Nastase banned from Fed Cup, Davis Cup until 2019

/ Jul 21, 2017

Nastase banned from Fed Cup, Davis Cup until 2019

Ilie Nastase has been banned from the Fed Cup and Davis Cup until 2019 because of his foul-mouthed comments and bad behavior as Romania’s captain during a Fed Cup match against Britain.In addition to the ban, the International Tennis Federation said Friday the 1973 ...

Uchiyama wins to help Japan avoid 5-0 sweep

/ Feb 5, 2017

Uchiyama wins to help Japan avoid 5-0 sweep

Yasutaka Uchiyama scored a consolation win against Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the final reverse singles on Sunday to prevent a whitewash for Japan in its Davis Cup World Group first-round tie against France.The Japanese team had only pride to play for after France built an ...

France clinches Davis Cup tie with Japan in doubles

/ Feb 4, 2017

France clinches Davis Cup tie with Japan in doubles

France wrapped up victory in its Davis Cup World Group first-round tie against Japan after Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut won Saturday’s doubles to take an unassailable 3-0 lead at Ariake Colosseum.The Wimbledon champions routed Yuichi Sugita and Yasutaka Uchiyama 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 after ...

France plays down Nishikori's Davis Cup no-show

/ Feb 1, 2017

France plays down Nishikori's Davis Cup no-show

France captain Yannick Noah has played down the absence of Japan’s world No. 5 Kei Nishikori and called for total focus from his players ahead of their Davis Cup World Group first-round tie starting Friday.Nishikori said at last month’s Australian Open that he had ...

Nishikori confirms he will miss Davis Cup tie

/ Jan 16, 2017

Nishikori confirms he will miss Davis Cup tie

Kei Nishikori is the latest player to skip the Davis Cup because of the packed calendar, the Japanese confirming on Monday that he would be unavailable for his country’s World Group opener against France following the Australian Open.“I’m not playing because the schedule, it’s ...

/ Jan 14, 2017

Nishikori likely out of Davis Cup tie against France

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori revealed Saturday that his schedule has dissuaded him from playing in Japan’s Davis Cup fixture against France in February.The World Group first-round tie will be held at Ariake Tennis Forest Park from Feb. 3 to 5, but Nishikori is ...

/ Nov 28, 2016

Argentina captures first David Cup title

Argentina lifted its first Davis Cup title after Juan Martin Del Potro and Federico Delbonis won Sunday’s reverse singles to complete the South American nation’s spectacular comeback in a 3-2 victory over host Croatia in the final.Del Potro fought back from two sets down ...

Nadal helps Spain get back to Davis Cup elite

/ Sep 18, 2016

Nadal helps Spain get back to Davis Cup elite

Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez clinched the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie for Spain with a hard-fought doubles win over India in New Delhi on Saturday.Nadal and Lopez, who won the doubles gold at the recent Rio Olympics, helped Spain take an unassailable ...