By the Numbers: The Davis Cup

1900 – The year that the first Davis Cup was played. The United States defeated the British Isles 3-0 at the Longwood Cricket Club in Boston.

126 – The number of nations that entered teams in the 2015 tournament. This is whittled down to just 16 for the World Group, which is the top tier.

105 – The weight of the hefty Davis Cup trophy in kilograms. That is heavier than most of the players! 

33 – The best ever singles streak recorded at the Davis Cup. Sweden's Bjorn Borg won 33 consecutive singles rubbers from 1973 to 1980.

32 – The number of titles the United States of America has won. They lead the title list, with Australia in second on 28. Great Brtain move into third with their win in Ghent.

27 – The number of singles wins Andy Murray has in the Davis Cup. The Scot has just two losses to his name.

17 – Andy Murray's age when he first represented Great Britain at the 2005 Davis Cup. He remains Great Britain’s youngest ever competitor. 

10 – The number of titles Great Britain has won. The first nine were won between 1903 and 1936.

2 – The number of times Belgium have finished as runners-up at the event. Once in 1904 and again this year.

0 – The number of Davis Cup matches Andy Murray lost in 2015. He won eight singles rubbers – equalling John McEnroe's record from 1982 – and three doubles ties.

Compiled by Doug Mattushek

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