Davis Cup

FILE - This is a Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 file photo of the French captain Yannick Noah, center, holding the cup after France won the Davis Cup at the Pierre Mauroy stadium in Lille, northern France. France won the Davis Cup for the first time in 16 years after beating Belgium 3-2. The Davis Cup is set to be transformed into a one-week, 18-nation World Cup of Tennis in a major overhaul of the international team event in men’s tennis. The International Tennis Federation says it has unanimously endorsed a proposal to create a new season-ending event in November starting in 2019. The World Cup of Tennis would be played over seven days in the traditional week of the David Cup final and comprise a round-robin format followed by a quarterfinal knockout stage. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
February 27, 2018 - 1:19 pm
The Australians are surprised. The Brits are skeptical. The French are downright angry. "They have just killed the Davis Cup," French tennis player Nicolas Mahut said in reaction to bold plans to transform the 118-year-old competition into a one-week, 18-nation World Cup of Tennis. The...
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February 26, 2018 - 2:54 pm
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FILE - This is a Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 file photo of the French captain Yannick Noah, center, holding the cup after France won the Davis Cup at the Pierre Mauroy stadium in Lille, northern France. France won the Davis Cup for the first time in 16 years after beating Belgium 3-2. The Davis Cup is set to be transformed into a one-week, 18-nation World Cup of Tennis in a major overhaul of the international team event in men’s tennis. The International Tennis Federation says it has unanimously endorsed a proposal to create a new season-ending event in November starting in 2019. The World Cup of Tennis would be played over seven days in the traditional week of the David Cup final and comprise a round-robin format followed by a quarterfinal knockout stage. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
February 26, 2018 - 12:44 pm
The Davis Cup could be transformed into a one-week, one-location, 18-nation World Cup of Tennis in a major overhaul aimed at enticing the best men's players to play. Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic are among the stars to have reacted positively to the creation of an annual season-ending event,...
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February 18, 2018 - 7:58 pm
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the Delray Beach Open beginning Monday because of a right elbow injury. Kyrgios was hurt in Australia's Davis Cup loss to Germany two weeks ago, and he withdrew from the ATP event in Rotterdam last week. He had been training in Delray Beach...
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February 15, 2018 - 3:32 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Davis Cup quarterfinal between the United States and Belgium will take place April 6-8 at Belmont University in Nashville. Belmont's Curb Event Center was announced as the Davis Cup quarterfinal site Thursday. This will mark the Davis Cup's first stop in Nashville since...
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2017, file photo, Kevin Anderson, of South Africa, reacts after scoring a point against Rafael Nadal, of Spain, during the men's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. New York no longer has to wait for the U.S. Open for top-level tennis. The New York Open debuts next week at Nassau Coliseum, a new home for a tournament that has attracted many of the best American men’s players and hopes it can someday get the best in the world.(AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)
February 09, 2018 - 5:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York no longer has to wait for the U.S. Open for top-level tennis. The New York Open debuts next week at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum, the new home for a tournament that has attracted many of the best American men's players and hopes it can someday get the best in the world. The...
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February 08, 2018 - 12:19 pm
MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — Fifth-seeded Richard Gasquet won a hard-fought all-French match against Pierre-Hugues Herbert on Thursday to reach the Open Sud de France quarterfinals. Gasquet, who played against his Davis Cup teammate for the first time on the main tour, prevailed 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-3 in...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 23, 2016 file picture, former Romanian tennis ace Ilie Nastase watches a match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. On Wednesday Feb. 7, 2018 Illie Nastase has two tennis bans reduced following his appeal against sanctions handed out for foul-mouthed comments and bad behavior as Romania's Fed Cup captain last year. The International Tennis Federation suspended the 71-year-old Nastase from the Fed Cup and Davis Cup until 2019 and from working in an official capacity in the sport until 2021. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
February 07, 2018 - 2:48 pm
LONDON (AP) — Ilie Nastase had two tennis bans reduced by eight months and his fine doubled to $20,000 on Wednesday following his appeal of International Tennis Federation sanctions for foul-mouthed comments and misconduct as the Romanian Fed Cup captain. The ITF suspended the 71-year-old Nastase...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 23, 2016 file picture, former Romanian tennis ace Ilie Nastase watches a match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. On Wednesday Feb. 7, 2018 Illie Nastase has two tennis bans reduced following his appeal against sanctions handed out for foul-mouthed comments and bad behavior as Romania's Fed Cup captain last year. The International Tennis Federation suspended the 71-year-old Nastase from the Fed Cup and Davis Cup until 2019 and from working in an official capacity in the sport until 2021. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
February 07, 2018 - 9:27 am
LONDON (AP) — Ilie Nastase had two tennis bans reduced following his appeal against sanctions handed out for foul-mouthed comments and bad behavior as Romania's Fed Cup captain last year. The International Tennis Federation suspended the 71-year-old Nastase from the Fed Cup and Davis Cup until 2019...
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February 04, 2018 - 12:12 pm
ALBERTVILLE, France (AP) — Adrian Mannarino sent defending champion France through to the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup, rallying from a set and 5-3 down Sunday to beat Robin Haase of the Netherlands 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5, 6-7 (2), 7-5 in a topsy-turvy World Group encounter. After 4 hours, 20 minutes...
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