Davis Cup Champions Tour
Team Canada presented by Sobeys made history when they soared to victory in the 2022 Davis Cup by defeating Australia in the final in Malaga, Spain. It was the first time in the competition’s 123-year history that Canada had lifted the famous trophy, which will now travel across Canada, stopping in all 10 provinces, as part of the official Davis Cup Champions Tour presented by Sobeys.
As well as being displayed at tennis clubs, sponsor sites, municipal offices and public spaces, three highlights of the trophy’s journey will include activations at the Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge Qualifiers in Vancouver, the National Bank Open presented by Rogers in Toronto, where there will be a celebration with team members during the opening night ceremony, and the National Bank Open in Montreal.
Click here to find out where the Davis Cup trophy is heading to next! Fans will be able to pose for photos with the trophy and are encouraged to share on social media with the hashtags #DCChamps22 and #CoupeDavisChamps22.
The clinching moment
With a strong returner like Alex de Minaur, closing out the match was never going to be easy. The Aussie took a love-30 lead as Felix Auger-Aliassime served for the match, but at no point during the 2022 Davis Cup Finals did Auger-Aliassime show any signs of feeling the pressure. He reeled off four straight points to clinch Canada’s historical victory.
The Davis Cup Trophy
The trophy, which was donated by the competition’s founder Dwight Davis, has been awarded to the Davis Cup champions since its inception in 1900 when only two nations – the United States and Great Britain – were part of the event.
Here are some facts about the special trophy:
- The bowl is engraved with the champions from 1900 to 1919. It’s made of sterling silver and the bowl interior is burnished in gold
- In 1921, a silver tray was added to the trophy. It’s engraved with the champions from 1920 to 1932
- The champions from 1933 onwards are engraved on the plinths (mahogany), with Canada now officially part of the bottom plinth
- The trophy has toured the globe many times, including for its centenary in 2000