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History Of Davis Cup - Tennis

History Of Davis Cup - Tennis

The Davis Cup has been the main team competition in men's tennis for over a hundred years. The award to the winner is a magnificent silver cup donated to the organizers of the first match in 1900 by a student at Harvard University Dwight Philly Davis. This Cup consists of three parts - a silver salad bowl and two wooden bases. The total weight of the cup is 70 kg. In the early years, only the United States and Great Britain fought for the trophy. Before the First World War, they were joined by six more teams: France, Belgium, Austria, Australia, Germany and Canada.


History Of Davis Cup - Tennis
History Of Davis Cup - Tennis

February 9, 1900:

Dwight Davis hand over the US Tennis Association a special trophy. Earlier, a 20 years old student who won the US championship came up with the idea of ​​arranging a tennis tournament in which national teams from different countries would measure themselves.
Dwight with several friends came up with the format of the competition, and later ordered to make a silver bowl for his money, which he hand over to the Association. This is how the tournament, now known as the Davis Cup, was born. The first drawing of the competition, in which the teams of the USA and Great Britain will meet, will be held in the summer of 1900.

On February 9, 1992:

Omar Kamporese won the second and last title in his career, having won the tournament in Milan. In the final, a 23 years old Italian tennis player defeated Croat Goran Ivanisevic 3: 6, 6: 3, 6: 4.


History Of Davis Cup - Tennis
History Of Davis Cup - Tennis

On February 9, 1992:

Michael Chang and Jim Courier in the American derby determined the champion of the San Francisco tournament. They became Chang, who won with a score of 6: 3, 6: 3, and thus won the sixth title in his career. That meeting was the fourth in the history of their personal confrontation, which eventually counted 24 matches (12-12).

February 9, 2009:

Fernando Gonzalez for the last time became the winner of the ATP tournament. Chilean confirmed the status of the champion in Viña del Mar, defeating Argentinean José Acasuso in the final - 6: 1, 6: 3. That title was for the 28-year-old Gonzalez 11th and the last in his career.

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