Croatia Davis Cup team

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Croatia
Flag of Croatia.svg
Captain Željko Krajan
ITF ranking 7 Increase 4
Colors Red and white
First year 1993
Years played 23
Ties played (W–L) 52 (31–21)
Years in
World Group
13 (11–12)
Davis Cup titles 1 (2005)
Most total wins Ivan Ljubičić (36–19)
Most singles wins Ivan Ljubičić (23–13)
Most doubles wins Goran Ivanišević (13–5)
Ivan Ljubičić (13–6)
Best doubles team Ivan Ljubičić /
Mario Ančić (6–1)
Ivan Ljubičić /
Goran Ivanišević (6–0)
Most ties played Ivan Ljubičić (22)
Most years played Ivan Ljubičić (11)

The Croatia Davis Cup team represents Croatia in Davis Cup tennis competition and is governed by the Croatian Tennis Association. It is captained by Željko Krajan.

Croatia won the Davis Cup once, in 2005.

History[edit]

Croatia competed in its first Davis Cup in 1993 in Europe/Africa Group I semifinals beating Zimbabwe 3-2. In 1994 Croatia beat Portugal 4-0 in qualification round thus ensuring its first time appearance in World Group in 1995. Croatia lost in its debut from Germany and failed to qualify in the World Group again until 2002 where they beat Germany and earned its first quarterfinals. In 2005 Croatia won its first Davis Cup over Slovakia as the first unseeded nation to win the title. Croatia reached semifinals in 2009 but lost to Czech Republic 4-1.

Current team[edit]

The following players were called up for the 2016 Davis Cup World Group first round match against United States in July 2016.

Player Singles
ATP Rank
Doubles
ATP Rank
First year
played
Total
Win/Loss
Singles
Win/Loss
Doubles
Win/Loss
Marin Čilić 12 254 2006 23–14 18–8 5–6
Borna Ćorić 54 428 2013 4–4 4–4 0–0
Ivan Dodig 74 13 2010 6–11 2–7 4–4
Marin Draganja N/A 136 2014 1–2 0–0 1–2

Players[edit]

Key
§
Still active for the national team[nb 1]
2005 Davis Cup winner
Winners at the 2005 Davis Cup[nb 2]
*
Still playing active tennis
Player W-L
(Total)
W-L
(Singles)
W-L
(Doubles)
Ties Career
Ančić, MarioMario Ančić 21–13 13–11 8–2 18 1999–2009
Beroš, IvanIvan Beroš 1–0 1–0 0–0 1 1999
Cerović, IvanIvan Cerović 0–1 0–1 0–0 1 2006
CzilicMarin Čilić § 25–15 19–9 6–6 18 2006–
CzoricBorna Ćorić § 5–5 5–5 0–0 7 2013–
Delić, MateMate Delić § 1–4 1–4 0–0 3 2014–
Dodig, IvanIvan Dodig § 7–11 2–7 5–4 10 2010–
Draganja, MarinMarin Draganja § 1–2 0–0 1–2 3 2014–
Hiršzon, SašaSaša Hiršzon 11–12 6–8 5–4 9 1994–1998
Ivanišević, GoranGoran Ivanišević 33–11 20–6 13–5 18 1993–2003
Karanušić, RokoRoko Karanušić 2–6 2–5 0–1 6 2005–2009
Karlović, IvoIvo Karlović * 13–12 9–8 4–4 14 2000–2012
Krajan, ŽeljkoŽeljko Krajan 1–2 1–2 0–0 3 1998–1999
Ljubičić, IvanIvan Ljubičić 36–19 23–13 13–6 22 1998–2010
Mektić, NikolaNikola Mektić * 1–0 1–0 0–0 1 2011
Orešić, GoranGoran Orešić 1–1 1–1 0–0 2 1996
Pavić, MateMate Pavić * 0–3 0–1 0–2 2 2013–2014
Prpić, GoranGoran Prpić 1–5 1–3 0–2 2 1993
SzaricIgor Šarić 2–0 2–0 0–0 2 1994–1996
SzkugorFranko Škugor § 2–2 0–1 2–1 3 2015–
Tuksar, SašaSaša Tuksar 0–2 0–2 0–0 2 2004–2006
Vajda, IvanIvan Vajda 0–1 0–1 0–0 1 2001
Veić, AntonioAntonio Veić * 1–2 1–2 0–0 3 2010–2012
Zovko, LovroLovro Zovko 6–9 5–2 1–7 10 1998–2009

