Davis Cup is not fan friendly says GB captain Leon Smith

‘This is chaos!’ 3 v 1 at Davis Cup Great Britain’s Davis Cup captain Leon Smith says the competition’s format is not “fan or player friendly”.Reforms were endorsed in March to reduce the current five-set format to three sets played over two days.GB’s Dan Evans and Kyle Edmund both played best-of-three sets in their singles… Continue reading Davis Cup is not fan friendly says GB captain Leon Smith

Captain Smith positive despite GB Davis Cup defeat

Leon Smith took over as Great Britain’s Davis Cup captain in 2010. Great Britain’s Davis Cup captain Leon Smith says his squad “lack depth” but remained positive about their progress despite defeat in the quarter-finals.Britain – without world number one Andy Murray – were knocked out by France on Saturday, going down 3-0 in Rouen.It… Continue reading Captain Smith positive despite GB Davis Cup defeat

Australia beat US to reach Davis Cup semis

Nick Kyrgios won both his singles match against the USA Nick Kyrgios secured Australia’s Davis Cup quarter-final victory over the United States by beating Sam Querrey. With Australia 2-1 up going into the final day, Kyrgios won 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 6-4 to give the hosts an unassailable lead in Brisbane.USA’s John Isner beat Sam Groth… Continue reading Australia beat US to reach Davis Cup semis

France knock GB out of Davis Cup – report & highlights

GB out of Davis Cup after doubles defeat Great Britain are out of the Davis Cup after a 3-0 quarter-final defeat by France, as Jamie Murray and Dom Inglot lost in the doubles.Murray and Inglot were beaten 7-6 (9-7) 5-7 7-5 7-5 by Nicolas Mahut and Julien Benneteau on day two in Rouen.On Friday, Kyle… Continue reading France knock GB out of Davis Cup – report & highlights

Davis Cup: Argentina beat Croatia after Juan Martin del Potro & Federico Delbonis win

27 Nov From the section Tennis Argentina finally won the Davis Cup after final defeats in 1981, 2006, 2008 and 2011 Argentina fought back to beat Croatia 3-2 and win the Davis Cup for the first time in a dramatic final in Zagreb.Croatia led 2-1 going into the final day and looked on course for… Continue reading Davis Cup: Argentina beat Croatia after Juan Martin del Potro & Federico Delbonis win

Croatia win doubles for Davis Cup final lead

26 Nov From the section Tennis Ivan Dodig and Marin Cilic showed great determination to seal the win Croatia gained a thrilling doubles victory over Argentina to take a 2-1 lead into the last day of the Davis Cup final in Zagreb.Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig beat Juan Martin del Potro and Leonardo Mayer 7-6… Continue reading Croatia win doubles for Davis Cup final lead

Del Potro levels for Argentina in Davis Cup final

25 Nov From the section Tennis Del Potro beat Andy Murray during Argentina’s semi-final win over Britain Juan Martin del Potro beat Ivo Karlovic in four sets to bring Argentina level with Croatia in the Davis Cup final at the Zagreb Arena.Del Potro came through 6-4 6-7 (6-8) 6-3 7-5 to leave the best-of-five tie… Continue reading Del Potro levels for Argentina in Davis Cup final