Romania Davis Cup team

Romania Davis Cup team

Romania
Captain Horia Tecau
Coach Andrei Pavel
ITF ranking 21 7
Colors Yellow & Blue
First year 1922
Years played 70
Ties played (W–L) 141 (73–68)
Years in
World Group
14 (3–14)
Runners-up 3 (1969, 1971, 1972)
Most total wins Ilie Năstase (109–37)
Most singles wins Ilie Năstase (74–22)
Most doubles wins Ilie Năstase (35–15)
Best doubles team Ilie Năstase &
Ion Ţiriac (27–7)
Most ties played Ilie Năstase (52)
Most years played Ilie Năstase (18)

The Romania Davis Cup team represents Romania in Davis Cup tennis competition, being governed by the Romanian Tennis Federation and currently competes in the 2014 Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I.

Romania has finished as runners-up three times. Alongside India and Argentina, Romania has never won the Davis Cup despite playing three finals.

Contents

  • Current squad 1
  • History 2
  • Recent performances 3
    • 2010s 3.1
  • See also 4
  • External links 5
  • References 6

Current squad

Rankings as of January 27, 2014
Squad representing Ukraine vs. Romania (2014 Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 1st round)
Player ATP Ranking
Horia Tecău #8 (Doubles)
Victor Hănescu #72 (Singles)
Adrian Ungur #122 (Singles)
Marius Copil #131 (Singles)
Recent callups
Player Most recent appearance
Florin Mergea 2013 Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 1st round
Victor Crivoi 2012 Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 1st round Play-off

History

Romania finished runner-up three times – in 1969, 1971 and 1972 – and lost to USA in the Final on each occasion.The most contested match was in 1972, when Romania lost 3-2,Tiriac and Nastase winning for Romania. Only Romania, Argentina and India have contested more than one Final without being crowned champion. Its first appearance in the competition was back in 1922.

Recent performances

2010s

Year Competition Date Location Opponent Score Result
2010 Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 1st Round BYE
Europe/Africa Zone Group I, Quarterfinals 7–9 May Bucharest (ROU)  Ukraine 3–1 Win
World Group Play-off 17–19 Sep Bucharest (ROU)  Ecuador 5–0 Win
2011 World Group, 1st Round 4–6 Mar Buenos Aires (ARG)  Argentina 1–4 Loss
World Group Play-off 16–18 Sep Bucharest (ROU)  Czech Republic 0–5 Loss
2012 Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 1st Round BYE
Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 2nd Round 6–8 Apr Amsterdam (NED)  Netherlands 0–5 Loss
Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 1st round play-offs 14–16 Sep Cluj-Napoca (ROU)  Finland 3–2[1] Win
2013 Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 1st Round 1–3 Feb Cluj-Napoca (ROU)  Denmark 5-0 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 2nd Round 5–7 Apr Brașov (ROU)  Netherlands 0-5 Loss
2014 Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 1st Round 31 Ian - 2 Feb Dnipropetrovsk (UKR)  Ukraine 1-3 Loss
Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 1st round play-offs 12 Sep - 14 Sep Bucharest (ROU)  Sweden 3-1 Win


See also

External links

  • Team page on DavisCup.com

References

  1. ^ http://sport.hotnews.ro/stiri-tenis-13236244-cupa-davis-romania-finlanda-3-2.htm