Davis Cup - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Davis Cup Chardy beats Edmund to give France 4-1 win vs. Britain ROUEN, France (AP) — Jeremy Chardy beat Kyle Edmund 6-4, 6-4 in reverse singles to give France a comprehensive 4-1 win against Britain in their Davis Cup quarterfinal on Sunday. Both players had seven aces on indoor clay at the Kindarea in Rouen. Chardy dropped his serve once and broke Edmund three times. Earlier, Dan Evans salvaged som... Sun, 09 Apr 2017 14:49:00 GMT 2017-04-09T14:49:00Z Serbia & France set up Davis Cup semifinal Serbia and France won their Davis Cup quarterfinals on Saturday to set up their first match since the 2010 final. France will host the semifinal in September, and will hope leading stars Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gael Monfils, and Richard Gasquet are fit and available to face Novak Djokovic and Co, who beat them in the 2010 final 3-2 in Belgrade. ... Sat, 08 Apr 2017 20:19:00 GMT 2017-04-08T20:19:00Z France into Davis Cup semis after doubles win vs. Britain ROUEN, France (AP) — France advanced to the Davis Cup semifinals after veterans Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut won a tight doubles to beat Britain 3-0 on Saturday. Benneteau and Mahut edged Dominic Inglot and Jamie Murray 7-6 (7), 5-7, 7-5, 7-5. France will host Serbia in September. They have not met since the 2010 final, which Serb... Sat, 08 Apr 2017 19:47:00 GMT 2017-04-08T19:47:00Z Davis Cup: Italy win doubles to stay alive in quarterfinal CHARLEROI, Belgium (AP) — Italy staved off losing to Belgium in the Davis Cup quarterfinals by winning the doubles on Saturday. Simone Bolelli and Andreas Seppi defeated Ruben Bemelmans and Jons De Loore 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (6) in nearly four hours. Belgium won both singles on Friday, and can clinch the tie on Sunday in the first re... Sat, 08 Apr 2017 19:05:00 GMT 2017-04-08T19:05:00Z Serbia into Davis Cup semis after doubles win vs. Spain BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia wrapped up a Davis Cup quarterfinal victory against Spain by winning a five-set doubles on Saturday. Viktor Troicki and Nenad Zimonjic beat Pablo Carreno Busta and Marc Lopez 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-0, 4-6, 6-2 in three hours. Serbia has an unassailable 3-0 lead, and will go to France in the semifinals in Septembe... Sat, 08 Apr 2017 17:58:00 GMT 2017-04-08T17:58:00Z Serbia, Australia France & Belgium nearing Davis Cup semis PARIS (AP) — Serbia, Australia, France and Belgium are one win away from reaching the Davis Cup semifinals after winning their two singles matches on Friday. In Belgrade, Serb Novak Djokovic returned in style after an elbow injury, sweeping past Albert Ramos Vinolas of Spain 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 on indoor hard courts. "I'm very satisfied with ... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 19:28:00 GMT 2017-04-07T19:28:00Z Davis Cup: Serbia leads Spain 2-0 as Novak Djokovic returns BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic and Viktor Troicki won their singles matches in straight sets to give Serbia a 2-0 lead against Spain in the Davis Cup quarterfinals on Friday. Djokovic beat Albert Ramos Vinolas 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 and Troicki followed up to win 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 against Pablo Carreno Busta on an indoor hard court in Belgrade. Fri, 07 Apr 2017 17:59:00 GMT 2017-04-07T17:59:00Z Davis Cup: France leads Britain 2-0 in quarterfinals ROUEN, France (AP) — Lucas Pouille and Jeremy Chardy won their matches in straight sets to give France a 2-0 lead over Britain in the Davis Cup quarterfinals on Friday. After Pouille beat Kyle Edmund 7-5, 7-6 (6), 6-3, Chardy followed up by swatting aside Dan Evans 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 on indoor clay. France only needs to win Saturday's double... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:47:00 GMT 2017-04-07T16:47:00Z Darcis faces Lorenzi in opening singles in Davis Cup CHARLEROI, Belgium (AP) — Steve Darcis will face Paolo Lorenzi in Friday's opening singles match when Belgium hosts Italy in the Davis Cup quarterfinals. Darcis will be going for his 21st win in Davis Cup singles when play gets underway on indoor hard courts at the Spiroudome de Charleroi. But Lorenzi beat him in their only previous meeting, on a similar surface two years ag... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:27:00 GMT 2017-04-06T15:27:00Z Noah not underestimating Britain in Andy Murray's absence ROUEN, France (AP) — France captain Yannick Noah isn't expecting an easy weekend against Britain just because Andy Murray is not playing in the Davis Cup quarterfinals. The top-ranked Murray was Britain's leader when the country won the trophy two years ago, but the three-time Grand Slam champion is nursing an elbow injury. In the absen... