The Davis Cup is the largest annual international team competition in world sport - it's the World Cup of tennis. It's been a challenge but we've managed to narrow down our top ten moments from an exciting year... what do you think?

10. Matteo Berrettini - the epitome of team spirit

There’s no one better placed than Italy's Matteo Berrettini to demonstrate team spirit. He travelled to Malaga to support his compatriots despite not being fully fit after the foot injury he suffered in Naples a few weeks before. Read more.

I am the chief fan. More than anything else I’m here to encourage and support the guys.

9. Belgium's Qualifier against Finland - David Goffin returns from injury in blistering form

Going in to the Davis Cup by Rakuten Qualifier against Finland, Goffin had won just three of his last 16 matches, a protracted poor run of form that affected both his ranking and his confidence. Having missed out on the Davis Cup in 2020 and 2021 through injury, Goffin was in need of a win - and he pulled out some impressive form to beat Otto Virtanen and Emil Ruusuvuori to take Belgium into the Finals.

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8. Decisive doubles blow - Kevin Krawietz and Tim Puetz unbeaten in eight matches

Going into their quarter-final with Canada, Germany's Krawietz and Puetz had teamed up on eight occasions in the Davis Cup – seven when a tie had been delicately balanced at 1-1 – and won them all. In all three ties in the Group Stage in Hamburg, it was the doubles pair who ensured victory for the host nation: against France, Belgium and Australia. It was only eventual champions Canada who could put a stop to them. Read more.

7. Hometown hero - Andy Murray’s return in Glasgow

Andy Murray notched up his 51st Davis Cup match – and 41st victory – at the Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals Group Stage in Glasgow. And the Scot admitted that the idea that this may have been his last Davis Cup appearance in the city of his birth dawned on him late in the match, making for an emotional finale as he closed in on the win against Dmitry Popko of Kazakhstan. Read more.

I’ve loved playing Davis Cup – it’s different to anything we experience on tour

6. Motherly love - Alex de Minaur takes inspiration from support in the stands

Australia's Alex De Minaur came from behind in his quarter-final match against Botic van de Zandschulp to beat the Dutchman 5-7, 6-3, 6-4. It proved an emotional time for those in the stands, particularly his Spanish mother, Esther. “We’re the Australian team but we have some Spanish blood!” de Minaur told the rapturous crowd in his on-court interview. Read more.

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