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The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in men's tennis. It is run by the International Tennis Federation 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, 135 nations entered teams into the competition. The most successful countries over the history of the tournament are the United States and Australia . The present champions are Argentina who beat Croatia to win the title for the first time in 2016.

Davis Cup
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2016 Davis Cup
Davis Cup by BNP Paribas.svg
Sport Tennis
Founded 1900; 116 years ago (1900)
Founder Dwight F. Davis
No. of teams 16 (World Group)
130 (2016 total)
Countries ITF member nations
Most recent
champion(s)
 Argentina (1st title)
Most titles  United States (32 titles)
Official website daviscup.com

The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in men's tennis. 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, 135 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 Argentina who beat Croatia to win the title for the first time in 2016.

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. The Hopman Cup, a third competition for mixed teams, carries less prestige, but is a popular curtain raiser to the tennis season.

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