Next tie 16-18 September 2016
Portugal must compete in relegation play-offs later this year to avoid slipping into Zone Group II.
Last tie 4-6 March 2016
Portugal ran into an in-form Dominic Thiem in its first round clash with Austria in March. Joao Sousa put the Portuguese in front with a straight sets win over Gerald Melzer, but Thiem defeated Gastao Elias in five sets to even things up. Thiem and Alexander Peya then got the better of Elias and Sousa in the doubles, despite the Portuguese pair having held a two-set lead, and Sousa was no match for Thiem on day three, losing in straight sets to give Austria the win.
Portugal's first Davis Cup appearance was in 1925. During this time, its best performance has been reaching the World Group play-offs, which it achieved in 1994.
Next Tie16 Sep 2016
[Group I, Europe/Africa, Relegation Play-off] - 2nd Round Play-off