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Davis Cup is recognized as the largest international team competition in men's tennis.

It started with the idea of four Harvard students to hold a tournament in which the national teams would come together. One of the students, Dwight Davis, was the one to had developed the tournament's framework. He bought a silver cup at his own expense, which then became a prize for the winner. 

The Davis Cup has been held annually since 1900, while since 1979 it has been held under the auspices of the International Tennis Federation (ITF). Tennis player teams from different countries play ties against each other in the knock-out format. The current Davis Cup winner is the Spanish national team.

In 2019, for the first time in 100 years, the International Tennis Federation made significant changes to the format of the event. As per the modification, the first round is attended by 24 teams, playing home & away ties. 12 winners will receive byes to the Finals and join the four semifinalists from last year. The Finals are also attended by the two wild-card holders. The 18 teams are divided into six groups of three teams. Each tie is comprised of two singles and one doubles matches, which are played in the "best of three" format.

The "Kosmos" investment group has become the general sponsor of the Event. The founder and president of "Kosmos" is the footballer of the Catalan "Barcelona" Gerard Piquet, who announced the end of his international career with the Spanish national football team after the World Cup in Russia in 2018. Kosmos and ITF entered in a 25-year $ 3 billion deal.

In the women's tennis, the Fed Cup is recognized as an analogue to the Davis Cup.

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