Davis Cup

June 27, 2019 - 2:00 am
LONDON (AP) — The Fed Cup is following the Davis Cup with a new tournament format. Starting next year, the women's tennis event will be a six-day final tournament in April with 12 teams playing for an $18 million prize on clay courts in Budapest, Hungary. The International Tennis Federation has...
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Japan's Kei Nishikori answers questions during a press conference after he retired injured from his quarterfinal against Serbia's Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 23, 2019 - 3:39 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Wednesday (all times local): 10:20 p.m. It wasn't the fact he was almost exhausted and playing six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic that caused Kei Nishikori to retire from his quarterfinal match. "After third game or...
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France's Lucas Pouille celebrates after defeating Australia's Alexei Popyrin in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 19, 2019 - 5:58 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:40 a.m. Lucas Pouille ended the run of 19-year-old Australian wild-card entry Alexei Popyrin by holding on to edge him 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-7 (10), 4-6, 6-3 in the third round. The 28th-seeded Pouille, who is...
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Spain's Garbine Muguruza reacts after winning a point against Britain's Johanna Konta during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 17, 2019 - 7:35 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open (all times local): 2:20 a.m. Garbine Muguruza and Johanna Konta are working overtime at the Australian Open — heading to a third set in a match believed to have the latest starting time in tournament history. Because of rain...
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Australia's Bernard Tomic gestures as he leaves the court following his first round loss to Croatia's Marin Cilic at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 14, 2019 - 6:03 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the Australian Open: (all times local): 12:45 a.m. Bernard Tomic has continued his criticism of Australia's Davis Cup captain, saying LLeyton Hewitt is causing division among the players and should be replaced. Tomic, who was beaten 6-2 6-4, 7-6 (...
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Britain's Andy Murray wipes tears from his face during a press conference at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. A tearful Murray says the Australian Open could be his last tournament because of a hip injury that has hampered him for almost two years.(AP Photo/Mark Baker)
January 11, 2019 - 4:44 am
The outpouring of sadness and respect in Britain over the news of Andy Murray's imminent retirement makes it easy to forget the emotional barrier that existed for so long between the tennis great and sports fans in his own country. Grumpy, sulky, petulant, cold. That was the initial view toward...
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The Croatia's team captain Zeljko Krajan, left, and players lift up the cup after the team won the Davis Cup final between France and Croatia Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 in Lille, northern France. Croatia claimed a second title in the team event following its maiden win in 2005. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
November 27, 2018 - 10:42 am
MADRID (AP) — Despite renewed complaints from France's players about the upcoming changes to the Davis Cup, the organizers of the revamped tennis tournament are adamant that everything will soon be better. Javier Alonso, the CEO of the company behind the new competition, spoke to The Associated...
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France's Nicolas Mahut and Pierre Hughes Herbert, bottom, in their Davis Cup final against Croatia's Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 in Lille, northern France. Croatia is within one point of a second Davis Cup title after Borna Coric and Marin Cilic dispatched their French rivals in the opening singles matches of the final to take a 2-0 lead. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
November 24, 2018 - 9:02 am
LILLE, France (AP) — Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert kept French hopes alive in the Davis Cup final with a 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (3) win over Croatia's Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic in the doubles on Saturday. Croatia, chasing its first Davis Cup title since 2005, headed into the second day of the...
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Croatian tennis fans support their team during a Davis Cup semifinal singles match between Croatia and the United States in Zadar, Croatia, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Under a new format next year, the final phases of the competition will be held at a neutral site. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
September 17, 2018 - 2:01 am
ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — Fans banging drums and blowing trumpets for hours on end. Colorful costumes. Chants more reminiscent of soccer games than tennis matches. Plus, a series of marathon matches featuring constant momentum changes and drama. The atmosphere at the best-of-five semifinal series...
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Croatia's Borna Coric returns a shot to Frances Tiafoe of the United States during their Davis Cup semifinal singles match between Croatia and the United States in Zadar, Croatia, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
September 16, 2018 - 10:13 am
ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — Croatia — just barely — is going to the Davis Cup final. After eight hours of tennis on Sunday, Borna Coric ended a sustained comeback bid from the United States by rallying from two sets to one down to beat Frances Tiafoe 6-7 (0), 6-1, 6-7 (11), 6-1, 6-3 in the fifth and...
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