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The Chile Davis Cup Team represents Chile in Davis Cup tennis tournament and is governed by Federación de tenis de Chile. The team is playing in the World Group since 2019 and reached the final one time in 1976, losing the cup against Italy in Santiago. Chile is currently #22 in the ITF Davis Cup rankings. The team is currently captained by former Chilean tennis player Nicolás Massú and coached by Marcelo Rios.

Chile
Flag of Chile.svg
CaptainNicolas Massu
CoachMarcelo Rios
ITF ranking22 Increase 3
ColorsRed & White          
First year1928
Years played71
Ties played (W–L)153 (83–70)
Years in
World Group
9 (3–9)
Davis Cup titles0
Runners-up1
Best finish1976 Davis Cup
Most total winsLuis Ayala (37–14)
Most singles winsLuis Ayala (27–6)
Most doubles winsHans Gildemeister (13–6)
Best doubles teamFernando González and Nicolás Massú (9–4)
Most ties playedPatricio Cornejo (32)
Most years playedPatricio Cornejo (16)

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HistoryEdit

Chile began playing at the Davis Cup in 1928, but would not win a tie until 1933, away at Uruguay, winning their first home tie in 1969, against Argentina. That was their only second home tie in their history.

The team's most successful performance at the Davis Cup was in 1976, losing 1–4 to the Italian team in the final held in Santiago, Chile. Since then, Chile have reached the quarterfinals in three occasions: in 1982, losing 1-4 against Australia, in 2006, losing to the USA 2-3, and in 2010, losing to the Czechs 1-4.

In the 2000s, thanks to Olympic gold winners Nicolás Massú and Fernando González, the Chilean team got promoted to the World Group for the first time in 20 years, and played there for every following season, excepting 2008. During this time, Chile went to play 6 World Group playoffs, winning their 4 home ties, against Japan, Pakistan, Australia and Austria, and losing an away tie to Israel. In 2011, Chile lost 1-4 against both the United States and Italy at home, and got relegated to the Americas Zone Group I. Later in 2012, once again they lost 1-4 away at Italy, without Fernando González, retired, and Nicolás Massú, inactive, for the first time in 9 years. Chile went to lose at Ecuador and Dominican Republic in 2013 and got relegated to the Americas Zone Group II for the first time in 23 years. Chile lost at Barbados 2-3 and won at home against Paraguay 5-0 to remain in the Group II for the 2015 season.

Current squadEdit

Rankings as of January 29, 2019

Team representing Chile vs.   Austria (2019 World Group Qualifiers)[1]
Name Born First Last Ties Win/Loss Ranks
Year Tie Sin Dou Tot Sin Dou
Nicolás Jarry (1995-10-11)October 11, 1995 2013 2019   Austria 10 9–5 5–3 14–8 41 46
Christian Garín (1996-05-30)May 30, 1996 2012 2019   Austria 14 10–11 1–1 11–12 95 496
Hans Podlipnik Castillo (1988-01-09)January 9, 1988 2008 2019   Austria 13 3–2 8–3 11–5 N/A 91
Tomás Barrios (1997-12-10)December 10, 1997 2017 2019   Austria 2 1–0 0–1 1–1 325 521

Other active players called:

Recent performancesEdit

2010sEdit

Year Competition Date Location Opponent Score Result
2010 World Group, 1st Round 6–8 March Coquimbo (CHI)   Israel 4–1 Win
World Group, Quarterfinals 9–11 July Coquimbo (CHI)   Czech Republic 1–4 Loss
2011 World Group, 1st Round 4–6 March Santiago (CHI)   United States 1–4 Loss
World Group Play-off 7–9 July Santiago (CHI)   Italy 1–4 Loss
2012 Americas Zone Group I, 2nd Round 6–8 April Montevideo (URU)   Uruguay 3–1 Win
World Group Play-off 14–16 September Napoli (ITA)   Italy 1–4 Loss
2013 Americas Zone Group I, 2nd Round 5–7 April Manta (ECU)   Ecuador 2–3 Loss
Americas Zone Group I, 2nd Round play-off 13–15 September Santo Domingo Este (DOM)   Dominican Republic 1–4 Loss
2014 Americas Zone Group II, 1st Round 31 January–2 February Bridgetown (BAR)   Barbados 2–3 Loss
Americas Zone Group II Play-off 4–6 April Santiago (CHI)   Paraguay 5–0 Win
2015 Americas Zone Group II, 1st Round 6–8 March Santiago (CHI)   Peru 5–0 Win
Americas Zone Group II, 2nd Round 17–19 July Talcahuano (CHI)   Mexico 5–0 Win
Americas Zone Group II, 3rd Round 18–20 September Santiago (CHI)   Venezuela 5–0 Win
2016 Americas Zone Group I, 1st Round 4–6 March Santiago (CHI)   Dominican Republic 5–0 Win
Americas Zone Group I, 2nd Round 15–17 July Iquique (CHI)   Colombia 3–1 Win
World Group Play-off 16–18 September Halifax (CAN)   Canada 0–5 Loss
2017 Americas Zone Group I, 1st Round 3–5 February Santo Domingo Este (DOM)   Dominican Republic 5–0 Win
Americas Zone Group I, 2nd Round 7–9 April Medellín (COL)   Colombia 1–3 Loss
2018 Americas Zone Group I, 1st Round 2–3 February Santiago (CHI)   Ecuador 3–1 Win
Americas Zone Group I, 2nd Round 6–7 April San Juan (ARG)   Argentina 2–3 Loss
2019 Qualifying Round 1–2 February Salzburg (AUT)   Austria 3–2 Win

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tie details - Austria vs. Chile". DavisCup.com. Retrieved February 1, 2019.

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