Next tie 15-17 July 2016
Austria take on Ukraine in Kiev with the winner progressing to a World Group play-off in September.
Last tie 4-6 March 2016
Dominic Thiem was the star of the show as Austria recovered from losing the first rubber to defeat Portugal in Guimares. After Joao Sousa defeated Gerald Melzer to put the home side in front, Thiem overcame Gastao Elias in five sets to level the tie. Things were looking bleak for the Austrians when Elias and Sousa went two sets up in the doubles, but Thiem and Alexander Peya roared back to claim the match in five sets. Thiem then recorded a straight sets win over Sousa in the reverse singles to put Austria one win away from reaching the World Group play-offs.
Austria's best Davis Cup performance came in 1990, when they were semifinalists. On that occasion, they came within one set of reaching the Final, but eventually lost to USA 3-2.