Germany Davis Cup team

The Germany Davis Cup team represents Germany in Davis Cup tennis competition and are governed by the Deutscher Tennis Bund. As East Germany never participated in the Davis Cup, and the Deutscher Tennisbund remained the same organization throughout the century, the West German Davis Cup team is included in this article.

Germany / West Germany
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CaptainMichael Kohlmann
ITF ranking8 (9 March 2020)
Colorswhite & black
First year1913
Years played85
Ties played (W–L)229 (148–81)
Years in
World Group
37 (37–33)
Davis Cup titles3 (1988, 1989, 1993)
Runners-up2 (1970, 1985)
Most total winsGottfried von Cramm (82–19)
Most singles winsGottfried von Cramm (58–10)
Most doubles winsGottfried von Cramm (24–9)
Best doubles teamHans-Jürgen Pohmann &
Jürgen Fassbender (13–3)
Most ties playedWilhelm Bungert (43)
Most years playedWilhelm Bungert (14)

Germany has won the Davis Cup three times (1988, 1989, 1993) and finished as runners-up twice (1970, 1985).

Current teamEdit

Players representing Germany in the 2020 Davis Cup Qualifying Round
Player Age Win–Loss overall First
Ties Ranking
Singles Doubles Total Singles Doubles
Philipp Kohlschreiber 36 20–14 4–3 24–17 2007 23 73 N/A
Jan-Lennard Struff 30 7–5 4–0 11–5 2015 10 34 46
Kevin Krawietz 28 0–0 3–0 3–0 2019 3 615 13
Andreas Mies 30 0–0 3–0 3–0 2019 3 N/A 14
Dominik Koepfer 26 1–0 0–0 1–0 2020 1 92 380

As of 8 March 2020, rankings as of 2 March 2020.


Germany competed in its first Davis Cup in 1913.

First final participation in 1970Edit

In 1970, Germany reached the Davis Cup final for the first time. Having defeated Denmark, Egypt, Belgium and the Soviet Union in the European zone they played India and Spain in the so-called interzonal zone, beating both teams. In the final Wilhelm Bungert and Christian Kuhnke played Arthur Ashe and Cliff Richey in the singles and Bob Lutz/Stan Smith in the double. The German players lost all five matches, all but one in three sets.

Second final participation in 1985Edit

Fifteen years later Germany reached the Davis Cup final for the second time. After close successes against Spain and the United States and a clear victory against Czechoslovakia in the World Group Germany played Sweden at home in Munich. Germany played with Boris Becker and Michael Westphal in the singles and with Becker/Andreas Maurer in the double. After the fourth rubber against Mats Wilander and Stefan Edberg in the singles and Wilander/Joakim Nyström in the double the standings were 2–2. In the decisive fifth rubber Westphal lost to Stefan Edberg in four sets.

First Davis Cup title in 1988Edit

Only three years later Germany reached the Davis Cup final for the third time. After three 5–0 whitewashes against Brazil, Denmark and Yugoslavia Germany once again met Sweden. Now it was Sweden's turn to lose at home. Germany secured its triumph in the third match, the double. Carl-Uwe Steeb and Boris Becker had defeated Mats Wilander and Stefan Edberg, respectively, before the German double consisting of Becker and Eric Jelen defeated Edberg and Anders Järryd in five sets. The fourth match which was shortened to best of three was won by Edberg before Sweden let Germany get its fourth point by a walkover.

Second Davis Cup title in 1989Edit

Germany defeated Indonesia, Czechoslovakia and the United States on the way to their second consecutive final and the final once again was Germany against Sweden. This time the final took place in Stuttgart. Mats Wilander achieved the 1–0 lead for Sweden by defeating Carl-Uwe Steeb in five sets before Boris Becker levelled the standings in a three-set victory against Stefan Edberg. Becker and Eric Jelen defeated the Sweden double of Jan Gunnarsson and Anders Järryd in five sets before Becker secured the second consecutive German Davis Cup title by defeating Mats Wilander in three sets.

