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The Portugal Davis Cup team represents Portugal in Davis Cup tennis competition and is governed by the Federação Portuguesa de Ténis.

Portugal
Flag of Portugal.svg
CaptainNuno Marques[1]
CoachEmanuel Couto[1]
ITF ranking21 Increase [a]
Highest ITF ranking21 (10 April 2017)
Colorsred & white
First year1925
Years played62
Ties played (W–L)106 (44–62)
Years in
World Group
0
Best finishWG Play-Offs (1994, 2017)
Most total winsJoão Cunha e Silva (37–40)
Most singles winsJoão Cunha e Silva (25–28)
Most doubles winsEmanuel Couto (13–5)
Best doubles teamFrederico Gil / Leonardo Tavares (9–5)
Most ties playedJoão Cunha e Silva (30)
Most years playedJoão Cunha e Silva (16)
Nuno Marques (16)

Portugal competes in the Europe/Africa Zone Group I in 2017, after being promoted from Group II in the 2015 season. They have never played in the World Group, but reached the World Group Play-offs in 1994 and 2017.

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HistoryEdit

Portugal competed in its first Davis Cup in 1925. Their first opponent was Italy, who won 4–1.

Portugal's most successful moment came in 1994 after defeating Great Britain 4–1 in the Group I of the Europe/Africa Zone and qualifying to the World Group play-offs. The team led by João Cunha e Silva, Nuno Marques and Emanuel Couto lost, however, to Croatia 4–0 (the last rubber was abandoned).

Current squadEdit

Player information and rankings as of 10 April 2017

Squad representing Portugal vs. Ukraine(Group I Europe/Africa Second round)[2]
Player ATP Ranking Years Played Total W-L Singles W-L Doubles W-L
João Sousa #37 (Singles) 10 (2008–) 26–15 19–9 7–6
Gastão Elias #90 (Singles) 8 (2007–08, 2012–) 13–17 6–8 7–9
Pedro Sousa #209 (Singles) 6 (2006–07, 2010, 2013, 2016-) 8–2 7–2 1–0
João Domingues #278 (Singles) 1 (2015–16) 2–0 2–0 0–0
Other players called up within the last 2 seasons
Player ATP Ranking Years Played Total W-L Singles W-L Doubles W-L
Frederico Ferreira Silva #442 (Singles) 3 (2014–15, 2017) 4–2 3–2 1–0

Recent performancesEdit

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

1980sEdit

1990sEdit

2000sEdit

2010sEdit

Year Competition Date Location Opponent Score Result
2010 Europe/Africa Zone Group II, 1st round 5–7 March Maia (POR)   Denmark 4–1 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group II, 2nd round 9–11 July Cruz Quebrada (POR)   Cyprus 5–0 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group II, 3rd round 17–19 September Cruz Quebrada (POR)   Bosnia and Herzegovina 3–2 Win
2011 Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 1st round 4–6 March Cruz Quebrada (POR)   Slovakia 4–1 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 2nd round 8–10 July Bern (SUI)    Switzerland 0–5 Loss
2012 Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 1st round 10–12 February Bye
Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 2nd round 6–8 April Ramat HaSharon (ISR)   Israel 2–3 Loss
Europe/Africa Zone Group I, Relegation play-off 14–16 September Bratislava (SVK)   Slovakia 1–3 Loss
2013 Europe/Africa Zone Group II, 1st round 1–3 February Lisbon (POR)   Benin 5–0 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group II, 2nd round 5–7 April Lisbon (POR)   Lithuania 5–0 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group II, 3rd round 13–15 September Chișinău (MDA)   Moldova 3–2 Win
2014 Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 1st round 31 January – 2 February Kranj (SLO)   Slovenia 2–3 Loss
Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 1st round play-off 12–14 September Bye
Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 2nd round play-off 12–14 September Moscow (RUS)   Russia 1–4 Loss
2015 Europe/Africa Zone Group II, 1st round 6–8 March Cruz Quebrada (POR)   Morocco 4–1 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group II, 2nd round 17–19 July Viana do Castelo (POR)   Finland 4–1 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group II, 3rd round 18–20 September Viana do Castelo (POR)   Belarus 3–2 Win
2016 Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 1st round 4–6 March Guimarães (POR)   Austria 1–4 Loss
Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 1st round play-off 16–18 September Bye
Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 2nd round play-off 16–18 September Viana do Castelo (POR)   Slovenia 5–0 Win
2017 Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 1st round 3–5 February Lisbon (POR)   Israel 5–0 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 2nd round 7–9 April Lisbon (POR)   Ukraine 4–1 Win
World Group Play-offs 15–17 September Lisbon (POR)   Germany 2–3 Loss
2018 Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 1st round 2–3 February Bye
Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 2nd round 6–7 April Stockholm (SWE)   Sweden 2–3 Loss
Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 1st round play-offs 14–15 September (UKR)   Ukraine

StatisticsEdit

Since 1981 (Current through 2017 Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I Second round)

Record
  • World Group: 0 times
  • WG Play-off: 2 time
  • Europe/Africa Zone Group I: 21 times
  • Europe/Africa Zone Group II: 11 times
Home and away record (since 1925)
  • Performance at home (56 match-ups): 32–24 (57.14%)
  • Performance away (51 match-ups): 13–38 (25.49%)
  • Total: 45–62 (42.06%)
Head-to-head record (1981–)
Russia record includes two losses against Soviet Union and one loss against CIS.
Serbia and Montenegro record includes two victories against Yugoslavia.
Record against continents
Africa Asia Europe North America Oceania South America
  Algeria
  Benin
  Egypt
  Ghana
  Morocco
  Senegal
  South Africa
  Tunisia
  Zimbabwe
  Austria
  Belarus
  Bosnia and Herzegovina
  Croatia
  Cyprus
  Denmark
  Estonia
  Finland
  Georgia
  Great Britain
  Hungary
  Ireland
  Israel
  Italy
  Lithuania
  Luxembourg
  Moldova
  Monaco
  Netherlands
  Norway
  Romania
  Russia
  Serbia and Montenegro
  Slovakia
  Slovenia
   Switzerland
  Ukraine
Record: 14–3 (82.4%) Record: 0–0 (0.0%) Record: 27–34 (44.3%) Record: 0–0 (0.0%) Record: 0–0 (0.0%) Record: 0–0 (0.0%)
Record by decade
  • 1981–1989: 7–9 (43.8%)
  • 1990–1999: 10–10 (50.0%)
  • 2000–2009: 11–12 (47.8%)
  • 2010–2019: 13–6 (68.4%)

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ As of 10 April 2017

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Federação de ténis reforça equipas técnicas [Tennis Federation strengthens staff]" (in Portuguese). RTP. 19 November 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Portugal vs. Ukraine". Davis Cup. Retrieved 10 April 2017.

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