Jul 19, 2016

Japan to face visiting Ukraine in Davis Cup World Group Playoff

Japan drew Ukraine as its September opponent on Tuesday, when the Davis Cup World Group Playoff draw was held in London. Japan, which lost its first-round World Group tie against Britain in March, will host the playoff at Osaka’s Utsubo Tennis Center from Sept. ...

Britain wins without Murray in Davis Cup

Jul 18, 2016

Britain wins without Murray in Davis Cup

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray joined in the celebrations — if not the matches — as defending Davis Cup champion Britain beat Serbia 3-2 Sunday to set up a semifinal against Argentina, which handed Italy its first home loss in the tournament in seven years. ...

Apr 8, 2016

Ex-Belgian Davis Cup captain Hoferlin passes away

The former Belgian Davis Cup captain Julien Hoferlin has died at the age of 49 after a struggle with cancer, the Davis Cup website reported on Friday. Coach of the Belgian team between 2006-2008, he oversaw its promotion in 2007 to the World Group ...

Nishikori falls in thrilling Davis Cup duel with Murray

Mar 7, 2016

Nishikori falls in thrilling Davis Cup duel with Murray

Japan failed to reach the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup, losing its first-round World Group fixture against Britain when Kei Nishikori lost in five sets to world No. 2 Andy Murray in an epic reverse singles match on Sunday. Murray took the first two ...

Murray brothers beat Japanese duo in Davis Cup doubles

Mar 6, 2016

Murray brothers beat Japanese duo in Davis Cup doubles

Andy Murray partnered with his brother Jamie to guide Britain to a 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 win over Japan in a doubles match in the Davis Cup on Saturday, moving the titleholders into a 2-1 lead ahead of the reverse singles. Andy Murray has now ...

Nishikori levels tie with Britain

Mar 5, 2016

Nishikori levels tie with Britain

Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori both won their 12th straight match in the Davis Cup to leave titleholder Britain and Japan tied at 1-1 in the first round on Friday. Playing his first match in nearly five weeks and since becoming a father, Murray ...

Mar 3, 2016

Hewitt named playing captain for Davis Cup

Lleyton Hewitt will end his short retirement to become playing captain for Australia against the United States in the first round of the Davis Cup World Group this weekend, although he was not immediately included in the opening three matches and is officially on ...

Mar 2, 2016

Retired Hewitt may return for Davis Cup

Australian Davis Cup coach Jason Stoltenberg has indicated new team captain Lleyton Hewitt might play in this weekend’s first-round World Group Davis Cup match against the United States due to the possible withdrawal of a virus-affected Nick Kyrgios. If so, it would rank among ...

Mar 1, 2016

Canadian duo out of Davis Cup tie against France

Canada’s Davis Cup hopes received a double blow on Monday when world No. 13 Milos Raonic and top doubles player Daniel Nestor pulled out of this weekend’s first-round tie against France in Guadeloupe. Raonic withdrew from the March 4-6 World Group tie as he ...

Feb 23, 2016

JTA announces four-man squad for Davis Cup match against Britain

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori will spearhead Japan’s Davis Cup team for its upcoming World Group first-round match against Britain as the Japan Tennis Association named its team on Tuesday. Taro Daniel, ranked 87th in the world, 126th-ranked Yoshihito Nishioka and 238th-ranked Yasutaka Uchiyama ...