Davis Cup

May 04, 2018 - 10:29 am
PARIS (AP) — Defending champion France will return to the city of Lille to face Spain in the Davis Cup semifinals in September. The French tennis federation says the Sept. 14-16 matches will be played on an indoor hard court at the 27,500-capacity Pierre Mauroy Stadium, with the roof closed. France...
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Japan's Kei Nishikori celebrates after defeating Croatia's Marin Cilic during their quarterfinal match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Friday, April, 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
April 20, 2018 - 3:20 pm
MONACO (AP) — Rafael Nadal's bid for a record-extending 11th Monte Carlo Masters title is proving more comfortable than he imagined after his latest return from injury. Others may not be so surprised, given how the top-ranked Spaniard won nine straight games while beating fifth-seeded Dominic Thiem...
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FILE - In this Sunday April 8, 2018 file photo, Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Germany's Alexander Zverev during a World Group quarterfinal Davis Cup tennis match between Spain and Germany at the bullring in Valencia, Spain. Rafael Nadal is wary of saying he’s fully recovered from a troublesome right thigh injury as he defends his Monte Carlo Masters title. The top-ranked Spaniard only recently returned to action at the Davis Cup, after a recurrence of the injury forced him out of the Mexico Open and then Masters tournaments at Indian Wells and Miami last month. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz, File)
April 15, 2018 - 2:37 pm
MONACO (AP) — Rafael Nadal is wary of saying he's fully recovered from a troublesome right thigh injury as he defends his Monte Carlo Masters title. The top-ranked Spaniard only recently returned to action at the Davis Cup, after a recurrence of the injury forced him out of the Mexico Open and then...
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Ryan Harrison, of the United States, celebrates with teammates after beating Ruben Bemelmans, of Belgium, in a Davis Cup quarterfinal singles tennis match Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The United States clinched the series Saturday to move on to the semifinals. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 08, 2018 - 5:01 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The United States is off to a perfect start in Davis Cup play this year, and the Americans now have to wait and see if they can continue this momentum when they play in the semifinals for the first time since 2012. Ryan Harrison had the honors Sunday wrapping up a 4-0...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Germany's Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 during a World Group Quarter final Davis Cup tennis match between Spain and Germany at the bullring in Valencia, Spain, Sunday April 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
April 08, 2018 - 2:03 pm
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — With Rafael Nadal nervously cheering courtside after winning his match earlier Sunday, David Ferrer sealed Spain's 3-2 comeback win over Germany in the Davis Cup quarterfinals with a thrilling five-set victory against Philipp Kohlschreiber. Ferrer needed nearly five hours to...
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April 08, 2018 - 2:03 pm
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April 08, 2018 - 11:24 am
VARAZDIN, Croatia (AP) — Marin Cilic put away Mikhail Kukushkin 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 to send Croatia into the Davis Cup semifinals on Sunday. Cilic clinched the quarterfinal against Kazakhstan 3-1 on indoor clay after the two-hour match, the easiest of his three straight wins over Kukushkin. Cilic didn't...
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Italy's Fabio Fognini returns the ball to France's Lucas Pouille during a World Group Quarter final Davis Cup tennis match between Italy and France in Genoa, Italy, Sunday April 8, 2018. (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)
April 08, 2018 - 9:03 am
GENOA, Italy (AP) — Lucas Pouille kept his focus when Fabio Fognini began throwing his racket in frustration during a 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (3), 6-3 victory that put France into the Davis Cup semifinals Sunday. Defending champion France took an insurmountable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five series with Italy...
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Ryan Harrison, left, of the United States, and Jack Sock celebrate after winning a point during a Davis Cup quarterfinal doubles tennis match against Belgium Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 07, 2018 - 8:48 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jack Sock and Ryan Harrison put the United States in the Davis Cup semifinals for the first time since 2012 by beating Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen 5-7, 7-6 (1), 7-6 (3), 6-4 Saturday to finish off an American sweep. The United States now will play either Croatia or...
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April 07, 2018 - 2:30 pm
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