About the Davis Cup
Founded by Dwight Davis in 1900, the Davis Cup began as a challenge match between USA and British Isles, which was held at the Longwood Cricket Club in Boston. Davis himself played in the inaugural tie, steering his country to the fi rst of many titles. USA is the most successful Davis Cup nation, having lifted the trophy 32 times. The Americans are closely followed by Australia on 28, while Great Britain and France are in third place with 10 wins.
About the ITF
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the world governing body of tennis, administering and regulating the game, and is responsible for the Rules of Tennis, including the technical specifi cations for courts and equipment. The ITF controls the major international team events, including the world’s two largest annual international team competitions in sport, the Davis Cup for men and the Fed Cup for women