Davis Cup

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 file photo, France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reaches for a forehand to Australia's Nick Kyrgios during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Yannick Noah guided France to Davis Cup titles in 1991, 1996 and 2017, but he will step down after this weekend and Amelie Mauresmo will take over. For his final match as captain of France Davis Cup team, Yannick Noah has been as meticulous as ever. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
November 22, 2018 - 9:26 am
LILLE, France (AP) — With no player standing out as a clear leader, France captain Yannick Noah chose Jeremy Chardy ahead of Lucas Pouille for the opening match of the Davis Cup final against Croatia. The 40th-ranked Chardy, in the team only after Richard Gasquet withdrew injured, will lead...
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FILE - In this April 22, 2018 file photo, France's team captain Yannick Noah reacts during the Fed Cup semifinal singles tennis match between France's Pauline Parmentier and United States' Madison Keys, in Aix-en-Provence, southern France. Noah guided France to Davis Cup titles in 1991, 1996 and 2017, but he will step down after this weekend and Amelie Mauresmo will take over. For his final match as captain of France Davis Cup team, Yannick Noah has been as meticulous as ever. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)
November 21, 2018 - 6:46 am
PARIS (AP) — Laid-back in everyday life, Yannick Noah is meticulous when it comes to being a tennis coach. So over the last 10 days, the France captain has been paying close attention to anything that could derail his team's chances of winning an 11th Davis Cup title against Croatia this weekend. "...
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Japan's Kei Nishikori enters the court for the men's singles match against Austria's Dominic Thiem on day five of the ATP Finals at The O2 Arena, London, Thursday Nov. 15, 2018. (John Walton/PA via AP)
November 15, 2018 - 6:56 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Davis Cup and the Laver Cup are getting a new team-competition companion. The men's tennis tour said Thursday the debut of the ATP Cup will take place in January 2020, just a week before the start of the Australian Open. The announcement of the 24-team event comes three months...
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November 13, 2018 - 9:54 am
PARIS (AP) — Lucas Pouille will lead France in the Davis Cup final against Croatia this month as the hosts bid to win successive titles. Pouille was the highest-ranked player among Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Jeremy Chardy, Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the team picked by captain Yannick Noah...
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FC Barcelona soccer player and founder of investment group Kosmos, Gerard Pique delivers his speech during the presentation of the city of Madrid as hosts of the new Davis Cup for the next two years in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
October 17, 2018 - 1:23 pm
MADRID (AP) — Gerard Pique is not worried about the possible absence of some top players in the revamped Davis Cup, especially since Rafael Nadal has said he will play in the new-look competition when it debuts next year. The Barcelona defender, who spearheads the company behind the new format of...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2017, file photo, U.S. captain Jim Courier reacts during a Davis Cup world group quarterfinal tennis match between Australia's Jordan Thompson and Jack Sock, of the U.S., in Brisbane, Australia. The U.S. Tennis Association announced Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, that Courier is "stepping down," after eight years in the job and less than two weeks after the Americans lost to host Croatia 3-2 in the Davis Cup semifinals. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard, File)
September 27, 2018 - 5:23 pm
Jim Courier says he decided a year ago to step aside as captain of the U.S. Davis Cup team after the 2018 competition ended. The U.S. Tennis Association announced Thursday that Courier was "stepping down," less than two weeks after the Americans lost to host Croatia 3-2 in the Davis Cup semifinals...
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September 27, 2018 - 5:08 am
LONDON (AP) — Madrid will host the first two finals of the newly-transformed Davis Cup. Beginning next year, the top team event in men's tennis will be played as an 18-team, season-ending tournament at a neutral site. Teams will play one week in February to advance to the final in November, which...
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September 26, 2018 - 6:36 am
LONDON (AP) — Argentina and Britain have been given wild-card slots into the finals of the revamped Davis Cup . They will join 16 other teams in the finals of the international tennis competition in November 2019, including 2018 semifinalists Croatia, France, Spain and the United States. The lineup...
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September 25, 2018 - 11:41 am
PARIS (AP) — France has chosen clay as the surface for the Davis Cup final against Croatia as it bids to win back-to-back titles in the team competition. The final will be held at the 26,429-capacity Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille from Nov. 23-25, under a retractable roof. It will be the third time...
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Croatian tennis fans support their team during a Davis Cup semifinal singles match between Croatia and the United States in Zadar, Croatia, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Under a new format next year, the final phases of the competition will be held at a neutral site. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
September 17, 2018 - 5:01 am
ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — Fans banging drums and blowing trumpets for hours on end. Colorful costumes. Chants more reminiscent of soccer games than tennis matches. Plus, a series of marathon matches featuring constant momentum changes and drama. The atmosphere at the best-of-five semifinal series...
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