Slovakia Davis Cup team

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Slovakia
Flag of Slovakia.svg
Captain Miloslav Mečíř
ITF ranking 22 Increase2 (as of April 7, 2014)
Highest ITF ranking 3 (Dec 6, 2005[1])
Lowest ITF ranking 36 (Sep 16, 2013[2])
Colors Blue, red & white
First year 1994
Years played 21
Ties played (W–L) 48 (30–18)
Years in
World Group
7 (5–7)
Runners-up 1 (2005)
Most total wins Karol Kučera (33–18)
Dominik Hrbatý (33–25)
Most singles wins Dominik Hrbatý (28–14)
Most doubles wins Michal Mertiňák (12–7)
Best doubles team Michal Mertiňák &
Filip Polášek (5–3)
Most ties played Dominik Hrbatý (26)
Most years played Dominik Hrbatý (14)

The Slovakia Davis Cup team represents Slovakia in Davis Cup tennis competition and are governed by the Slovak Tennis Association.

Slovakia finished as runners-up in 2005, losing 3–2 to Croatia in the final. They currently compete in the Europe/Africa Zone of Group I. They last competed in the World Group in 2006.

Current team[edit]

Players that were nominated for any Davis Cup tie in the last year. Statistics include the results of the tie against Austria.

Source:[3]

Rankings as of: Mar 31, 2014 [4]

Name Born First Last Ties Win/Loss Ranks
Year Tie Sin Dou Tot Sin Dou
Kližan, MartinMartin Kližan (1989-07-11)July 11, 1989 2007 2014  Austria 10 9–6 2–0 11–6 80 116
Lacko, LukášLukáš Lacko (1987-11-03)November 3, 1987 2006 2014  Austria 16 16–12 0–3 16–15 95 663
Mertiňák, MichalMichal Mertiňák (1979-10-11)October 11, 1979 2003 2014  Austria 21 6–5 12–7 18–12 1366 87
Gomboš, NorbertNorbert Gomboš (1990-08-13)August 13, 1990 2014 2014  Austria 1 1–1 0–0 1–1 164 533
Martin, AndrejAndrej Martin (1989-09-20)September 20, 1989 2013 2014  Latvia 3 2–3 1–0 3–3 136 331
Polášek, FilipFilip Polášek (1985-07-21)July 21, 1985 2008 2013  Sweden 12 1–0 8–4 9–4 100
Zelenay, IgorIgor Zelenay (1982-10-02)October 2, 1982 2003 2013  Ukraine 3 0–0 2–1 2–1 133

History[edit]

Slovakia competed in its first Davis Cup in 1994. Slovak players had previously played for Czechoslovakia.

Following the 2005 Davis Cup World Group competition, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced that Karol Beck, one of the players for Slovakia, had tested positive for the beta agonist clenbuterol during the semifinal against Argentina, which Slovakia won 4–1.[5]

Recent performances[edit]

1990s[edit]

2000s[edit]

2010s[edit]

Year Competition Date Location Opponent Surface Score Result
2010 Group I Euro-African Zone, Quarter-final 5–7 March Bad Gleichenberg (AUT)  Austria Hard 2–3 Lost
Group I Euro-African Zone, Relegation Play Off 17–19 September Minsk (BLR)  Belarus Hard 4–1 Won
2011 Group I Euro-African Zone, Quarter-final 4–6 March Cruz Quebrada (POR)  Portugal Clay 1–4 Lost
Group I Euro-African Zone, Relegation Play Off 16–18 September Bratislava (SVK)  Ukraine Hard 4–1 Won
2012 Group I Euro-African Zone, 1st Round 10–12 February Glasgow (GRB)  Great Britain Hard 2–3 Lost
Group I Euro-African Zone, Relegation Play Off 14–16 September Bratislava (SVK)  Portugal Hard 3–1 Won
2013 Group I Euro-African Zone, 1st Round 1–3 February Kremenchug (UKR)  Ukraine Hard 2–3 Lost
Group I Euro-African Zone, Relegation Play Off 13–15 September Bratislava (SVK)  Sweden Hard 3–2 Won
2014 Group I Euro-African Zone, 1st Round 31 Jan –2 Feb Bratislava (SVK)  Latvia Hard 5–0 Won
Group I Euro-African Zone, 2nd Round 4 – 6 April Bratislava (SVK)  Austria Hard 4–1 Won
World Group, Play Off 12 – 14 September Chicago (USA)  United States Hard 0–5 Lost
2015 Group I Euro-African Zone, 1st Round TBD


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