Davis Cup

  • Somdev Devvarman to spearhead Davis Cup campaign against Serbia August 13, 2014

    In the absence of Leander Paes, Somdev Devvarman will be spearheading the Indian campaign in the crucial Davis Cup World Group play-off against 2013 finalists Serbia in Bangalore on September 12-14. The All India Tennis Association (AITA) selection committee, headed by Anil Dhurpar, met on Wednesday and picked Somdev, Yuki Bhambri,...
  • Yuki Bhambri returns to Davis Cup squad for Serbia tie August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Yuki Bhambri returned to the Indian Davis Cup squad for the World Group play-off tie against world No 2 side Serbia as the selectors picked an expected six-member squad, to be led by country's top singles player Somdev Devvarman. Due to a heel injury, Yuki had missed out on...
  • ITF rules out Israel as Davis Cup venue August 8, 2014

    London: Israel's Davis Cup match against Argentina next month is being moved out of the country because of the conflict in Gaza. The September 12-14 World Group playoff will not go ahead as scheduled in Tel Aviv "due to concerns arising from the military conflict between Israel and Hamas," the International...
  • Leander Paes not to play against Serbia in next Davis Cup tie August 7, 2014

    After making himself available for the Asian Games, veteran star Leander Paes is set to miss the upcoming Davis Cup tie against Serbia due to personal reasons. Paes is locked in a legal battle with his partner Rhea Pillai for the custody of their daughter and one of the hearings of...
  • India need 'experience' to tackle Serbia, says Bopanna June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: With a World Group place at stake, taking on Serbia is a big challenge even in a home Davis Cup tie and India must go with "maximum experience" against the world number two team, says doubles exponent Rohan Bopanna. India's recent Davis Cup victories were orchestrated by the youth...
  • Bangalore to host India-Serbia World Group play-off tie in Davis Cup April 28, 2014

    New Delhi: India will face off with formidable Serbia in the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie in Bangalore, it was announced on Monday. The AITA officials also discussed Delhi as a venue for the crucial play-off tie, to be held from September 12-14, but on the insistence of the players...
  • France to host Czech Republic at Roland Garros April 28, 2014

    Paris: France have selected Roland Garros - the home of the French Open - as the venue for their Davis Cup semi-final series against the Czech Republic in September. The French tennis federation says it opted for the 15,000-capacity center court in Paris after team captain Arnaud Clement asked for the...
  • Mahesh Bhupathi says he's available for Davis Cup tie against Serbia April 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi on Wednesday declared his availability for India's Davis Cup World Group play-off match at home against Serbia later in the year, saying that doubles rubber could be crucial against a strong opposition. "I am always available. I know the captain's (Anand Amritraj) talk about the same...
  • Leander Paes hails India's Davis Cup win over Korea April 9, 2014

    Mumbai: India's veteran tennis star Leander Paes gave kudos to the Somdev Devvarman-spearheaded squad for clinching the Davis Cup play-off berth with a 3-1 away game victory over South Korea last week, but cautioned that the next tie against Serbia would be a difficult one. "The next tie is going to...
  • Davis Cup: India to host Serbia in September April 8, 2014

    India will take on Serbia at home in the Davis Cup World Group play-offs to be held from September 12 to 14. ...
  • India to take on Serbia in Davis Cup World Group play-offs April 8, 2014

    India will take on Serbia at home in the Davis Cup World Group play-offs to be held from September 12 to 14, raising the possibility of multiple Grand Slam winner and world number two Novak Djokovic touching down in the country. Bogdan Obradovic-led Serbia will face India for the second time...
  • Federer steers Swiss to Davis Cup semis, Italy edge Britain April 7, 2014

    London: Roger Federer sealed Switzerland's place in the Davis Cup semi-finals when he completed a comeback win for the hosts over Kazakhstan on Sunday but Britain's last-four hopes were trampled into Italian clay in Naples. France are also in the last four despite looking dead and buried on Friday when they...
  • France beat Germany 3-2 in Davis Cup quarter-final April 7, 2014

    Nancy, France: France rallied from a 2-0 deficit to beat Germany 3-2 in the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup on Sunday. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga cruised past Tobias Kamke 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to help France even the tie before Gael Monfils secured the winning point by defeating Peter Gojowczyk 6-1, 7-6 (0),...
  • Italy beat Britain 3-2 to reach Davis Cup semis April 6, 2014

    Italy won both singles matches against Britain in straight sets on Sunday to reach the Davis Cup semi-finals for the first time in 16 years. Fabio Fognini pulled off a surprise 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 victory over two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray to level the best-of-five quarterfinal at 2-2 before Andreas...
  • Czech Republic overpower Japan in Davis Cup April 6, 2014

    Tokyo: Lukas Rosol and Jiri Vesely won their reverse singles on Sunday as the Czech Republic completed a 5-0 sweep of Japan in the Davis Cup quarterfinals. Rosol beat Yasutaka Uchiyama 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 and Vesely overpowered Taro Daniel 6-4, 6-4 to complete the one-sided tie. The Czech team secured a berth...
  • Somdev wins, India enter Davis Cup World Group playoffs April 6, 2014

    Busan: The Indian Davis Cup team entered the World Group playoffs after notching up a historic away triumph over Korea following Somdev Devvarman's win over Yong-Kyu Lim in the reverse singles of the Group I Asia/Oceania second round tie here on Sunday. Somdev prevailed 6-4, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 in the first...
  • Davis Cup: Switzerland trail Kazakhs, Murray puts Britain on brink April 6, 2014

