Austria Davis Cup team

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Austria
Flag of Austria.svg
Captain Clemens Trimmel
ITF ranking 25 Decrease3
Colors Red & White
First year 1905
Years played 79
Ties played (W–L) 146 (68–78)
Years in
World Group
17 (5–17)
Best finish Semifinal (1990)
Most total wins Thomas Muster (45–18)
Most singles wins Thomas Muster (36–8)
Most doubles wins Alex Antonitsch (13–14)
Best doubles team Thomas Muster /
Alex Antonitsch (9–7)
Most ties played Alex Antonitsch
Jürgen Melzer (27)
Most years played Jürgen Melzer (15)

The Austria Davis Cup team represents Austria in Davis Cup tennis competition and are governed by Tennis Austria. In 2010 Austria was re-promoted to the World Group after being relegated to the Europa/Africa Zone Group I only one year earlier. In 2012, Austria advanced to the World Group quarterfinals for the first time since 1995, eventually losing against Spain.

History[edit]

Austria competed in its first Davis Cup in 1905.

The Austrian team achieved their best Davis Cup result in 1990, when they were on the brink of reaching the final, playing their semi final against the USA on clay in Vienna, with a team consisting of Thomas Muster, Horst Skoff and Alex Antonitsch. After Muster had won his singles rubbers against Michael Chang and Andre Agassi, the standing in the tie was 2:2. Skoff and Chang met each other in the decisive fifth rubber, with Skoff taking a 2 set lead, and trying to close out the third set as the daylight faded. Skoff failed to do this and Chang took the third set, with the match then postponed until the next day, with Skoff leading 2 sets to 1 overnight. Skoff needed to win 1 more set to send Austria into the final, but the final 2 sets were both won by Chang, so Austria went out and the USA reached the final.

Current squad[edit]

Rankings as of September 6, 2015

Squad representing Austria vs. Netherlands (2015 Europe/Africa Zone Group I Second Round)
Player ATP Ranking Years Played Total W-L Singles W-L Doubles W-L
Andreas Haider-Maurer #56 (Singles) 6 (2010–present) 6–5 6–5
Oliver Marach #48 (Doubles) 6 (2003, 2006, 2011–2013, 2015) 7–4 4–1 3–3
Jürgen Melzer #21 (Singles) 17 (1999–present) 29–39 20–28 9–11
Dominic Thiem #20 (Singles) 2 (2014–present) 0–4 0–3 0–1
Recent callups
Player Most recent appearance
Gerald Melzer 2015 Euro/African Zone Group I First Round
Alexander Peya 2015 Euro/African Zone Group I First Round
Martin Fischer 2014 Euro/African Zone Group I Relegation Play-offs
Philipp Oswald 2014 Euro/African Zone Group I Relegation Play-offs
Julian Knowle 2013 World Group Play-offs

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 I, 2nd Round 5–7 Mar Bad Gleichenberg (AUT)  Slovakia 3–2 Win
World Group, Relegation Play-offs 16–19 Sep Tel Aviv (ISR)  Israel 3–2 Win
2011 World Group, 1st Round 4–6 Mar Vienna (AUT)  France 2–3 Loss
World Group, Relegation Play-offs 16–18 Sep Antwerp (BEL)  Belgium 4–1 Win
2012 World Group, 1st Round 10–12 Feb Wiener Neustadt (AUT)  Russia 3–2 Win
World Group, Quarterfinals 6–8 Apr Oropesa del Mar (ESP)  Spain 1–4 Loss
2013 World Group, 1st Round 1–3 Feb Astana (KAZ)  Kazakhstan 1–3 Loss
World Group, Relegation Play-offs 13–15 Sep Groningen (NED)  Netherlands 0–5 Loss
2014 Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 2nd Round 4–6 Apr Bratislava (SVK)  Slovakia 1–4 Loss
Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 1st Round Play-offs 12–14 Sep Valmiera (LAT)  Latvia 1–4 Win
2015 Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 1st Round Play-offs 6–8 Mar Örebro (SWE)  Sweden 3–2 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 2nd Round 17–19 Jul Kitzbühel (AUT)  Netherlands 2–3 Loss


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