Portugal Davis Cup team

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Portugal
Flag of Portugal.svg
Captain Nuno Marques[1]
Coach Emanuel Couto[1]
ITF ranking
Current ranking 21 Increase [a]
Highest ranking 21 (10 April 2017)
First international
1925
World Group
Appearances 0
Player stats
Most total wins João Cunha e Silva (37–40)
Most singles wins João Cunha e Silva (25–28)
Most doubles wins Emanuel Couto (13–5)
Best doubles team Frederico Gil / Leonardo Tavares (9–5)
Most ties played João Cunha e Silva (30)
Most years played João Cunha e Silva (16)
Nuno Marques (16)

The Portugal Davis Cup team represents Portugal in Davis Cup tennis competition and is governed by the Federação Portuguesa de Ténis.

Portugal competes in the Europe/Africa Zone Group I in 2017, after being promoted from Group II in the 2015 season. They have never played in the World Group, but reached the World Group Play-offs in 1994 and 2017.

History[edit]

Portugal competed in its first Davis Cup in 1925. Their first opponent was Italy, who won 4–1.

Portugal's most successful moment came in 1994 after defeating Great Britain 4–1 in the Group I of the Europe/Africa Zone and qualifying to the World Group play-offs. The team led by João Cunha e Silva, Nuno Marques and Emanuel Couto lost, however, to Croatia 4–0 (the last rubber was abandoned).

Current squad[edit]

Player information and rankings as of 10 April 2017

Squad representing Portugal vs. Ukraine(Group I Europe/Africa Second round)[2]
Player ATP Ranking Years Played Total W-L Singles W-L Doubles W-L
João Sousa #37 (Singles) 10 (2008–) 26–15 19–9 7–6
Gastão Elias #90 (Singles) 8 (2007–08, 2012–) 13–17 6–8 7–9
Pedro Sousa #209 (Singles) 6 (2006–07, 2010, 2013, 2016-) 8–2 7–2 1–0
João Domingues #278 (Singles) 1 (2015–16) 2–0 2–0 0–0
Other players called up within the last 2 seasons
Player ATP Ranking Years Played Total W-L Singles W-L Doubles W-L
Frederico Ferreira Silva #442 (Singles) 3 (2014–15, 2017) 4–2 3–2 1–0

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 Maia (POR)  Denmark 4–1 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group II, 2nd round 9–11 July Cruz Quebrada (POR)  Cyprus 5–0 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group II, 3rd round 17–19 September Cruz Quebrada (POR)  Bosnia and Herzegovina 3–2 Win
2011 Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 1st round 4–6 March Cruz Quebrada (POR)  Slovakia 4–1 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 2nd round 8–10 July Bern (SUI)   Switzerland 0–5 Loss
2012 Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 1st round 10–12 February Bye
Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 2nd round 6–8 April Ramat HaSharon (ISR)  Israel 2–3 Loss
Europe/Africa Zone Group I, Relegation play-off 14–16 September Bratislava (SVK)  Slovakia 1–3 Loss
2013 Europe/Africa Zone Group II, 1st round 1–3 February Lisbon (POR)  Benin 5–0 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group II, 2nd round 5–7 April Lisbon (POR)  Lithuania 5–0 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group II, 3rd round 13–15 September Chișinău (MDA)  Moldova 3–2 Win
2014 Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 1st round 31 January – 2 February Kranj (SLO)  Slovenia 2–3 Loss
Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 1st round play-off 12-14 September Bye
Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 2nd round play-off 12–14 September Moscow (RUS)  Russia 1–4 Loss
2015 Europe/Africa Zone Group II, 1st round 6–8 March Cruz Quebrada (POR)  Morocco 4–1 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group II, 2nd round 17–19 July Viana do Castelo (POR)  Finland 4–1 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group II, 3rd round 18–20 September Viana do Castelo (POR)  Belarus 3–2 Win
2016 Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 1st round 4–6 March Guimarães (POR)  Austria 1–4 Loss
Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 1st round play-off 16–18 September Bye
Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 2nd round play-off 16–18 September Viana do Castelo (POR)  Slovenia 5–0 Win
2017 Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 1st round 3–5 February Lisbon (POR)  Israel 5–0 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 2nd round 7–9 April Lisbon (POR)  Ukraine 4–1 Win
World Group Play-offs 15-17 September TBD (POR)  Germany

Statistics[edit]

Since 1981 (Current through 2017 Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I Second round)

Record
  • World Group: 0 times
  • WG Play-off: 2 time
  • Europe/Africa Zone Group I: 21 times
  • Europe/Africa Zone Group II: 11 times
Home and away record (since 1925)
  • Performance at home (56 match-ups): 32–24 (57.14%)
  • Performance away (51 match-ups): 13–38 (25.49%)
  • Total: 45–62 (42.06%)
Head-to-head record (1981–)
Russia record includes two losses against Soviet Union and one loss against CIS.
Serbia and Montenegro record includes two victories against Yugoslavia.
Record against continents
Africa Asia Europe North America Oceania South America
 Algeria
 Benin
 Egypt
 Ghana
 Morocco
 Senegal
 South Africa
 Tunisia
 Zimbabwe
 Austria
 Belarus
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Croatia
 Cyprus
 Denmark
 Estonia
 Finland
 Georgia
 Great Britain
 Hungary
 Ireland
 Israel
 Italy
 Lithuania
 Luxembourg
 Moldova
 Monaco
 Netherlands
 Norway
 Romania
 Russia
 Serbia and Montenegro
 Slovakia
 Slovenia
  Switzerland
 Ukraine
Record: 14–3 (82.4%) Record: 0–0 (0.0%) Record: 27–34 (44.3%) Record: 0–0 (0.0%) Record: 0–0 (0.0%) Record: 0–0 (0.0%)
Record by decade
  • 1981–1989: 7–9 (43.8%)
  • 1990–1999: 10–10 (50%)
  • 2000–2009: 11–12 (47.8%)
  • 2010–2019: 13–6 (68.4%)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ As of 10 April 2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Federação de ténis reforça equipas técnicas [Tennis Federation strengthens staff]" (in Portuguese). RTP. 19 November 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Portugal vs. Ukraine". Davis Cup. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 

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