Croatia
CaptainVedran Martić
ITF ranking2
Highest ITF ranking1 (December 5, 2005)
ColorsRed and white
First year1993
Years played26
Ties played (W–L)63 (38–25)
Years in
World Group
16 (18–14)
Davis Cup titles2 (2005, 2018)
Runners-up1 (2016)
Most total winsMarin Čilić (41–17)
Most singles winsMarin Čilić (31–11)
Most doubles winsGoran Ivanišević (13–5)
Ivan Ljubičić (13–6)
Best doubles teamLjubičić & Ivanišević (6–0)
Ljubičić & Ančić (6–1)
Most ties playedMarin Čilić (26)
Most years playedMarin Čilić (13)
Croatian Davis Cup team in 2011
Croatian Davis Cup team in 2011

The Croatia Davis Cup team represents Croatia in Davis Cup tennis competition and is governed by the Croatian Tennis Association. It is captained by Vedran Martić.[1]

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

History

See also: Yugoslavia Davis Cup team

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 2020 Davis Cup Qualifying Round in March 2020.

Player Singles
ATP Rank
Doubles
ATP Rank
First year
played
Total
Win/Loss
Singles
Win/Loss
Doubles
Win/Loss
Marin Čilić 33 444 2013 39–17 29–11 10–6
Borna Gojo 277 898 2019 0–2 0–2 0–0
Nino Serdarušić 297 456 2019 0–2 0–2 0–0
Mate Pavić N/A 15 2013 0–6 0–1 0–5
Franko Škugor N/A 32 2011 3–4 1–3 2–1

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 Ančić 21–13 13–11 8–2 18 1999–2009
Ivan Beroš 1–0 1–0 0–0 1 1999
Ivan Cerović 0–1 0–1 0–0 1 2006
Marin Čilić § 41–17 31–11 10–6 26 2006–
Borna Ćorić § 10–8 10–8 0–0 13 2013–
Mate Delić * 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 Galović * 1–1 1–1 0–0 2 2017–2018
Borna Gojo § 1–2 1–2 0–0 3 2019–
Saša Hiršzon 11–12 6–8 5–4 9 1994–1998
Goran Ivanišević 33–11 20–6 13–5 18 1993–2003
Roko Karanušić 2–6 2–5 0–1 6 2005–2009
Ivo Karlović * 13–14 9–10 4–4 15 2000–2016
Željko Krajan 1–2 1–2 0–0 3 1998–1999
Ivan Ljubičić 36–19 23–13 13–6 22 1998–2010
Nikola Mektić § 4–3 1–2 3–1 6 2011–
Goran Orešić 1–1 1–1 0–0 2 1996
Ante Pavić * 0–1 0–1 0–0 1 2017
Mate Pavić § 0–7 0–1 0–6 6 2013–
Goran Prpić 1–5 1–3 0–2 2 1993
Igor Šarić 2–0 2–0 0–0 2 1994–1996
Franko Škugor § 3–5 1–3 2–2 6 2015–
Saša Tuksar 0–2 0–2 0–0 2 2004–2006
Ivan Vajda 0–1 0–1 0–0 1 2001
Antonio Veić * 1–2 1–2 0–0 3 2010–2012
Lovro Zovko 6–9 5–2 1–7 10 1998–2009
Total 168–136 133–108 35–28 63 1993–2020

Managers

Name Tenure Ties Won Lost Win % Best Result
Croatia Bruno Orešar 1993 2 1 1 50 1993 World Group, Qualifying round
Croatia Goran Prpić 1994 1 1 0 100 1994 Europe/Africa Group I, Semifinals
Croatia Željko Franulović 1994–1997 7 3 4 42.9 1995 World Group, First round
Croatia Goran Prpić 1998–2000 7 4 3 57.1 1999 Europe/Africa Group I, Quarterfinals
Croatia Nikola Pilić 2001–2005 12 9 3 75 2005 Champions
Croatia Ivan Ljubičić 2006 2 1 1 50 2006 World Group, Quarterfinals
Croatia Goran Prpić 2007–2011 11 6 5 54.6 2009 World Group, Semifinals
Croatia Željko Krajan 2012–2019 18 12 6 66.7 2018 Champions
Croatia Franko Škugor 2019 2 0 2 0
Croatia Vedran Martić 2019– 1 1 0 100
Totals 63 38 25 60.3

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

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 22–28 Nov 2021 Madrid (ESP)  Australia
22–28 Nov 2021 Madrid (ESP)  Hungary

Statistics

Last updated: Croatia - India ; 7 March 2020

Record

Has never played against 12 countries which, at one point or another, played in the World Group: Belarus, Cuba, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland.

Notes

  1. ^ Players considered active are the ones who have been called up for the national team in the last 12 months.
  2. ^ Goran Ivanišević and Ivo Karlović were called up for the finals but did not participate.
  3. ^ Franko Škugor, Nikola Mektić and Viktor Galović were part of team but did not participate in the final.

See also

References

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