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.
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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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
JOHN Lloyd has resigned as Great Britain's Davis Cup captain.
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".
ANDY Murray's former coach Mark Petchey has called on Lawn Tennis Association chief executive Roger Draper to resign – or be pushed.
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.
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.
BRITISH tennis hit a another low yesterday with defeat by Lithuania in the Davis Cup.
JAMES Ward will make his Davis Cup debut for Great Britain against Lithuania next weekend.
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.
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.
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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