Posts Tagged Davis Cup

Israel takes 2-1 lead vs Argentina in Davis Cup

Jonathan Erlich watches as his team mate Andy Ram, of Israel, returns the ball to the team from Argentina during Davis Cup doubles tennis play in Sunrise, Fla., Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.(AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Israel’s Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram defeated Argentina’s Federico Delbonis and Horacio Zeballos 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in doubles Saturday for a 2-1 lead in the Davis Cup World Group playoff.

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Federer skips doubles in Davis Cup semifinal

Italy's Simone Bolelli, left, and his doubles partner Fabio Fognini, right celebrate after winning a set against to Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka and Marco Chiudinelli of the doubles during   the tennis Davis Cup World Group Semifinal  between Switzerland and Italy, in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, Sept.13, 2014. Without Roger Federer, Switzerland lost in doubles to Italy and had its lead cut to 2-1 in their Davis Cup semifinal on Saturday. (AP Photo/Keystone,Salvatore Di Nolfi)

GENEVA (AP) — Roger Federer got the day off on Saturday, and now he needs to play on Sunday to help Switzerland advance to its first Davis Cup final in 22 years.

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France qualifies for Davis Cup final

France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, left, and Richard Gasquet celebrate winning a set against Radek Stepanek and Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during their doubles match in the semifinal of the Davis Cup at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

PARIS (AP) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet put France back in the Davis Cup final by winning the doubles and ending the two-year reign of the Czech Republic on Saturday.

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Davis Cup: Australia back into World Group in 2015

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Lleyton Hewitt and Chris Guccione put Australia back in the top-tier Davis Cup World Group for 2015 after beating Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin and Farrukh Dustov 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in doubles on Saturday to give the host an unassailable 3-0 lead.

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Isner, US take 1-0 lead over Slovakia in Davis Cup

John Isner, of the United States, pumps his fist after breaking the serve of Norbert Gombos, of Slovakia, during the third set of a Davis Cup tennis match Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill.   (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — John Isner used his thundering serve Friday night to beat Norbert Gombos 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2 and give the U.S. a 1-0 lead over Slovakia in their Davis Cup World Group playoff.

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