Nishikori's win over Raonic not enough to send Japan past Canada

Mar 9, 2015

Nishikori's win over Raonic not enough to send Japan past Canada

Japan failed to reach the quarterfinals in the World Group first-round tie against Canada, despite a five-set triumph by ace Kei Nishikori against world class rival Milos Raonic on Sunday. Nishikori prevailed 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 over the hard-hitting Raonic to even the ...

Nishikori does part on Day 1

Mar 7, 2015

Nishikori does part on Day 1

World No. 4 Kei Nishikori defeated Vasek Pospisil in straight sets to pull Japan level at 1-1 in its Davis Cup World Group first-round tie against Canada on Friday. The day started with Canada’s top player — No. 6 ranked Milos Raonic — reeling ...

Nishikori relishing Davis Cup challenge

Mar 5, 2015

Nishikori relishing Davis Cup challenge

Kei Nishikori, who jumped to a career-high fourth in this week’s world rankings, will lead visiting Japan into a first-round Davis Cup tie Friday against sixth-ranked Milos Raonic’s Canadian squad. Nishikori, last year’s U.S. Open runnerup, has a 4-2 career record against Raonic, a ...

Feb 24, 2015

Nishikori slated to compete in Davis Cup tie against Canada

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori will feature among four Japanese players to face Canada in the Davis Cup’s World Group first round tie next month in Vancouver, British Columbia, the Japan Tennis Association said Tuesday. Go Soeda, Tatsuma Ito and Yasutaka Uchiyama will also ...

Federer, Swiss capture Davis Cup

Nov 24, 2014

Federer, Swiss capture Davis Cup

Having stolen the limelight from Davis Cup stalwart Stan Wawrinka, Roger Federer quickly turned attention toward his Switzerland teammates after securing the winning point in the final against France on Sunday. Federer crushed Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to give the Swiss a 3-1 ...

Nov 22, 2014

Monfils downs ailing Federer in Davis Cup

Davis Cup Roger Federer’s valiant attempt to shake off a back injury backfired spectacularly when the Swiss 17-time Grand Slam champion was swept aside by Gael Monfils Friday as France leveled the Davis Cup final at 1-1 on Friday. Monfils triumphed 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 ...

Beat-up Federer hoping to recover in time for Davis Cup final

Nov 20, 2014

Beat-up Federer hoping to recover in time for Davis Cup final

Roger Federer is set to defy crippling back pain and a questionable relationship with Swiss teammate Stan Wawrinka when he plays his first-ever Davis Cup final against France in Lille from Friday. The Swiss have never won the Davis Cup in its long history, ...

Sep 19, 2014

Moya steps down

Carlos Moya has decided not to stay on as Spain’s Davis Cup coach next year after the five-time winners, missing their top players, were eliminated from the elite World Group by Brazil at the weekend. Injured world No. 2 Rafa Nadal and No. 5 ...

Sep 13, 2014

Federer, Wawrinka spark Switzerland

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka took Switzerland close to its first Davis Cup final in 22 years after cruising to straight-sets wins in the opening singles against Italy on Friday. First, Federer beat 76th-ranked Simone Bolelli 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 6-4 without dropping serve to ...

Czech Republic finishes sweep against Japan

Apr 7, 2014

Czech Republic finishes sweep against Japan

by Jack Gallagher

The Czech Republic wrapped up its Davis Cup World Group quarterfinal against Japan on Sunday with two more victories to complete a 5-0 sweep. Czech No. 1 Lukas Rosol beat Yasutaka Uchiyama 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 in the first reverse singles three-set dead rubber at ...

Federer clinches Davis Cup semifinal berth for Switzerland

Apr 7, 2014

Federer clinches Davis Cup semifinal berth for Switzerland

Roger Federer moved closer to adding one of the few trophies still missing from his cabinet by putting Switzerland into the Davis Cup semifinals on Sunday, while Italy and France also swept their reverse singles matches to complete come-from-behind victories. Federer won the decisive ...