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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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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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GB through by default

WHEN the dust settles, captain Leon Smith will prepare Great Britain for a Davis Cup quarter-final against France in April after his team earned their place, literally, by default. An Š—“ashamed and embarrassedŠ— Denis Shapovalov, of Canada, kicked it up when he presented SmithŠ—Ès side with a spot by firing the ball like a bullet into the left eye of umpire Arnaud Gabas leaving it black, the French official hospitalised and the offender defaulted in what was clearly a freak accident. Kyle Edmund had won the deciding rubber. 2015 champions GB had beaten their hosts 3-2 in Ottawa to...

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One win needed

JAMIE Murray and Dom Inglot gave Team GB two bites of the cherry Š—– or should that be maple syrup waffle in the land of the Maple Leaf Š—– when they combined to give the visitors a 2-1 lead in the first-round Davis Cup tie against Canada in...

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Team GB all square

BRITISH tennis has leant heavily on the Murray family. The Davis Cup is no exception as is being witnessed in Team GBŠ—Ès first-round tie against Canada played on a surface laid on top of an ice rink in frozen Ottawa. Youngest sibling Andy almost single-handedly helped Team GB lift the competition they founded for the first time since the 1930s two years ago. And the world No.1, resting at home in Surrey, tried to inspire his erstwhile teammates with a video of support played on a big screen to them by captain Leon Smith before the opening singles. It...

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Skating In

Dan Evans, who blasted into the world top 50 after making the last-16 at the recent Australian Open, meets Junior Wimbledon champion Denis Shapovalov, 17, in the opening rubber of Team GBŠ—Ès first-round Davis Cup tie against Canada in chilly Ottawa. It follows the draw made by CanadaŠ—Ès Speaker of the House at the home of the hostsŠ—È parliament three miles from the venue, a journey that, as the BBC suggested, could almost be made on skates along the frozen Rideau Canal. British No.2 Kyle Edmund, also inside the top 50, faces Vasek Pospisil in the second singles rubber....

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