put things into perspective, the 2021 edition of the tournament features more than 130 countries taking part.
All contract professionals were not allowed to play in the Davis Cup until 1973. The tennis stars who turned professional prior to the Open Era (pre-1968) were not allowed to compete in the Davis Cup despite the fact that the Grand Slam tournaments and most tennis tournaments became Open Era events in 1968. From 1968 national registered professionals were allowed to compete under the control of their national tennis associations.
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1900-02-09 Dwight Davis establishes a new tennis trophy, the Davis Cup. 1900-08-08 1st International Lawn Tennis Challenge (precursor to Davis Cup) begins at Longwood Cricket Club in Massachusetts, won 3-0 by US over British Isles. 1900-08-09 1st International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Boston, MA: Dwight Davis & Holcombe Ward beat Ernest Black & Herbert Roper Barrett 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to give US an unassailable 3-0 lead over British Isles.
Davis Cup Back Story — Hawaii Tennis History. It started back in 1984, when Craig Pautler, Director of Tennis at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, received a letter from the USTA. They had placed the site on their “possible and desirable” list for future and further Davis Cup consideration as a host site.
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The Davis Cup is an annual international team event in men's tennis. Established in 1900 as the International Lawn Tennis Challenge, it is run by the International Tennis Federation, who describe it as the "World Cup of tennis." The first event in 1900 was a match between Great Britain and the United States, while 135 nations have entered the 2016 Davis Cup. The tournament sees players competing for their country in four singles and one doubles matches, known as rubbers, over the course of three