Showing posts with label Davis Cup. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Davis Cup. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Murray out of Davis Cup date

Murray out of Davis Cup date

Andy Murray has apologised to Scottish tennis fans after he decided not to play in Great Britain's Davis Cup tie against Uzbekistan in Glasgow.

With the change of Davis Cup format meaning fewer home ties, next week's clash could have been the Scot's final chance to play a competitive match in his own country.

Murray will instead stay in the United States for further rehabilitation on his right hip.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Davis Cup radical makeover for 2019 season

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Davis Cup radical makeover for 2019 season

The Davis Cup is getting a radical makeover in hopes of reviving an event that has lost some luster.

Beginning next year, the top team event in men's tennis will be decided with a season-ending, 18-team tournament at a neutral site.

The International Tennis Federation believes this format will be more attractive to elite players who often pass on competing for their countries because of a crowded schedule.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Djokovic backs Davis Cup reforms

Djokovic backs Davis Cup reforms
Djokovic backs Davis Cup reforms

Novak Djokovic says he is in favour of a bid to turn the Davis Cup tournament into a season-ending Grand Slam-level showdown, as it would ease scheduling woes for the players.

Currently, the Davis Cup is structured around a 16-nation World Group, contested over four weekends during the year. The remaining countries are then divided into three regional zones.

The International Tennis Federation's controversial revamp would see the Davis Cup morph into a World Cup of Tennis final featuring 18 countries -- and address complaints that the heavy time commitment drives away the top players.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Cilic stars as Croatia reach Davis Cup semi-finals

Cilic stars as Croatia reach Davis Cup semi-finals
Cilic stars as Croatia reach Davis Cup semi-finals

Croatia set up a Davis Cup semi-final meeting with the United States after world number three Marin Cilic thrashed Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin in Varazdin on Sunday.

Cilic's 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 victory gave 2005 champions Croatia an unassailable 3-1 lead in the quarter-final tie.

Croatia will host the US in September.

Pouille beats Fognini, france wins davis cup tie

Pouille beats Fognini, france wins davis cup tie

Lucas Pouille kept his focus when Fabio Fognini began throwing his racket in frustration during a 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (3), 6-3 victory that put France into the Davis Cup semifinals Sunday.

Defending champion France took an insurmountable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five series with Italy.

Fognini threw his racket twice upon failing to take advantage of opportunities late in the third set.

On the first occasion, Fognini slammed his racket on the red clay court then broke it clean in half across his knee.

US ease past Belgium into Davis Cup semi-finals

U.S. ease past Belgium into Davis Cup semi-finals
U.S. ease past Belgium into Davis Cup semi-finals

Jack Sock and Ryan Harrison rallied from a set down in a tight doubles rubber to ensure the United States became the first team to advance to the Davis Cup semi-finals on Saturday with a 3-0 victory over Belgium in Nashville, Tennessee.

Sock and Harrison failed to break serve until the fourth set yet managed to see off doubles specialists Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen 5-7 7-6(1) 7-6(3) 6-4 to wrap up the tie in the fewest possible matches for the Americans.

The U.S. duo overcame some nervous moments but were able to win key points in the two tiebreakers to secure a victory to ensure the record 32-times winners advanced to the last four.

Nadal beats Zverev to set up Davis Cup decider with Germany

Nadal beats Zverev to set up Davis Cup decider with Germany
Nadal beats Zverev to set up Davis Cup decider with Germany

Rafael Nadal kept Spain's Davis Cup hopes alive by beating Alexander Zverez on Sunday in the fourth rubber of their quarter-final against Germany.

Nadal's 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 win in Valencia draew the tie level at 2-2, with Spanish world number 33 David Ferrer up against Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber in the fifth and decisive rubber.

Two breaks in each set were enough for Nadal to seal an impressively comfortable victory over Zverev in what was only the 31-year-old's second outing since returning from a hip injury.

Nadal said after the match he is still regaining sharpness.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Rafa Nadal wins Davis Cup match

Rafa Nadal wins Davis Cup match

Rafael Nadal returned to action with a 6-2 6-2 6-3 Davis Cup win over Germany's Philip Kohlschreiber on Friday to set a record for the longest winning streak in the competition's history.

