Davis Cup

  • Nadal's coach criticises female Davis Cup captain 12 hours 12 minutes ago

    Madrid: Rafael Nadal's coach has criticized the appointment of a woman as the captain of Spain's Davis Cup team. Toni Nadal, Rafael's coach and uncle, tells Onda Cero radio "it is preferable that (the Davis Cup captain) is someone with a background in the world of men's tennis." He says "the men's...
  • France to host Switzerland on clay in Davis Cup Yesterday

    France will play the Davis Cup final against Switzerland on indoor clay in a bid to thwart Roger Federer's quest for a first win in the team competition. The final will be held at the 27,000capacity Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille from November 2123, under a retractable roof. France is third on...
  • France to face Germany in Davis Cup first round 5 days ago

    Top seeds France were drawn away to Germany on Thursday in the opening round of the 2015 Davis Cup World Group. France, who comfortably beat champions the Czech Republic to set up a clash against Switzerland in this year's final, will play Germany from March 68. Second seeds Switzerland, who knocked out...
  • India will play their next Davis Cup tie in July 2015 5 days ago

    Dubai: India, being a seeded team, were given a bye in the first round of the 2015 Davis Cup season as the draw for the Asia/Oceania Group I was announced on Thursday. The bye means that India will play their next Davis Cup tie in July from 1719. China will clash with...
  • Davis Cup to remain annual event ITF chief 1 week ago

    Dubai: The Davis Cup will remain an annual tournament despite persistent complaints from some players that it overburdens an alreadycrowded schedule, the head of the sport's governing body said on Tuesday. Roger Federer was roared on by a capacity 18,000 crowd on Sunday as he helped Switzerland beat Italy to reach...
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  • India lose 23 against Serbia in Davis Cup World Group playoff September 15, 2014

    Champions in 2010 and runnersup last year Serbia regained their Davis Cup World Group spot when they completed a 32 win over India in the playoff on Monday. ...
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    The Supreme Court has expressed concerns on the rescue and relief operations in the floodhit Jammu and Kashmir. The court has said that the state government must provide basic necessities to flood victims. ...
  • Davis Cup: There was no pressure on me, says Yuki Bhambri September 15, 2014

    Bangalore: India's tennis player Yuki Bhambri on Monday denied there was any pressure on him for retaining his place in the squad after losing two matches in the Davis Cup World Group Playoff against Serbia, which the hosts lost 23. "I don't think so," he told reporters at the postmatch press...
  • Davis Cup: Pressure was high but proud to win it for Serbia, says Krajinovic September 15, 2014

    Bangalore: A sleepless night following raininduced suspension of play and overnight change of schedules seemed to have done little to dampen Filip Krajinovic who won the decisive fifth rubber to help Serbia beat India 32 in their Davis Cup World Group playoff here Monday afternoon. The match was halted Sunday night...
  • India lose 23 against Serbia in Davis Cup World Group playoff September 15, 2014

    Bangalore: Champions in 2010 and runnersup last year Serbia regained their Davis Cup World Group spot when they completed a 32 win over India in the playoff on Monday. Filip Kranjinovic won the second reverse singles that was halted Sunday night due to rain, against Yuki Bhambri 63, 64, 64. It took...
  • US beat Slovakia 50 in Davis Cup September 15, 2014

    John Isner and Sam Querrey won their singles matches on Sunday as the US completed a 50 sweep of Slovakia in the Davis Cup World Group playoff. Isner captured the final nine games and beat Lukas Lacko 63, 60. Querrey then defeated Norbert Gombos 64, 46, 64. Isner and Querrey each...
  • Argentina beat Israel in Davis Cup playoff September 15, 2014

    Favored Argentina won both matches on Sunday, rallying to defeat Israel 32 in a Davis Cup World Group playoff tie. Israel led 21 after Saturday's doubles, making this the first time in 24 years that Argentina have rallied to win a Davis Cup tie. In fact, Argentina have rallied to win...
  • Marin Cilic leads Croatia to Davis Cup playoff win, Spain out September 15, 2014

    Marin Cilic completed a dream week by steering Croatia into the Davis Cup World Group on Sunday but Spain found themselves out in the wilderness after crashing to defeat in Brazil. Less than a week after winning the US Open, Cilic snatched the crucial fifth rubber of Croatia's World Group playoff...
  • Davis Cup: Dusan Lajovic blames 'fatigue' for the loss against Somdev September 14, 2014

    Speaking on how tough was it to play Somdev, who drops the ball deep on his returns, Dusan said the Indian played his usual game and he tried to ape which done him in. "Its the thing about Davis Cup. It complicates things. Som played his usual game on the slow...
  • Davis Cup: Doubles win by Paes and Bopanna inspired me, says Somdev September 14, 2014

    Bangalore: The doubles win by Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna that kept India in the reckoning was a huge source of inspiration, Somdev Devvarman said on Sunday after he won a fiveset battle against Serbia's Dusan Lajovic to tie the rubber in the Davis Cup World Group playoff here. "Of course,...
  • Roger Federer fires Switzerland into Davis Cup final September 14, 2014

