India Davis Cup team

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India
Flag of India.svg
CaptainMahesh Bhupathi
CoachZeeshan Ali
ITF ranking22 (Steady 0) (9 March 2020)[1]
Colorssky blue & white
First year1921
Years played84
Ties played (W–L)201 (119–82)
Years in
World Group
15 (7–15)
Runners-up3 (1966, 1974 & 1987)
Most total winsLeander Paes (93–35)
Most singles winsRamanathan Krishnan (50–19)
Most doubles winsLeander Paes (45–13)
Best doubles teamMahesh Bhupathi/Leander Paes (25–2)
Most ties playedLeander Paes (58)
Most years playedLeander Paes (30)
Last updated on: 6 May 2020.

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

History[edit]

India competed in its first Davis Cup in 1921 but has yet to win the Cup.[2]

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.[3][4]

Current team[edit]

Squad representing the India in the 2020 Davis Cup
Player Win–Loss Years played Ties Ranking
Singles Doubles Totals Singles Doubles
Leander Paes 48–22 45–13 93–35 30 (1990–2010, 2012–2020) 58 115
Rohan Bopanna 10–17 11–8 21–25 17 (2002–2003, 2005–2012, 2014–2020) 29 37
Prajnesh Gunneswaran 2–5 0–0 2–5 4 (2017–2020) 5 132 966
Ramkumar Ramanathan 8–8 0–0 8–8 5 (2016–2020) 10 186 101
Sumit Nagal 2–3 0–0 2–3 4 (2016, 2018–2020) 4 127 1242
Source

Win–Loss as of 7 March 2020, rankings as of 16 March 2020.

Non-Playing Captain

Notable former members[edit]

Results[edit]

Some Best results[edit]

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

2000s[edit]

2010s[edit]

2020s[edit]

Year Competition Date Location Surface Opponent Score Result
2020 Finals, Qualifying Round 6–7 Mar 2020 Croatia Zagreb Hard(i) Croatia Croatia 1–3 Lost
World Group I TBA Finland TBA TBA Finland Finland Pending

Notes[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ India boycotted Davis Cup final owing to the South African government's apartheid policies.[4]
  2. ^ The Davis Cup tie was postponed from 14-15 September to 29-30 November and shifted out of Pakistan to a neutral venue due to the security concerns raised by India.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Davis Cup - Rankings". Davis Cup. 3 December 2019. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Davis Cup India Profile". Davis Cup. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  3. ^ "India turns to a Californian to regain Davis Cup prestige". Bill Dwyre. Los Angeles Times. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  4. ^ a b "The Year the Davis Cup Felt Empty". Dave Seminia. New York Times. 28 November 2009. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  5. ^ "ITF STATEMENT REGARDING PAKISTAN V INDIA". Davis Cup. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  6. ^ "ITF rejects PTF's appeal, nominates Nur-Sultan as venue for India-Pakistan Davis Cup tie". The Times of India. Press Trust of India. 19 November 2019. Retrieved 25 November 2019.

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