Davis Cup

December 06, 2018 - 1:14 pm
PARIS (AP) — Amelie Mauresmo won't be captaining France's Davis Cup team after all because the two-time major winner is going back to coaching to help Lucas Pouille. The French Tennis Federation announced Thursday it was searching for a new captain, who will also look after the national team at the...
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Members of Croatia's Davis Cup team greet supporters as they are welcomed by thousands at the central square in Zagreb, Croatia, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. Croatia defeated France and claimed a second title in the team event following its maiden win in 2005. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
November 28, 2018 - 6:26 pm
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — 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...
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The Croatia's team captain Zeljko Krajan, left, and players lift up the cup after the team won the Davis Cup final between France and Croatia Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 in Lille, northern France. Croatia claimed a second title in the team event following its maiden win in 2005. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
November 27, 2018 - 1:42 pm
MADRID (AP) — 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...
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The French team, from the left, France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Pierre Hughes Herbert, Nicolas Mahut, Jeremy Chardy , Lucas Pouille and team captain Yannick Noah sing the national anthem before the Davis Cup final between France and Croatia Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 in Lille, northern France. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
November 25, 2018 - 3:14 pm
LILLE, France (AP) — 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...
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The Croatia's team captain Zeljko Krajan, left, and players lift up the cup after the team won the Davis Cup final between France and Croatia Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 in Lille, northern France. Croatia claimed a second title in the team event following its maiden win in 2005. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
November 25, 2018 - 2:09 pm
LILLE, France (AP) — After an agonizing defeat in Croatia's previous Davis Cup final, there was no letdown for Marin Cilic this time. Cilic was two sets up against Juan Martin del Potro two years ago in Zagreb, with Croatia leading Argentina 2-1 on the final day, when his game collapsed as the...
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France's team captain Yannick Noah reacts during the Davis Cup final match between France's Nicolas Mahut and Pierre Hughes Herbert and Croatia's Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 in Lille, northern France. 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. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
November 25, 2018 - 6:10 am
LILLE, France (AP) — 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...
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France's Nicolas Mahut and Pierre Hughes Herbert, bottom, in their Davis Cup final against Croatia's Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 in Lille, northern France. Croatia is within one point of a second Davis Cup title after Borna Coric and Marin Cilic dispatched their French rivals in the opening singles matches of the final to take a 2-0 lead. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
November 24, 2018 - 2:09 pm
LILLE, France (AP) — Suddenly realizing he was listening to France's national anthem for maybe the last time in his Davis Cup captain role, Yannick Noah could not hold back tears. Standing next to his players during "La Marseille," Noah was emotional before Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert...
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Croatia's Marin Cilic raises his arms after defeating France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga during the Davis Cup final between France and Croatia, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 in Lille, northern France. Croatia is within one point of a second Davis Cup title after Borna Coric and Marin Cilic dispatched their French rivals in the opening singles matches of the final to take a 2-0 lead. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
November 24, 2018 - 9:37 am
LILLE, France (AP) — 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...
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France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga returns the ball to Croatia's Marin Cilic during the Davis Cup final between France and Croatia, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 in Lille, northern France. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
November 23, 2018 - 3:58 pm
LILLE, France (AP) — 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...
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ARCHIVO - En esta foto del 22 de abril de 2018, el capitán de Francia Yannick Noah durante un partido de la Copa Federación entre la francesa Pauline Parmentier y la estadounidense Madison Keys en Aix-en-Provence, Francia. Noah será capitán en la Copa Davis por última vez en la final ante Croacia. (AP Foto/Claude Paris, archivo)
November 22, 2018 - 9:37 am
LILLE, France (AP) — 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...
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