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All about Australia: sleeping giants hoping to bring back glory days

Monday, April 1st, 2019

The second most successful Davis Cup team in history, Australia are bringing through some young talent and are ready to add to their storied track record.

They have won a total of 28 Davis Cup titles and finished as runners-up on 19 more occasions – but their last trophy win came in 2003. In recent years, their record has not been as strong as they would wish - when they beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 4-0 in their qualifier in Adelaide to secure their place in the Davis Cup Finals, it ended a run of three straight defeats in the competition. All five members of the team played a part in that win – teenagers Alex De Minaur and Alexei Popyrin plus the more experienced John Millman, John Peers, and Jordan Thompson.

In November, the squad will be hoping to emulate their compatriots Patrick Rafter as well as Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde - the long-serving Australian star doubles pair. Then of course they will be inspired by the country’s current captain Lleyton Hewitt- the former world number one -,who is a true Davis Cup legend. He has the most total wins for Australia, as well as most singles wins, with 43 ties played over a 19-year career in the competition.

In November, his team will compete in Group D, against three-time runners-up Belgium as well as Colombia. Expect plenty of colour from the Aussie fans, who will be decked out in green and gold – and they’ll be noisy too as they cheer on their team.

In November, join the Australian team at the Davis Cup Madrid Finals! Get your tickets here.