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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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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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