Great Britain Davis Cup team

The Great Britain Davis Cup team has represented the United Kingdom internationally since 1900 in the Davis Cup. Organised by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), it is one of the 50 members of International Tennis Federation's European association (Tennis Europe).

Great Britain
AssociationLawn Tennis Association
ConfederationTennis Europe
CaptainLeon Smith
ITF ranking11 (6 December 2021)
Highest ITF ranking1 (30 November 2015)
First year United States 3–0 British Isles
(Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, Massachusetts, United States; 8–10 August 1900)
Years played105
Ties played (W–L)246 (151–95)
Years in
World Group
Davis Cup titles10 (1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1912, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 2015)
Most total winsFred Perry (45–7)
Most singles winsBunny Austin (36–12)
Most doubles winsBobby Wilson (25–8)
Best doubles teamBobby Wilson /
Mike Sangster (11–3)
Fred Perry /
Patrick Hughes (11–3)
Most ties playedBobby Wilson (34)
Most years playedGreg Rusedski (13)
Biggest win
5–0 (15–0 sets, 96–16 games) versus Poland
(Warsaw, Poland; 15–17 May 1925)

The team has won the world cup 10 times and been runner-ups on 8 occasions. It has longstanding rivalries with Australia and the United States. The national team took part in the inaugural Davis Cup in 1900, and has spent 16 years in the World Group. They are the third most successful team in terms of championships won. Despite this success, the team's performance has been inconsistent; between long periods without significant impact in the competition, it has enjoyed its most successful periods in the 1910s and the 1930s, with a significant resurgence in the mid-2010s.

Under the current management of Leon Smith, the national team qualified to the World Group in 2013, won the title in 2015, and reached the semi-finals in 2016. In its new tournament format, Great Britain and Australia were invited to the new 2019 Davis Cup Finals as a wild card in recognition of their historic status in the competition; taking advantage, the British team has reached the semi-finals of the inaugural finals event.

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