Davis Cup

Alize Cornet of France in action during the singles match against Ons Jabeur of Tunisia during day five of the Eastbourne Open tennis tournament at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, England, Thursday June 27, 2019. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
June 27, 2019 - 2:28 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Fed Cup is following the Davis Cup with a new tournament format. Starting next year, the women's tennis event will be a six-day final tournament in April with 12 teams playing for an $18 million prize on clay courts in Budapest, Hungary, the International Tennis Federation said...
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May 18, 2019 - 4:45 pm
LONDON (AP) — Colombia's former Davis Cup captain, Miguel Tobon, has been suspended for a year and fined $20,000 by the Tennis Integrity Unit for accepting payoffs in return for tournament wild-card entries. The TIU says Tobon was found guilty of "negotiating to sell, or attempting to sell, wild...
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Matteo Berrettini, of Italy, returns the ball to Alexander Zverev, of Germany, at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Tuesday, May, 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
May 15, 2019 - 6:59 am
ROME (AP) — After four decades of dormancy, male tennis players in Italy are finally showing signs of becoming as good as the women have been. Marco Cecchinato got things rolling by reaching the French Open semifinals last year — the first Italian man to reach the last four of a major since 1978...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2009 file photo, Russia's Elena Dementieva returns the ball to Lourdes Dominguez from Spain during Madrid Open Tennis Tournament at the Caja Magica (Magic Box) in Madrid, Spain.The changes about the new Davis Cup will go beyond its revamped format. A new sponsorship strategy will make tennis' top team competition look different to television viewers depending on where they are watching it. The group behind the new Davis Cup is planning to use virtual replacement advertising during broadcasts at the inaugural "World Cup" of tennis in Madrid from Nov. 18-24, meaning sponsors' logos and banners will be superimposed digitally on the courts. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza, File)
April 01, 2019 - 5:36 am
MADRID (AP) — 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...
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March 14, 2019 - 6:49 pm
LONDON (AP) — Paul Hutchins, the former British Davis Cup captain who led the team to the final in 1978, has died. He was 73. The Lawn Tennis Association and Hutchins' family announced the death on Thursday. The family said in a statement to Britain's Press Association that Hutchins, who had...
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February 14, 2019 - 2:38 pm
MADRID (AP) — Defending champion Croatia will meet Rafael Nadal's Spain in the first edition of the revamped Davis Cup Finals in November. Russia also was drawn into the same three-nation group for the inaugural 18-team tournament that will be played in Madrid. Thursday's draw for the six groups...
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FC Barcelona's Gerard Pique gestures during a Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between Sevilla and FC Barcelona at the Ramon Sanche Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Wednesday Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
January 31, 2019 - 2:12 pm
MADRID (AP) — 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...
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January 30, 2019 - 9:09 pm
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — John Millman will play the opening singles match of Australia's Davis Cup qualifier against Bosnia and Herzegovina on hard courts at Memorial Drive. Millman was matched against the Bosnia's top player Damir Dzumhur following Thursday's official draw with Australia's No. 1...
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January 29, 2019 - 1:13 am
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Australia captain Lleyton Hewitt is not happy about the new format beginning this year for the Davis Cup. Hewitt called the new setup "ridiculous" on Tuesday and ripped into former Barcelona soccer star Gerard Pique, whose Kosmos investment group has been involved with...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018 file photo, United States' Bob and Mike Bryan play in the men's doubles second round match against Max Mirnyi of Belarus and Austria's Phillip Oswald at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia.The Bryan brothers have reunited as a doubles combination at a Grand Slam tournament and have opened with a 7-6 (4), 7-6 (1) win over Alex Bolt and Marc Polmans at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill,File)
January 23, 2019 - 8:23 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Wednesday (all times local): 12:10 a.m. Sam Stosur and Zhang Shuai set up a women's doubles final against defending champions Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic at the Australian Open. Stosur, who won the 2011 U.S. Open singles title...
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