Davis Cup moments: From Sampras to Stan Smith

From Pete Sampras' collapse on clay to Mikhail Youzhny's 2002 comeback, Joel Drucker lists five of the more notable Davis Cup moments in the Open era.

Originally Published: November 28, 2007
By Joel Drucker | Special to ESPN.com

Australian Fred Stolle, a member of the Tennis Hall of Fame, put it best when talking about Davis Cup: "Very strange things can happen."

Stolle should know. In 1964, as Stolle fought to level his finals round match against American Dennis Ralston, a courtside comment from the legendary Don Budge irked Stolle so much that he ended up winning the match from a break down in the fifth set.

That was just one of many beguiling twists and turns that have happened in the 108-year-old history ...

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