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Davis Cup

The Davis Cup is the premier international team tournament in men’s tennis. The largest annual international team competition in the sport, the Davis Cup is run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is contested between teams of participants from competing countries in a specific format.

The competition began in 1900 as difficult between the United States and The UK. In 2005, 134 teams were entered by nations in to the opposition. The most productive countries within the background of the event would be the US (winning 32 events and finishing as runners-up 29 times) and Australia (winning 23 times and finishing second 18 times and also winning on four events with New Zealand beneath the name ‘Australasia’ ).

The world’s 16 most best national groups are given to the World Group and contend annually for the Davis Cup. Countries that aren’t in the World Group contend in one of another four groups and in one of three regional areas (Americas, Asia/Oceania, and Europe/Africa). The competition is spread over four weekends through the year. Each elimination round between competing places is presented in one of the countries. The ITF determines the host countries for several probable match-ups before each year’s tournament.

The World Group is the top class and includes the world’s best 16 national groups. A four-round elimination tournament is played by teams in the World Group. Competitors are seeded based on a ranking process introduced by the ITF, considering prior years’ outcomes. The defending champion and runner-up are usually the most truly effective two seeds in the contest. The losers of the first-round matches are sent to the World Group playoff round, where they play alongside winners from Group I of the regional zones. The playoff round winners play in the World Group for the next year’s competition, whilst the losers play in Group I of their particular local zone.

Each one of the three local locations is divided in to four groups. Groups I and II perform reduction models, with the losing groups facing relegation to the next-lower class. The competitors in Groups III and those in Group IV perform a round-robin tournament with promotion and relegation.