Third Davis Cup title in 1993Edit

It took Germany four years to reach the Davis Cup final for the fifth time, and they did so by beating Russia, the Czech Republic and – once again – Sweden. In the final against Australia that took place in Düsseldorf, Germany, Michael Stich defeated Jason Stoltenberg in five sets to mark the first point for Germany. In the second Friday single, Marc-Kevin Goellner lost to Richard Fromberg with a result of 7–9 in the fifth set. Stich and Patrik Kühnen defeated their Australian counterparts Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde in the double, marking the 2–1 for Germany. In the fourth rubber, Michael Stich clearly defeated Richard Fromberg in three sets before Goellner defeated Fromberg in the tie-break of the third and last set.

Up to 2020, this was Germany's last participation in the Davis Cup final.


Results until 1980Edit

Germany (1900–1960)Edit

West Germany (1960–1980)Edit

Recent performancesEdit

Here is the list of all match-ups since 1981, when the competition started being held in the World Group format.





Competition Date Location Opponent Score Result
2010 World Group, First round 5–7 March Toulon (FRA)   France 1–4 Loss
World Group Play-offs 17–19 September Stuttgart (GER)   South Africa 5–0 Win
2011 World Group, First round 4–6 March Zagreb (CRO)   Croatia [8] 3–2 Win
World Group, Quarterfinals 8–10 July Stuttgart (GER)   France [2] 1–4 Loss
2012 World Group, First round 10–12 February Bamberg (GER)   Argentina [2] 1–4 Loss
World Group Play-offs 14–16 September Hamburg (GER)   Australia 3–2 Win
2013 World Group, First round 1–3 February Buenos Aires (ARG)   Argentina [3] 0–5 Loss
World Group Play-offs 13–15 September Neu-Ulm (GER)   Brazil 4–1 Win
2014 World Group, First round 31 January–2 February Frankfurt (GER)   Spain [3] 4–1 Win
World Group, Quarterfinals 29–31 March Nancy (FRA)   France [5] 2–3 Loss
2015 World Group, First round 6–8 March Frankfurt (GER)   France [1] 2–3 Loss
World Group Play-offs 18–20 September Santo Domingo (DOM)   Dominican Republic 4–1 Win
2016 World Group, First round 4–6 March Hanover (GER)   Czech Republic [3] 2–3 Loss
World Group Play-offs 16–18 September Berlin (GER)   Poland 3–2 Win
2017 World Group, First round 3–5 February Frankfurt (GER)   Belgium [7] 1–4 Loss
World Group Play-offs 15–17 September Oeiras (POR)   Portugal 3–2 Win
2018 World Group, First round 2–4 February Brisbane (AUS)   Australia [6] 3–1 Win
World Group, Quarterfinals 6–8 April Valencia (ESP)   Spain 2–3 Loss
2019 Qualifying Round 1–2 February Frankfurt (GER)   Hungary 5–0 Win
Finals, Group C 20 November Madrid (ESP)   Argentina [3] 3–0 Win
21 November   Chile 2–1 Win
Finals, Quarterfinals 22 November   Great Britain [5] 0–2 Loss


Competition Date Location Opponent Score Result
2020 Qualifying Round 6–7 March Düsseldorf (GER)   Belarus 4–1 Win
2021 Finals, Group F 22, 23, 24 or 25 November Madrid (ESP)   Serbia [6] Pending
22, 23, 24 or 25 November   Austria Pending

Team captainsEdit

from 1985 on


Player recordsEdit

S = Singles, D = Doubles, W% = Win% total

Team recordsEdit

Statistics since 1981, as of end of 2020 Davis Cup Qualifying Round.

  • Champion: 3 times
  • Runner-up: 1 time
  • Lost in Semifinals: 4 times
  • Lost in Quarterfinals: 11 times
  • Lost in First Round: 17 times
  • Not in World Group/Finals: 3 times
Records by decade
  • 1981–1989: 18–7 (72%)
  • 1990–1999: 16–9 (64%)
  • 2000–2009: 11–10 (52%)
  • 2010–2019: 12–10 (55%)
  • 2020–2029: 1–0 (100%)
Records by ground
  • Home (51 ties): 37–14 (73%)
  • Away (40 ties): 19–21 (48%)
  • Neutral (3 ties): 2–1 (67%)
  • Total: (94 ties): 58–36 (62%)

Head-to-head recordsEdit

Statistics since 1981, as of end of 2020 Davis Cup Qualifying Round.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit