New Davis Cup goes virtual to increase sponsorship revenue

Sports 04/01/19, 04:36

The changes in the Davis Cup go beyond its revamped format.In addition to a new playing formula that will bring nations together for a weeklong tournament in a single venue, the Davis Cup is also implementing a new sponsorship strategy that will make tennis' top team competition look different to ...

Australia takes 2-0 Davis Cup lead over Bosnia-Herzegovina

Sports 02/01/19, 05:11

John Millman and Alex de Minaur gave Australia a 2-0 lead over Bosnia and Herzegovina in Davis Cup qualifying on Friday.Millman defeated Damir Dzumhur 6-3 6-2 in the opening singles match at Adelaide's Memorial Drive and De Minaur followed with a 6-3 7-6 (0) victory against Mirza Basic.Play concludes Saturday ...

Spanish soccer league to sponsor new Davis Cup Finals

Soccer 01/31/19, 14:14

The Spanish soccer league will sponsor the new Davis Cup Finals organized by a group founded by Barcelona defender Gerard Pique.La Liga says it will promote the tennis competition through its international broadcasts in Europe, Asia, Africa, the United States and Latin America.The league says the campaign will air during ...

De Minaur in Australia’s Davis Cup team; Tomic, Kyrgios out

Tennis 01/22/19, 08:48

Alex de Minaur is in. Nick Kyrgios is out. Bernard Tomic was not even a consideration.There were no surprises in the team Lleyton Hewitt picked for Australia's Davis Cup match against Bosnia and Herzegovina next month.The squad was published in a news release Tuesday after the last of the local ...

Australian men’s tennis hit by infighting, Twitter rants

Tennis 01/16/19, 22:31

The situation seems mostly nasty these days in Australian men's tennis.Compared with the genteel nature of past stars like Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall and more recently, the likes of Pat Rafter over-ruling line calls and giving points to his opponents long before video replays existed, Australian men's tennis is ...

source: Ex-pro Mardy Fish picked as US Davis Cup captain

Tennis 01/08/19, 18:43

Former top-10 player Mardy Fish will be the new captain of the U.S. Davis Cup team, taking over the job as the event shifts to a drastically different setup.A person familiar with the U.S. Tennis Association's choice told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Fish will replace former captain Jim ...

2019 Davis Cup: Adelaide to host first-round match

Tennis 11/28/18, 18:26

Australia will play Bosnia and Herzegovina on hard courts at Memorial Drive in Adelaide in the first round of next year's revamped Davis Cup competition on Feb. 1-2.The two teams will meet for the first time when they play for one of 12 spots in the finals. The winners will ...

Davis Cup organizers downplay criticism from French players

Tennis 11/27/18, 12:03

Despite renewed complaints from France's players about the upcoming changes to the Davis Cup, the organizers of the revamped tennis tournament are adamant that everything will soon be better.Javier Alonso, the CEO of the company behind the new competition, spoke to The Associated Press two days after France's Davis Cup ...

French players united in defeat against Davis Cup overhaul

Tennis 11/25/18, 15:14

French players don't like the new Davis Cup format and they're saying it loud and clear.After failing to defend their title this weekend in northern France in a 3-1 loss to Croatia, the French lashed out at future plans adopted earlier this year and Lucas Pouille said he would boycott ...

Cilic seals Davis Cup title for Croatia against France

Sports 11/25/18, 09:35

Marin Cilic sealed Croatia's victory over defending champion France in the Davis Cup final with a 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-3 win over Lucas Pouille on Sunday.France's Lucas Pouille, left, run to return the ball from Croatia's Marin Cilic during the Davis Cup final between France and Croatia Sunday, Nov. 25, ...

Noah replaces Chardy with Pouille in Davis Cup final

Tennis 11/25/18, 06:10

France captain Yannick Noah is sending out Lucas Pouille to face Croatia's top player Marin Cilic in Sunday's first reverse singles match of the Davis Cup final in an attempt to keep his team in contention.France cut Croatia's lead to 2-1 by winning the doubles on Saturday but Croatia still ...

Doubles win keeps French hopes alive at Davis Cup final

Sports 11/24/18, 12:02

Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert kept French hopes alive in the Davis Cup final with a 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (3) win over Croatia's Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic in the doubles on Saturday.France's Nicolas Mahut, right, and Pierre Hughes Herbert celebrate after scoring a point during the Davis Cup ...

ITF president says Davis Cup, ATP Cup could ‘work together’

Tennis 11/24/18, 09:37

ITF president David Haggerty is confident he can find a deal with the ATP to make sure their two team competitions do not clash on an already busy calendar.Speaking in France at the final of the last Davis Cup played in its traditional format, Haggerty said he had "very positive" ...

Tsonga doubtful with groin injury at Davis Cup final

Tennis 11/23/18, 15:58

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is doubtful for the remainder of the Davis Cup final after apparently injuring his groin during his loss to Marin Cilic on Friday.The Frenchman was hurt in the third set of his 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 defeat to Croatia's top player.Croatia leads 2-0 after the opening singles and could ...

France soccer players send support to Davis Cup team

Soccer 11/22/18, 09:38

There will be an air of sporting "deja vu" when France takes on Croatia in the Davis Cup final.The two nations already faced off this year in the World Cup final, with France's national soccer team emerging victorious 4-2.Yannick Noah, the Davis Cup captain for France, is a longtime soccer ...

Chardy to open for France against Croatia in Davis Cup final

Tennis 11/22/18, 07:02

France captain Yannick Noah has chosen Jeremy Chardy ahead of Lucas Pouille for the opening match of the Davis Cup final against Croatia.FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 file photo, Croatia's Marin Cilic celebrates winning a point against Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro during their Davis Cup finals ...

Yannick Noah taking no chances ahead of Davis Cup final

Soccer 11/21/18, 06:46

Laid-back in everyday life, Yannick Noah is meticulous when it comes to being a tennis coach.So over the last 10 days, the France captain has been paying close attention to anything that could derail his team's chances of winning an 11th Davis Cup title against Croatia this weekend."The most important ...

The Davis Cup and the Laver Cup are getting a new companion

Tennis 11/15/18, 11:39

The Davis Cup and the Laver Cup are getting a new team-competition companion.The men's tennis tour said Thursday the debut of the ATP Cup will take place in January 2020, just a week before the start of the Australian Open.The announcement of the 24-team event comes three months after the ...

Pique says Rafael Nadal to play in new Davis Cup format

Tennis 10/17/18, 13:30

Gerard Pique is not worried about the possible absence of some top players in the revamped Davis Cup, especially since Rafael Nadal has said he will play in the new-look competition when it debuts next year.The Barcelona defender, who spearheads the company behind the new format of the Davis Cup, ...

Jim Courier out as US Davis Cup team captain after 8 years

Tennis 09/27/18, 13:33

Jim Courier is finished as captain of the U.S. Davis Cup team after eight years in the job.The U.S. Tennis Association announced Thursday that Courier is "stepping down," less than two weeks after the Americans lost to host Croatia 3-2 in the Davis Cup semifinals.The United States had a 10-8 ...

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