India Davis Cup team

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India
Flag of India.svg
CaptainMahesh Bhupathi
CoachZeeshan Ali
ITF ranking20 (Decrease -1) (4 February 2019)[1]
Colorssky blue & white
First year1921
Years played81
Ties played (W–L)196 (117–79)
Years in
World Group
13 (7–13)
Runners-up3 (1966, 1974 & 1987)
Most total winsLeander Paes (90)
Most singles winsRamanathan Krishnan (50)
Most doubles winsLeander Paes (43)
Best doubles teamMahesh Bhupathi/Leander Paes (25–2)
Most ties playedLeander Paes (56)
Most years playedLeander Paes (27)

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

History[edit]

India competed in its first Davis Cup in 1921 but has yet to win the Cup.[2]

India finished as runners-up 3 times (1966, 1974, 1987). In 1974, the final was scratched and South Africa were awarded the Davis Cup after India refused to participate in the final due to the South African government's apartheid policies. India were strong favorites to win with Vijay Amritraj and Anand Amritraj at their best.[3][4]

Current team[edit]

Squad representing India in the 2018 Davis Cup
Player ATP Ranking Years Played Total W-L Singles W-L Doubles W-L
Ramkumar Ramanathan No. 179 (Singles) 4 (2016–) 7–7 7–7 0–0
Prajnesh Gunneswaran No. 82 (Singles) 3 (2017–) 2–4 2–4 0–0
Rohan Bopanna No. 43 (Doubles) 16 (2002–03, 2005-12, 2014–) 20–25 10–17 10–8
Divij Sharan No. 49 (Doubles) 2 (2012,2019) 2–0 0–0 2–0
Source
Non-Playing Captain

Notable former members[edit]

Results[edit]

Some Best results[edit]

Year Competition Date Location Opponent Score Result
1966 Eastern, Group B, Semifinals 19–21 Mar 1966 India Ahmedabad Iran Iran 5–0 Won
Eastern, Group B, Final 7–9 May 1966 India Madras Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 5–0 Won
Eastern Zone, Final 30 Sep–3 Oct 1966 Japan Tokyo Japan Japan 4–1 Won
Interzonal, Semifinals 12–14 Nov 1966 India Calcutta West Germany West Germany 3–2 Won
Interzonal, Final 4–6 Dec 1966 India Calcutta Brazil Brazil 3–2 Won
World Group, Challenge Round 26–28 Dec 1966 Australia Melbourne Australia Australia 1–4 Runner-up
1974 Eastern Zone, Semifinals 3–5 May 1974 India Kanpur Japan Japan 4–1 Won
Eastern Zone, Final 10–12 May 1974 India Calcutta Australia Australia 3–2 Won
Interzonal, Final 20–22 Sep 1974 India Pune Soviet Union Soviet Union 3–1 Won
World Group, Final 1–3 Dec 1974 South Africa  South Africa w/o Runner-up
1987 World Group, 1st Round 13–15 Mar 1987 India New Delhi Argentina Argentina 3–2 Won
World Group, Quarterfinals 24–26 Jul 1987 India New Delhi Israel Israel 4–0 Won
World Group, Semifinals 2–4 Oct 1987 Australia Sydney Australia Australia 3–2 Won
World Group, Final 18–20 Dec 1987 Sweden Gothenburg Sweden Sweden 0–5 Runner-up

2000s[edit]

2010s[edit]

Year Competition Date Location Surface Opponent Score Result
2010 World Group, 1st Round 5–7 Mar 2010 Russia Moscow Hard(i) Russia Russia 2–3 Lost
World Group, Play-offs 17–19 Sep 2010 India Chennai Hard Brazil Brazil 3–2 Won
2011 World Group, 1st Round 4–6 Mar 2011 Serbia Novi Sad Hard(i) Serbia Serbia 1–4 Lost
World Group, Play-offs 16–18 Sep 2011 Japan Tokyo Hard Japan Japan 1–4 Lost
2012 Asia/Oceania Group I, 2nd Round 6–8 Apr 2012 Uzbekistan Namangan Clay Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 2–3 Lost
Asia/Oceania Group I, 1st Rd Play-offs 14–16 Sep 2012 India Chandigarh Hard New Zealand New Zealand 5–0 Won
2013 Asia/Oceania Group I, 1st Round 1–3 Feb 2013 India New Delhi Hard South Korea South Korea 1–4 Lost
Asia/Oceania Group I, 1st Rd Play-offs 5–7 Apr 2013 India Bangalore Hard Indonesia Indonesia 5–0 Won
2014 Asia/Oceania Group I, 1st Round 31 Jan-2 Feb 2014 India Indore Hard Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 5–0 Won
Asia/Oceania Group I, 2nd Round 4–6 Apr 2014 South Korea Busan Hard South Korea South Korea 3–1 Won
World Group, Play-offs 12–14 Sep 2014 India Bangalore Hard Serbia Serbia 2–3 Lost
2015 Asia/Oceania Group I, 2nd Round 17-19 Jul 2015 New Zealand Christchurch Hard(i) New Zealand New Zealand 3–2 Won
World Group, Play-offs 18–20 Sep 2015 India New Delhi Hard Czech Republic Czech Republic 1–3 Lost
2016 Asia/Oceania Group I, 2nd Round 15-17 Jul 2016 India Chandigarh Grass South Korea South Korea 4–1 Won
World Group, Play-offs 16–18 Sep 2016 India New Delhi Hard Spain Spain 0–5 Lost
2017 Asia/Oceania Group I, 1st Round 3-5 Feb 2017 India Pune Hard New Zealand New Zealand 4–1 Won
Asia/Oceania Group I, 2nd Round 7–9 Apr 2017 India Bangalore Hard Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 4–1 Won
World Group, Play-offs 15–17 Sep 2017 Canada Edmonton Hard(i) Canada Canada 2–3 Lost
2018 Asia/Oceania Group I, 2nd Round 6-8 Apr 2018 China Tianjin Hard China China 3–2 Won
World Group, Play-offs 14–16 Sep 2018 Serbia Kraljevo Clay(i) Serbia Serbia 0–4 Lost
2019 World Group, Qualifying Round 1–2 Feb 2019 India Kolkata Grass Italy Italy 1–3 Lost
Asia/Oceania Group I 29–30 Nov 2019 Pakistan Islamabad Grass Pakistan Pakistan Pending

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Davis Cup - Rankings". Davis Cup. 4 February 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Davis Cup India Profile". Davis Cup. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  3. ^ "India turns to a Californian to regain Davis Cup prestige". Bill Dwyre. Los Angeles Times. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  4. ^ "The Year the Davis Cup Felt Empty". Dave Seminia. New York Times. 28 November 2009. Retrieved 12 February 2015.

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