Croatia Davis Cup team

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Croatia
Flag of Croatia.svg
Captain Željko Krajan
ITF ranking 15
Colors Red and white
First year 1993
Years played 21
Ties played (W–L) 48 (28–20)
Years in
World Group
12 (11–11)
Davis Cup titles 1 (2005)
Most total wins Ivan Ljubičić (36–19)
Most singles wins Ivan Ljubičić (23–13)
Most doubles wins Goran Ivanišević (13–5)
Ivan Ljubičić (13–6)
Best doubles team Ivan Ljubičić /
Mario Ančić (6–1)
Ivan Ljubičić /
Goran Ivanišević (6–0)
Most ties played Ivan Ljubičić (22)
Most years played Ivan Ljubičić (11)

The Croatia Davis Cup team represents Croatia in Davis Cup tennis competition and is governed by the Croatian Tennis Association. It is captained by Željko Krajan.

Croatia won the Davis Cup once, in 2005.

History[edit]

Prior to 1993 see Yugoslavia Davis Cup team

Croatia competed in its first Davis Cup in 1993 in Europe/Africa Group I semifinals beating Zimbabwe 3-2. In 1994 Croatia beat Portugal 4-0 in qualification round thus ensuring its first time appearance in World Group in 1995. Croatia lost in its debut from Germany and failed to qualify in the World Group again until 2002 where they beat Germany and earned its first quarterfinals. In 2005 Croatia won its first Davis Cup over Slovakia as the first unseeded nation to win the title. Croatia reached semifinals in 2009 but lost to Czech Republic 4-1.

Current team[edit]

The following players were called up for the 2014 Davis Cup World Group promotion play-off match against Netherlands in September 2014. Franko Škugor was initially called up but was replaced by Mate Delić. Rankings as of 8 September 2014.

Player Singles
ATP Rank
Doubles
ATP Rank
First year
played
Total
Win/Loss
Singles
Win/Loss
Doubles
Win/Loss
Marin Čilić 9 111 2006 20–13 16–7 4–6
Borna Ćorić 176 668 2013 1–1 1–1 0–0
Mate Delić 154 636 N/A 0–0 0–0 0–0
Marin Draganja N/A 30 2014 0–1 0–0 0–1

Players[edit]

Key
§
Still active for the national team[nb 1]
2005 Davis Cup winner
Winners at the 2005 Davis Cup[nb 2]
*
Still playing active tennis
Player W-L
(Total)
W-L
(Singles)
W-L
(Doubles)
Ties Career
Ančić, MarioMario Ančić 21–13 13–11 8–2 18 1999–2009
Beroš, IvanIvan Beroš 1–0 1–0 0–0 1 1999
Cerović, IvanIvan Cerović 0–1 0–1 0–0 1 2006
CzilicMarin Čilić § 22–13 17–7 5–6 16 2006–
CzoricBorna Ćorić § 1–2 1–2 0–0 3 2013–
Delić, MateMate Delić § 1–1 1–1 0–0 1 2014–
Dodig, IvanIvan Dodig § 4–11 2–7 2–4 7 2010–
Draganja, MarinMarin Draganja § 1–1 0–0 1–1 2 2014–
Hiršzon, SašaSaša Hiršzon 11–12 6–8 5–4 9 1994–1998
Ivanišević, GoranGoran Ivanišević 33–11 20–6 13–5 18 1993–2003
Karanušić, RokoRoko Karanušić 2–6 2–5 0–1 6 2005–2009
Karlović, IvoIvo Karlović * 13–12 9–8 4–4 14 2000–2012
Krajan, ŽeljkoŽeljko Krajan 1–2 1–2 0–0 3 1998–1999
Ljubičić, IvanIvan Ljubičić 36–19 23–13 13–6 22 1998–2010
Mektić, NikolaNikola Mektić * 1–0 1–0 0–0 1 2011
Orešić, GoranGoran Orešić 1–1 1–1 0–0 2 1996
Pavić, MateMate Pavić § 0–3 0–1 0–2 2 2013–
Prpić, GoranGoran Prpić 1–5 1–3 0–2 2 1993
SzaricIgor Šarić 2–0 2–0 0–0 2 1994–1996
Tuksar, SašaSaša Tuksar 0–2 0–2 0–0 2 2004–2006
Vajda, IvanIvan Vajda 0–1 0–1 0–0 1 2001
Veić, AntonioAntonio Veić * 1–2 1–2 0–0 3 2010–2012
Zovko, LovroLovro Zovko 6–9 5–2 1–7 10 1998–2009