World number one Nadal had not played since he retired from his Australian Open quarter-final against Marin Cilic in January with a leg injury, but made light work of Kohlschreiber to draw five-time winners Spain level at 1-1 in the tie.

Victory meant Nadal set the record for the longest Davis Cup winning streak in combined singles and doubles rubbers with 23 matches in a row.

Holders France were tied 1-1 with Italy in Genoa and 2005 winners Croatia were also deadlocked against visitors Kazakhstan after a day of thrilling action on indoor red clay in Varazdin.

Davis Cup: Italy level with France at 1-1

 Fabio Fognini came back from a set down to defeat Jeremy Chardy 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 and draw Italy level with France in the Davis Cup quarterfinals Friday
Davis Cup: Italy level with France at 1-1

Fabio Fognini came back from a set down to defeat Jeremy Chardy 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 and draw Italy level with France in the Davis Cup quarterfinals Friday.

The 20th-ranked Fognini had his left leg taped up early in the second set but didn't appear too bothered over the course of a match that lasted 3 hours, 31 minutes on a slow outdoor red clay court.

Fognini grew up in the Liguria region.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Rafa Nadal is back, plays Davis cup

Rafa Nadal is back, plays Davis cup
Rafa Nadal is back, plays Davis cup

Rafael Nadal faces a potentially season-defining Davis Cup weekend as the 16-time Grand Slam champion returns for his first appearance since hobbling out of the Australian Open in January with a crippling hip injury.

Nadal leads Spain into a home quarter-final against Germany at Valencia's iconic Plaza de Toros bullring, boasting a remarkable record in the tournament.

He is on a 22-match winning streak in singles with his only loss coming on debut for five-time champions Spain back in 2004.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Sock, Querrey, Isner among US Davis Cup picks

Sock, Querrey, Isner among US Davis Cup picks

Jack Sock, Sam Querrey, John Isner, Ryan Harrison and Steve Johnson have been picked for the U.S. Davis Cup team that will face Belgium in the quarterfinals next month in Nashville, Tennessee.

The U.S. Tennis Association announced captain Jim Courier's roster Wednesday. Belgium's team hasn't been made public yet.

Monday, February 5, 2018

2018 World Group First Round Results

2018 World Group First Round Results

FRANCE 3, NETHERLANDS 1
Venue: Halle Olympique, Albertville, FRA (hard - indoor)
Thiemo de Bakker (NED) d. Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 76(4) 63 63
Richard Gasquet (FRA) d. Robin Haase (NED) 64 76(3) 36 75
Pierre-Hugues Herbert/Nicolas Mahut (FRA) d. Robin Haase/Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) 76(6) 6-3 6-7(3) 7-6(2)
Adrian Mannarino (FRA) d. Robin Haase (NED) 46 76(5) 75 67(2) 75
Richard Gasquet (FRA) v Thiemo de Bakker (NED) Not Played

JAPAN 1, ITALY 3
Venue: Morioka Takaya Arena, Morioka, JPN (hard - indoor)
Fabio Fognini (ITA) d.Taro Daniel (JPN) 64 36 46 63 62
Yuichi Sugita (JPN) d. Andreas Seppi (ITA) 46 62 64 46 76(1)
Simone Bolelli/Fabio Fognini (ITA) d. Ben Mclachlan/Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN) 75 67(4) 76(3) 75
Fabio Fognini (ITA) d. Yuichi Sugita (JPN) 36 61 36 76(6) 75
Taro Daniel (JPN) v Andreas Seppi (ITA) Not Played

Germany win Davis Cup tie against Australia

Germany win Davis Cup tie against Australia

Alexander Zverev beat Nick Kyrgios 6-2, 7-6 (7/3), 6-2 to give his Germany a 3-1 win over Australia in their Davis Cup World Group tie.

Zverev produced some superb tennis duing his one hour, 48 minutes match.

"(To win) against a very strong Australian team makes us very confident for the next round, for the upcoming years," German captain Michael Kohlmann said. "We showed we have a lot of good players, a lot of strong players. We showed that we are able to go further than this."

