Spanish Davis Cup team

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Flag of Spain.svg
captain Sergi Bruguera
Current ITF ranking 5
Best ITF ranking 1
First participation 1921
Davis Cup participations 84
of which in world group 33
Title won 6th
Total finals 10
best result Victory (2000, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2019)
Eternal balance 134: 77
Most successful players
Most wins overall Manuel Santana (92)
Most individual wins Manuel Santana (69)
Most double victories Manuel Santana (23)
Best double José Luis Arilla / Manuel Santana (15)
Most participations Manuel Santana (46)
Most of the years Sergio Casal , Manuel Orantes , Manuel Santana (14)
Last update of the infobox: November 24, 2019

The Spanish Davis Cup team is the national tennis team of Spain , which has occupied a dominant position in the Davis Cup with ten finals and six wins , especially since the 2000s . It is organized by the Real Federación Española de Tenis . The Davis Cup is the most important competition for national teams in men's tennis, analogous to the Fed Cup for women.


Spain has participated in the Davis Cup since 1921 . In 1965 and 1967 the finals could be reached. Although the world-class players Manuel Santana and Manuel Orantes were part of the team, they both had to admit defeat to the Australian Davis Cup team .

At the Davis Cup 2000 , the team was in a final for the first time in 33 years and had to play again against Australia. Led by Juan Carlos Ferrero , they were able to prevail 3-1. In 2003 the Spaniards had to admit defeat to the Australians 2: 3.

In 2004 the Spaniards reached the final again. The American Davis Cup team was defeated 3-2 with wins by Carlos Moyá and Rafael Nadal , who were used for the first time . In 2008 the Spanish team beat Argentina 3-1 away, despite Nadal's failure, and defeated the Czech Republic 5-0 in 2009 . At the Davis Cup 2011 , a 3-1 victory over Argentina was followed by their fifth victory. As a result, Albert Costa resigned as captain after a total of three years and the two titles in 2009 and 2011. The new captain was Àlex Corretja , who was replaced by Carlos Moyá in 2013 . After the playoff defeat against Brazil , Spain rose from the world group for the first time in 18 years. Carlos Moyá then announced his resignation as captain. With Gala León García , a woman took over the captaincy for the first time in the team's history, but was dismissed before her first assignment. In 2019 , the Spanish team won their sixth title.

Final participation

The results of the finals are given from a Spanish perspective.

year Final location Final opponent Result
1965 Sydney AustraliaAustralia Australia 0: 3
1967 Brisbane AustraliaAustralia Australia 1: 4
2000 Barcelona AustraliaAustralia Australia 3: 1
2003 Melbourne AustraliaAustralia Australia 1: 3
2004 Seville United StatesUnited States United States 3: 2
2008 Mar del Plata ArgentinaArgentina Argentina 3: 1
2009 Barcelona Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech Republic 5-0
2011 Seville ArgentinaArgentina Argentina 3: 1
2012 Prague Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech Republic 2: 3
2019 Madrid CanadaCanada Canada 2-0

Team captains

See also

Web links

Commons : Spanish Davis Cup team  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Spain's captain Gala León García removed again without a single mission , Retrieved July 5, 2015.