Bulgaria Davis Cup team

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Bulgaria
Flag of Bulgaria.svg
Captain Todor Enev
ITF ranking 62 Increase
Colors Green & White
First year 1964
Years played 47
Ties played (W–L) 103 (55–48)
Most total wins Todor Enev (28–20)
Most singles wins Todor Enev (17–14)
Most doubles wins Ivo Bratanov (13–0)
Best doubles team Ivo Bratanov /
Ivaylo Traykov (5–0)
Bozhidar Pampoulov /
Matei Pampoulov (5–9)
Most ties played Todor Enev (33)
Most years played Todor Enev (14)

The Bulgaria Davis Cup team represents Bulgaria in Davis Cup tennis competition and is governed by the Bulgarian Tennis Federation.

Having returned to Europe/Africa Zone Group II for 2013, Bulgaria suffered defeat at the hands of Finland in a deciding fifth rubber with their only victor of the weekend being team No. 1 Grigor Dimitrov who won both his singles rubbers.

Even without Dimitrov, Bulgaria emphatically won its relegation play-off against Estonia to avoid bouncing straight back into Europe/Africa Zone Group III. The home side won two straightforward singles rubbers before clinching the tie in a dramatic five-set doubles rubber.

History[edit]

Bulgaria made their Davis Cup debut in 1964. Their best performances came in the mid-1980s when they reached the Europe/Africa Zone Group I semifinals in two consecutive years - 1986 and 1987.

Current Team[edit]

Player information and rankings as of 31 March 2014

The following players were called up for the Europe/Africa Zone Group II tie between Bulgaria and Greece in April 2014.

Player ATP Rank First year played Total Win/Loss Singles Win/Loss Doubles Win/Loss
Grigor Dimitrov 15 2008 18–4 15–1 3–3
Dimitar Kutrovsky 344 2011 6–5 5–3 1–2
Tihomir Grozdanov 444 2008 8–3 3–2 5–1
Dinko Halachev 1155 2014 0–1 0–1 0–0
Recent callups
Player Most recent appearance
Alexander Lazov 2014 Europe/Africa Zone Group II, First round
Dimitar Kuzmanov 2013 Europe/Africa Zone Group II, Relegation play-off
Valentin Dimov 2013 Europe/Africa Zone Group II, Relegation play-off
Todor Enev 2012 Europe Zone Group III, Final
Petar Trendafilov 2012 Europe Zone Group III, Final

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 II, 1st Round 5–7 March Sofia (BUL)  Monaco 3–2 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group II, Quarterfinal 9–11 July Otočec (SLO)  Slovenia 0–5 Loss
2011 Europe/Africa Zone Group II, 1st Round 4–6 March Minsk (BLR)  Belarus 1–4 Loss
Europe/Africa Zone Group II, Relegation Play-off 8–10 July Sofia (BUL)  Cyprus 2–3 Loss
2012 Europe Zone Group III, Round Robin 2 May Sofia (BUL)  Albania 3–0 Win
Europe Zone Group III, Round Robin 4 May Sofia (BUL)  Georgia 3–0 Win
Europe Zone Group III, Final 5 May Sofia (BUL)  Macedonia 3–0 Win
2013 Europe/Africa Zone Group II, 1st Round 1–3 February Sofia (BUL)  Finland 2–3 Loss
Europe/Africa Zone Group II, Relegation Play-off 5–7 April Plovdiv (BUL)  Estonia 3–0 Win
2014 Europe/Africa Zone Group II, 1st Round 31 January–2 February Helsinki (FIN)  Finland 2–3 Loss
Europe/Africa Zone Group II, Relegation Play-off 4–6 April Athens (GRE)  Greece 4–1 Win

Team representatives[edit]

This is a list of tennis players who have represented the Bulgaria Davis Cup team in an official Davis Cup match.

Player W-L
(Total)
W-L
(Singles)
W-L
(Doubles)
Ties Debut Years Played
Georgi Arabov 3–0 1–0 2–0 3 1995 1
Teodor Bachev 0–2 0–0 0–2 2 1984 2
Ivo Bratanov 18–2 5–2 13–0 17 1996 6
Nikolai Chuparov 0–3 0–2 0–1 1 1964 1
Grigor Dimitrov 18–4 15–1 3–3 13 2008 6
Valentin Dimov 0–3 0–2 0–1 3 2009 3
Todor Enev 28–20 17–14 11–6 33 1999 14
Ljuben Genov 13–14 12–14 1–0 15 1968 11
Tihomir Grozdanov 8–3 3–2 5–1 8 2008 4
Dinko Halachev 0–1 0–1 0–0 1 2014 1
Victor Ivanchev 2–1 0–1 2–0 31 2001 1
Simeon Ivanov 5–0 1–0 4–0 4 2008 1
Mihail Kanev 1–0 1–0 0–0 1 1995 1
Yordan Kanev 3–7 2–5 1–2 8 2004 4
Ivan Keskinov 15–8 13–7 2–1 14 1989 6
Ilia Kushev 6–9 3–5 3–4 10 2003 5
Dimitar Kutrovsky 6–5 5–3 1–2 4 2011 2
Dimitar Kuzmanov 5–3 5–1 0–2 7 2011 3
Krassimir Lazarov 15–24 10–14 5–10 17 1983 10
Marian Lazarov 4–3 0–1 4–2 6 1983 3
Alexander Lazov 1–3 0–3 1–0 3 2013 2
Radoslav Lukaev 7–5 4–3 3–2 5 2000 3
Mark Markov 12–7 9–4 3–3 13 1992 4
Tzvetan Mihov 1–2 0–2 1–0 2 2010 2
Bozhidar Pampoulov 13–22 7–11 6–11 17 1967 13
Matei Pampoulov 7–13 2–3 5–10 15 1969 11
Milko Petkov 2–5 2–4 0–1 4 1992 3
Lubomir Petrov 4–9 3–8 1–1 7 1975 6
Radoslav Radev 13–3 4–1 9–2 11 1994 3
Ruslan Rainov 5–3 5–3 0–0 6 1986 4
Rangel Rangelov 3–5 2–4 1–1 3 1964 2
Julian Stamatov 15–16 12–13 3–3 14 1980 9
Orlin Stanoytchev 10–9 9–7 1–2 11 1991 6
Ivaylo Traykov 16–14 8–8 8–6 20 1997 11
Petar Trendafilov 3–0 0–0 3–0 3 2012 1
Stefan Tzvetkov 1–2 0–0 1–2 3 1990 2
Milen Velev 20–14 14–7 6–7 20 1988 9
Stojan Velev 5–6 4–3 1–3 5 1967 3
Milen Yanakiev 1–0 1–0 0–0 1 1986 1
Kiril Yashmakov 7–8 5–7 2–1 7 1967 4

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