Tag: Davis Cup
The new format is billed as a football-style World Cup of tennis.
The six nations will occupy the first slots across Groups A-F when the draw for the finals week is made in Madrid on Feb 14.
They will join the four teams that contested the semi-finals last year, as well as wildcards Britain and Argentina.
The 12 winners in qualifying this weekend will join automatic qualifiers Croatia, France, United States, Spain, Argentina and Britain.
Tennis Australia chief Craig Tiley says he is deeply disappointed with the ongoing disrespect from Bernard and his father.
Germany take a 2-0 lead over Hungary with ATP Finals winner Alexander Zverev, the only current top 10 player in action this weekend.
Italy will hope for a quick finish in Saturday's final day when they play the doubles and reverse singles.
Hewitt is also not in favour of playing the entire tournament at a single venue.
The former world number one has turned her back on becoming France's new Davis Cup captain, opting instead to work with French player Lucas Pouille.
Croatia leads 2-1 and needs one point from the final two rubbers.
France will have a chance of defending the title they won against Belgium a year ago when they go into the reverse singles on Sunday.
Coric has gotten Croatia off to the best possible start with a 6-2, 7-5, 6-4 thrashing of Jeremy Chardy.
Former world number five Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who is currently ranked down at 259, only returned to action in September after missing most of the season through injury.
Stefanos Tsitsipas' next career goals are to play in the Davis Cup and Olympics.
Britain and Argentina won the Davis Cup in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
Borna Ćorić won the decisive match over Frances Tiafoe.
Querrey was one set down and saved five straight set points in the second before rallying to earn a shock 6-7(2) 7-6(6) 6-3 6-4 win.
He defies his 40 years over four hours 43 minutes of gruelling combat.
Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut's victory clinched the victory for France.
Ben McLachlan and Yasutaka Uchiyama beat Tomislav Brkić and Nerman Fatić 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 to give Japan the victory.
Paire made a remarkable Cup debut for France, outplaying an injured Pablo Carreno-Busta 7-5 6-1 6-0 in the opening rubber.
He will be replaced by world number 52 Albert Ramos-Vinolas for the September 14-16 clash against France.
While unsure of the wisdom of this week's sweeping Davis Cup reform, Roger Federer has called on tennis officials to make good on promises regarding the new-look competition.
The proposal would create an 18-team one-week finals in November: 12 winners from 24-team home and away qualifying in February, the prior year's four semi-finalists and two wild-card nations.
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