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 ...

Federer, Wawrinka upset in doubles; Kazakhstan leads 2-1

Apr 6, 2014

Federer, Wawrinka upset in doubles; Kazakhstan leads 2-1

Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka lost the doubles match to Andrey Golubev and Aleksandr Nedovyesov on Saturday, giving Kazakhstan a 2-1 lead over Switzerland in the Davis Cup quarterfinals. Golubev and Nedovyesov never trailed after breaking Federer in the opening game and completed a ...

Czech Republic crushes Japan

Apr 5, 2014

Czech Republic crushes Japan

by Jack Gallagher

Lukas Rosol and Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic scored a comprehensive 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Japan’s Tatsuma Ito and Yasutaka Uchiyama in doubles on Saturday in their Davis Cup World Group quarterfinal. The victory clinched the tie 3-0 for the two-time defending ...

Injured Nishikori to miss Davis Cup quarterfinal

Apr 2, 2014

Injured Nishikori to miss Davis Cup quarterfinal

Kei Nishikori said Wednesday he will miss Japan’s meeting this weekend in the Davis Cup quarterfinals against the Czech Republic due to a nagging groin injury. Nishikori beat former World No. 1 Roger Federer to reach the semifinals of last week’s Sony Open, but ...

Mar 25, 2014

Berdych won't play in Davis Cup quarterfinals against Japan

Defending champion Czech Republic will play without Tomas Berdych against Japan next month in the Davis Cup quarterfinals. The seventh-ranked Berdych wants to focus on the ATP Tour after helping the Czechs beat the Netherlands in the first round. Seeking their third straight Davis ...

Murray beats Querrey, propels Britain into next round

Feb 3, 2014

Murray beats Querrey, propels Britain into next round

Less than five months after having back surgery, Wimbledon champion Andy Murray propelled Britain into the next round of the Davis Cup and earned some time off. Murray beat Sam Querrey 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (3-7), 6-1, 6-3 to clinch Britain’s opening-round victory against the ...

Japan ousts Canada in Davis Cup tie

Feb 2, 2014

Japan ousts Canada in Davis Cup tie

by Jack Gallagher

Japan clinched its Davis Cup first-round tie with Canada 3-1 on Sunday when Canada No. 1 Frank Dancevic was forced to default his reverse singles match against Japan No. 1 Kei Nishikori due to injury. Nishikori was leading 6-2, 1-0 indoors on the hardcourt ...

Japan takes control in doubles

Feb 1, 2014

Japan takes control in doubles

by Jack Gallagher

Japan took a 2-1 lead over Canada with a four-set victory (6-3 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-4) in doubles on Saturday in their Davis Cup World Group first-round match. Japan’s Kei Nishikori and Yasutaka Uchiyama relied on their speed and agility to defeat their taller ...