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:09:00 GMT 2017-04-06T15:09:00Z Djokovic opens against Ramos Vinolas in Davis Cup BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Returning to the court after an elbow injury, Novak Djokovic will play Albert Ramos Vinolas in Friday's opening singles match when Serbia meets Spain in the Davis Cup quarterfinals. Thursday's draw also pits Viktor Troicki against Pablo Carreno Busta in the best-of-five series played on an indoor hard court in the Serbian capital. ... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:12:00 GMT 2017-04-06T14:12:00Z Noah replaces Simon with Chardy for Davis Cup vs. Britain PARIS (AP) — France captain Yannick Noah has replaced Gilles Simon with Jeremy Chardy for the Davis Cup quarterfinal against Britain. Noah said Chardy seemed to have adapted more quickly in training for the series on indoor clay, saying that "it was not an easy choice, but I preferred to make it quite quickly." Simon is ranked 30 and ha... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 17:10:00 GMT 2017-04-05T17:10:00Z Djokovic says elbow healed, looking to return to competition BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — With his elbow better and his body rested, Novak Djokovic is ready to get back on court when Serbia faces Spain in the Davis Cup quarterfinals. "I haven't had too many matches recently, and that's what I need to get back in shape," Djokovic said Tuesday. The Serb has dropped from his No. 1 ranking after a slump i... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 13:04:00 GMT 2017-04-04T13:04:00Z Injured Monfils to miss France's Davis Cup quarterfinal PARIS (AP) — Gael Monfils has withdrawn from France's Davis Cup quarterfinal against Britain next month because of injuries to his left knee and Achilles tendon. The French tennis federation said in a statement on Wednesday that Pierre-Hugues Herbert was also ruled out of the clay-court series in Rouen from April 7-9 because of a right thigh injury. France captain Yannick No... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:39:00 GMT 2017-03-29T18:39:00Z Djokovic in, Nadal out for Serbia-Spain Davis Cup MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal will miss Spain's Davis Cup quarterfinal against Serbia and the chance to take on Novak Djokovic in Belgrade next month. Nadal, the 14-time Grand Slam champion, was not in the team announced by Spain captain Conchita Martinez on Tuesday. No reason was given. Serbia player-captain Nenad Zimonjic said in Belgrad... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:35:00 GMT 2017-03-28T17:35:00Z Sock, Isner lead US against Kyrgios, Australia in Davis Cup WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Jack Sock, John Isner, Sam Querrey and Steve Johnson will represent the United States against host Australia in the Davis Cup quarterfinals on April 7-9. U.S. captain Jim Courier announced his roster Tuesday. Australian captain Lleyton Hewitt's squad is Nick Kyrgios, Jordan Thompson, Sam Groth and John Peers. N... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:29:00 GMT 2017-03-28T14:29:00Z Tsonga and Gasquet to miss Davis Cup quarterfinal PARIS (AP) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet will miss France's Davis Cup quarterfinal series against Britain next month. France captain Yannick Noah said Tuesday that Tsonga is lacking competition and not ready to play following the birth of his first child. Gasquet is still recovering after appendix surgery. "Jo is out and Rich... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:09:00 GMT 2017-03-28T13:09:00Z Injured Murray to miss Davis Cup quarterfinals LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray will miss Britain's Davis Cup quarterfinal series against France next month because of an elbow injury. Murray sustained the injury in practice and also recently withdrew from the Miami Open. Britain captain Leon Davis says "not having Andy in the side is obviously a big loss to our team, but most importantly w... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:47:00 GMT 2017-03-28T11:47:00Z Hong Kong forfeits Davis Cup at Pakistan, citing security LONDON (AP) — Citing security concerns, Hong Kong is forfeiting its Davis Cup matches against Pakistan, scheduled for next month in Islamabad. The International Tennis Federation said Tuesday that it "regrets and respectfully disagrees" with Hong Kong's decision to pull out of the Zone Group matches. The Davis Cup committee had ruled th... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:23:00 GMT 2017-03-21T16:23:00Z Novak Djokovic will return in Acapulco MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nursing an aching right shoulder injury, Novak Djokovic planned to return to tennis at Indian Wells in the California desert. But the Serbian star changed his mind and accepted a wild card to play in the Acapulco tournament that starts Monday. Djokovic, who earlier this month required treatment in the shoulder after a four-set Davis Cup... