Davis Cup

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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France's Lucas Pouille reacts after defeating Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut during the Davis Cup semifinals France against Spain, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Lille, northern France. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler))
September 14, 2018 - 2:50 pm
LILLE, France (AP) — Benoit Paire overcame nerves to win on his Davis Cup debut and Lucas Pouille won a five-set battle as the pair gave defending champion France a 2-0 lead over Spain in the semifinals on Friday. Paire beat Pablo Carreno Busta 7-5, 6-1, 6-0 on the indoor hard court at Stade Pierre...
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Borna Coric of Croatia celebrates after winning the second set as he plays against Steve Johnson of the United States during a Davis Cup semifinal singles tennis match between Croatia and the United States in Zadar, Croatia, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
September 14, 2018 - 12:56 pm
ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — Borna Coric pulled off a through-the-legs lob shot winner that had the crowd bowing in admiration during the Davis Cup semifinals on Friday. Early in the third set of a 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory over Steve Johnson, Coric ran down a lob and replied with a shot known as a "...
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Portuguese tennis umpire Carlos Ramos attends the draw ahead of the Davis Cup semifinal matches between Croatia and United States in Zadar, Croatia, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. Ramos, the chair umpire who penalized Serena Williams a game in the U.S. Open final has been assigned to officiate the Davis Cup semifinal matches between the United States and Croatia. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
September 13, 2018 - 2:02 pm
ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — The men on the United States' Davis Cup team are treading very carefully over Serena Williams' insinuation that sexism played a role in the code violations she received during the U.S. Open final. Then again, Steve Johnson, Mike Bryan and Ryan Harrison are about to come face...
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France's Benoit Paire, left, poses with Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta during the Davis Cup draw, Thursday, Sept.13, 2018 in Lille, northern France. France will play Spain from Friday to Sunday in the Davis Cup semifinal. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
September 13, 2018 - 9:12 am
LILLE, France (AP) — Benoit Paire will debut for France in the Davis Cup semifinals on Friday, two years after being sent home from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Paire was picked instead of Richard Gasquet, and will play the opening singles for the defending champions against Pablo Carreno Busta of...
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September 12, 2018 - 7:23 am
ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — Jack Sock is out of the United States team for the Davis Cup semifinals against Croatia because of a hip injury and has been replaced by Ryan Harrison. U.S. captain Jim Courier says Sock was hurt last week while playing in the doubles semifinals at the U.S. Open with Mike...
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Chair umpire Carlos Ramos, second from left, is lead off the court by referee Brian Earley after Naomi Osaka, of Japan, defeated Serena Williams in the women's final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
September 11, 2018 - 6:03 pm
The chair umpire who penalized Serena Williams a game in the U.S. Open final has been assigned to officiate the Davis Cup semifinal matches between the United States and Croatia, The Associated Press has learned. International Tennis Federation spokeswoman Heather Bowles confirmed to the AP on...
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