Davis Cup

Davis Cup

Battling Baker loses out in Bolton before Ward hauls GB level

GREAT Britain remain in the driving seat in their Davis Cup tie against Tunisia, despite losing the first of five rubbers in the three-day event.

Troubled doubles triumph in Davis Cup tie

IT wasn't as easy as anticipated but very little is when it comes to Great British tennis. Up against Tunisia, a country almost 40 places below them in the world rankings, the host nation were seeking a comfortable doubles win to nudge them into a 2-1 lead going into the final day of this Davis Cup tie.

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Tennis: Viktor Troicki turns in career-best display to seal Serbian Davis Cup victory

Viktor Troicki sealed Serbia's first Davis Cup title with a straight-sets win over Michael Llodra in the decisive fifth rubber in Belgrade yesterday.

Comeback puts Davis Cup within touching distance for French

France edged towards a tenth Davis Cup title when Arnaud Clement and Michael Llodra staged a remarkable fightback to beat Serbia's Nenad Zimonjic and Viktor Troicki in a five-set cliffhanger yesterday.

Argentina and Serbia power through to Davis Cup semi-finals

ARGENTINA and Serbia wrapped up quarter-final victories on the road in the Davis Cup to join France and the Czech Republic in the tournament's last four.

Britain begin Davis Cup salvage mission

Great Britain's descent into the Davis Cup depths will be laid bare today when Jamie Baker launches their bid to halt a five-match losing run against a player ranked outside the world's top 850 and playing his first match on grass.

Smith pleads for patience and says Britain can win without Andy Murray

THERE is no quick fix to heal British tennis, according to the Scot charged with masterminding the recovery.

Colin Flemingfeels sorry for GB's departed Davis Cup captain John Lloyd and backs decision to expand role

MIXED emotions. For Colin Fleming, the phrase was never more appropriate than last month, when he and Ken Skupski won their Davis Cup doubles match in Lithuania.

Davis Cup captain doesn't have to be big name, insists LTA

THE Lawn Tennis Association is not necessarily looking for a big name to replace former Great Britain Davis Cup captain John Lloyd, according to chief executive Roger Draper.

Murray must play in Cup, insists Lloyd

FORMER Great Britain Davis Cup captain John Lloyd has criticised the Lawn Tennis Association for not obliging Andy Murray to play for the team on a regular basis.

Under-fire John Lloyd steps down as Davis Cup captain

JOHN Lloyd has resigned as Great Britain's Davis Cup captain.

Timing not right as Henman shuns Davis Cup captaincy

TIM Henman has ruled himself out of the running to be Great Britain's next Davis Cup tennis captain because "it doesn't feel like the right time".

Mark Petchey calls for LTA chief Draper to quit or be sacked

ANDY Murray's former coach Mark Petchey has called on Lawn Tennis Association chief executive Roger Draper to resign – or be pushed.

John Lloyd under review after Davis Cup humiliation

THE Lawn Tennis Association has vowed to be "swift and decisive" in its response to Great Britain's Davis Cup humiliation in Lithuania – but denied a report it has approached Greg Rusedski about taking over the captaincy from John Lloyd.

Ferrer beats Wawrinka to seal victory for Spanish

DAVID Ferrer swept Stanislas Wawrinka aside in straight sets to put defending champions Spain into the Davis Cup quarter-finals yesterday, while David Nalbandian secured Argentina's 3-2 victory over Sweden by beating Andreas Vinciguerra in the last match.

Lloyd 'devastated' as Britain suffer Davis Cup humiliation in Lithuania

BRITISH tennis hit a another low yesterday with defeat by Lithuania in the Davis Cup.

James Ward and Dan Evans get the nod for Davis Cup

JAMES Ward will make his Davis Cup debut for Great Britain against Lithuania next weekend.

GB team face Lithuania in lowly Davis Cup third tier

GREAT Britain's next match in the Davis Cup, their first for 13 years in the third tier of the competition, will be against Lithuania next March. The draw makes Andy Murray's participation less likely, as team captain John Lloyd should have a squad capable of winning in the Baltic state without the world No3.

Murray blameless as Britain tumble into third tier of tennis

GREAT Britain have the third best player in the world in Andy Murray, but in terms of the Davis Cup they are now officially third rate after their 3-2 defeat by Poland at the Echo Arena yesterday.

Murray to the fore as captain Lloyd takes no chances against Poland

GREAT Britain captain John Lloyd has opted for a safety-first strategy in this weekend's Davis Cup match against Poland by choosing Andy Murray to play on all three days.

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