Davis Cup

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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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. Sadly for France, Yannick Noah is leaving his job as Davis Cup captain at the end of the year. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)
September 11, 2018 - 8:21 am
PARIS (AP) — Sadly for France, Yannick Noah is leaving his job as Davis Cup captain at the end of the year. Since returning to the helm of the squad for the 2016 campaign, the former French Open champion has indeed been a lucky charm. Despite a drop in their individual performances recently, Noah's...
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John Isner, of the United States, returns a shot to Milos Raonic, of Canada, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 04, 2018 - 3:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With his top singles player unavailable, U.S. captain Jim Courier brought doubles stalwart Mike Bryan out of Davis Cup retirement for the semifinals. Bryan was part of the lineup Courier selected Tuesday for the matches in Croatia from Sept. 14-16. John Isner, playing in the U.S...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 file picture France's Benoit Paire celebrates after defeating Italy's Fabio Fognini in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Benoit Paire received his first Davis Cup call-up on Tuesday and will be part of the France team that takes on Spain in the semifinals. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
September 04, 2018 - 8:19 am
PARIS (AP) — Benoit Paire received his first Davis Cup call-up on Tuesday and will be part of the France team that takes on Spain in the semifinals. In the absence of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gael Monfils, who are out injured, the 56th-ranked Paire was selected by France captain Yannick Noah. Noah...
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