|Ties played (W–L)||242 (159–83)|
|Davis Cup titles||1 (1976)|
|Runners-up||6 (1960, 1961, 1977, 1979,|
|Most total wins||Nicola Pietrangeli (120–44)|
|Most singles wins||Nicola Pietrangeli (78–32)|
|Most doubles wins||Nicola Pietrangeli (42–12)|
|Best doubles team||Orlando Sirola & |
Nicola Pietrangeli (34–8)
|Most ties played||Nicola Pietrangeli (66)|
|Most years played||Nicola Pietrangeli (18)|
The Italy Davis Cup team represents Italy in Davis Cup tennis competition and are governed by the Federazione Italiana Tennis.Italy won the Davis Cup in 1976, and finished as runners-up six times (1960, 1961, 1977, 1979, 1980, and 1998). They currently compete in the World Group. They last competed in the highest level in 2000, but winning 3–0 against Chile, on September 16, 2011, won again a pass for the World Group.
Italy competed in its first Davis Cup in the 1922 International Lawn Tennis Challenge. Italy has played no less than 15 semifinals. The budget is slightly in the red. There are eight defeats compared to seven victories. There are four defeats in which Italy did not take home even a point and they were all inflicted by the Australian (1949, 1955) and the United States teams (1952, 1958). Of the seven semifinals won, the best were played against the United States (1961 and 1998), against France (1977) and against Czechoslovakia (1979) and all took home with a score of 4–1.
Although Italy had started its adventure in the David Cup down in 1922, it was only in 1928 that the team had its first captain and it was Baron Uberto De Morpurgo, who was also a player on that occasion.
- Uberto de Morpurgo (1928-?)
- Orlando Sirola (1969-1971)
- Giordano Maioli (1972-1973)
- Nicola Pietrangeli (1974-1977)
- Bitti Bergamo (1978-1979)
- Nicola Pietrangeli (1980-1983)
- Adriano Panatta (1984-1997)
- Paolo Bertolucci (1998-2000)
- Corrado Barazzutti (2001-2020)
- Filippo Volandri (2021-)
Current team (2021)
History of participations
|13||not disputed due to WWII||DNP||4R||SF||4R||4R||SF||4R||3R||SF||QF||5R||SF||QF||F|
|20||not qualified for the World Group||1R||QF||SF||1R||QF||QF||n.q.||QF||n.d.|
Here is the list of all match-ups since 1981, when the competition started being held in the current World Group format.
|2010||Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 1st Round||5–7 March||Castellaneta (ITA)||Belarus||5–0||Win|
|Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 2nd Round||7–9 May||Zoetermeer (NED)||Netherlands||4–1||Win|
|World Group Play-offs||17–19 September||Lidköping (SWE)||Sweden||2–3||Loss|
|2011||Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 2nd Round||8–10 July||Arzachena (ITA)||Slovenia||5–0||Win|
|World Group Play-offs||16–18 September||Santiago (CHI)||Chile||4–1||Win|
|2012||World Group, 1st Round||10–12 February||Ostrava (CZE)||Czech Republic||4–1||Loss|
|World Group Play-offs||14–16 September||Napoli (ITA)||Chile||4–1||Win|
|2013||World Group, 1st Round||1–3 February||Turin (ITA)||Croatia||5–0||Win|
|World Group, Quarterfinals||5–7 April||Vancouver (CAN)||Canada||3–2||Loss|
|2014||World Group, 1st Round||31 January – 2 February||Mar del Plata (ARG)||Argentina||3–1||Win|
|World Group, Quarterfinals||4–6 April||Napoli (ITA)||Great Britain||3–2||Win|
|World Group, Semifinals||12–14 September||Geneva (SWI)||Switzerland||2–3||Loss|
|2015||World Group, 1st Round||6–8 March||Astana (KAZ)||Kazakhstan||2–3||Loss|
|World Group Play-offs||18–20 September||Irkutsk (RUS)||Russia||4–1||Win|
|2016||World Group, 1st Round||4–6 March||Pesaro (ITA)||Switzerland||5–0||Win|
|World Group, Quarterfinals||15–17 July||Pesaro (ITA)||Argentina||1–3||Loss|
|2017||World Group, 1st Round||3–5 February||Buenos Aires (ARG)||Argentina||3–2||Win|
|World Group, Quarterfinals||7–9 April||Charleroi (BEL)||Belgium||2–3||Loss|
|2018||World Group, 1st Round||2–4 February||Morioka (JPN)||Japan||3–1||Win|
|World Group, Quarterfinals||6–8 April||Genoa (ITA)||France||1–3||Loss|
|2019||Group stage||2–4 February||Kolkata (IND)||India||3–1||Win|
|Finals||18 November||Madrid (ESP)||Canada||1–2||Loss|
|Finals||20 November||Madrid (ESP)||United States||1–2||Loss|
|2020||not disputed due to Covid'|
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He served as Captain of the Davis Cup team after his retirement...
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Year played = 90
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