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The India Davis Cup team represents India in Davis Cup tennis competition and are governed by the All India Tennis Association.

India
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CaptainMahesh Bhupathi
CoachZeeshan Ali
ITF ranking20 Decrease
Colorssky blue & white
First year1921
Years played81
Ties played (W–L)196 (117–79)
Years in
World Group
13 (7–13)
Runners-up3 (1966, 1974 & 1987)
Most total winsLeander Paes (90)
Most singles winsRamanathan Krishnan (50)
Most doubles winsLeander Paes (43)
Best doubles teamMahesh Bhupathi/Leander Paes (25–2)
Most ties playedLeander Paes (56)
Most years playedLeander Paes (27)

Contents

HistoryEdit

India competed in its first Davis Cup in 1921 but has yet to win the Cup.[1]

India finished as runners-up 3 times (1966, 1974, 1987). In 1974, the final was scratched and South Africa were awarded the Davis Cup after India refused to participate in the final due to the South African government's apartheid policies. India were strong favorites to win with Vijay Amritraj and Anand Amritraj at their best.[2][3]

Current teamEdit

Squad representing India in the 2018 Davis Cup
Player ATP Ranking Years Played Total W-L Singles W-L Doubles W-L
Ramkumar Ramanathan No. 129 (Singles) 3 (2016–) 7–6 7–6 0–0
Prajnesh Gunneswaran No. 102 (Singles) 2 (2017–) 2–2 2–2 0–0
Rohan Bopanna No. 36 (Doubles) 15 (2002–03, 2005-12, 2014–) 19–25 10–17 9–8
Divij Sharan No. 39 (Doubles) 1 (2012) 1–0 0–0 1–0
Source
Non-Playing Captain

Notable former membersEdit

ResultsEdit

Some Best resultsEdit

Year Competition Date Location Opponent Score Result
1966 Eastern, Group B, Semifinals 19–21 Mar 1966   Ahmedabad   Iran 5–0 Won
Eastern, Group B, Final 7–9 May 1966   Madras   Sri Lanka 5–0 Won
Eastern Zone, Final 30 Sep–3 Oct 1966   Tokyo   Japan 4–1 Won
Interzonal, Semifinals 12–14 Nov 1966   Calcutta   West Germany 3–2 Won
Interzonal, Final 4–6 Dec 1966   Calcutta   Brazil 3–2 Won
World Group, Challenge Round 26–28 Dec 1966   Melbourne   Australia 1–4 Runner-up
1974 Eastern Zone, Semifinals 3–5 May 1974   Kanpur   Japan 4–1 Won
Eastern Zone, Final 10–12 May 1974   Calcutta   Australia 3–2 Won
Interzonal, Final 20–22 Sep 1974   Pune   Soviet Union 3–1 Won
World Group, Final 1–3 Dec 1974     South Africa w/o Runner-up
1987 World Group, 1st Round 13–15 Mar 1987   New Delhi   Argentina 3–2 Won
World Group, Quarterfinals 24–26 Jul 1987   New Delhi   Israel 4–0 Won
World Group, Semifinals 2–4 Oct 1987   Sydney   Australia 3–2 Won
World Group, Final 18–20 Dec 1987   Gothenburg   Sweden 0–5 Runner-up

2000sEdit

2010sEdit

Year Competition Date Location Surface Opponent Score Result
2010 World Group, 1st Round 5–7 Mar 2010   Moscow Hard(i)   Russia 2–3 Lost
World Group, Play-offs 17–19 Sep 2010   Chennai Hard   Brazil 3–2 Won
2011 World Group, 1st Round 4–6 Mar 2011   Novi Sad Hard(i)   Serbia 1–4 Lost
World Group, Play-offs 16–18 Sep 2011   Tokyo Hard   Japan 1–4 Lost
2012 Asia/Oceania Group I, 2nd Round 6–8 Apr 2012   Namangan Clay   Uzbekistan 2–3 Lost
Asia/Oceania Group I, 1st Rd Play-offs 14–16 Sep 2012   Chandigarh Hard   New Zealand 5–0 Won
2013 Asia/Oceania Group I, 1st Round 1–3 Feb 2013   New Delhi Hard   South Korea 1–4 Lost
Asia/Oceania Group I, 1st Rd Play-offs 5–7 Apr 2013   Bangalore Hard   Indonesia 5–0 Won
2014 Asia/Oceania Group I, 1st Round 31 Jan-2 Feb 2014   Indore Hard   Chinese Taipei 5–0 Won
Asia/Oceania Group I, 2nd Round 4–6 Apr 2014   Busan Hard   South Korea 3–1 Won
World Group, Play-offs 12–14 Sep 2014   Bangalore Hard   Serbia 2–3 Lost
2015 Asia/Oceania Group I, 2nd Round 17-19 Jul 2015   Christchurch Hard(i)   New Zealand 3–2 Won
World Group, Play-offs 18–20 Sep 2015   New Delhi Hard   Czech Republic 1–3 Lost
2016 Asia/Oceania Group I, 2nd Round 15-17 Jul 2016   Chandigarh Grass   South Korea 4–1 Won
World Group, Play-offs 16–18 Sep 2016   New Delhi Hard   Spain 0–5 Lost
2017 Asia/Oceania Group I, 1st Round 3-5 Feb 2017   Pune Hard   New Zealand 4–1 Won
Asia/Oceania Group I, 2nd Round 7–9 Apr 2017   Bangalore Hard   Uzbekistan 4–1 Won
World Group, Play-offs 15–17 Sep 2017   Edmonton Hard(i)   Canada 2–3 Lost
2018 Asia/Oceania Group I, 2nd Round 6-8 Apr 2018   Tianjin Hard   China 3–2 Won
World Group, Play-offs 14–16 Sep 2018   Kraljevo Clay(i)   Serbia 0–4 Lost
2019 World Group, Qualifying Round 1–2 Feb 2019   Kolkata Grass   Italy 1–3 Lost
Asia/Oceania Group I 13-14 Sep 2019   TBA TBA   Pakistan Pending

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Davis Cup India Profile". daviscup.com. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  2. ^ "India turns to a Californian to regain Davis Cup prestige". Bill Dwyre. Los Angeles Times. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  3. ^ "The Year the Davis Cup Felt Empty". Dave Seminia. New York Times. 28 November 2009. Retrieved 12 February 2015.

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