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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 […]

Aussies secure Davis Cup Finals knockout spot

AUSTRALIA has become the first nation to secure the Davis Cup Finals knockout spot, after a second straight win in Pool C. The Aussies defeated France leaving just Germany to come and determine who will top the Pool, while United States’ second win – defeating Kazakhstan – also moved the nation into prime position for […]

ATP Cup Day 2 wrap: Two teams book semi-finals spots while Germans set up Serbian battle

BOTH Italy and Russia are through to the ATP Cup semi-finals, while Germany set up a virtual elimination final with Serbia in the third group match. In the other result, Australia managed to grab a win against Greece, though being swept by Spain all but eliminated their chances of moving through to the next round, […]

2021 ATP Cup preview: France

FRANCE is arguably the strangest nation at the ATP Cup because they could be considered both overrated and underrated depending on the point of view. On paper, the team on pure rankings is quite a good one, but they have more question marks than just about any other side which makes them a wildcard and […]

Davis Cup future side: France

IT has seemed a world away since Spain lifted the 2019 Davis Cup. While the 2020 edition was ultimately cancelled and had to be postponed until 2021, it gives tennis fans extra time to work out what teams might look like when it recommences. Draft Central will take a look at various nations over the […]

Is Ugo Humbert already the best Frenchman on the ATP Tour?

UGO Humbert is the best Frenchman on the ATP Tour. It is a big statement considering the amount of French talent going around at the moment. The nation has no shortage of talent, led by top talent Gael Monfils, the always exciting Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and then the likes of Benoit Paire, Adrian Mannarino and Richard […]

Once Upon a Time… Novak Djokovic’s rise to the top

REWIND back to 2003. A little known 15-year-old who was born to parents of both Serbian (paternal) and Croatian (maternal) descent had just turned professional. In this new series, we take a look back at once upon a time and when it all started for the Grand Slam champions and we begin with world number […]

Australian Open: Qualifying – Round 1 – Highest ranked Aussie Inglis to face Bouchard in second round

PLAYERS desperate to earn one of 16 spots in the main draw of the Australian Open kicked off their campaign yesterday with the first half of the Round 1 qualifying matches taking place. With poor air quality around the entire state including Melbourne Park, it made it tough for players who fought through for the […]

2020 ATP Cup preview: Can Serbia bounce back from heartbreaking Davis Cup defeat?

THERE are plenty of storylines that could play out at the inaugural 2020 ATP Cup in Australia early in the New Year. The tournament is the same style as the controversial Davis Cup, but with a clear goal that makes sense – to get the best players playing. Each win gains ATP Tour ranking points […]

Rodionova and Smith book Wildcard spots at Aus Open

ARINA Rodionova and John-Patrick Smith have booked their ticket to the Australian Open with wins in their respective Wildcard Playoff draws at Melbourne Park over the past week. The wins meant the pair does not need to go through qualifying, sparing them at least three matches in what is predicted to be scorching Melbourne heat. […]

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