Fognini powers Italy to Davis Cup World Group quarterfinals

Fognini powers Italy to Davis Cup World Group quarterfinals

Fabio Fognini powered Italy through to the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup World Group, beating Japan's Yuichi Sugita 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6(6), 7-5 in the first reverse singles on Sunday.

Italy went into Sunday's play leading 2-1 after a doubles win on Saturday and Fognini's five-set victory in his opening singles match on Friday.

Fognini trailed 4-1 in the final set as Sugita sought to take the tie to a fifth match but the Italian rallied to secure the win.

US. advance to Davis Cup quarterfinals

US. advance to Davis Cup quarterfinals

The United States advanced to the Davis Cup quarterfinals after beating Serbia for the first time thanks to a four-set doubles win on Saturday.

The U.S. ran into Novak Djokovic in the previous losses, but without him Serbia was eliminated 3-0 and a day early in Nis.

U.S. pair Ryan Harrison and Steve Johnson beat Serbia team Nikola Milojevic and Miljan Zekic 6-7 (3), 6-2, 7-5, 6-4 to cap singles wins by Sam Querrey and John Isner.

“We’re thrilled to be into the quarterfinals, and most likely a home tie if the Belgians win, they’re up 2-1, now,” said US Davis Cup Captain Jim Courier. Which would be nice for these guys to get a chance to play back in the U.S. We’ve played the last two on the road, so we’re looking forward to that opportunity.”

The Americans will have a home quarterfinal against Belgium.

France advances to Davis Group QFs

France advances to Davis Group QFs

France advanced to the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup after beating the Netherlands 3-1 Sunday for its eighth win in nine matches at home.

Adrian Mannarino won the first reverse singles after 4 hours, 20 minutes of an arduous contest against Robin Haase which featured 34 break-point chances.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Davis Cup 2018: Germans win thrilling doubles clash to lead tie

Davis Cup 2018: Germans win thrilling doubles clash to lead tie

Tim Puetz and Jan-Lennard Struff won a thrilling doubles clash to give Germany a 2-1 lead after the second day of their World Group Davis Cup tie against Australia.

The German duo silenced the big crowd at Pat Rafter Arena as they overcame John Peers and Matthew Ebden 6-4, 6-7 (1/7), 6-2, 6-7 (4/7), 6-4 in just over three-and-a-quarter hours.

The Germans made a late switch to their doubles team, bringing in Struff for Peter Gojowcyzk.

Struff played alongside Puetz in the World Group playoffs against Portugal last year, when they also won in five sets.

Davis Cup 2018: Italy takes 2-1 lead over Japan

Davis Cup 2018: Italy takes 2-1 lead over Japan

Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini defeated Ben McLachlan and Yasutaka Uchiyama in Saturday's doubles as Italy took a 2-1 lead over Japan in the first round of the Davis Cup.

After splitting Friday's opening singles, Italy gained the advantage after a 7-5, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (3), 7-5 doubles victory.

The winning country advances to the quarterfinals while the loser will have to win a playoff to remain in next year's World Group.

Davis Cup: Spain leads Britain 2-1 after doubles win

Davis Cup: Spain leads Britain 2-1 after doubles win

Spain led Britain 2-1 in the Davis Cup World Group after Pablo Carreno-Busta and Feliciano Lopez beat Dominic Inglot and Jamie Murray 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (4) in doubles on Saturday.

The Spanish pair forced 35 errors to win the match in just under 2 1/2 hours on the outdoor clay at Club de Tenis Puente Romano.

The teams, missing respective stars Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray, split Friday's singles.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Davis Cup 2018 Hungary vs Belgium - World Group

Davis Cup 2018 Hungary vs Belgium - World Group

Friday
Rubber 1: Marton FUCSOVICS vs. Ruben BEMELMANS
Rubber 2: Attila BALAZS vs. David GOFFIN

Saturday
Rubber 3: Attila BALAZS/Marton FUCSOVICS vs. Julien CAGNINA/Joris DE LOORE

Sunday
Rubber 4: Marton FUCSOVICS vs. David GOFFIN
Rubber 5: Attila BALAZS vs. Ruben BEMELMANS