October 1, 1983: The day John McEnroe became the most successful Davis Cup player in the history of the United States 

What happened exactly on that day? McEnroe, American hero On this day, October 1 in 1983, in a Davis Cup tie against Ireland, John McEnroe and Peter Fleming outclassed Matt Doyle and Sean Sorensen 6-2, 6-3, 6-4. It was McEnroe's 39th win in the team competition, which made him the most successful American Davis Cup player of all-time, surpassing Vic Seixas of 38 wins (s