Great Britain Davis Cup team

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Great Britain
Captain Leon Smith
ITF ranking 1 Increase2
Highest ITF ranking 1 (30 November 2015)
First year 1900
Years played 104
Ties played (W–L) 243 (149–94)
Years in
World Group
14 (7–13)
Davis Cup titles 10 (1903, 1904, 1905, 1906,
1912, 1933, 1934, 1935,
1936, 2015)
Runners-up 8 (1900, 1902, 1907, 1913,
1919, 1931, 1937, 1978)
Most total wins Fred Perry (45–7)
Most singles wins Bunny Austin (36–12)
Most doubles wins Bobby Wilson (25–8)
Best doubles team Bobby Wilson /
Mike Sangster (11–3)
Fred Perry /
Patrick Hughes (11–3)
Most ties played Bobby Wilson (34)
Most years played Greg Rusedski (13)

The Great Britain Davis Cup team represents the island of Great Britain in Davis Cup tennis competition and is controlled by the Lawn Tennis Association. The British Isles played in the very first International Lawn Tennis Challenge (as the tournament was known until 1945). They are the third most successful team in terms of championships won, with 10, but have appeared in only two finals since 1937. Their win in the 2015 tournament was their first for 79 years, the longest interval between titles in the event's history.


Current squad

2013 Davis Cup team, from left to right: Leon Smith (captain), James Ward, Dan Evans, Colin Fleming, Jonny Marray.

Team representing Great Britain vs. Belgium (2015 World Group Final)

Rankings as of 22 November 2015

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up in the last two years. (Most recent call-up in brackets)

Recent performances

Here is the list of all match-ups since 1981, when the competition started being held in the current World Group format.





Year Competition Date Surface Location Opponent Score Result
2010 Europe/Africa Zone Group II, First round 5–7 Mar Hard (i) Vilnius (LTU)  Lithuania 2–3 Loss
Europe/Africa Zone Group II, Play-offs 9–11 Jul Grass Eastbourne (GBR)  Turkey 5–0 Win
2011 Europe/Africa Zone Group II, First round 4–6 Mar Hard (i) Bolton (GBR)  Tunisia 4–1 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group II, Second round 8–10 Jul Hard (i) Glasgow (GBR)  Luxembourg 4–1 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group II, Third round 16–18 Sep Hard (i) Glasgow (GBR)  Hungary 5–0 Win
2012 Europe/Africa Zone Group I, First round 10–12 Feb Hard (i) Glasgow (GBR)  Slovakia 3–2 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group I, Second round 6–18 Apr Hard (i) Glasgow (GBR)  Belgium 1–4 Loss
2013 Europe/Africa Zone Group I, Second round 5–7 Apr Hard (i) Coventry (GBR)  Russia 3–2 Win
World Group Play-offs 13–15 Sep Clay Umag (CRO)  Croatia 4–1 Win
2014 World Group, First round 31 Jan – 2 Feb Clay San Diego (USA)  United States [6] 3–1 Win
World Group, Quarterfinals 4–6 Apr Clay Napoli (ITA)  Italy 2–3 Loss
2015 World Group, First round 6–8 Mar Hard (i) Glasgow (GBR)  United States [7] 3–2 Win
World Group, Quarterfinals 17–19 Jul Grass London (GBR)  France [1] 3–1 Win
World Group, Semi-finals 18–20 Sep Hard (i) Glasgow (GBR)  Australia 3–2 Win
World Group, Final 27–29 Nov Clay (i) Ghent (BEL)  Belgium 3–1 Champion
2016 World Group, First round 4–6 Mar Hard (i) Birmingham (GBR)  Japan

See also

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