Managers[edit]

Croatian Davis Cup team in 2011
Name Tenure Ties Won Lost Win % Best Result
Croatia Orešar, BrunoBruno Orešar 1993 2 1 1 50 1993 World Group, Qualifying round
Croatia Prpić, GoranGoran Prpić 1994 1 1 0 100 1994 Europe/Africa Group I, Semifinals
Croatia Franulović, ŽeljkoŽeljko Franulović 1994–1997 7 3 4 42.9 1995 World Group, First round
Croatia Prpić, GoranGoran Prpić 1998–2000 7 4 3 57.1 1999 Europe/Africa Group I, Quarterfinals
Croatia Pilić, NikolaNikola Pilić 2001–2005 12 9 3 75 2005 Champions
Croatia Ljubičić, IvanIvan Ljubičić 2006 2 1 1 50 2006 World Group, Quarterfinals
Croatia Prpić, GoranGoran Prpić 2007–2011 11 6 5 54.6 2009 World Group, Semifinals
Croatia Krajan, ŽeljkoŽeljko Krajan 2012– 10 6 4 60.0 2016 World Group, Semifinals
Totals 52 31 21 59.6

Davis Cup wins[edit]

Edition Rounds/Opponents Results
2005 1R:  United States QF:  Romania SF:  Russia F:  Slovakia 1R: 3–2 QF: 4–1 SF: 3–2 F: 3–2

Recent performances[edit]

Here is the list of all match-ups since 1993, when Croatia started competing as a separate nation.

1990s[edit]

2000s[edit]

2010s[edit]

Year Competition Date Location Opponent Score Result
2010 World Group, First round 5–7 Mar Varaždin (CRO)  Ecuador 5–0 Win
World Group, Quarterfinals 9–11 Jul Split (CRO)  Serbia 1–4 Loss
2011 World Group, First round 4–6 Mar Zagreb (CRO)  Germany 2–3 Loss
World Group, Relegation play-off 16–18 Sep Potchefstroom (RSA)  South Africa 4–1 Win
2012 World Group, First round 10–12 Feb Miki (JPN)  Japan 3–2 Win
World Group, Quarterfinals 6–8 Apr Buenos Aires (ARG)  Argentina 1–4 Loss
2013 World Group, First round 1–3 Feb Turin (ITA)  Italy 2–3 Loss
World Group, Relegation play-off 13–15 Sep Umag (CRO)  Great Britain 1–4 Loss
2014 Europe/Africa Group I, Second round 4–6 Apr Warsaw (POL)  Poland 3–1 Win
World Group, Promotion play-off 12–14 Sep Amsterdam (NED)  Netherlands 3–2 Win
2015 World Group, First round 6–8 Mar Kraljevo (SRB)  Serbia 0–5 Loss
World Group, Relegation play-off 18-20 Sep Florianópolis (BRA)  Brazil 3–1 Win
2016 World Group, First round 4–6 Mar Liège (BEL)  Belgium 3–2 Win
World Group, Quarterfinals 15-17 Jul Beaverton (USA)  United States 3–2 Win
World Group, Semifinals 16-18 Sep (CRO)  France TBD TBD

Statistics[edit]

Last updated: USA - Croatia ; 17 July 2016

Record
  • Champion: 1 time (1 time Away)
  • Runner-up: 0 times
  • Lost in Semifinals: 1 time
  • Lost in Quarterfinals: 5 times
  • Lost in First Round: 5 times
  • Not in World Group: 8 times
  • Total: 31–21 (59.6%)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Players considered active are the ones who have been called up for the national team in the last 12 months.
  2. ^ Goran Ivanišević and Ivo Karlović were called up for the finals but did not participate.

References[edit]


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