Dwight Filley Davis

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Noun1.Dwight Filley Davis - United States tennis player who donated the Davis Cup for international team tennis competition (1879-1945)
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August 8, 1900: The first Davis Cup tennis competition, named after Dwight Filley Davis, begins at Longwood Cricket Club and is won by the US two days later.
The cup takes its name from Harvard student Dwight Filley Davis who came up with the idea for the competition and played in the first two events, both of which the USA won.