Serbia Davis Cup team

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Serbia
Flag of Serbia.svg
Captain Nenad Zimonjić
Coach Boris Bošnjaković
Jovan Lilić
Dušan Vemić
ITF ranking 7 Increase
Highest ITF ranking 2 (6 Dec 2010)
Colors Red, Blue and White
First year 1927
Years played 84
Ties played (W–L) 189 (110–79)
Years in
World Group
20 (21–19)
Davis Cup titles 1 (2010)
Runners-up 1 (2013)
Most total wins Nenad Zimonjić (43–30)
Most singles wins Janko Tipsarević (34–15)
Most doubles wins Nenad Zimonjić (30–19)
Best doubles team Jovanović / Pilić (7–8)
Vemić / Zimonjić (7–2)
Most ties played Nenad Zimonjić (55)
Most years played Nenad 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 2018 World Group First round against USA in February 2018.

Player Singles Rank Doubles Rank First year played No. of ties Total Win/Loss Singles Win/Loss Doubles Win/Loss
Dušan Lajović 84 554 2012 10 8–7 8–7 0–0
Laslo Đere 88 2017 2 0–2 0–2 0–0
Nikola Milojević 183 308 2018 1 0–1 0–0 0–1
Peđa Krstin 230 1170 2018 1 1–0 1–0 0–0
Miljan Zekić 302 1395 2018 1 0–1 0–0 0–1
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 13 227 2004 25 34–10 31–7 3–3 2017
Filip Krajinović 38 781 2014 6 4–5 4–2 0–3 2017
Viktor Troicki 67 104 2008 20 23–13 17–11 6–2 2017
Janko Tipsarević 143
(68)*
2000 35 41–18 34–15 7–3 2016
Nenad Zimonjić 42 1995 55 43–30 13–11 30–19 2017
Ilija Bozoljac 334 2003 13 7–8 3–2 4–6 2014

*Protected ranking
ATP Rankings on 29 January 2018, before the tie with USA.

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 84 189
(110–79)
20
(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 Serbia  India

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. 

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