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:24:00 GMT 2017-02-23T23:24:00Z France to host Britain on indoor clay in Davis Cup quarters PARIS (AP) — The Davis Cup quarterfinal between France and Britain will be staged on indoor clay in the Normandy city of Rouen. The April 7-9 tie will take place at the 5,000-capacity Palais des Sports de Rouen, known as the Kindarena, which previously hosted France's win against Israel in 2013. France beat Japan 4-1 in Tokyo to reach t... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:18:00 GMT 2017-02-20T17:18:00Z Tennis umpire Gabas has surgery after being hit in eye LONDON (AP) — Tennis umpire Arnaud Gabas has had surgery on a fractured bone under his left eye after being hit by a ball struck by Canadian player Denis Shapovalov during a Davis Cup match. The International Tennis Federation says "chair umpire Arnaud Gabas has undergone successful surgery in France to repair a fracture of the orbital bone under his left eye." ... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:03:00 GMT 2017-02-13T11:03:00Z Player fined $7K for hitting umpire with ball in Davis Cup OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian tennis player Denis Shapovalov was fined $7,000 on Monday, a day after unintentionally striking umpire Arnaud Gabas in the eye and immediately ending the Davis Cup tie against Britain. The 17-year-old Shapovalov was trailing Kyle Edmund in the decisive fifth rubber 6-3, 6-4, 2-1 when he hit a spare ball in frustration and s... Mon, 06 Feb 2017 19:08:00 GMT 2017-02-06T19:08:00Z Umpire hit in face by ball, Canada defaults vs Britain OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — In a startling turn, Canada lost the decisive match to Britain in the first round of the Davis Cup on Sunday when a player, disappointed by his own shot, launched a spare ball that hit the chair umpire in the left eye. Britain advanced to the World Group quarterfinals on Kyle Edmund's 6-3, 6-4, 2-1 victory over Denis Shapovalov in t... Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:41:00 GMT 2017-02-06T00:41:00Z US completes 5-0 Davis Cup sweep of Switzerland BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Sam Querrey and Steve Johnson won their singles matches Sunday to complete the United States' second straight Davis Cup sweep of Switzerland. Querrey defeated Adrien Bossel 6-3, 7-5. Then Johnson, who clinched the Americans' victory Saturday in doubles with Jack Sock, won his Davis Cup singles debut over Antoine Bellier, 6-4, 6-3. ... Sun, 05 Feb 2017 21:36:00 GMT 2017-02-05T21:36:00Z Davis Cup: Spain edges Croatia 3-2 to reach quarterfinals OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Pablo Carreno Busta beat Nikola Mektic 7-6 (4), 6-1, 6-4 as Spain edged depleted Croatia to reach the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup on Sunday with a 3-2 victory. Earlier Sunday, Roberto Bautista Agut defeated Croatia's Franko Skugor 6-1, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 7-6 (6) to put Spain level at 2-2 and send the match into the deciding rubber. ... Sun, 05 Feb 2017 20:51:00 GMT 2017-02-05T20:51:00Z Davis Cup: Darcis wins as Belgium beats Germany for 1st time FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Steve Darcis defeated Alexander Zverev 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (8) to send Belgium into the Davis Cup World Group quarterfinals with an unsurmountable 3-1 lead over Germany on Sunday. With the tie already decided, Ruben Bemelmans beat Mischa Zverev 7-5, 6-1, giving Belgium a 4-1 upset victory — its first over Germany at the ninth atte... Sun, 05 Feb 2017 19:31:00 GMT 2017-02-05T19:31:00Z US advances to Davis Cup quarters, 3-0 over Switzerland BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Jack Sock and Steve Johnson won their doubles match in three sets Saturday, sending the United States to the Davis Cup quarterfinals with a 3-0 victory over Switzerland. Sock and Johnson, bronze medalists in men's doubles at the Rio Olympics, beat Henri Laaksonen and Adrien Bossel 7-6 (3), 6-3, 7-6 (5). Switzerla... Sun, 05 Feb 2017 00:34:00 GMT 2017-02-05T00:34:00Z Davis Cup: Croatia wins doubles to lead Spain 2-1 OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Marin Draganja and Nikola Mektic beat Spain's Feliciano Lopez and Marco Lopez 6-7 (6), 7-6 (7), 7-6 (5), 2-6, 6-4 to give Croatia a 2-1 lead in their Davis Cup first-round match on Saturday. Croatia's Franko Skugor won the opening World Group singles Friday against Pablo Carreno Busta and then Roberto Bautista Agut evened the score ... Sat, 04 Feb 2017 20:34:00 GMT 2017-02-04T20:34:00Z Davis Cup: Champion Argentina wins doubles to stay alive BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Defending Davis Cup champion Argentina defeated Italy in doubles on Saturday, saving itself from early elimination in the World Group first-round match on outdoor clay. Argentina's Carlos Berlocq and Leonardo Mayer defeated Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 2-6, 7-6 (7) after falling behind 2-0 on Friday with two losses in singles... 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