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Germany Davis Cup Team
Germany / West Germany
Flag of Germany.svg
CaptainMichael Kohlmann
ITF ranking9 Decrease (6 December 2021)
Colorswhite & black
First year1913
Years played86
Ties played (W-L)234 (152-82)
Years in
World Group
37 (40-34)
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)

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

Current team

Players representing Germany at the 2022 Davis Cup Qualifying Round
Player Age Win-loss First
Ties Ranking
Singles Doubles Total Singles Doubles
Jan-Lennard Struff 32 9-8 4-0 13-8 2015 15 60 121
Alexander Zverev 25 8-4 0-1 8-5 2016 6 3 147
Tim Pütz 34 0-0 9-0 9-0 2017 9 1204 12
Kevin Krawietz 30 0-0 8-0 8-0 2019 8 860 14
Oscar Otte 29 0-0 0-0 0-0 2022 0 77 429

Statistics correct as of 6 March 2022. Rankings are as of 28 February 2022.


Germany competed in its first Davis Cup in 1913. Since then they have reached five finals.

First final participation in 1970

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 singles, and Bob Lutz/Stan Smith in doubles. The German players lost all five matches, all but one in three sets.

Second final participation in 1985

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 1988

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 1989

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.[4]

Third Davis Cup title in 1993

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 Stoltenberg in the tie-break of the third and last set.


Results until 1980

Germany (1900-1960)

West Germany (1960-1980)

Recent performances

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






Team captains

from 1985 on


Player records

Team records

Statistics since 1981, as of end of 2022 Davis Cup Qualifying Round.

  • Champion: 3 times
  • Runner-up: 1 time
  • Lost in Semifinals: 5 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: 5-1 (83%)
Records by ground
  • Home (51 ties): 37-14 (73%)
  • Away (42 ties): 21-21 (50%)
  • Neutral (6 ties): 4-2 (67%)
  • Total: (99 ties): 62-37 (63%)

Head-to-head records

Statistics since 1981, as of end of 2021 Davis Cup Finals group stage.

See also


  1. ^ "United States 5:0 Germany F.R."
  2. ^ "Germany F.R. 2:3 Sweden".
  3. ^ "Sweden 1:4 Germany F.R."
  4. ^ "Germany F.R. 3:2 Sweden".
  5. ^ "December 17, 1989: Boris Becker secures Davis Cup title defense for Germany". Tennis World USA.
  6. ^ "Germany 4:1 Australia".

External links

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