Davis Cup

  • Mahesh Bhupathi says he's available for Davis Cup tie against Serbia 09-04-2014 08:33 PM

    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...
  • Leander Paes hails India's Davis Cup win over Korea 09-04-2014 12:35 PM

    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...
  • Davis Cup: India to host Serbia in September 08-04-2014 08:25 PM

    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 08-04-2014 05:11 PM

    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...
  • Federer steers Swiss to Davis Cup semis, Italy edge Britain 07-04-2014 08:58 AM

    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...
  • France beat Germany 3-2 in Davis Cup quarter-final 07-04-2014 12:01 AM

    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 06-04-2014 07:31 PM

    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...
  • Czech Republic overpower Japan in Davis Cup 06-04-2014 05:29 PM

    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...
  • Somdev wins, India enter Davis Cup World Group playoffs 06-04-2014 11:44 AM

    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...
  • Davis Cup: Switzerland trail Kazakhs, Murray puts Britain on brink 06-04-2014 09:33 AM

    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...
  • Britain come back to level Davis Cup quarters against Italy at 1-1 05-04-2014 08:13 PM

    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...
  • India clinch doubles match against Korea in Davis Cup tie, lead 2-1 05-04-2014 03:27 PM

    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),...
  • Germany take 2-0 lead as Gojowczyk stuns Tsonga in Davis Cup 05-04-2014 10:00 AM

    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...
  • Fognini gives Italy lead over Britain in Davis Cup 05-04-2014 09:42 AM

    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...
  • Switzerland, Kazakhstan level at 1-1 in Davis Cup 05-04-2014 09:23 AM

    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...
  • Davis Cup: Somdev wins but Sanam loses as India, Korea share honours on opening day 04-04-2014 03:47 PM

    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...
  • Radek Stepanek, Lukas Rosol give Czechs 2-0 lead in Japan 04-04-2014 03:11 PM

    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...
  • France favourites against injury-hit Germany in Davis Cup quarter-final 04-04-2014 10:27 AM

    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...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka to open for Swiss in Davis Cup quarters 03-04-2014 09:38 PM

    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...
  • Andy Murray set to recover for Davis Cup against Italy 03-04-2014 09:36 PM

    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...
  • Czech Republic face injury-hit Japan in Davis Cup 03-04-2014 02:00 PM

    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...
  • India aim to seal World Group play-off slot in Davis Cup 03-04-2014 12:06 PM

    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...
  • Injured Gasquet out of Davis Cup quarter-finals 31-03-2014 04:39 PM

    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, Tsonga to lead France against Germany in Davis Cup 26-03-2014 12:07 AM

    Paris: Ninth-ranked Richard Gasquet and 11th-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will lead France in the Davis Cup home quarterfinal against depleted Germany next week. France's two top players head the four-man lineup announced by the French Tennis Federation on Tuesday for the April 4-6 tie on indoor hard-court in Nancy. Captain Arnaud...
  • Andy Murray to lead Britain in Davis Cup quarter-final against Italy 25-03-2014 06:18 PM

    London: Andy Murray will spearhead Britain's challenge in their Davis Cup quarter-final against Italy in Naples next month after being confirmed in the squad on Tuesday. The Wimbledon champion led Britain to victory in the United States in the first round and will be key to their hopes in a...
  • Jeevan and Sanam join Davis Cup squad as reserve players 14-03-2014 05:55 PM

    New Delhi: The AITA on Friday named Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Sanam Singh as reserve players for next month's Davis Cup tie against Korea in Busan. Left-handed Jeevan is fourth in the list of highest-ranked Indians at number 321 and is followed by Sanam (368). Incidentally, Jeevan on Friday lost to...
  • Unchanged Indian team for Davis Cup tie against Korea 10-03-2014 08:46 PM

    New Delhi: Top singles player Somdev Devvarman will lead India's challenge in the away Davis Cup tie against Korea next month as the AITA national selection committee on Monday named an unchanged side. The four-member team, which pipped Chinese Taipei 5-0 in the first round, has been retained. Yuki Bhambri,...
  • Unhappy Del Potro says won't play Davis Cup this year 18-02-2014 07:56 AM

    BUENOS AIRES: Juan Martin del Potro said on Monday he will not play in Argentina's Davis Cup playoff tie in September due to his differences with the Argentine Tennis Association (AAT). Argentina, who have reached four finals - including three since 2006 - must play off against as yet unknown...
  • Shift focus from Leander and Mahesh to youngsters: Somdev 03-02-2014 01:33 PM

    Indore: With India's recent Davis Cup triumph against Chinese Taipei coming without the experience of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi, the country's numero uno singles player Somdev Devvarman feels it is time that the focus shifts from the veteran duo to the youngsters. India thrashed Chinese Taipei 5-0 in the...
  • Italy qualify for Davis Cup quarter-finals 03-02-2014 10:52 AM

    Buenos Aires: Italian tennis player Fabio Fognini defeated in four sets Argentine player Carlos Berlocq and granted Italy the qualification to Davis Cup quarter-finals. Italians will now face the winning team between Britain and the USA, as reported on Sunday. With a score of 7-6, 4-6, 6-1 and 6-4, Fognini...