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Youngest and Oldest Players in a
Davis Cup Final
Boris Becker is the youngest player to play – and win – a singles rubber in a Davis Cup Final at 18 years, 30 days.
John Alexander is the youngest player overall to appear in a Davis Cup Final. He was aged just 17 years, 177 days old
when he played – and won – the doubles rubber in the 1968 Final against USA.
Age Name Year Result Rubber
17 177 ALEXANDER, John (AUS) 1968 USA d. AUS 4-1 in AUS Doubles
18 30 BECKER, Boris (GER) 1985 SWE d. GER 3-2 in GER Singles & Doubles
18 35 KRAMER, Jack (USA) 1939 AUS d. USA 3-2 in USA Doubles
18 185 NADAL, Rafael (ESP) 2004 ESP d. USA 3-2 in ESP Singles
18 215 CASH, Pat (AUS) 1983 AUS d. SWE 3-2 in AUS Singles
18 283 CHANG, Michael (USA) 1990 USA d. AUS 3-2 in USA Singles
18 284 HEWITT, Lleyton (AUS) 1999 AUS d. FRA 3-2 in FRA Singles
18 326 ORANTES, Manuel (ESP) 1967 AUS d. ESP 4-1 in AUS Singles & Doubles
18 334 EDBERG, Stefan (SWE) 1984 SWE d. USA 4-1 in SWE Doubles
18 349 BUCHHOLZ, Butch (USA) 1959 AUS d. USA 3-2 in USA Doubles
At the other end of the spectrum the oldest person to participate in a Davis Cup Final was Norman Brookes at 43 years,
48 days old when he played both singles and doubles in the 1920 Final against USA. He is also the oldest player to win a
Davis Cup rubber in a Final, winning the doubles rubber in the 1919 Final aged 42 years, 68 days.
Age Name Year Result Rubber
43 48 BROOKES, Norman (AUS) 1920 USA d. AUS 5-0 in NZL Singles & Doubles
42 68 BROOKES, Norman (AUS) 1919 AUS d. GBR 4-1 in AUS Doubles
40 171 DIXON, Charles (GBR) 1913 USA d. GBR 3-2 in GBR Singles & Doubles
40 168 BEAMISH, Alfred (GBR) 1919 AUS d. GBR 4-1 in AUS Doubles
39 297 DIXON, Charles (GBR) 1912 BRI d. ANZ 3-2 in AUS Singles
39 246 ROPER-BARRETT, Herbert (GBR) 1913 USA d. GBR 3-2 in GBR Doubles
39 202 GORE, Arthur (GBR) 1907 ANZ d. BRI 3-2 in GBR Singles & Doubles
39 4 LARNED, William (USA) 1911 ANZ d. USA 4-0 in NZL Singles
38 80 BRUGNON, Jacques (FRA) 1933 GBR d. FRA 3-2 in FRA Doubles
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