Latest Davis Cup News

Nadal ready to lead Spain at new-look Davis Cup

Nov. 17, 2019 1:00 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Top-ranked Rafael Nadal has arrived in Madrid to lead Spain in the new-look Davis Cup Finals. “It’s a new competition and we must be focused,” Nadal said Sunday. “The first thing is to get familiar with it and to know that each match is vital.” Spain opens...

New Davis Cup era begins with revamped format, new features

Nov. 15, 2019 7:27 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — The famous face behind the biggest overhaul in Davis Cup history can’t hide his anxiety. The men’s international team tournament that begins Monday in the Spanish capital will look nothing like the first one in 1900, nor any other edition after that. “To tell you the...

Canada's Raonic has ailing back, out for Davis Cup Finals

Nov. 11, 2019 12:19 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada will not have Milos Raonic for the inaugural Davis Cup Finals next week in Madrid because of a back injury. He missed the U.S. Open because of a back injury and has played just three official matches this fall. Raonic said Monday it is "very hard and disappointing" that he will be...

Kyrgios to play Davis Cup for Australia, despite probation

Oct. 22, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia captain Lleyton Hewitt said he's willing to overlook Nick Kyrgios's recent outbursts on the ATP Tour, selecting the talented but wayward star for the revamped Davis Cup finals. Kyrgios is serving a six-month probation on the ATP Tour after a meltdown at the Cincinnati tournament and...

Andy Murray chosen to represent Britain in Davis Cup finals

Oct. 21, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray has been chosen to play for Britain in the Davis Cup finals, organizers said Monday. The three-time Grand Slam champion, who won a title on Sunday for the first time since hip surgery in January, has not played in the team tournament since 2016. Britain will play the Netherlands...

Denis Shapovalov gets call for Canada's Davis Cup team

Oct. 21, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Fresh off his first ATP Tour title, Denis Shapovalov has been named to Canada's team for the inaugural Davis Cup Finals. Shapovalov, who won the Stockholm Open on Sunday, will be joined by Felix Auger-Aliassime, Milos Raonic and Vasek Pospisil at the Davis Cup Finals on Nov. 18-24 in...

Roger Federer says he plans to play at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Oct. 14, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Roger Federer wants to become a five-time Olympian. Already the most successful male tennis player in terms of Grand Slam singles titles, Federer wants to add another piece of hardware to his impressive collection. If he's healthy. "My heart decided I would love to play at the Olympic Games...

Haggerty gets 2nd term as ITF president

Sep. 27, 2019 6:34 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — David Haggerty has been re-elected as president of the International Tennis Federation. The American was up against three other candidates — David Miley, Anil Khanna and Ivo Kaderka — and won 60.5% of the 428 votes cast on Friday, ensuring there was no need for a...

Federer, McEnroe push for Laver Cup's place in team tennis

Sep. 19, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Team events are having quite the resurgence on the men's tennis circuit, with three different competitions scheduled in the next four months. What's still unclear, though, is whether they can all co-exist in the long term. "Something's got to shake out," John McEnroe acknowledged Thursday,...