Austria Davis Cup team
The Austria Davis Cup team represents Austria in Davis Cup
Davis Cup
The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in men's tennis. It is run by the International Tennis Federation and is contested between teams of players from competing countries in a knock-out format. The competition began in 1900 as a challenge between Britain and the United States. By...

Tennis is a sport usually played between two players or between two teams of two players each . Each player uses a racket that is strung to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponent's court. Tennis is an Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society at all...

 competition and are governed by Tennis Austria.

In 2010 Austria was re-promoted to the World Group after being relegated to the Europa/Africa Zone Group I only one year earlier.

Current team for 2010 World Group Play-off

  • Jürgen Melzer
    Jürgen Melzer
    Jürgen Melzer is an Austrian tennis player. He reached a career-high ranking of no. 8 on 18 April 2011, and a doubles ranking of no. 6 on 13 September 2010. He is the only current player on the ATP Tour to be ranked in the top 10 in both singles and doubles. He is a left-handed tennis player, but...

  • Martin Fischer
    Martin Fischer (tennis)
    Martin Fischer is an Austrian professional tennis player. His highest career ranking was No. 117 achieved on October 11, 2010.-Singles :-Runner-Up :- References :...

  • Andreas Haider-Maurer
    Andreas Haider-Maurer
    Andreas Haider-Maurer is an Austrian professional tennis player. In the first round of 2010 US Open he forced world no. 5 Robin Söderling to a fifth set before losing the match....

  • Alexander Peya
    Alexander Peya
    Alexander Peya is an Austrian male tennis player. He reached a career high singles ranking of No. 92 on April 30, 2007. His career high doubles ranking was No. 48 on January 15, 2007. He was born in Vienna, Austria, and currently resides there.In September 2008 Peya helped Austria to a Davis Cup...

  • Stefan Koubek
    Stefan Koubek
    Stefan Koubek is a tennis player from Austria. Koubek plays left-handed with a double-handed backhand. His idol when growing up was Thomas Muster. Koubek has won three titles, two of which have come on hardcourts; despite this, he says his favorite surface is clay.His nickname is Cooley or Stef...

  • Oliver Marach
    Oliver Marach
    Oliver Marach is a professional Austrian tennis player. His highest ATP singles ranking is 82nd, which he reached on August 7, 2005. His career high in doubles is 8th, set at October 18, 2010.-Doubles: 14 :...


Austria competed in its first Davis Cup in 1905
1905 International Lawn Tennis Challenge
The 1905 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the fifth edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. As defending champions, the British Isles team played host to the competition. The World Group ties were played at Queen's Club in London, England from 13–19 July, and the final was played on...


The Austrian team achieved their best Davis Cup results in 1990
1990 Davis Cup
The 1990 Davis Cup was the 79th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. A total of 84 nations participated in the tournament. In the final, the United States defeated Australia at the Suncoast Dome in St...

, when they were at the brink of reaching the finals, playing the semifinals against the USA in Vienna
Vienna is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Austria and one of the nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria's primary city, with a population of about 1.723 million , and is by far the largest city in Austria, as well as its cultural, economic, and political centre...

 with a team consisting of Thomas Muster
Thomas Muster
Thomas Muster is a former world no. 1 tennis player from Austria. One of the world's leading clay court players in the 1990s, Muster won the 1995 French Open and at his peak was known as "The King of Clay." In addition, he won eight Masters 1000 series titles, placing him sixth on the all-time list...

, Horst Skoff
Horst Skoff
Horst Skoff was a professional tennis player from Austria.Skoff was born in Klagenfurt, Austria, and turned professional in 1985. He won his first top-level singles title in 1988 at Athens. Over the course of his career he won four top-level singles titles and two tour doubles titles...

 and Alex Antonitsch
Alex Antonitsch
Alex Antonitsch is a former tennis player from Austria, who turned professional in 1988.Antonitsch won one singles title and four doubles titles during his career...

. After Muster had won his singles against Michael Chang
Michael Chang
Michael Te-Pei Chang is a former American professional tennis player. He is best remembered for becoming the youngest-ever male player to win a Grand Slam singles title when he won the French Open in 1989 at the age of 17....

 and Andre Agassi
Andre Agassi
Andre Kirk Agassi is a retired American professional tennis player and former world no. 1. Generally considered by critics and fellow players to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time, Agassi has been called the best service returner in the history of the game...

, the standing was 2:2 in matches and 2:2 in sets (after a 2:0 lead for Austria in the final single between Skoff and Chang), when the final, decisive set was postponed by a day due to darkness on Sep 23, 1990. This final set was won by Chang, so Austria lost the final match in 2:3 sets and the semifinals by a score of 2:3 matches.
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