Italy Davis Cup Team
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Italy Davis Cup Team
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CaptainFilippo Volandri
ITF ranking10 Decrease (6 December 2021)
First year1922
Years played84
Ties played (W-L)242 (159-83)
Years in
World Group
24 (19-23)
Davis Cup titles1 (1976)
Runners-up6 (1960, 1961, 1977, 1979,
1980, 1998)
Most total winsNicola Pietrangeli (120-44)
Most singles winsNicola Pietrangeli (78-32)
Most doubles winsNicola Pietrangeli (42-12)
Best doubles teamOrlando Sirola &
Nicola Pietrangeli (34-8)
Most ties playedNicola Pietrangeli (66)
Most years playedNicola Pietrangeli (18)
Nicola Pietrangeli, non-playing captain in the only triumph in Davis Cup in 1976.

The Italy men's national tennis team represents Italy in Davis Cup tennis competition and are governed by the Federazione Italiana Tennis. Italy won the Davis Cup in 1976, and finished as runners-up six times (1960, 1961, 1977, 1979, 1980, and 1998). They currently compete in the World Group. They last competed in the highest level in 2000, but winning 3-0 against Chile, on September 16, 2011, won again a pass for the World Group.[1]


Italy competed in its first Davis Cup in the 1922 International Lawn Tennis Challenge. Italy has played no less than 15 semifinals. The budget is slightly in the red. There are eight defeats compared to seven victories. There are four defeats in which Italy did not take home even a point and they were all inflicted by the Australian (1949, 1955) and the United States teams (1952, 1958). Of the seven semifinals won, the best were played against the United States (1961 and 1998), against France (1977) and against Czechoslovakia (1979) and all took home with a score of 4-1.[1]


Although Italy had started its adventure in the Davis Cup back in 1922, it was only in 1928 that the team had its first captain and it was Baron Uberto De Morpurgo, who was also a player on that occasion.

Beginning in the 1950s, the team captain's position became a kind of coach called the non-playing captain.[2]


Current team (2021)

List of squads for the 2021 Davis Cup Finals.[7]

History of participations

The Davis Cup World Group format start in 1981 (participate only the 16 top national men's tennis teams). However, the Italian team has participated in 90 editions of the Davis Cup.[8]

  Did not participate
  Edition not disputate
  not qualified for the World Group







Recent performances

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


Year Competition Date Location Opponent Score Result
2010 Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 1st Round 5-7 March Castellaneta (ITA)  Belarus 5-0 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 2nd Round 7-9 May Zoetermeer (NED)  Netherlands 4-1 Win
World Group Play-offs 17-19 September Lidköping (SWE)  Sweden 2-3 Loss
2011 Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 2nd Round 8-10 July Arzachena (ITA)  Slovenia 5-0 Win
World Group Play-offs 16-18 September Santiago (CHI)  Chile 4-1 Win
2012 World Group, 1st Round 10-12 February Ostrava (CZE)  Czech Republic 4-1 Loss
World Group Play-offs 14-16 September Napoli (ITA)  Chile 4-1 Win
2013 World Group, 1st Round 1-3 February Turin (ITA)  Croatia 5-0 Win
World Group, Quarterfinals 5-7 April Vancouver (CAN)  Canada 3-2 Loss
2014 World Group, 1st Round 31 January - 2 February Mar del Plata (ARG)  Argentina 3-1 Win
World Group, Quarterfinals 4-6 April Napoli (ITA)  Great Britain 3-2 Win
World Group, Semifinals 12-14 September Geneva (SWI)   Switzerland 2-3 Loss
2015 World Group, 1st Round 6-8 March Astana (KAZ)  Kazakhstan 2-3 Loss
World Group Play-offs 18-20 September Irkutsk (RUS)  Russia 4-1 Win
2016 World Group, 1st Round 4-6 March Pesaro (ITA)   Switzerland 5-0 Win
World Group, Quarterfinals 15-17 July Pesaro (ITA)  Argentina 1-3 Loss
2017 World Group, 1st Round 3-5 February Buenos Aires (ARG)  Argentina 3-2 Win
World Group, Quarterfinals 7-9 April Charleroi (BEL)  Belgium 2-3 Loss
2018 World Group, 1st Round 2-4 February Morioka (JPN)  Japan 3-1 Win
World Group, Quarterfinals 6-8 April Genoa (ITA)  France 1-3 Loss
2019 Group stage 2-4 February Kolkata (IND)  India 3-1 Win
Finals 18 November Madrid (ESP)  Canada 1-2 Loss
Finals 20 November Madrid (ESP)  United States 1-2 Loss
2020 not disputed due to Covid'[9]

See also


  1. ^ a b "L'ITALIA E LE SEMIFINALI DI DAVIS. UNA LUNGA STORIA" (in Italian). 12 April 2014. Retrieved 2021.
  2. ^ "Uberto De Morpurgo" (in Italian). Retrieved 2021.
  3. ^ "L'ITALIA IN COPPA DAVIS" (in Italian). Retrieved 2021.
  4. ^ "La maledetta finale del 1979" (in Italian). 5 November 2010. Retrieved 2021.
  5. ^ "Adriano Panatta". Retrieved 2021. He served as Captain of the Davis Cup team after his retirement...
  6. ^ "La maledetta finale del 1979" (in Italian). 24 January 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  7. ^ "ATP Cup: Ecco la composizione delle prime squadre. L'Italia con il doppio Vavassori-Bolelli?" (in Italian). 4 January 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  8. ^ "Italy - Profile". Retrieved 2021. Year played = 90
  9. ^ "2020 Davis Cup Finals to be postponed until 2021". Retrieved 2020.

External links

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