DAVIS CUP

  • Davis Cup: Tsonga criticises French crowd for lack of support 6 hours 9 minutes ago

    Lille: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rued the lack of support of his home crowd on Friday after losing to Stan Wawrinka in the opening singles match of the Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland. Despite the presence of a record crowd of 27,432 spectators in the stands of the Pierre Mauroy stadium,...
  • Beaten Roger Federer consoled by shaking 'ghost' off his back 6 hours 23 minutes ago

    Despite his defeat by Gael Monfils in Friday's second singles rubber of the Davis Cup final, Roger Federer found something to smile about as the Swiss got "a ghost" off his back. The 17-times grand slam champion, who lost 6-1 6-4 6-3 as France drew level 1-1 following Stan Wawrinka's opening...
  • Davis Cup: Gael Monfils beats Roger Federer as France draw level 15 hours 45 minutes ago

    France: Gael Monfils rose to the occasion as he upset Roger Federer 6-1 6-4 6-3 to help France level the Davis Cup final with Switzerland 1-1 on Friday. After Stan Wawrinka had given the Swiss a 1-0 lead by beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1 3-6 6-3 6-2, Monfils was at his best...
  • Stan Wawrinka gives Switzerland lead vs France in final 16 hours 54 minutes ago

    France: Stan Wawrinka gave Switzerland a 1-0 lead against France in the Davis Cup final by beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Friday. The Australian Open champion started strong, and overcame a second-set lapse by regaining control of the opening singles match with an aggressive display that paid off with a 6-1, 3-6,...
  • Roger Federer to face Monfils in Davis Cup final Yesterday

    Despite his bad back, Roger Federer will face Gael Monfils on Friday in the second singles match when Switzerland faces France in the Davis Cup final. Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka will open the best-of-five series on clay against Jo-Wilfired Tsonga. Federer, a 17-time Grand Slam champion, was doubtful for the final...
  • Novak Djokovic to make Davis Cup return for Serbia 2 days ago

    Serbia's world number one Novak Djokovic will return to Davis Cup action after a season's absence when he leads his country against Croatia in the first round in March, he said on Wednesday. "Novak returns to the Serbia Davis Cup team for the first-round tie against Croatia from March 6-8," said...
  • Roger Federer's back is key in Davis Cup final 3 days ago

    Roger Federer was at the top of his game in London last week, sweeping past opponents as if his age were not an issue. A back injury over the weekend changed everything, casting serious doubts over his chances of winning the Davis Cup, or even playing against France in the...
  • Nadal criticises Spain's female Davis Cup captain over sexism debate 3 days ago

    Barcelona: Rafael Nadal criticized Spain's female Davis Cup captain on Tuesday for feeding a "false and absurd" debate that started when his coach and uncle questioned whether a woman could coach in the men's game. The 14-time Grand Slam winner struck out at both captain Gala Leon and the Spanish tennis...
  • Roger Federer skips Davis Cup training with back problems 3 days ago

    France: Swiss Roger Federer's participation in the Davis Cup final against France was still hanging in the balance on Tuesday as the 17-times grand slam champion said he could not train because of back problems. Federer, however, was hopeful, although not exactly optimistic, he could be ready for Friday's first singles. "It's...
  • France, Switzerland unchanged for Davis Cup final November 11, 2014

    France and Switzerland have announced unchanged teams for the Davis Cup final next week at Lille. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gael Monfils, Julien Benneteau, and Richard Gasquet were re-selected by France, while Gilles Simon, France's third highest-ranked player, was put on standby as a replacement. Switzerland captain Severin Luthi picked the same side for...
  • Federer will be ready for Davis Cup battle, says Wawrinka November 11, 2014

    Stanislas Wawrinka has no doubt fellow Swiss Roger Federer will be ready for the Davis Cup final next week even if the 33-year-old goes all the way at the ATP World Tour Finals. Both men are in action in the season-ender and the early signs are that they could be at...
  • Federer, Wawrinka to lead Switzerland in Davis Cup November 4, 2014

    Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka will lead Switzerland's bid for its first Davis Cup title against host France this month. Switzerland captain Severin Luethi retained the four-man team which beat Italy in the semifinals: second-ranked Federer, Australian Open champion Wawrinka, Marco Chiudinelli and Michael Lammer. Federer and Wawrinka will prepare for the...
  • Nadal's coach criticises female Davis Cup captain September 23, 2014

    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 September 22, 2014

    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 September 18, 2014

    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 September 18, 2014

    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 September 16, 2014

    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. ...
  • News 360: SC asks government to step up relief operation in floodhit J&K September 15, 2014

    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...