Russia Davis Cup team

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Russia
Flag of Russia.svg
Captain Shamil Tarpischev
ITF ranking 26 Decrease9
Highest ITF ranking 1 ()
Colors Red & White
First year 1962
Years played 48
Ties played (W–L) 125 (80–45)
Years in
World Group
25 (28–23)
Davis Cup titles 2 (2002, 2006)
Runners-up 3 (1994, 1995, 2007)
Most total wins Alex Metreveli (80–25)
Most singles wins Alex Metreveli (56–14)
Most doubles wins Alex Metreveli (24–11)
Sergei Likhachev (24–9)
Best doubles team Alex Metreveli /
Sergei Likhachev (18–7)
Most ties played Alex Metreveli (38)
Most years played Alex Metreveli (14)
Russia Davis Cup Team in 2009

The Russia Davis Cup team represents Russia in Davis Cup tennis competition and is governed by the Russian Tennis Federation. The team started playing in 1993.

Russia has won the Davis Cup twice, in 2002 and 2006, and finished as runner-up three times, in 1994, 1995, and 2007.

In 2007 Russia played in the World Group for the 15th consecutive year, the second-longest ongoing streak. They were ranked #1 in the Davis Cup ranking by the ITF.

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History[edit]

Russia competed in its first Davis Cup in 1962, as the Soviet Union, until 1991, and in 1992 under the name of CIS. Russia played a total of 117 series, of which they won 77 and lost 40. It won the Cup twice – in 2002 and 2006, respectively against France and Argentina. In 1994, 1995 and 2007 the team played in the final – against Sweden and USA, the latter two.

Russia was the top-ranked country in the Davis Cup standings in 2009, but were upset by Israel in their quarterfinal tie in July 2009, on indoor hard courts at the Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv.[1]

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