Bulgaria Davis Cup team

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Bulgaria
Flag of Bulgaria.svg
CaptainTodor Enev
ITF ranking54 Steady
ColorsGreen & White
First year1964
Years played50
Ties played (W–L)111 (59–52)
Most total winsTodor Enev (28–20)
Most singles winsTodor Enev (17–14)
Most doubles winsIvo Bratanov (13–0)
Best doubles teamIvo Bratanov /
Ivaylo Traykov (5–0)
Bozhidar Pampoulov /
Matei Pampoulov (5–9)
Most ties playedTodor Enev (33)
Most years playedTodor Enev (14)

The Bulgaria Davis Cup team represents Bulgaria in Davis Cup tennis competition and is governed by the Bulgarian Tennis Federation.

In 2017 Bulgaria fell to Ireland in the Europe Zone Group III Promotional Play-off, the match which came down to the third rubber, saw the Bulgarian's lose 1-6 6-7, costing them a spot in Europe/Africa Zone Group II in 2018.

History[edit]

Bulgaria made their Davis Cup debut in 1964. Their best performances came in the mid-1980s when they reached the Europe/Africa Zone Group I semifinals in two consecutive years - 1986 and 1987.

Current Team[edit]

Player information and rankings as of 3 April 2017

The following players were called up for the Europe/Africa Zone Group III ties against Armenia, Greece and Ireland in April 2017.

Player ATP Rank First year played Total Win/Loss Singles Win/Loss Doubles Win/Loss
Alexandar Lazov 353 2013 6–8 3–7 3–1
Dimitar Kuzmanov 492 2011 12–7 12–4 0–3
Alexandar Lazarov 590 2016 4–3 2–2 2–1
Tihomir Grozdanov 1276 2008 13–3 4–2 9–1
Recent callups
Player Most recent appearance
Vasko Mladenov 2016 Europe/Africa Zone Group II, Relegation play-off
Dimitar Kutrovsky 2015 Europe/Africa Zone Group II, Third Round
Grigor Dimitrov 2015 Europe/Africa Zone Group II, Second round
Ilia Kushev 2015 Europe/Africa Zone Group II, First round

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 II, 1st Round 5–7 March Sofia (BUL)  Monaco 3–2 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group II, Quarterfinal 9–11 July Otočec (SLO)  Slovenia 0–5 Loss
2011 Europe/Africa Zone Group II, 1st Round 4–6 March Minsk (BLR)  Belarus 1–4 Loss
Europe/Africa Zone Group II, Relegation Play-off 8–10 July Sofia (BUL)  Cyprus 2–3 Loss
2012 Europe Zone Group III, Round Robin 2 May Sofia (BUL)  Albania 3–0 Win
Europe Zone Group III, Round Robin 4 May Sofia (BUL)  Georgia 3–0 Win
Europe Zone Group III, Final 5 May Sofia (BUL)  North Macedonia 3–0 Win
2013 Europe/Africa Zone Group II, 1st Round 1–3 February Sofia (BUL)  Finland 2–3 Loss
Europe/Africa Zone Group II, Relegation Play-off 5–7 April Plovdiv (BUL)  Estonia 3–0 Win
2014 Europe/Africa Zone Group II, 1st Round 31 January–2 February Helsinki (FIN)  Finland 2–3 Loss
Europe/Africa Zone Group II, Relegation Play-off 4–6 April Athens (GRE)  Greece 4–1 Win
2015 Europe/Africa Zone Group II, 1st Round 6-8 March Jūrmala (LAT)  Latvia 4–1 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group II, Quarterfinal 17–19 July Luxembourg City (LUX)  Luxembourg 5–0 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group II, Semifinal 18–20 September Sofia (BUL)  Hungary 2–3 Loss
2016 Europe/Africa Zone Group II, 1st Round 4–6 March Ankara (TUR)  Turkey 2–3 Loss
Europe/Africa Zone Group II, Relegation Play-off 15–17 July Tunis (TUN)  Tunisia 2–3 Loss
2017 Europe Zone Group III, Round Robin 6 April Sozopol (BUL)  Armenia 3–0 Win
Europe Zone Group III, Round Robin 7 April Sozopol (BUL)  Greece 3–0 Win
Europe Zone Group III, Final 8 April Sozopol (BUL)  Ireland 1–2 Loss

Team representatives[edit]

This is a list of tennis players who have represented the Bulgaria Davis Cup team in an official Davis Cup match.

Player W-L
(Total)
W-L
(Singles)
W-L
(Doubles)
Ties Debut Years Played
Georgi Arabov 3–0 1–0 2–0 3 1995 1
Teodor Bachev 0–2 0–0 0–2 2 1984 2
Ivo Bratanov 18–2 5–2 13–0 17 1996 6
Nikolai Chuparov 0–3 0–2 0–1 1 1964 1
Grigor Dimitrov 20–4 16–1 4–3 14 2008 7
Valentin Dimov 0–3 0–2 0–1 3 2009 3
Todor Enev 28–20 17–14 11–6 33 1999 14
Ljuben Genov 13–14 12–14 1–0 15 1968 11
Tihomir Grozdanov 13–3 4–2 9–1 13 2008 6
Dinko Halachev 0–1 0–1 0–0 1 2014 1
Victor Ivanchev 2–1 0–1 2–0 31 2001 1
Simeon Ivanov 5–0 1–0 4–0 4 2008 1
Mihail Kanev 1–0 1–0 0–0 1 1995 1
Yordan Kanev 3–7 2–5 1–2 8 2004 4
Ivan Keskinov 15–8 13–7 2–1 14 1989 6
Ilia Kushev 7–9 3–5 4–4 11 2003 6
Dimitar Kutrovsky 8–6 6–4 2–2 6 2011 3
Dimitar Kuzmanov 12–7 12–4 0–3 14 2011 6
Alexandar Lazarov 4–3 2–2 2–1 4 2016 2
Krassimir Lazarov 15–24 10–14 5–10 17 1983 10
Marian Lazarov 4–3 0–1 4–2 6 1983 3
Alexander Lazov 6–8 3–7 3–1 10 2013 5
Radoslav Lukaev 7–5 4–3 3–2 5 2000 3
Mark Markov 12–7 9–4 3–3 13 1992 4
Tzvetan Mihov 1–2 0–2 1–0 2 2010 2
Bozhidar Pampoulov 13–22 7–11 6–11 17 1967 13
Matei Pampoulov 7–13 2–3 5–10 15 1969 11
Milko Petkov 2–5 2–4 0–1 4 1992 3
Lubomir Petrov 4–9 3–8 1–1 7 1975 6
Radoslav Radev 13–3 4–1 9–2 11 1994 3
Ruslan Rainov 5–3 5–3 0–0 6 1986 4
Rangel Rangelov 3–5 2–4 1–1 3 1964 2
Julian Stamatov 15–16 12–13 3–3 14 1980 9
Orlin Stanoytchev 10–9 9–7 1–2 11 1991 6
Ivaylo Traykov 16–14 8–8 8–6 20 1997 11
Petar Trendafilov 3–0 0–0 3–0 3 2012 1
Stefan Tzvetkov 1–2 0–0 1–2 3 1990 2
Milen Velev 20–14 14–7 6–7 20 1988 9
Stojan Velev 5–6 4–3 1–3 5 1967 3
Milen Yanakiev 1–0 1–0 0–0 1 1986 1
Kiril Yashmakov 7–8 5–7 2–1 7 1967 4

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