Serbia Davis Cup team

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Serbia
Flag of Serbia.svg
Nickname Бели Oрлови
Beli Orlovi
(White Eagles)
Captain Bogdan Obradović
Coach Boris Bošnjaković
Jovan Lilić
Dušan Vemić
ITF ranking 2nd Steady (28 Apr 2014)
Highest ITF ranking 2nd (6 Dec 2010)
Colors Red, Blue and White
First year 1927
Years played 80
Ties played (W–L) 181 (106–75)
Years in
World Group
16 (17–15)
Davis Cup titles 1 (2010)
Runners-up 1 (2013)
Best finish Winner (2010)
Most total wins Josip Palada (42–32)
Franjo Punčec (42–20)
Most singles wins Janko Tipsarević (33–14)
Franjo Punčec (33–12)
Most doubles wins Nenad Zimonjić (27–15)
Best doubles team Jovanović / Pilić (7–8)
Vemić / Zimonjić (7–2)
Most ties played Nenad Zimonjić (48)
Most years played Nenad Zimonjić (19)

The Serbian Davis Cup team represents Serbia in the Davis Cup tennis competition. From 5 June 2006 team is playing under name of Serbia, following the split of Yugoslavia.

Serbia won the Davis Cup title for the first time in 2010, defeating France 3:2 in the Final at Belgrade Arena.[1][2]

They also been runner-up in 2013, when they were defeted by Czech Republic 2:3 in a hard-fought final in Belgrade.

Current team[edit]

The following players were called up for the World Group Play-offs round against India on September 2014.

Player ATP Rank First year played Total Win/Loss Singles Win/Loss Doubles Win/Loss
Dušan Lajović 61 2012 3–4 3–4 0–0
Filip Krajinović 107 2014 3–1 3–0 0–1
Nenad Zimonjić 4 (d) 1995 40–25 13–10 27–15
Ilija Bozoljac 171 2003 7–8 3–2 4–6
Djokovic and Zimonjić during the tie against Czech Republic
(Belgrade 18 September 2010)

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players were part of a team in the last few years.

Player ATP Rank First year played Total Win/Loss Singles Win/Loss Doubles Win/Loss Last year played
Novak Djokovic 1 2004 28–9 26–7 2–2 2013
Viktor Troicki 238 2008 16–10 12–9 4–1 2013
Janko Tipsarević 364 2000 40–17 33–14 7–3 2013
Boris Pašanski 390 2003 6–3 6–3 0–0 2013

ATP Rankings on 8 September 2014

History[edit]

Serbia competed in its first Davis Cup as an independent nation in 2007.

Within the Yugoslav Davis Cup team they reached the semifinals of the World Group in 1988, 1989 and 1991.

They competed as Serbia and Montenegro Davis Cup team from 20042006.

Serbia won Davis Cup title in 2010.

1927 Overall 80 181
(106–75)
16
(17–15)
Winner 2010

Serbia is considered as the direct successor of former Davis Cup teams (SCG, YUG), which is important in drawing decisions of home/away ties and choice of ground.

Captains[edit]

Radmilo Armenulić, 1979—1997

Goran Bubanj, 1998—2002

Nenad Zimonjić, 2003—2004

Dejan Petrovic, 2005—2007

Bogdan Obradović, 2007—

Results under present name Serbia[edit]

Year Competition Date Surface Location Opponent Score Result
2007 Europe/Africa Zone Group I 1st round 9–11 Feb bye
Europe/Africa Zone Group I 2nd round 6–8 Apr clay Kovilovo, Serbia  Georgia 5 : 0 Won
World Group Play-offs 21–23 Sep clay Belgrade, Serbia  Australia 4 : 1 Won
2008 World Group 1st round 8–10 Feb hard Moscow, Russia  Russia 2 : 3 Lost
World Group Play-offs 19–21 Sep hard Bratislava, Slovakia  Slovakia 4 : 1 Won
2009 World Group 1st round 7–8 Mar clay Benidorm, Spain  Spain 1 : 4 Lost
World Group Play-offs 18–20 Sep hard Belgrade, Serbia  Uzbekistan 5 : 0 Won
2010 World Group 1st round 5–7 Mar clay Belgrade, Serbia  United States 3 : 2 Won
World Group Quarterfinals 9–11 Jul hard Split, Croatia  Croatia 4 : 1 Won
World Group Semifinals 17–19 Sep hard Belgrade, Serbia  Czech Republic 3 : 2 Won
World Group Final 3–5 Dec hard Belgrade, Serbia  France 3 : 2 Winner
2011 World Group 1st round 4–6 Mar hard Novi Sad, Serbia  India 4 : 1 Won
World Group Quarterfinals 8–10 Jul hard Halmstad, Sweden  Sweden 4 : 1 Won
World Group Semifinals 16–18 Sep hard Belgrade, Serbia  Argentina 2 : 3 Lost
2012 World Group 1st round 10–12 Feb hard Niš, Serbia  Sweden 4 : 1 Won
World Group Quarterfinals 6–8 Apr clay Prague, Czech Rep.  Czech Republic 1 : 4 Lost
2013 World Group 1st round 1–3 Feb clay Charleroi, Belgium  Belgium 3 : 2 Won
World Group Quarterfinals 5–7 Apr hard Boise, United States  United States 3 : 1 Won
World Group Semifinals 13–15 Sep clay Belgrade, Serbia  Canada 3 : 2 Won
World Group Final 15–17 Nov hard Belgrade, Serbia  Czech Republic 2 : 3 Runner-up
2014 World Group 1st round 31 Jan–2 Feb hard Novi Sad, Serbia  Switzerland 2 : 3 Lost
World Group Play-offs 12–15 Sep hard Bangalore, India  India 3 : 2 Won
2015 World Group 1st round 6–8 Mar

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Serbia wins first Davis Cup title". ESPN. 2010-12-05. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  2. ^ "Troicki climbs off the floor to win epic first Davis Cup for Serbia". Independent. 2010-12-05. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 

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