Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic criticise Canada handing USA Davis Cup walkover

Canada and Davis Cup organisers courted controversy on Tuesday night after a doubles match was scrapped, handing the USA a potentially invaluable 6-0 6-0 walkover. The new 18-nation format allows two countries to progress to the quarter-finals by finishing second in their three-team groups, with sets and games won taken into account to determine the best performing runners-up of the […]

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Andy Murray avoids Davis Cup embarrassment as Great Britain star beats Tallon Griekspoor

Andy Murray fought back to avoid an embarrassing defeat to world No.179 Tallon Griekspoor in Great Britain’s opening match at the Davis Cup finals. Leon Smith’s team had dropped lines from Frozen into their pre-tournament press conference before facing the Netherlands. But the joke threatened to be on the double Olympic champion as Griekspoor, who grew up idolising the Olympic […]

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Bogey team Belgium lie in wait for Aussies

Australia must bury their Belgium hoodoo if they are to book a spot in the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup in Madrid. Lleyton Hewitt’s side brushed aside Colombia, the lowest-ranked team in the tournament, with Nick Kyrgios and Alex de Minaur securing straight-set victories. They were then backed up by Jordan Thompson and John Peers, who beat crack Colombian doubles […]

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Tennis love story too good to be true

Dominic Thiem and Kristina Mladenovic sparkling form came as their relationship fell apart. The tennis lovebirds appeared to be driving each other to new heights as Thiem made the final of the ATP’s year-ending tournament in London and Mladenovic led France to Fed Cup glory in Australia. But it’s emerged the duo have split, ending a relationship that began in […]

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