Next tie 4-6 March 2016
Portugal host Austria on their return to Zone Group I.
Last tie 18-20 September 2015
Joao Sousa recovered from a stunning opening day loss to win the doubles and his second singles to seal promotion for Portugal. Very few would have picked Belarus' Egor Gerasimov to come back from 06 16 down against near top-50 player Sousa. Yet, the Belarussian producing an incredible comeback to win in five sets and give his country the lead in the tie. Gastao Elias levelled the tie though in the second rubber. Then the two Portuguese men combined to win a thrilling five-set doubles contest, before Sousa eased by Uladzimir Ignatik to clinch victory and a place in Zone Group I for the hosts.
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 Tie04 Mar 2016
Group I, Europe/Africa - First Round