Davis Cup

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MADRID (AP) — Spain tennis player Roberto Bautista Agut has withdrawn from the Davis Cup Finals because his father is ill.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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Great Britain's Andy Murray serves during the Davis Cup tennis match against Netherlands' Tallon Griekspoor in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
November 20, 2019 - 10:47 pm
MADRID (AP) — Andy Murray had been in a similar position before, struggling and needing a big comeback to pull off an important victory. And like he’s done so many times in his career, he again came through with a big rally, this time to lead Britain to a victory over the Netherlands in his return...
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US Sam Querrey, right, and Jack Sock celebrate a point against Italy's Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini during their Davis Cup tennis match in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
November 20, 2019 - 10:42 pm
MADRID (AP) — Not even some late heroics — some very, very late ones — were enough to keep the United States from being eliminated from the Davis Cup Finals on Thursday. The U.S. failed to advance despite beating Italy 2-1 after a doubles match that ended past 4 a.m. local time in Madrid, the...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka during their Davis Cup tennis match in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
November 20, 2019 - 11:50 am
MADRID (AP) — Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have their sights set on playing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Murray said Wednesday “he would love to compete in Tokyo,” and Djokovic acknowledged the Olympics are “very high on the list of wishes for next year.” Murray, the two-time Olympic champion in...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates celebrates a point against Russia's Karen Khachanov during their Davis Cup tennis match in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
November 19, 2019 - 8:21 pm
MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal kept Spain’s hopes alive, then Marcel Granollers and Feliciano López completed the comeback in the decisive doubles match to give the hosts a 2-1 win over Russia in the inaugural Davis Cup Finals. Granollers and López defeated Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev 6-4, 7-6 (5...
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USA player Reilly Opelka returns the ball to Canada's Vasek Pospisil during their Davis Cup tennis match in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
November 19, 2019 - 5:53 pm
MADRID (AP) — Canada beat the United States in the Davis Cup for the first time on Tuesday, defeating the Americans 2-0 on the second day of the revamped team competition to end a run of 15 straight losses. Vasek Pospisil edged Reilly Opelka 7-6 (5), 7-6 (7) and Denis Shapovalov defeated Taylor...
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November 19, 2019 - 5:25 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The International Tennis Federation has moved Pakistan’s Davis Cup matchup against India to a neutral venue in Kazakhstan. The best-of-five series between the fierce political rivals will be played in Nur-Sultan on Nov. 29-30. The ITF says “the Davis Cup Committee has voted in...
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Russia's Karen Khachanov serves to Croatia's Borna Coric during their Davis Cup tennis match in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
November 18, 2019 - 4:21 pm
MADRID (AP) — Costume-wearing fans, boisterous crowds, exciting matches. Old traditions were preserved when the revamped Davis Cup began a new era on Monday in Madrid. As the 18-team Davis Cup Finals got underway in its new weeklong World Cup-style format at the “Magic Box” tennis complex, fans...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in their ATP World Tours Finals singles tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
November 17, 2019 - 12:59 pm
MADRID (AP) — Top-ranked Rafael Nadal has arrived in Madrid to lead Spain in the new-look Davis Cup Finals. “It’s a new competition and we must be focused,” Nadal said Sunday. “The first thing is to get familiar with it and to know that each match is vital.” Spain opens against Russia on Tuesday...
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