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Davis Cup Records

Davis Cup Records
Youngest Player
Kenny Banzer, Liechtenstein
Played at age of 14 years, 5days

Oldest Player
Yaka-Garonfin Koptigan, Togo
Played at age of 59 years, 147 days

Most rubbers played
Nicola Pietrangeli, Italy
164 rubbers
Singles win/loss: 78/32
Doubles win/loss: 42/12

Most ties played
Nicola Pietrangeli, Italy
66 ties played

Most appearances in a Challenge or Final Round
Bill Tilden, USA
11 Challenge Rounds played
Singles win/loss: 17/5
Doubles win/loss: 4/2

Youngest captains
Maurice McLoughlin, USA
Captained the 1909 U.S. team at age of 19 years, 9 days

Dwight F. Davis, USA
Captained the winning U.S. team in the first Davis Cup final at age of 21 years, 82 days

Oldest captain
Perry Jones, USA
Captained the U.S. team at age of 71 years, 107 days

Longest rubbers in elapsed time
Before introduction of tie-break rule:
1982 World Group Quarterfinal Round
John McEnroe (USA) d. Mats Wilander (SWE)
97 62 1517 36 8-6
Elapsed time of 6 hours, 22 minutes

Since introduction of tie-break rule in elapsed time:
2002 World Group Quarterfinal Round
Lucas Arnold / David Nalbandian (ARG) d. Yevgeny Kafelnikov / Marat Safin (RUS)
64 64 57 36 1917
Elapsed time of 6 hours, 20 minutes

Longest final set in games in World Group history
1998 Euro/Africa Zone Group II Quarterfinals
Nuno Marques d. Nenad Zimonjic (YUG) 36 60 26 63 20-18
1991 Americas Zone Group II First Round
Richard Ashby (BAR) d. Jose Medrano (BOL) 46 76(4) 63 57 20-18

Most number of games in a Davis Cup tie
All-time: 327, India defeated Australia 3-2 in 1974 Eastern Zone Final - See Results
World Group (since 1981): 281, Paraguay defeated France 3-2 in 1985 World Group First Round - See Results
and World Group (since 1981): 281, Romania defeated Australia 3-2 in 2003 World Group Play-offs- See Results
Since Introduction of tie-break (1989): 281, Romania defeated Ecuador in 2003 World Group Play-offs - See Results

Most Aces Served in a Davis Cup Rubber
2003 World Group Play-off tie, Canada v Brazil
Gustavo Kuerten (BRA) served 47 aces against Daniel Nestor in the second rubber.
Nestor won 67(7) 76(0) 63 67(7) 75.

Fastest Serve in Davis Cup play
Andy Roddick - USA, 155mph / 249.4kph, versus Vladimir Voltchkov - World Record
2004 World Group Semifinals, USA v BLR
24 September 2004, Family Circle Tennis Centre, Charleston, USA

Every Rubber in a Tie Going to Five Sets
Two ties:
Yugoslavia defeated France 3-2 in the Zonal Semifinals, 1946 - See Results
Romania defeated Ecuador 3-2 in the World Group Play-offs, 2003 - See Results

Davis Cup Singles Five-Set Win-Loss records (all-time, active players in bold)
12-8 Nicola Pietrangeli (ITA) 19-9 inc doubles
12-4 Henri Cochet (FRA)
10-8 Wilhelm Bungert (GER)
10-3 Shlomo Glickstein (ISR)
9-9 Jacques Brichant (BEL)
9-5 Tomas Koch (BRA)
9-5 Dragutin Mitic (YUG)
9-3 Nicolas Lapentti (ECU) 11-8 inc doubles
9-2 Pierre Darmon (FRA)

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