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Year Awarded: 2003
Sport: Tennis
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Team Sport Australia Award

Davis Cup Team 1939 (Tennis) - 1939

The first Australian (as distinct from Australasian) victory. The ‘away’ final played in the USA was the only time any team has recovered to win the Cup after being down 0-2.

Competition
Davis Cup

Captain
Harry Hopman

Team Members: Harry Hopman (Captain), John Bromwich, Adrian Quist, Jack Crawford

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