Austria Davis Cup team

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Austria
Flag of Austria.svg
CaptainStefan Koubek
ITF ranking25 Decrease3
ColorsRed & White
First year1905
Years played79
Ties played (W–L)146 (68–78)
Years in
World Group
17 (5–17)
Best finishSemifinal (1990)
Most total winsThomas Muster (45–18)
Most singles winsThomas Muster (36–8)
Most doubles winsAlex Antonitsch (13–14)
Best doubles teamThomas Muster /
Alex Antonitsch (9–7)
Most ties playedAlex Antonitsch
Jürgen Melzer (27)
Most years playedJürgen 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]

Squad representing Austria in 2018
Player Win–Loss
(as of 17 Sep 2018)
Years played Ties Ranking
(as of 10 Sep 2018)
Singles Doubles Totals Singles Doubles
Jürgen Melzer 22–29 12–12 34–41 20 (1999–2018) 35 546 175
Dominic Thiem 8–3 1–2 9–5 5 (2014–2018) 6 8 243
Oliver Marach 4–1 4–4 8–5 9 (2003, 2006, 2011–2013, 2015, 2018) 10 N/A 3
Gerald Melzer 4–5 0–0 4–5 5 (2014–2018) 7 151 595
Dennis Novak 4–2 0–0 4–2 2 (2016, 2018) 5 133 928
Philipp Oswald 0–0 3–2 3–2 4 (2014, 2016–2018) 5 N/A 49
Sebastian Ofner 0–1 0–0 0–1 1 (2018) 1 202 778

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 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 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 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 4–1 Win
2015 Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 1st round 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
2016 Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 1st round 4–6 Mar Guimarães (POR)  Portugal 4–1 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 2nd round 15–17 Jul Kiev (UKR)  Ukraine 2–3 Loss
2017 Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 2nd round 7–9 Apr Minsk (BLR)  Belarus 1–3 Loss
Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 1st round play-offs 15–17 Sep Wels (AUT)  Romania 4–1 Win
2018 Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 1st round 2–3 Feb Sankt Pölten (AUT)  Belarus 5–0 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 2nd round 6–7 Apr Moscow (RUS)  Russia 3–1 Win
World Group Play-offs 14–16 Sep Graz (AUT)  Australia 3–1 Win
2019 Qualifying Round 1–2 Feb TBD (AUT)  Chile Pending

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