Davis Cup Final 8 knock-out stage by the numbers…. from Novak Djokovic to Jannik Sinner
The Davis Cup will be decided in Malaga over the next few days, with the unique thrill of team tennis set to provide a fitting end to the tennis season.
Novak Djokovic is the star name taking part, as he aims to lead Serbia to glory for the first time since 2010.
Italy’s Jannik Sinner is also in Malaga, with some captivating stories set to be written over the next few days.
Here is the 2023 Davis Cup Finals in numbers, as told by the ITF:
Of the 39 nominated players at the Davis Cup Final 8 Knockout Stage, there are:
• 5 players who have won at least one Davis Cup title during their careers – Felix Auger-Aliassime, Gabriel Diallo, Novak Djokovic, Alexis Galarneau, Vasek Pospisil
• 1 Grand Slam men’s singles champion – Novak Djokovic
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• 8 Grand Slam men’s doubles champions – Simone Bolelli, Matthew Ebden, Wesley Koolhof, Vasek Pospisil, Max Purcell, Neal Skupski, Joe Salisbury, Jean-Julien Rojer
• 6 Grand Slam mixed doubles champions – Matthew Ebden, Harri Heliovaara, Wesley Koolhof, Neal Skupski, Joe Salisbury, Jean-Julien Rojer
• 16 players who have represented their nation at the Olympic Tennis Event – Felix AugerAliassime, Vasek Pospisil, Milos Raonic, Tomas Machac, Max Purcell, Jordan Thompson, Lorenzo
Musetti, Lorenzo Sonego, Simone Bolelli, Wesley Koolhof, Jean-Julien Rojer, Novak Djokovic, Miomir Kecmanovic, Liam Broady, Neal Skupski, Joe Salisbury
• 1 player who has won an Olympic medal – Novak Djokovic
• 1 player who could make his Davis Cup debut this week – Gijs Brouwer
• 5 players who made their Davis Cup debuts in 2023 – Matteo Arnaldi, Jack Draper, Patrick Kaukovalta, Hamad Medjedovic, Jakub Mensik
• 4 lefthanders – Gijs Brouwer, Jack Draper, Cameron Norrie, Liam Broady
• 1 player who won the Junior Davis Cup title – Felix Auger-Aliassime (2015)
• 11 players aged 30 or over – Simone Bolelli, Novak Djokovic, Matthew Ebden, Harri Heliovaara, Wesley Koolhof, Jean-Julien Rojer (who, at 42 years 93 days, is the oldest player competing this
week), Dusan Lajovic, Vasek Pospisil, Milos Raonic, Neal Skupski, Joe Salisbury
• 4 players aged 21 or under – Jack Draper, Hamad Medjedovic, Jakub Mensik (who, at 18 years 86 days, is the youngest player competing this week), Lorenzo Musetti
• 1 player who celebrates a birthday during the Davis Cup Finals – Matthew Ebden (who turns 36 on Sunday 26 November)
• 8 players who have won at least one Tour-level singles title in 2023 – Felix Auger-Aliassime, Alex de Minaur, Alexei Popyrin, Jannik Sinner, Tallon Griekspoor, Novak Djokovic, Dusan Lajovic, Cameron
• 9 players who have won at least one Tour-level doubles title in 2023 – Harri Heliovaara, Max Purcell, Jordan Thompson, Matthew Ebden, Simone Bolelli, Wesley Koolhof, Jean-Julien Rojer, Neal Skupski, Joe Salisbury
Of the 8 teams, there are:
• 6 teams which have previously won at least one Davis Cup title – Australia, Canada, Czechia, Great Britain, Italy, Serbia
• 4 teams which have been ranked No. 1 on the Davis Cup Nations Ranking – Australia, Canada, Czechia, Great Britain
• 4 teams with multiple players aged 30 or over – Canada (who have 2), Great Britain (3), Netherlands (2), Serbia (2)
Of the 8 captains, there are:
• 7 captains who competed in the Davis Cup as players – only Leon Smith did not
• 2 captains who won the Davis Cup title as a player – Lleyton Hewitt, Viktor Troicki
• 2 captains who have won the Davis Cup title as a captain – Frank Dancevic, Leon Smith
• 1 captain who won a Grand Slam men’s singles title – Lleyton Hewitt
• 2 captains who won a Grand Slam men’s doubles title – Paul Haarhuis, Lleyton Hewitt
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