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Author: Richard Jones

Vietnam | ITF AGM vote down changes

The ITF’s plan to reduce Davis Cup rubbers to best of three sets has been rejected at the organisation’s AGM in Vietnam. The motion received 63.54% support from member nations, but each reform required a two thirds majority in the...

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French celebrate

A big crowd in lighthearted mood enjoyed the final day of action in RouenŠ’s Kindarena, with BritainŠ—’s Dan Evans beating Julien Benneteau 6-1, 6-2 despite the Frenchman being joined on court at one point by Nicolas Mahut and team captain Yannick...

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France take unassailable lead

France won an enthralling doubles rubber in Rouen to progress to the 2017 Davis Cup World Group Semi Finals. The home pair of Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut edged home 7-6(7) 5-7 7-5 7-5 to beat Dominic Inglot and Jamie Murray after 3 hours and twenty minutes of high class doubles...

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Six Britons in Australian Open Line Up

Andy Murray and Johanna Konta will lead a contingent of six British players with direct entry into the singles main draw at the Australian Open next month. Kyle Edmund, Dan Evans, Heather Watson and Naomi Broady will join British number one players Murray and Konta in the singles draws in Melbourne. Murray, 29, will be the top seed as he tries to win his first Australian Open, having finished runner-up five...

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Davis Cup in danger

Š—“If it ainŠ—’t broke, donŠ—’t fix it,Š— so the saying goes, and in tennis that sentiment was never more apt than right now, for the International Tennis Federation (ITF) is currently considering radical changes to the Davis Cup, one of the worldŠ—’s most revered international team competitions. Matches could be reduced from the best-of-five to the best-of-three sets, and ties from three days to two. In addition, the ITF is keen for would-be host cities to submit bids to stage the Davis Cup final each year, which would ruin the atmosphere of one of the gameŠ—’s showpiece...

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