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Croatia Davis Cup Team
Croatia
Flag of Croatia.svg
CaptainVedran Marti?
ITF ranking1 Increase 1 (6 December 2021)
1 (5 December 2005)
ColorsRed and white
First year1993
Years played26
Ties played (W-L)68 (42-26)
Years in
World Group
16 (18-14)
Davis Cup titles2 (2005, 2018)
Runners-up2 (2016, 2021)
Most total winsMarin ?ili? (42-21)
Most singles winsMarin ?ili? (32-15)
Most doubles winsGoran Ivani?evi? (13-5)
Ivan Ljubi?i? (13-6)
Best doubles teamLjubi?i? & Ivani?evi? (6-0)
Ljubi?i? & An?i? (6-1)
Most ties playedMarin ?ili? (31)
Most years playedMarin ?ili? (13)
Croatian Davis Cup team in 2011

The Croatia men's national tennis team represents Croatia in the Davis Cup and is governed by the Croatian Tennis Association. It is captained by Vedran Marti?.[1]

Croatia won the Davis Cup twice, in 2005 and 2018, and was runner-up in 2016 and 2021.

History

Croatia competed in its first Davis Cup in 1993 in Europe/Africa Group I semifinals beating Zimbabwe 3-2. In 1994 Croatia beat Portugal 4-0 in qualification round thus ensuring its first time appearance in World Group in 1995. Croatia lost in its debut from Germany and failed to qualify in the World Group again until 2002 where they beat Germany and earned its first quarterfinals. In 2005 Croatia won its first Davis Cup over Slovakia as the first unseeded nation to win the title, and also reached No. 1 at the ITF rankings for the first time. Croatia reached semifinals in 2009 but lost to Czech Republic 4-1. In 2016 Croatia reached the finals for the second time, again as unseeded nation, but lost to Argentina. Two years later, in 2018, Croatia won its second title by beating defending champion France, thus becoming the last Davis Cup champion in the old best-of-five competition format, and also the 10th country overall with more than one title.

Current team

The following players were called up for the 2021 Davis Cup Finals in November 2021.

Player Singles
ATP Rank
Doubles
ATP Rank
First year
played
Total
Win/Loss
Singles
Win/Loss
Doubles
Win/Loss
Marin ?ili? 30 419 2006 41-17 31-11 10-6
Nino Serdaru?i? 242 233 N/A 0-0 0-0 0-0
Borna Gojo 276 449 2019 1-2 1-2 0-0
Mate Pavi? N/A 1 2013 0-7 0-1 0-6
Nikola Mekti? N/A 2 2011 4-3 1-2 3-1

Players

Key
§
Still active for the national team[nb 1]
2005 Davis Cup winner
Winners at the 2005 Davis Cup[nb 2]
2018 Davis Cup winner
Winners at the 2018 Davis Cup[nb 3]
*
Still playing active tennis
Player W-L
(Total)
W-L
(Singles)
W-L
(Doubles)
Ties Career
Mario An?i? 21-13 13-11 8-2 18 1999-2009 +
Ivan Bero? 1-0 1-0 0-0 1 1999
Ivan Cerovi? 0-1 0-1 0-0 1 2006
Marin ?ili? § 42-21 32-15 10-6 31 2006- ?
Borna ?ori? § 10-8 10-8 0-0 13 2013- ?
Mate Deli? * 1-4 1-4 0-0 3 2014-2015
Ivan Dodig § 11-15 2-7 9-8 18 2010- ?
Marin Draganja * 2-3 0-1 2-2 5 2014-2017
Viktor Galovi? * 1-1 1-1 0-0 2 2017-2018
Borna Gojo § 4-3 4-3 0-0 7 2019-
Sa?a Hir?zon 11-12 6-8 5-4 9 1994-1998
Goran Ivani?evi? 33-11 20-6 13-5 18 1993-2003
Roko Karanu?i? 2-6 2-5 0-1 6 2005-2009
Ivo Karlovi? * 13-14 9-10 4-4 15 2000-2016
?eljko Krajan 1-2 1-2 0-0 3 1998-1999
Ivan Ljubi?i? 36-19 23-13 13-6 22 1998-2010 +
Nikola Mekti? § 8-3 1-2 7-1 10 2011-
Goran Ore?i? 1-1 1-1 0-0 2 1996
Ante Pavi? * 0-1 0-1 0-0 1 2017
Mate Pavi? § 4-7 0-1 4-6 10 2013- ?
Goran Prpi? 1-5 1-3 0-2 2 1993
Nino Serdaru?i? § 1-0 1-0 0-0 1 2021-
Igor ?ari? 2-0 2-0 0-0 2 1994-1996
Franko ?kugor § 3-5 1-3 2-2 6 2015-
Sa?a Tuksar 0-2 0-2 0-0 2 2004-2006
Ivan Vajda 0-1 0-1 0-0 1 2001
Antonio Vei? * 1-2 1-2 0-0 3 2010-2012
Lovro Zovko 6-9 5-2 1-7 10 1998-2009
Total 177-141 138-113 39-28 68 1993-2021

