Austria Davis Cup team

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Austria
Flag of Austria.svg
Captain Clemens Trimmel
ITF ranking 17 Decrease1
Colors Red & White
First year 1905
Years played 79
Ties played (W–L) 146 (68–78)
Years in
World Group
17 (5–17)
Best finish Semifinal (1990)
Most total wins Thomas Muster (45–18)
Most singles wins Thomas Muster (36–8)
Most doubles wins Alex Antonitsch (13–14)
Best doubles team Thomas Muster /
Alex Antonitsch (9–7)
Most ties played Alex Antonitsch
Jürgen Melzer (27)
Most years played Jürgen Melzer (15)

The Austria Davis Cup team represents Austria in Davis Cup tennis competition and are governed by Tennis Austria. In 2010 Austria was re-promoted to the World Group after being relegated to the Europa/Africa Zone Group I only one year earlier. In 2012, Austria advanced to the World Group quarterfinals for the first time since 1995, eventually losing against Spain.

History[edit]

Austria competed in its first Davis Cup in 1905.

The Austrian team achieved their best Davis Cup results in 1990, when they were at the brink of reaching the finals, playing the semifinals against the USA in Vienna with a team consisting of Thomas Muster, Horst Skoff and Alex Antonitsch. After Muster had won his singles against Michael Chang and Andre Agassi, the standing was 2:2 in matches and 2:2 in sets (after a 2:0 lead for Austria in the final single between Skoff and Chang), when the final, decisive set was postponed by a day due to darkness on Sep 23, 1990. This final set was won by Chang, so Austria lost the final match in 2:3 sets and the semifinals by a score of 2:3 matches.

Current squad[edit]

Rankings as of April 2, 2012

Squad representing Austria vs. Spain (2012 World Group Quarterfinals)
Player ATP Ranking Years Played Total W-L Singles W-L Doubles W-L
Andreas Haider-Maurer #139 (Singles) 3 (2010–present) 2–3 2–3
Oliver Marach #31 (Doubles) 4 (2003, 2006, 2011–present) 6–1 3–0 3–1
Jürgen Melzer #21 (Singles) 14 (1999–present) 27–32 18–23 9–9
Alexander Peya #708 (Singles)
#18 (Doubles)
13 (1999–2000, 2002–present) 9–13 4–6 5–7
Recent callups
Player Most recent appearance
Stefan Koubek 2011 World Group First round
Martin Fischer 2011 World Group First round
Julian Knowle 2010 Euro/African Zone Group I Quarterfinals
Daniel Köllerer 2010 Euro/African Zone Group I Quarterfinals

Recent performances[edit]

Here is the list of all match-ups since 1981, when the competition started being held in the current World Group format.

1980s[edit]

1990s[edit]

2000s[edit]

2010s[edit]

Year Competition Date Location Opponent Score Result
2010 Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 2nd Round 5–7 Mar Bad Gleichenberg (AUT)  Slovakia 3–2 Win
World Group, Relegation Play-offs 16–19 Sep Tel Aviv (ISR)  Israel 3–2 Win
2011 World Group, 1st Round 4–6 Mar Vienna (AUT)  France 2–3 Loss
World Group, Relegation Play-offs 16–18 Sep Antwerp (BEL)  Belgium 4–1 Win
2012 World Group, 1st Round 10–12 Feb Wiener Neustadt (AUT)  Russia 3–2 Win
World Group, Quarterfinals 6–8 Apr Oropesa del Mar (ESP)  Spain 1–4 Loss


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