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Youngest Players
Age D.O.B. First Played Nationality Tie Player (Years Played)
Yrs/Dys v Opponent
13 326 29 Jul 1989 20 Jun 2003 BAN v MYA (Z4-RR) Mohammed-Akhtar HOSSAIN* (2003)
14 5 11 Feb 1986 16 Feb 2000 LIE v ALG (Z4-RR) Kenny BANZER* (2000-02)
14 31 09 Mar 1994 09 Apr 2008 QAT v JOR (AO4-RR) Mousa ZAYED (2008)
14 42 01 Mar 1981 12 Apr 1995 UAE v POC (Z3-RR) Hadi BADRI* (1995-99)
14 53 15 Dec 1988 06 Feb 2003 UGA v SEN (Z4-RR) Ronald SEMANDA (2003)
14 54 25 Jan 1988 20 Mar 2002 SRI v JOR (Z4-RR) Franklyn EMMANUEL (2002-04)
14 63 16 Jan 1982 19 Mar 1996 UAE v LIB (Z3-RR) Omar AWADHY (1996-07)
14 99 15 Dec 1987 24 Mar 2002 BAN v KGZ (Z4-1-4PO) Sree-Amol ROY* (2002-08)
14 112 19 Dec 1993 09 Apr 2008 MGL v KSA (AO4-RR) Margadmun MUNKHBAYAR* (2008)
14 123 27 Sep 1983 28 Jan 1998 SUD v CMR (Z4-RR) Gaafar-Noureldin EL SADIG (1998-01)
*denotes that the player played doubles in their first tie. Note:players must now be 14 or over to participate in Davis Cup.
Mohammed-Akhtar Hossain became the youngest Davis Cup player when he played doubles for Bangladesh v Myanmar
on 20 June 2003 at the age of 13 years 326 days. In 2008 Mousa Zayed (QAT) became the youngest ever Davis Cup
singles player at 14 years, 31 days.
Mats Wilander (SWE), aged 16 years, 321 days, is the youngest player to play a live World Group singles rubber
(1981 quarterfinal v Australia) and Michael Chang (USA), aged 16 years, 347 days, is the youngest to win a live
World Group singles rubber (1989 first round v Paraguay).
Goran Ivanisevic (CRO), aged 16 years, 313 days is the youngest player to play a World Group doubles rubber
(1988 semifinal v Germany). Boris Becker (GER), aged 17 years, 107 days, is the youngest player to win a
World Group doubles rubber (1985 first round v Germany).
Oldest Players
Age D.O.B. Last Played Nationality Tie Player (Years Played)
Yrs/Dys v Opponent
59 147 31 Dec 1941 27 May 2001 TOG v MRI (Z3-REL) Yaka-Garonfin KOPTIGAN* (2001)
56 64 30 Jan 1947 04 Apr 2003 BOL v ESA (Z3-1-4PO) Ramiro BENAVIDES* (1971-03)
50 133 03 Feb 1935 16 Jun 1985 HUN v EGY (Z-QF) Ferenc ZENTAI (1985)
50 105 17 Apr 1877 31 Jul 1927 MEX v JPN (Z-1R) Claude BUTLIN* (1925-27)
50 89 25 Feb 1919 25 May 1969 MON v TCH (Z-2R) Rene RUZIC (1962-69)
48 349 04 Oct 1928 18 Sep 1977 DEN v BEL (Z-1R) Torben ULRICH (1948-77)
48 307 13 Aug 1898 16 Jun 1947 FRA v TCH (Z-SF) Jean BOROTRA* (1922-47)
48 296 28 Jul 1903 19 May 1952 GBR v YUG (Z-2R) Colin GREGORY* (1926-52)
48 223 01 Sep 1955 11 Apr 2004 UAE v TKM (AO4-RR) Mohammed-Saeed AL MERRI* (1993-04)
47 245 09 Oct 1879 11 Jun 1927 IND v DEN (Z-3R) Hassan-Ali FYZEE (1921-27)
*denotes that the player played doubles only in their last tie.
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