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2023 Davis Cup Qualifiers preview: Part III

IN the third of four parts previewing the Davis Cup Qualifiers, we take a look at the next three matches taking place this weekend across the globe. There are 12 matches all up, with the winner of each match qualifying for the Davis Cup Finals in November, while the loser of each match goes into […]

Croatia, Serbia keep Davis Cup dreams alive

CROATIA and Serbia have kept their Davis Cup title dreams alive with important final round robin wins overnight. Croatia has won back-to-back matches since dropping its first game to Italy, and just needs Italy to win in order to progress to the next stage. Serbia needs Spain to lose to the winless Kazakhstan which seems […]

Dutch miracle as Botic blows away Norrie

NETHERLANDS have caused unbelievable scenes in Glasgow as the Dutch nation secured its place in the Davis Cup Finals. Netherlands knocked out Great Britain in Pool D, guaranteeing its spot in the final eight in November alongside the United States with both nations having two wins. In other results, Germany joined Australia in Pool C […]

Swedes stun as Aussies, Canadians and Dutch win Davis Cup openers

THREE of the Davis Cup Finals Group matches have been run and done, with Sweden, Australia and Netherlands all picking up victories in their respective groups. Sweden knocked off Argentina in a big Group A upset, Australia cruised to a 3-0 whitewash of Belgium in Group C, and Netherlands took down Kazakhstan in Group D. […]

2022 Davis Cup Group Finals preview

FRESH off the back of the US Open, 16 nations will compete across four cities as the 2022 Davis Cup Group Finals gets underway today. There will be a new champion crowned after reigning titleholder Russia will not be in attendance due to being suspended from the competition following the nations’ invasion of Ukraine. It […]

Davis Cup Qualifiers preview I: Top four seeds

DAVIS Cup qualifiers are set to get underway this weekend, with the traditional format – reverse singles and one doubles – in place for the matches. Over the next three days, we will preview the 12 World Group clashes, with the winners advancing to the Davis Cup Finals in November. FRANCE [1] vs ECUADOR Palais […]

Davis Cup Playoffs preview: Part 3 – September 18-19 – World Group I

THE first of the Davis Cup ties running into the team events for the second half of 2021 take place from tonight, with a host of teams battling it out to earn World Group Playoff and World Group I Playoff honours. The way it works is that the 24 teams (12 matches) in World Group […]

ATP Cup: Day 8 – Top two players advance to ATP Cup semis

THE world’s top two male tennis players will compete in the ATP Cup semi-finals after both Novak Djokovic’s Serbia and Rafael Nadal‘s Spain emerged victorious on Day 8 of the ATP Cup. Serbia and Spain join Russia and Australia in the semi-finals – as predicted by Draft Central‘s tournament preview – though the two semi-finals […]

ATP Cup Day 5- Kyrgios and Tsitsipas play out a thriller

THERE was a host of action on Day 5 of the ATP tour with Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas putting on a clinic in a game for the ages while Russia flexed their muscles against Norway. Group F Germany 1 defeated by Canada 2 Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) defeated Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 6-1 6-4 Alexander Zverev […]

2019 Davis Cup preview: Group D

IN the fourth of our Davis Cup group previews, we take a look at Group D. The group is an interesting one, with Australia tipped to advance given the strength and upside of its top two singles players, but the consistency of Belgium and the experience of Colombia makes it a tantalising group for the […]