Jul 21, 2015

Japan to meet host Colombia in Davis Cup World Group playoffs

Japan will travel to Colombia for its Davis Cup World Group playoffs tie in September, organizers announced after Tuesday’s draw in London. Japan, which defeated Columbia when the teams met in the playoffs in Tokyo in 2013, is among the seven seeded teams in ...

Jul 21, 2015

Hewitt not a lock for Davis Cup captaincy: report

Tennis Australia will not guarantee Lleyton Hewitt the Davis Cup captaincy on his retirement next year and will instead open up the process to a group of applicants, a report said Tuesday. The head body announced in January that the two-time Grand Slam champion ...

Murray revels in British triumph

Jul 20, 2015

Murray revels in British triumph

A tearful Andy Murray celebrated taking Britain to its first Davis Cup semifinal in more than three decades on Sunday, sealing an emotional 3-1 victory over France to line up a home series against Australia. The Australians rallied from 2-0 down on Friday to ...

Murray admits being down after loss to Federer

Jul 16, 2015

Murray admits being down after loss to Federer

Andy Murray is still struggling to recover from his Wimbledon misery as the world No. 3 prepares to lead Britain’s bid to reach the Davis Cup World Group semifinals for the first time in 34 years. Murray’s challenge for a second Wimbledon title was ...

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 ...