Davis Cup

Spain's Rafael Nadal, foreground, takes a selfie with fellow players and team staff posing with the trophy after Spain defeated Canada 2-0 to win the Davis Cup final in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
November 24, 2019 - 10:22 pm
MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal gave all he had on the Caja Mágica center court in Madrid. The top-ranked Spanish star even admitted he risked getting injured by playing eight matches — five singles, three doubles — in six days at the Davis Cup Finals, the new World Cup of men’s team tennis. Nadal won...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal prepares to serve to Great Britain's Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski during their Davis Cup semifinal doubles match in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
November 24, 2019 - 11:01 am
MADRID (AP) — The revamped Davis Cup comes to an end with organizers calling the new event a success but admitting “tweaks” are needed to improve the competition going forward. Barcelona star Gerard Piqué, co-founder of the Kosmos group behind the new competition, said Sunday adjustments will be...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal, front, and his partner Feliciano Lopez return to Great Britain's Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski during their Davis Cup semifinal doubles match, in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
November 24, 2019 - 9:30 am
MADRID (AP) — The United States will face Uzbekistan in qualifiers for the 2020 Davis Cup Finals. The Americans, the Davis Cup’s most successful team with 32 titles, will have choice of venues for the tie in March. Sunday’s draw also determined that 2019 champion Croatia will face the winner of the...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning their Davis Cup semifinal doubles match with his partner Feliciano Lopez against Great Britain's Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski in Madrid, Spain, early Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
November 23, 2019 - 8:21 pm
MADRID (AP) — The revamped Davis Cup will reach its climax on Sunday, with Canada celebrating a historic first title or Spain lifting the trophy for the sixth time in front of its fans. After two thrilling semifinals decided in tiebreakers of the doubles matches on Saturday, Spain outlasted Britain...
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Canada's Vasek Pospisil, left, and his partner Denis Shapovalov, second left, celebrate with team captain Frank Dancevic and teammates after winning their Davis Cup semifinal doubles match against Russia's Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev, in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
November 23, 2019 - 12:52 pm
MADRID (AP) — The International Tennis Federation says France and Serbia have been given wild-card entries for the 2020 Davis Cup Finals. They will join the four semifinalists from this year’s inaugural revamp: Britain, Canada, Russia and Spain. Serbia lost to Russia in the quarterfinals, while...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning Argentina's Diego Schwartzman during a Davis Cup quarterfinal match in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
November 22, 2019 - 7:15 pm
MADRID (AP) — Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal both played singles and doubles on Friday, but only the Spaniard was able to lead his team into the last four at the Davis Cup Finals. Nadal guided Spain to a 2-1 comeback victory over Argentina, while Djokovic couldn’t prevent Serbia from being...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic serves to Russia's Karen Khachanov during their Davis Cup tennis match in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
November 22, 2019 - 11:39 am
MADRID (AP) — Organizers are already considering changes to the new Davis Cup. The first edition of the Davis Cup Finals is not yet over but the CEO of the group behind the revamped team competition said things need to improve. Kosmos Tennis CEO Javier Alonso told The Associated Press on Friday...
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France players stand during the national anthem before the Davis Cup tennis match between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Serbia's Filip Krajinovic in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
November 21, 2019 - 11:34 am
MADRID (AP) — At the halfway point, the revamped Davis Cup Finals are drawing praise and criticism. On the one hand, matches have excited and the crowds thrilled. On the other, late night finishes and exploited loopholes in the rules have annoyed the players. After nearly 120 years of playing the...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts during the Davis Cup tennis match against France's Benoit Paire in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
November 21, 2019 - 11:22 am
MADRID (AP) — Organizers at the Davis Cup Finals are switching to earlier start times to minimize the chance of late finishes. The change comes after the series between Italy and the United States ended at 4:04 a.m. local time on Thursday, the second latest finish in the history of tennis. Only a...
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Spain's Roberto Bautista celebrates after his victory over Croatia's Nikola Mektic during a Davis Cup tennis match in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
November 21, 2019 - 8:42 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain tennis player Roberto Bautista Agut has withdrawn from the Davis Cup Finals because his father is ill. Bautista Agut left the team on Thursday, a day after defeating Nikola Mektic of Croatia in two sets. Organizers said Bautista Agut returned home because the health of his...
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