Managers

Name Tenure Ties Won Lost Win % Best Result
Croatia Bruno Ore?ar 1993 2 1 1 50 1993 World Group, Qualifying round
Croatia Goran Prpi? 1994 1 1 0 100 1994 Europe/Africa Group I, Semifinals
Croatia ?eljko Franulovi? 1994-1997 7 3 4 42.9 1995 World Group, First round
Croatia Goran Prpi? 1998-2000 7 4 3 57.1 1999 Europe/Africa Group I, Quarterfinals
Croatia Nikola Pili? 2001-2005 12 9 3 75 2005 Champions
Croatia Ivan Ljubi?i? 2006 2 1 1 50 2006 World Group, Quarterfinals
Croatia Goran Prpi? 2007-2011 11 6 5 54.6 2009 World Group, Semifinals
Croatia ?eljko Krajan 2012-2019 18 12 6 66.7 2018 Champions
Croatia Franko ?kugor 2019 2 0 2 0 -
Croatia Vedran Marti? 2019- 6 5 1 83.3 2021 Final
Totals 68 42 26 61.8

Davis Cup finals

Edition Rounds/Opponents Results
2005 1R:  United States QF:  Romania SF:  Russia F:  Slovakia 1R: 3-2 QF: 4-1 SF: 3-2 F: 3-2
2016 1R:  Belgium QF:  United States SF:  France F:  Argentina 1R: 3-2 QF: 3-2 SF: 3-2 F: 2-3
2018 1R:  Canada QF:  Kazakhstan SF:  United States F:  France 1R: 3-1 QF: 3-1 SF: 3-2 F: 3-1
2021 GS:  Australia,  Hungary QF:  Italy SF:  Serbia F:  Russia GS: 3-0, 2-1 QF: 2-1 SF: 2-1 F: 0-2

List of matches

Here is the list of all match-ups since 1993, when Croatia started competing as a separate nation.

1990s

2000s

2010s

2020s

Year Competition Date Location Opponent Score Result
2020-21 Finals, Qualifying Round 6-7 Mar 2020 Zagreb (CRO)  India 3-1 Win
Finals, Group D 25 Nov 2021 Turin (ITA)  Australia 3-0 Win
28 Nov 2021 Turin (ITA)  Hungary 2-1 Win
Finals, Quarterfinals 29 Nov 2021 Turin (ITA)  Italy 2-1 Win
Finals, Semifinals 3 Dec 2021 Madrid (ESP)  Serbia 2-1 Win
Finals, Final 5 Dec 2021 Madrid (ESP)  Russia 0-2 Runner-up
2022 Finals, Group A 14 Sep 2022 Bologna (ITA)  Italy TBD TBD
15 Sep 2022 Bologna (ITA)  Sweden TBD TBD
17 Sep 2022 Bologna (ITA)  Argentina TBD TBD

Statistics

Last updated: Croatia - Russia ; 5 December 2021

Record
  • Champion: 2 times (2 times Away)
  • Runner-up: 2 times
  • Lost in Semifinals: 1 time
  • Lost in Quarterfinals: 5 times
  • Lost in First Round: 7 times
  • Not in World Group: 10 times
  • World Group Play-off: 8-5; Total Play-off: 9-6
  • Performance at home: 20-9 (68.9%)
  • Performance away: 18-14 (56.2%)
  • Performance neutral: 4-3 (57.1%)
  • Total: 42-26 (61.8%)

Has never played against 11 countries which, at one point or another, played in the World Group: Belarus, Cuba, Indonesia, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Players considered active are the ones who have been called up for the national team in the last 12 months.
  2. ^ Goran Ivani?evi? and Ivo Karlovi? were called up for the finals but did not participate.
  3. ^ Franko ?kugor, Nikola Mekti? and Viktor Galovi? were part of team but did not participate in the final.

References

  1. ^ "Vedran Marti? novi izbornik Davis Cup reprezentacije". sport.hrt.hr. 11 December 2019. Retrieved 2020.

External links


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