Davis Cup

August 04, 2017 - 4:23 am
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) — Davis Cup singles matches will remain best-of-five sets after a proposal for them to be played as best-of-three tiebreak sets was rejected at an annual general meeting of the International Tennis Federation on Friday. The motion received 63.54 percent support from...
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July 30, 2017 - 10:25 am
July 31 1932 — France beats the United States 3-2 for its sixth consecutive Davis Cup championship. 1934 — Britain, led by Fred Perry and Bunny Austin, beats the United States 4-1 at Wimbledon to win the Davis Cup. 1954 — Joe Adcock hits four homers and a double to give the Milwaukee Braves a 15-7...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 23, 2016 file picture, former Romanian tennis ace Ilie Nastase watches a match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Ilie Nasatse on Friday July 21, 2017 has been banned from the Fed Cup and Davis Cup until 2019 because of his foul-mouthed comments and bad behavior as Romania’s captain during a Fed Cup match against Britain. The International Tennis Federation also said the 1973 French Open champion will not be able to work in an official capacity for a further two years. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
July 21, 2017 - 2:17 pm
LONDON (AP) — Ilie Nastase has been banned from the Fed Cup and Davis Cup until 2019 because of his foul-mouthed comments and bad behavior as Romania's captain during a Fed Cup tie in April. In addition to the ban, the International Tennis Federation said on Friday the 1973 French Open champion...
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July 21, 2017 - 10:41 am
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FILE - In this Monday, May 23, 2016 file picture, former Romanian tennis ace Ilie Nastase watches a match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Ilie Nasatse on Friday July 21, 2017 has been banned from the Fed Cup and Davis Cup until 2019 because of his foul-mouthed comments and bad behavior as Romania’s captain during a Fed Cup match against Britain. The International Tennis Federation also said the 1973 French Open champion will not be able to work in an official capacity for a further two years. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
July 21, 2017 - 8:57 am
LONDON (AP) — Ilie Nastase has been banned from the Fed Cup and Davis Cup until 2019 because of his foul-mouthed comments and bad behavior as Romania's captain during a Fed Cup match against Britain. In addition to the ban, the International Tennis Federation said Friday the 1973 French Open...
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FILE - In this July 14, 2007, file photo, photographer Russ Adams talks during a news conference prior to his induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. The acclaimed tennis photographer has died Friday, June 30, 2017, after chronicling the sport for more than 50 years. He was 86. Adams was known as the dean of modern tennis photography, spanning the eras of black and white to color, film to digital. (AP Photo/Kevin Martin, File)
July 01, 2017 - 4:50 pm
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Acclaimed tennis photographer Russ Adams has died after chronicling the sport for more than 50 years. He was 86. The International Tennis Hall of Fame said he died Friday. Adams was inducted into the Hall in 2007. He was known as the dean of modern tennis photography, spanning...
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July 01, 2017 - 4:41 pm
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Acclaimed tennis photographer Russ Adams has died after chronicling the sport for more than 50 years. He was 86. The International Tennis Hall of Fame said he died Friday. Adams was inducted into the Hall in 2007. He was known as the dean of modern tennis photography, spanning...
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June 28, 2017 - 11:11 am
NBA-KNICKS-JACKSON Knicks, Phil Jackson part ways after dismal 3-year run NEW YORK (AP) — Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks are parting ways after he oversaw one of the worst eras in team history and feuded with star Carmelo Anthony. Days after Jackson reiterated his desire to trade Anthony and...
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FILE - This is a Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016 file photo of the Czech Republic team captain Petr Pala, center, and players hold the trophy after their victory against France, during the Fed Cup final in Strasbourg, eastern France. The Davis Cup and Fed Cup are planning to combine forces into a World Cup of Tennis. A three-year deal starting in 2018 to combine the events was announced Wednesday June 28, 2017, by the International Tennis Federation. The changes still need to be approved at the federation’s annual general meeting in August in Vietnam. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias/File)
June 28, 2017 - 7:10 am
LONDON (AP) — The Davis Cup and Fed Cup are planning to combine forces into a World Cup of Tennis. Starting in 2018, the finals of the men's and women's national team tournaments will be brought together under one roof in an effort to raise the profile of the competitions. For the first three years...
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June 28, 2017 - 5:35 am
LONDON (AP) — The Davis Cup and Fed Cup will stage their finals at the same indoor venue in Geneva starting in 2018. The three-year deal to combine the events into the World Cup of Tennis was announced Wednesday by the International Tennis Federation. The ITF says "the finals are the centerpiece of...
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