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The ITF is opening up its archives for fans, who can watch Davis Cup and Fed Cup video from the recent past every Thursday via its YouTube channel.

 

Watch the best Davis Cup and Fed Cup action from the past 25 years offered by the ITF following the digitalisation of its video catalogue, a key project delivered in 2019 under the ITF2024 strategy. International Tennis Federation

With ITF events suspended until at least 13 July due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, tennis fans can now watch the best Davis Cup and Fed Cup action from the past 25 years.

The ITF is able to provide these classic matches following the digitalisation of its video catalogue, a key project delivered in 2019 under the ITF2024 strategy.

The digital archive allows the ITF to manage and distribute an extensive content archive of 15,000 assets dating back to the 1940s from the Davis Cup and Fed Cup, preserving and celebrating the history and prestige of these unique competitions.

Over the course of 10 weeks, the ITF is showing full matches on its YouTube channel, starting with the last time that Spain won the Fed Cup title as Conchita Martinez and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario clinched a thrilling tie against Switzerland with victory in the doubles over Martina Hingis and Patty Schnyder in 1998.

Other classic moments will include Roger Federer’s famous triumph against Richard Gasquet to clinch a first Davis Cup title for Switzerland in 2014, Petra Kvitova’s unforgettable encounter with Angelique Kerber in the Fed Cup Final the same year, Australia’s last Davis Cup triumph in 2003 when Mark Philippoussis defied a pectoral injury to defeat Juan Carlos Ferrero and Serbia’s now legendary head-shaving celebration after winning Davis Cup for the first time in 2010.

The ITF will also be putting fans in the driving seat as they give viewers the chance to choose which matches they would like to see played in future.

Matches will be played live at 11:00 GMT every Thursday on the ITF’s YouTube channel.

Match schedule (all matches start at 11:00 GMT/12:00 BST):

  • Thursday 16 April – 1998 Fed Cup Final: Conchita Martinez & Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (ESP) v Martina Hingis & Patty Schnyder (SUI)   https://youtu.be/EpYHpVBIvr4
  • Thursday 23 April – 2003 Davis Cup Final: Mark Philippoussis (AUS) v Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP)
  • Thursday 30 April – 2004 Fed Cup Final: Anastasia Myskina & Vera Zvonareva (RUS) v Marion Bartoli & Emilie Loit (FRA)
  • Thursday 7 May – 2010 Davis Cup Final: Viktor Troicki (SRB) v Michael Llodra (FRA)
  • Thursday 14 May – 2009 Fed Cup Final: Flavia Pennetta (ITA) v Melanie Oudin (USA)
  • Thursday 21 May – 2011 Davis Cup Final: Rafael Nadal (ESP) v Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)
  • Thursday 28 May – 2014 Fed Cup Final: Petra Kvitova (CZE) v Angelique Kerber (GER)
  • Thursday 4 June – 2014 Davis Cup Final: Roger Federer (SUI) v Richard Gasquet (FRA)
  • Thursday 11 June – 2015 Fed Cup Final: Karolina Pliskova & Barbora Strycova (CZE) v Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova & Elena Vesnina (RUS)
  • Thursday 18 June – 2015 Davis Cup Final: Andy Murray (GBR) v David Goffin (BEL)

Meanwhile, the ITF have also thanked partners and clothing retailer UNIQLO for donating 10 million protective masks to organisations around the world, including the ITF.

The masks will be used for regional training centres, development officers, officials, ITF staff and anti-doping testers worldwide.






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