Latest Tennis News

Russia beats Serbia 2-1 to meet Canada in Davis Cup semis

Nov. 22, 2019 12:13 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Novak Djokovic played singles and doubles matches but couldn’t prevent Serbia from losing to Russia 2-1 in the Davis Cup quarterfinals on Friday. Djokovic defeated Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-3 in the second singles to even the score at 1-1, then returned to the court about half an hour...

Davis Cup organizers already looking at changes for 2020

Nov. 22, 2019 11:40 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Organizers are already considering changes to the new Davis Cup. The first edition of the Davis Cup Finals is not yet over but the CEO of the group behind the revamped team competition said things need to improve. Kosmos Tennis CEO Javier Alonso told The Associated Press on Friday that...

Canada beats Australia to reach Davis Cup semifinals

Nov. 21, 2019 7:37 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Canada became the first team to reach the semifinals of the new Davis Cup Finals, winning the decisive doubles match to beat Australia 2-1 on Thursday. Vasek Pospisil and Denis Shapovalov defeated John Peters and Jordan Thompson 6-4, 6-4 to give Canada its first Davis Cup win against the...

Players give mixed reviews halfway through new Davis Cup

Nov. 21, 2019 12:19 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — At the halfway point, the revamped Davis Cup Finals are drawing praise and criticism. On the one hand, matches have excited and the crowds thrilled. On the other, late night finishes and exploited loopholes in the rules have annoyed the players. After nearly 120 years of playing the Davis Cup...

Davis Cup start times changed to avoid late finishes

Nov. 21, 2019 11:22 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Organizers at the Davis Cup Finals are switching to earlier start times to minimize the chance of late finishes. The change comes after the series between Italy and the United States ended at 4:04 a.m. local time on Thursday, the second latest finish in the history of tennis. Only a few...

Bautista Agut leaves Davis Cup Finals because father ill

Nov. 21, 2019 8:43 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain tennis player Roberto Bautista Agut has withdrawn from the Davis Cup Finals because his father is ill. Bautista Agut left the team on Thursday, a day after defeating Nikola Mektic of Croatia in two sets. Organizers said Bautista Agut returned home because the health of his father...

Andy Murray wins in his return to the Davis Cup

Nov. 20, 2019 10:47 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Andy Murray had been in a similar position before, struggling and needing a big comeback to pull off an important victory. And like he’s done so many times in his career, he again came through with a big rally, this time to lead Britain to a victory over the Netherlands in his return...

US eliminated from Davis Cup Finals despite win over Italy

Nov. 20, 2019 10:43 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Not even some late heroics — some very, very late ones — were enough to keep the United States from being eliminated from the Davis Cup Finals on Thursday. The U.S. failed to advance despite beating Italy 2-1 after a doubles match that ended past 4 a.m. local time in Madrid, the...

Murray, Djokovic looking forward to playing in 2020 Olympics

Nov. 20, 2019 11:50 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have their sights set on playing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Murray said Wednesday “he would love to compete in Tokyo,” and Djokovic acknowledged the Olympics are “very high on the list of wishes for next year.” Murray, the two-time...

Nadal leads Spain to win over Russia in Davis Cup Finals

Nov. 19, 2019 8:22 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal kept Spain’s hopes alive, then Marcel Granollers and Feliciano López completed the comeback in the decisive doubles match to give the hosts a 2-1 win over Russia in the inaugural Davis Cup Finals. Granollers and López defeated Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev...