Shapovalov blast into umpire’s eye ends Davis Cup tie in default

February 6, 2017 12

Last weekend’s first-round Davis Cup tie between Great Britain and Canada could not have ended in more bizarre fashion. In the decisive fifth rubber, Canada’s Denis Shapovalov was defaulted in the third set for smacking a ball in frustration that torpedoed right into the chair umpire’s eye. […]

Cilic, Del Potro pick up wins to leave Davis Cup final tied 1-1

November 26, 2016 9

The 2016 Davis Cup final between Croatia and Argentina is tied at 1-1, as many expected would be the case, after one day of action. Marin Cilic opened for the host Croats with a 6-3, 7-5, 3-6, 1-6, 6-2 victory over Federico Delbonis before Juan Martin Del Potro evened the score for the visitors with a 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-3, 7-5 defeat of Ivo Karlovic. […]

2017 Davis Cup World Group draw revealed

September 22, 2016 9

The International Tennis Federation announced the draw for the 2017 Davis Cup World Group on Thursday afternoon in London. Argentina and Croatia are automatically the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds as this year’s two finalists and are therefore on opposite sides of the bracket. […]

Is there finally hope for a strong core of British tennis players?

September 21, 2016 5

For too many years the hopes of Great Britain’s tennis prospects have rested firmly on the shoulders of one man. Whether it was Tim Henman in the late 1990s and early 2000s or Andy Murray since he made his breakthrough midway through the last decade, the depth of talent has not been present for Britain in the sport. […]

Del Potro begins Davis Cup weekend in epic fashion, ends it in mystery

September 18, 2016 3

Juan Martin Del Potro was on the sideline for the reverse singles rubbers in this weekend’s Davis Cup semifinal tie between Argentina and Great Britain. Fortunately for the visiting Argentines, they did not need him. Leonardo Mayer filled in for Del Potro and won the decisive fifth match against Daniel Evans on Sunday. […]

Davis Cup semifinal preview and predictions

September 15, 2016 1

The Grand Slam season is over, but there is a lot more tennis in the cards for 2016 and the home stretch begins this weekend with the Davis Cup semifinals. It will start with a bang on Friday, when Andy Murray and Juan Martin Del Potro collide in a rematch of the Rio Olympics gold-medal showdown to kick off the Great Britain vs. Argentina tie. […]

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