Australia is the second most successful nation in Davis Cup. It has reached the final 47 times, winning the title on 28 occasions. Its most recent success came in 2003 when defeating Spain 3-1 in Melbourne.
Lleyton made his debut for Australia in Davis Cup in its centenary year, 1999, winning both his singles against the United States in a quarterfinal in Boston at the site of the first ever Davis Cup. Australia went on to win the Cup that year defeating France in Nice.
Lleyton has won the most singles matches of any Australian in history and is closing in on most Ties played and also the most matches won by an Australian, singles or doubles, which are currently held by Todd Woodbridge and Adrian Quist respectively.
This year Australia is in the Asia/Oceania Group 1 and has won through to the World Group Qualifying round in September, when they will play Belgium in Australia. Having been in the Asia/Oceania zone now for a number of years, Lleyton is determined to ensure that Australia win through this year so that it can again return to the mainstream of the completion.
Watch the video to hear what playing Davis Cup for Australia means to Lleyton.