Tennis Feb 26, 2020

Virus forces Japan Davis Cup tie behind closed doors

Japan's home Davis Cup tie against Ecuador next week will be played behind closed doors, organizers said Wednesday, the latest sporting event in the country to be affected by COVID-19 fears, five months before the Tokyo Olympics. The Davis Cup decision comes a day after ...

Novak Djokovic helps Serbia knock Japan out of Davis Cup

Tennis Nov 21, 2019

Novak Djokovic helps Serbia knock Japan out of Davis Cup

Japan bowed out of the Davis Cup Finals on Wednesday, going down to Serbia a day after opening its Group A campaign with a loss to France. Filip Krajinovic beat Yuichi Sugita 6-2, 6-4 in the opening singles rubber at Madrid's La Caja Magica before ...

Tennis Feb 15, 2019

Japan drawn against France, Serbia in Davis Cup finals

Japan was drawn Thursday against top-seeded France and Serbia in Pool A for November's Davis Cup finals. The International Tennis Federation's new format for the competition divides 18 teams into six pools. The six winners and the two best second-place teams will advance to the ...

Japan rallies to beat China in Davis Cup qualifying

Tennis Feb 2, 2019

Japan rallies to beat China in Davis Cup qualifying

Taro Daniel completed a comeback by Japan in a Davis Cup qualifier with a 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3 win over China's Li Zhe in the final singles match Saturday, securing a 3-2 aggregate victory. By winning the tie at the Guangdong Olympic Tennis Centre, Japan ...

Rafael Nadal prevails in return

More Sports / Tennis Apr 7, 2018

Rafael Nadal prevails in return

Spain's Rafael Nadal returned to action with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 Davis Cup win over Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber on Friday to set a record for the longest winning streak in the competition's history. World No. 1 Nadal had not played since he retired from his ...