Serbia Davis Cup team

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Serbia
Flag of Serbia.svg
CaptainNenad Zimonjić
CoachBoris Bošnjaković
Jovan Lilić
Dušan Vemić
ITF ranking8 Increase
Highest ITF ranking2 (6 Dec 2010)
ColorsRed, Blue and White
First year1927
Years played85
Ties played (W–L)191 (112–79)
Years in
World Group
21 (21–19)
Davis Cup titles1 (2010)
Runners-up1 (2013)
Most total winsNenad Zimonjić (43–30)
Most singles winsJanko Tipsarević (34–15)
Most doubles winsNenad Zimonjić (30–19)
Best doubles teamJovanović / Pilić (7–8)
Vemić / Zimonjić (7–2)
Most ties playedNenad Zimonjić (55)
Most years playedNenad Zimonjić (22)

The Serbian Davis Cup team represents Serbia in the Davis Cup tennis competition. From 5 June 2006 team is playing under name of Serbia, following the split of Yugoslavia.

Serbia won the Davis Cup title for the first time in 2010, defeating France 3:2 in the Final at Belgrade Arena.[1][2]

The team was also runner-up in 2013, when they were defeated by the Czech Republic 2:3 in the final in Belgrade.

Current team[edit]

The following players are called up for the 2019 Davis Cup Qualifying Round against Uzbekistan in 1–2 February 2019.[3]

Player Singles Rank Doubles Rank First year played No. of ties Total Win/Loss Singles Win/Loss Doubles Win/Loss
Dušan Lajović 42 222 2012 12 10–8 10–8 0–0
Laslo Đere 88 2017 3 1–2 1–2 0–0
Filip Krajinović 72 220 2014 7 6–5 6–2 0–3
Nikola Milojević 174 277 2018 3 1–2 0–0 1–2
Viktor Troicki 186 462 2008 21 23–14 17–11 6–3
Djokovic and Zimonjić during the tie against Czech Republic
(Belgrade 18 September 2010)

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players were part of a team in the last five years.

Player Singles Rank Doubles Rank First year played No. of ties Total Win/Loss Singles Win/Loss Doubles Win/Loss Last year played
Novak Djokovic 1 219 2004 25 34–10 31–7 3–3 2017
Peđa Krstin 173 577 2018 2 2–0 2–0 0–0 2018
Danilo Petrović 286 256 2018 1 1–0 0–0 1–0 2018
Miljan Zekić 343 509 2018 1 0–1 0–0 0–1 2018
Janko Tipsarević 505 2000 35 41–18 34–15 7–3 2016
Nenad Zimonjić 462 1995 55 43–30 13–11 30–19 2017

ATP Rankings on 28 January 2019, before the tie with Uzbekistan

History[edit]

Serbia competed in its first Davis Cup as an independent nation in 2007.

Within the Yugoslav Davis Cup team, they reached the semifinals of the World Group in 1988, 1989 and 1991.

They competed as the Serbia and Montenegro Davis Cup team from 20042006.

Serbia won the Davis Cup title in 2010.

1927 Overall 85 191
(112–79)
21
(21–19)
Winner 2010

Serbia is considered as the direct successor of former Davis Cup teams (SCG, YUG), which is important in drawing decisions of home/away ties and choice of ground.

Results under present name Serbia[edit]

Year Competition Date Surface Location Opponent Score Result
2007 Europe/Africa Zone Group I 1st round 9–11 Feb bye
Europe/Africa Zone Group I 2nd round 6–8 Apr clay Kovilovo, Serbia  Georgia 5 : 0 Won
World Group Play-offs 21–23 Sep clay Belgrade, Serbia  Australia 4 : 1 Won
2008 World Group 1st round 8–10 Feb hard Moscow, Russia  Russia 2 : 3 Lost
World Group Play-offs 19–21 Sep hard Bratislava, Slovakia  Slovakia 4 : 1 Won
2009 World Group 1st round 7–8 Mar clay Benidorm, Spain  Spain 1 : 4 Lost
World Group Play-offs 18–20 Sep hard Belgrade, Serbia  Uzbekistan 5 : 0 Won
2010 World Group 1st round 5–7 Mar clay Belgrade, Serbia  United States 3 : 2 Won
World Group Quarterfinals 9–11 Jul hard Split, Croatia  Croatia 4 : 1 Won
World Group Semifinals 17–19 Sep hard Belgrade, Serbia  Czech Republic 3 : 2 Won
World Group Final 3–5 Dec hard Belgrade, Serbia  France 3 : 2 Champion
2011 World Group 1st round 4–6 Mar hard Novi Sad, Serbia  India 4 : 1 Won
World Group Quarterfinals 8–10 Jul hard Halmstad, Sweden  Sweden 4 : 1 Won
World Group Semifinals 16–18 Sep hard Belgrade, Serbia  Argentina 2 : 3 Lost
2012 World Group 1st round 10–12 Feb hard Niš, Serbia  Sweden 4 : 1 Won
World Group Quarterfinals 6–8 Apr clay Prague, Czech Rep.  Czech Republic 1 : 4 Lost
2013 World Group 1st round 1–3 Feb clay Charleroi, Belgium  Belgium 3 : 2 Won
World Group Quarterfinals 5–7 Apr hard Boise, United States  United States 3 : 1 Won
World Group Semifinals 13–15 Sep clay Belgrade, Serbia  Canada 3 : 2 Won
World Group Final 15–17 Nov hard Belgrade, Serbia  Czech Republic 2 : 3 Runner-up
2014 World Group 1st round 31 Jan–2 Feb hard Novi Sad, Serbia   Switzerland 2 : 3 Lost
World Group Play-offs 12–15 Sep hard Bangalore, India  India 3 : 2 Won
2015 World Group 1st round 6–8 Mar hard Kraljevo, Serbia  Croatia 5 : 0 Won
World Group Quarterfinals 17–19 Jul clay Buenos Aires, Argentina  Argentina 1 : 4 Lost
2016 World Group 1st round 4–6 Mar hard Belgrade, Serbia  Kazakhstan 3 : 2 Won
World Group Quarterfinals 15–17 Jul clay Belgrade, Serbia  Great Britain 2 : 3 Lost
2017 World Group 1st round 3–5 Feb hard Niš, Serbia  Russia 4 : 0 Won
World Group Quarterfinals 7–9 Apr hard Belgrade, Serbia  Spain 4 : 1 Won
World Group Semifinals 15–17 Sep clay Lille, France  France 1 : 3 Lost
2018 World Group 1st round 2–4 Feb clay Niš, Serbia  United States 1 : 3 Lost
World Group Play-offs 14–16 Sep clay Kraljevo, Serbia  India 4 : 1 Won
2019 World Group Qualifying Round 1–2 Feb hard Tashkent, Uzbekistan  Uzbekistan 3 : 2 Won
World Group Finals Group A 20 Nov hard Madrid, Spain  Japan
21 Nov hard Madrid, Spain  France

Head to head[edit]

(by No. of ties)

Captains[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Serbia wins first Davis Cup title". ESPN. 2010-12-05. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
  2. ^ "Troicki climbs off the floor to win epic first Davis Cup for Serbia". Independent. 2010-12-05. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
  3. ^ Moćna Srbija odlazi na megdan Uzbekistancima, Zimonjić nominovao tim

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