    Roger Federer's hopes of adding a Davis Cup winners' medal to his vast collection of silverware were hanging by a thread on Saturday after Switzerland fell 2-1 behind to Kazakhstan in their World Group quarter-final tie. The 17-times grand slam champion teamed up with Australian Open winner Stanislas Wawrinka on Saturday...
  • Britain come back to level Davis Cup quarters against Italy at 1-1 April 5, 2014

    Naples: Andy Murray completed a straight-sets victory over Andreas Seppi as Britain levelled the Davis Cup quarter-final against Italy 1-1 on Saturday. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 in more than three hours for a sixth straight victory over Seppi as he kept alive Britain's bid to reach the Davis Cup semi-finals...
  • India clinch doubles match against Korea in Davis Cup tie, lead 2-1 April 5, 2014

    Busan: India stood one win away from securing a berth in the World Group play-offs after Rohan Bopanna and Saketh Myneni defeated Hyung-Taik Lee and Lim Yong-Kyu in the crucial doubles match of their second round Asia/Oceania Group I tie against Korea on Saturday. Bopanna and Myneni prevailed 7-6 (4), 5-7,...
  • Germany take 2-0 lead as Gojowczyk stuns Tsonga in Davis Cup April 5, 2014

    Peter Gojowczyk marked his Davis Cup debut with a big upset, beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a five-set marathon on Friday to give injury-hit Germany a surprising 2-0 lead over France in their Davis Cup quarter-final. Gojowczyk won 5-7, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 7-6 (8), 8-6 after Tobias Kamke had defeated Julien Benneteau...
  • Fognini gives Italy lead over Britain in Davis Cup April 5, 2014

    Naples: Fabio Fognini overcame an injury and tough resistance from James Ward to give Italy a 1-0 lead over Britain on the rain-delayed opening day of their Davis Cup quarter-final on Friday. Andy Murray's match against Andreas Seppi was then suspended due to poor light with the British No. 1 leading...
  • Switzerland, Kazakhstan level at 1-1 in Davis Cup April 5, 2014

    Geneva: Roger Federer eased to victory over Mikhail Kukushkin on Friday, bringing Switzerland level at 1-1 with Kazakhstan in the Davis Cup quarter-finals. Federer's 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 win in less than two hours restored order for the 15,000 Swiss fans who saw Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka surprisingly lose the opening...
  • Davis Cup: Somdev wins but Sanam loses as India, Korea share honours on opening day April 4, 2014

    Busan: Somdev Devvarman had to dig deep into his reservoir of experience to tame a fighting Hyeon Chung but Sanam Singh lost the second singles to Yong-Kyu Lim, leaving India and Korea locked at 1-1 on day one of their second round Asia/Oceania Group I tie on Friday. Somdev was severely...
  • Radek Stepanek, Lukas Rosol give Czechs 2-0 lead in Japan April 4, 2014

    Radek Stepanek and Lukas Rosol gave champions Czech Republic a 2-0 lead in their Davis Cup quarter-final against Japan after hard-fought victories in their singles matches in Tokyo on Friday. Former world number eight Stepanek came from a set down to beat Tatsuma Ito 6-7(5) 7-6(5) 6-1 7-5 before Rosol survived...
  • France favourites against injury-hit Germany in Davis Cup quarter-final April 4, 2014

    Julien Benneteau will play the inexperienced Tobias Kamke in the opening match of France's Davis Cup quarter-final against injury-hit Germany on Friday. The 12th-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga faces Davis Cup newcomer Peter Gojowczyk in the second singles. Even without their highest-ranked player Richard Gasquet, who has a lower back injury, France are the...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka to open for Swiss in Davis Cup quarters April 3, 2014

    Geneva: Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka will take on Andrey Golubev in the opening singles match of Switzerland's Davis Cup quarter-finals tie against Kazakhstan. With 17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer also in the squad, Switzerland is a big favorite to advance to the semifinals for the first time since 2003....
  • Andy Murray set to recover for Davis Cup against Italy April 3, 2014

    Naples: Andy Murray is expected to recover from illness to face Andreas Seppi on the opening day of Britain's Davis Cup quarter-final against Italy. Murray was confined to his hotel room with a stomach bug during the draw on Thursday but the Wimbledon champion is likely to line up against Seppi...
  • Czech Republic face injury-hit Japan in Davis Cup April 3, 2014

    Tokyo: Radek Stepanek will face Tatsuma Ito in the opening singles match on Friday as the Czech Republic continue their quest for another Davis Cup title in a quarter-final match against an injury-ravaged Japan team. Japan, playing in their first World Group quarter-final, are without top-ranked Kei Nishikori, who was forced...
  • India aim to seal World Group play-off slot in Davis Cup April 3, 2014

    Busan: Their second best singles player is missing from the line-up but an upbeat India would fancy their chances against South Korea when the two teams clash here for a Davis Cup World Group play-off berth from Friday. India are without Yuki Bhambri, who was forced out of the tie due...
  • Injured Gasquet out of Davis Cup quarter-finals March 31, 2014

    Richard Gasquet has pulled out of France's Davis Cup quarter-final tie against Germany this week with a lower back injury, the French federation said on Monday. The FFT said in a statement that captain Arnaud Clement called up Edouard Roger-Vasselin and Michael Llodra to make up for the absence of Gasquet,...