Managers[edit]

Croatian Davis Cup team in 2011
Name Tenure Ties Won Lost Win % Best Result
Croatia Orešar, BrunoBruno Orešar 1993 2 1 1 50 1993 World Group, Qualifying round
Croatia Prpić, GoranGoran Prpić 1994 1 1 0 100 1994 Europe/Africa Group I, Semifinals
Croatia Franulović, ŽeljkoŽeljko Franulović 1994–1997 7 3 4 42.9 1995 World Group, First round
Croatia Prpić, GoranGoran Prpić 1998–2000 7 4 3 57.1 1999 Europe/Africa Group I, Quarterfinals
Croatia Pilić, NikolaNikola Pilić 2001–2005 12 9 3 75 2005 Champions
Croatia Ljubičić, IvanIvan Ljubičić 2006 2 1 1 50 2006 World Group, Quarterfinals
Croatia Prpić, GoranGoran Prpić 2007–2011 11 6 5 54.6 2009 World Group, Semifinals
Croatia Krajan, ŽeljkoŽeljko Krajan 2012– 6 3 3 50 2012 World Group, Quarterfinals
Totals 48 28 20 58.3

Davis Cup wins[edit]

Edition Rounds/Opponents Results
2005 1R:  United States QF:  Romania SF:  Russia F:  Slovakia 1R: 3–2 QF: 4–1 SF: 3–2 F: 3–2

Recent performances[edit]

Here is the list of all match-ups since 1993, when Croatia started competing as a separate nation.

1990s[edit]

2000s[edit]

2010s[edit]

Year Competition Date Location Opponent Score Result
2010 World Group, First round 5–7 Mar Varaždin (CRO)  Ecuador 5–0 Win
World Group, Quarterfinals 9–11 Jul Split (CRO)  Serbia 1–4 Loss
2011 World Group, First round 4–6 Mar Zagreb (CRO)  Germany 2–3 Loss
World Group, Relegation play-off 16–18 Sep Potchefstroom (RSA)  South Africa 4–1 Win
2012 World Group, First round 10–12 Feb Miki (JPN)  Japan 3–2 Win
World Group, Quarterfinals 6–8 Apr Buenos Aires (ARG)  Argentina 1–4 Loss
2013 World Group, First round 1–3 Feb Turin (ITA)  Italy 2–3 Loss
World Group, Relegation play-off 13–15 Sep Umag (CRO)  Great Britain 1–4 Loss
2014 Europe/Africa Group I, Second round 4–6 Apr Warsaw (POL)  Poland 3–1 Win
World Group, Promotion play-off 12–14 Sep Amsterdam (NED)  Netherlands 3–2 Win
2015 World Group, First round 6–8 Mar (SRB)  Serbia

Statistics[edit]

Last updated: Croatia - Netherlands ; 14 September 2014

Record
  • Champion: 1 time (1 time Away)
  • Runner-up: 0 times
  • Lost in Semifinals: 1 time
  • Lost in Quarterfinals: 5 times
  • Lost in First Round: 4 times
  • Not in World Group: 8 times
  • Total: 28–20 (58.3%)
Head-to-head record (1993–)
Record against continents
Africa Asia Europe North America Oceania South America
 Ivory Coast
 Morocco
 South Africa
 Zimbabwe
 India
 Japan
 Austria
 Czech Republic
 Denmark
 Finland
 France
 Germany
 Great Britain
 Ireland
 Italy
 Latvia
 Netherlands
 Norway
 Poland
 Portugal
 Romania
 Russia
 Serbia
 Slovakia
 Spain
 Ukraine
 United States  Australia  Argentina
 Brazil
 Chile
 Ecuador
Record: 4-0 (100%) Record: 1-1 (50%) Record: 17-15 (53.1%) Record: 3-0 (100%) Record: 0-1 (0%) Record: 3-3 (50%)
Record by decade
  • 2010–2019: 5–5 (50%)
  • 2000–2009: 17–7 (70.8%)
  • 1993–1999: 6–8 (42.9%)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Players considered active are the ones who have been called up for the national team in the last 12 months.
  2. ^ Goran Ivanišević and Ivo Karlović were called up for the finals but did not participate.

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