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Holders Croatia lose revamped Davis Cup opener

The inaugural edition of the new-look Davis Cup got underway on Monday as Croatia began their Davis Cup title defence with a 3-0 loss to Group B opponents Russia.Without their injured talisman Marin Cilic and with the team in...

Kazakhstan to host India-Pakistan Davis Cup tie

The upcoming India-Pakistan Davis Cup tie, originally scheduled in Islamabad, will now be played in Nur-Sultan after the International Tennis Federation nominated the Kazakhstan capital to host the matches.Following unrelenting pressure from the All India Tennis Association (AITA), the...

Vandeweghe, Giron earn wild cards for Aussie

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Two-time Grand Slam semifinalist CoCo Vandeweghe and Marcos Giron, the 2014 NCAA singles champion for UCLA, have earned main-draw berths at next year's Australian Open via the U.S. Tennis Association's wild-card challenge.The USTA announced the...

Kazakhstan likely to host India-Pakistan Davis Cup tie

The upcoming India-Pakistan Davis Cup tie, originally scheduled in Islamabad, is now likely to be played in the Kazakhstan capital of Nur-Sultan.Following unrelenting pressure from the All India Tennis Association (AITA), the ITF had on November 4 announced its...

Young U.S. team hopes to capitalize on Davis Cup changes

Mardy Fish, the veteran of some epic Davis Cup clashes and now captain of the U.S. team, didn't have to think when he was asked for the sagest piece of advice he could give the young team he has...

Tsitsipas’ ATP Finals win highlights future of tennis

LONDON -- A couple of days into his final ATP Finals, Chris Kermode, the outgoing CEO and chairman of the ATP Tour, was asked about his faith in the future of the sport."I have always and I genuinely...

Hewitt stands firm on Davis Cup criticism

MADRID -- Australia captain Lleyton Hewitt is standing by his criticism of the new-look Davis Cup and maintains the format should never have been changed.The 18-team, world cup-style event begins in Madrid on Monday with the winners from each...

Hewitt welcomes Kyrgios back to the fold with open arms

MADRID -- Australian captain Lleyton Hewitt has hailed Nick Kyrgios as the ultimate team man ahead of this week's Davis Cup campaign in Madrid.Hewitt, who left the mercurial Kyrgios out of the tie against Bosnia and Herzegovina in February...

Tsitsipas beats Thiem in 3 sets to win ATP Finals

LONDON -- Stefanos Tsitsipas rallied to beat Dominic Thiem 6-7 (6), 6-2, 7-6 (4) on Sunday to become the youngest ATP Finals champion in 18 years and collect the biggest title of his career.The 21-year-old Greek player bounced back...

Mahut-Herbert duo wins ATP Finals doubles title

LONDON -- French duo Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert won the doubles title at the ATP Finals for the first time on Sunday after going through the entire tournament without dropping a set.Mahut and Herbert beat Raven Klaasen of...