Nadal and Fognini out but Evans through

Dan Evans took out the top seed and world number one to make the quarter-finals of the Rolex Monte Carlo Masters in what was a well-deserved victory which he has followed up with another exceptional performance to beat the 11th seeded David Goffin to reach the last...

Britain 2 up on Mexico in BJK Cup

Great Britain are well poised for a memorable win over Mexico in the Billie Jean Cup after team stalwarts Heather Watson and Katie Boulter got past their nerves to win the opening two rubbers at the National Tennis Centre on Friday.

Jabeur to meet Kovinic as Sharma takes on Osorio Serrano in WTA250 semi-finals in Charleston

Top seed Ons Jabeur dropped just one game to reach the semi-final at the MUSC Health Women’s Open in Charleston on Friday, but there was disappointment for the No 3 seed, Shelby Rogers, who battled an abdominal strain and Clara Tauson, forced to retire injured.

BJK Cup kicks off with GB in action against Mexico

Great Britain’s Billie Jean King Cup team take on Mexico at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton today, Friday, with Katie Boulter and Heather Watson in action.

Jabeur cruises as teens make Charleston quarter-finals

The quarter-final line-up was completed at the MUSC Health Women’s Open in Charleston on Thursday with some surprise appearances.

Monte Carlo Surprises: Evans tops Djokovic and Goffin ousts Zverev

Novak Djokovic, the world number one, was bundled out of the Rolex Monte Carlo Masters – an event he has won on two previous occasions and was expected to make the final again this year for a fifth time.

Rogers and Tauson make quarters in WTA250 Charleston

Charleston’s Shelby Rogers has made it into quarter-finals of MUSC Health Open with a straight sets win over fellow American Claire Liu, while Clara Tauson upset Ajla Tomljanovic to also advance.

Djokovic & Nadal open their campaigns while Evans scores another win

The big guns finally emerged on the courts at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters to successfully open their clay court campaigns which they hope will lead to French Open success in June on day Dan Evans followed up his early success with another great win.

Jabeur advances but Linette falls at WTA250 in Charleston

Top seed Ons Jabeur opened her account with a straight sets win over Stefanie Vogele, but 2nd-seeded Magda Linette fell victim to in-form Colombian Maria Camila Osorio Serrano after a 3 set battle at the MUSC Health Women’s Open in Charleston on Tuesday.

A bumpy start to Monte Carlo Masters but Evans lifts British hopes.

Monte Carlo, the first of the clay court Masters 100os which lead up to the French Open, got underway at the weekend with a field which includes some of the best clay courters in the game.
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Another revamp for the Davis Cup

The Davis Cup which, after over 110 years of being a season-long event, was revamped with the Finals being contested in Madrid by 18 tennis nations – the semi-finalists from the previous year, 12 qualifiers and two wildcards – playing a round robin with the top four entering the knockout stage. All three ties are now condensed into two singles and a doubles, all played over three sets.

We are committed to a long-term vision for this historic competition and are confident these adjustments will enhance the experience for players and fans Albert Costa

That year was won by Spain with Rafa Nadal leading the charge against Canada, Unfortunately the event was cancelled in 2020 thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.

It seems many lessons were learnt that year by the organisers, the ITF and Kosmos Tennis, which they have now incorporated into the 2021 edition by expanding the number of days the event to 11 days and are considering — following the ATP Cup’s success — playing it in three host cities.

This year’s event will take place between November 25 and December 5 with 16 nations participating rather than 18 as in 2019.

Davis Cup Finals tournament director Albert Costa said: “We recognise that the most successful tournaments adapt and evolve over time, and while the inaugural Davis Cup Finals delivered fantastic tennis, it also provided some learnings. We are committed to a long-term vision for this historic competition and are confident these adjustments will enhance the experience for players and fans.

“With large stadiums providing show courts for all ties, the introduction of a multi-city event will bring the competition to the widest possible audience, while we will also be able to ease the burden on players with improvements to the scheduling. Crucially, a revised schedule will allow us to avoid late finishes while providing more rest for players.”

Madrid has an agreement to host this year’s Final but the ITF Board has confirmed that it will now be discussing the prospect of expanding the hosting to a three city format as suggested by their partners Kosmos, who have promised to invest £2.2 billion into the sport over 25 years.

The proposals for the expansion of the finals are aimed should improve the scheduling for players while enhancing the fan experience and taking the Davis Cup to a wider audience. The multi-city format would see two European cities join Madrid as hosts this year.

A final decision will be made in March after the ITF has considered the bidding cities applications which will have include contingency plans for possible coronavirus restriction.




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