    Geneva: Roger Federer secured Switzerland's place in the final of the Davis Cup for the first time since 1992 by comfortably beating Italy's Fabio Fognini in Geneva on Sunday. Roared on by a capacity crowd in the Palexpo Arena, Federer dismantled world number 17 Fognini 62 63 76 (4) in just...
  • Davis Cup: France wrap up Czech Republic 41 to reach final September 15, 2014

    France wrapped up their Davis Cup semifinal tie against holders Czech Republic 41 on Sunday, a day after securing their final spot on home soil. Julien Benneteau lost 64, 63 to Jiri Vesely before Gael Monfils beat Lukas Rosol 57, 64, 75 in the reverse singles at Roland Garros. Richard Gasquet and...
  • Davis Cup: Somdev Devvarman stuns Lajovic as India, Serbia locked 22 September 14, 2014

    Bangalore: A resilient Somdev Devvarman won the battle of nerves and wits as he pulled off a stunning fiveset victory over world number 61 Dusan Lajovic to lock the Davis Cup World Group playoff tie against Serbia 22, on Sunday. Somdev overcame a sluggish start to carve out a heroic 16,...
  • Davis Cup: Australia complete win over Uzbekistan September 14, 2014

    Perth: Australia completed a 50 Davis Cup win over Uzbekistan on Sunday a day after clinching a spot in next year's elite World Group. In reverse singles, Sam Groth of Australia beat Temur Ismailov 63, 62 before Nick Kyrgios defeated Sanjar Fayziev 61, 61 in just 40 minutes. Australia did not drop...
  • Davis Cup: Bryan brothers lead US to victory over Slovakia September 14, 2014

    Bob and Mike Bryan made quick work of their doubles match to ensure the United States cruised to victory in their Davis Cup World Group playoff tie against Slovakia on Saturday. The brothers' 61, 62, 61 victory over Norbert Gombos and Lukas Lacko in Chicago gave the Americans an insurmountable 30...
  • Brazil take 21 lead over Spain in Davis Cup September 14, 2014

    Bruno Soares and Marcelo Melo defeated Marc Lopez and David Marrero 63, 75, 75 to give Brazil a 21 lead over Spain in a Davis Cup playoff on Saturday, leaving the fivetime champions in danger of dropping to zonal play for the first time since 1996. Brazil had key breaks late...
  • France beat Czech Republic to qualify for Davis Cup final September 14, 2014

    JoWilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet put France back in the Davis Cup final by winning the doubles and ending the twoyear reign of the Czech Republic on Saturday. Tsonga and Gasquet, who won their singles on Friday, gave Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek a rare doubles defeat in Davis Cup, 67...
  • Israel take 21 lead against Argentina in Davis Cup September 14, 2014

    Led by the doubles team of Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram, Israel took a 21 lead over Argentina on Saturday afternoon in a bestoffive Davis Cup World Group playoff. Erlich and Ram defeated Argentina's Federico Delbonis and Horacio Zeballos 63, 36, 61, 36, 63 in 91degree heat at the Sunrise Tennis...
  • Switzerland lead Italy 21 in Davis Cup semifinal September 14, 2014

    Geneva: Roger Federer got the day off on Saturday, and now he needs to play on Sunday to help Switzerland advance to their first Davis Cup final in 22 years. Without Federer, who was rested, Switzerland lost in doubles to Italy and had their lead cut to 21 in the semifinal. The...
  • Best Davis Cup comeback win for me: Leander Paes September 14, 2014

    Bangalore: Veteran Indian tennis star Leander Paes on Sunday said that the dramatic victory he pulled off along with partner Rohan Bopanna against formidable Serbians was the best comeback effort of his Davis Cup career. Paes and Bopanna overcame a twoset deficit to beat Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bojolzac in a...
  • Davis Cup: India trail 12 against Serbia as Paes, Bopanna win in doubles September 13, 2014

    Bangalore: The pair of Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna kept India afloat with a stirring fiveset win over Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac in the crucial doubles match of the Davis Cup World Group playoff tie on Saturday. Down by two sets and by a break in the third, the Indians...
  • Roger Federer skips doubles in Davis Cup semifinal September 13, 2014

    Geneva: Roger Federer has been given the day off as Switzerland seeks to seal its place in the Davis Cup final by winning Saturday's doubles. The Swiss team, leading Italy 20 after Friday's singles, has named Stan Wawrinka and Marco Chiudinelli to play Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli. Federer had been provisionally...
  • Argentina tied 11 with Israel in Davis Cup September 13, 2014

    Dudi Sela's fourset win over Carlos Berlocq on Friday lifted Israel into a 11 tie with Argentina in their Davis Cup World Group playoff. Leonardo Mayer defeated Bar Botzer 64, 36, 62, 61 in the first match of the day, but Sela responded with a 63, 67 (57), 62, 62 victory...