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London | ITF bombshell strikes at Davis Cup tradition

The ITF has dropped a bombshell onto its flagship Davis Cup by proposing the World Group is played using the old Fed Cup format! In 1995 the Federation Cup adopted a new format and shortened its name to Fed Cup, based on the great success that the home-and-away format had achieved in the Davis Cup. Since 1963, the women’s team championships had previously been played over one week at a different venue each year, initially attracting teams from 16 countries and supported by the top players right from the start. The format was two singles and a doubles and,...

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London | Davis Cup trials are irrelevant

The ITF has unveiled an extraordinary plan to go into partnership with Barcelona football star Gerard Pique to change the Davis Cup World Group from the current year-long, knockout format into a one-week, end of year shoot-out. Under the plans, the World Cup of Tennis Finals will be played over seven days in November in the traditional week of the Davis Cup Final. The Finals will feature a round-robin format followed by a quarterfinal knockout stage. Each tie will consist of two singles and one doubles over best-of-three sets. The 16 World Group nations will automatically qualify for the Finals, and...

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Marbella | Spain defeat Britain

Spain progressed to the 2018 Davis Cup World Group quarter finals today when Albert Ramos-Vinolas finally quelled the spirited challenge of British debutant Cameron Norrie 7-6(4), 2-6, 7-6(4), 6-2 after just under three and three quarter hours of gripping action at Marbella’s Puente Romano Tennis Club. Spain’s quarter final opponents will be Germany who overcame Australia by three rubbers to one in...

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Marbella | Spain edge ahead

Feliciano Lopez and Pablo Correna Busta took Spain to the brink of victory in their Davis Cup World Group first round tie in Marbella with a comprehensive 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory over Great Britain’s Dominic Inglot and Jamie Murray on...

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Marbella | Norrie springs Davis Cup surprise

After a spirited effort by Great Britain’s Liam Broady as he went down 3-6, 4-6, 6-7 to Spain’s Albert Ramos Violas, 22-year old debutant Cameron Norrie registered one of the outstanding results in British Davis Cup history by coming back from two sets to love down to defeat world number 23 Roberto Bautista Agut  4-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. To win a live Davis Cup singles rubber on Spanish clay is a rare feat indeed, but for Norrie to do so having never played a five set match before and having zero clay court experience makes his achievement all...

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Lille | France triumph in Davis Cup final

France beat Belgium 3-2 to claim the 2017 Davis Cup for what is their 10th title since the competition was inaugurated, matching Britain’s total and placing them third equal with their neighbours in the table of titles won. Top of the list are the US (32) and Australia...

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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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