Davis Cup

Britain reach Davis Cup quarters for first time since 1986

Andy Murray celebrates against Sam Querrey. Photo: AFP

Britain beat the United States to reach the Davis Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 1986 on Sunday as Japan finished off an injury-hit Canada to set up a maiden appearance in the last eight.

Monday, 3 February, 2014, 11:54pm

Lleyton Hewitt proud to lead Australia back into Davis Cup World Group

Lleyton Hewitt made his Davis Cup debut in 1999. Photo: AP

Veteran former world number one Lleyton Hewitt is relishing leading Australia back in the Davis Cup World Group for the first time since 2007 against France this weekend.

Australia have won the famous old trophy 28 times, bettered only by the United States, but they have been scrabbling around for slim pickings in recent years.

29 Jan 2014 - 11:36am

Djokovic will face tough Davis Cup test

Serbia's Novak Djokovic (right) is ready to face Czech rival Radek Stepanek in their Davis Cup matches this weekend. Photo: Reuters

Serbia’s world number two Novak Djokovic will face his toughest Davis Cup weekend after teammate Janko Tipsarevic was forced to pull out of the this year final against holders Czech Republic with a heel injury.

14 Nov 2013 - 11:54pm

Australian Open king Novak Djokovic focuses on Davis Cup, French Open

Novak Djokovic

In years past, Novak Djokovic marked his victories at the Australian Open with rowdy late-night celebrations, followed by bleary-eyed photo shoots the next morning. This year's win made history but inspired a more sober reaction.

29 Jan 2013 - 5:36am

Sports Digest, January 23, 2013

Bradley Wiggins

Hanover 96 were left feeling short-changed with new signing Franca as the Brazilian does not quite measure up to the towering midfielder the Bundesliga soccer club had expected.

23 Jan 2013 - 4:39am

Short Sport, December 30, 2012

A penalty scored by captain Yin Hongbo in injury-time gave Guangdong a 1-0 victory in the first leg of the 35th Guangdong-Hong Kong Cup soccer tournament in Huizhou yesterday.

30 Dec 2012 - 4:58am

Czech Republic wins Davis Cup title 3-2 over Spain

Members of Czech Republic's Davis Cup celebrate their victory over Spain at the end of the International Tennis Federation Davis Cup final match between Czech Republic and Spain on Sunday in Prague. Photo

It’s a job for two when the Czechs win Davis Cup finals.

Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek gave the Czech Republic the title for the first time as an independent nation by beating Spain 3-2 in the final on Sunday. Each spent about 10 grueling hours on court, playing the opening singles, teaming up for the doubles and then completing the reverse singles.

19 Nov 2012 - 9:20am

Talking points

Martin McGuinness

Greece runs out of cash

16 Nov 2012 - 2:20am

Sport Digest, October 31, 2012

Tuen Mun release eight players as boss departs

31 Oct 2012 - 12:35am

Bernard Tomic’s US Open exit branded ‘disgraceful’ by Pat Rafter

Australian Davis Cup captain Pat Rafter lashed out at Bernard Tomic’s “disgraceful” performance at the Open, saying the 19-year-old star needs to “pull his socks up”.

Tomic made a tame second-round exit  at the hands of Andy Roddick 6-3, 6-4, 6-0, prompting allegations from John McEnroe that he was not trying in the final set.

4 Sep 2012 - 3:46am

World No 1 Roger Federer wants Rafael Nadal back on tennis court

Switzerland's Roger Federer unleashes a serve against Spain's Fernando Verdasco on his way to a straight sets victory in the third round of the US Open men's singles. Photo: AFP

Roger Federer wants to see injury-hit Rafael Nadal back playing this year despite fears that his great Spanish rival is likely to miss the Davis Cup semi-final and even write off the rest of 2012.

Nadal, the seven-time French Open champion, has not played since a shock second-round exit at Wimbledon in June.

3 Sep 2012 - 3:50am

HK relegated after Davis Cup loss to Sri Lanka

If any day was tailor-made for a miracle, then Easter Sunday fitted the bill. But there was no hope of bringing Hong Kong back to life as they were relegated to group three in the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone in 2013 by Sri Lanka, who won the relegation play-off 3-1 by clinching the first of the reverse singles at Victoria Park.

9 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

HK mull fielding Yu in Davis Cup reverse singles

Hong Kong might take a huge gamble and field recalled star Yu Hiu-tung for the first of the two reverse singles today after Indonesia took a 2-1 lead by winning the doubles at the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group Two first-round tie at Victoria Park.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

HK star comes out of retirement for Davis Cup

Former No 1 Yu Hiu-tung has been persuaded to come out of retirement for the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone group two first-round tie against Indonesia, but he will not be in the starting line-up for today's opening singles.

10 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Hong Kong look to get Davis Cup clash script right

It didn't quite go according to the script for Hong Kong Tennis Association secretary Vincent Liang, who was left floundering during his welcoming speech at yesterday's draw for the Davis Cup relegation play-off against Syria after a couple of pages of his prepared text went missing.

8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am