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  • The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in men's tennis


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  • It is run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is contested annually between teams from competing countries in a knock-out format
  • It is described by the organisers as the "World Cup of Tennis", and the winners are referred to as the World Champion team
  • The competition began in 1900 as a challenge between Great Britain and the United States
  • By 2016, 130 nations entered teams into the competition
  • The most successful countries over the history of the tournament are the United States (winning 32 tournaments and finishing as runners-up 29 times) and Australia (winning 28 times, including four occasions with New Zealand as Australasia, and finishing as runners-up 19 times)
  • The present champions are Great Britain who beat Belgium to win the title for the 10th time in 2015
  • It was Great Britain's first title in 79 years, and first in the open era
  • The win moved Great Britain to third on the all time winners list
  • The women's equivalent of the Davis Cup is the Fed Cup
  • Australia, the Czech Republic, and the United States are the only countries to have held both Davis Cup and Fed Cup titles in the same year

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