The Fifth Set: Australia and The Davis Cup (2000)

Run Time - 56 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |  
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Founded by tennis enthusiast Dwight Davis at the dawn on the 20th century, the Davis Cup tennis tournament soon became one of the most sought-after prizes on the international sports circuit. While American players initially displayed their dominance in the sport, in 1907 an Australian player brought home the trophy for the first time, and over the years the country has fielded a number of superb athletes who have gone the distance in the Davis Cup competition, including Ken Rosewall, Roy Emerson, Rod Laver, Lew Hoad, Mark Woodford, John Newcombe, and Patrick Rafter. The Fifth Set: Australia and the Davis Cup is a documentary that looks at the rich tradition of Australian tennis champions and their many impressive victories during Davis Cup play.