Davis Cup

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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Croatia's Borna Coric reacts after defeating Frances Tiafoe of the United States in their Davis Cup semifinal singles match between Croatia and the United States in Zadar, Croatia, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
September 16, 2018 - 3:17 pm
ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — First it was the World Cup soccer final. Now it's the Davis Cup. Croatia will meet France again to decide tennis' premier team event. After eight hours of tennis on Sunday, Borna Coric ended a sustained comeback bid from the United States by rallying from two sets to one down...
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Tennis umpire Carlos Ramos, left, prepares to officiate the Davis Cup semifinal singles match between Sam Querrey of the United States and Marin Cilic of Croatia, in Zadar, Croatia, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
September 16, 2018 - 10:15 am
ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — Chair umpire Carlos Ramos issued a code violation to Croatia after Marin Cilic slammed his racket to the clay and mangled the frame during a Davis Cup loss to Sam Querrey of the United States. Since it was the first violation of the match, it was only a warning. No points were...
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Mike Bryan, right and Ryan Harrison of the US celebrate after defeating Croatia's Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic in their Davis Cup semifinal doubles match, in Zadar, Croatia, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
September 15, 2018 - 2:52 pm
ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — Doubles specialist Mike Bryan's decision to come out of Davis Cup retirement gave the United States a much-needed lift. Bryan teamed with Ryan Harrison for the first time and helped the Americans outlast Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic 7-5, 7-6 (6), 1-6, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5) over nearly...
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France's Nicolas Mahut, center, Julien Benneteau and French team captain Yannick Noah celebrate after beating Spain's Marcel Granollers and Feliciano Lopez during their Davis Cup semifinal double match, in Lille, northern France, Saturday, Sept.15, 2018. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
September 15, 2018 - 11:16 am
LILLE, France (AP) — Doubles pair Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut gave France an unassailable 3-0 lead over Spain in their Davis Cup semifinal on Saturday as the defending champions reached back-to-back finals for the first time since 2002. The French veterans, both aged 36, defeated Marcel...
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