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Mayer Defeats Souza in Longest Davis Cup Singles Match

March 8, 2015

Argentine Leonardo Mayer converted on his 11th match point in the fading sunlight in Buenos Aires Sunday night to defeat Brazilian Joao Souza 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5), 5-7, 5-7, 15-13 in the longest singles match in Davis Cup history. The win, contested for six hours and 43 minutes, leveled the best-of-five Davis Cup tie between […]

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Federer Edges Djokovic at IPTL Contest in India

December 9, 2014

The evening opened with four preliminary matches, at least that’s what they must have seemed like to the spectators, and after that came the heavyweight bout. Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi was abuzz in anticipation last night. The Indian capital was hosting the third leg of the inaugural International Premier Tennis League and […]

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Federer Whips Gasquet to Clinch Davis Cup for Switzerland

November 23, 2014

Roger Federer added another jewel to his treasure trove of accomplishments today, helping Switzerland secure its first Davis Cup trophy by defeating France’s Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the fourth rubber, giving the Swiss an insurmountable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five tie. “This one is for the boys,” said Federer, who was in tears […]

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Berlocq Leads Argentina to Upset of France in Davis Cup

April 8, 2013

Argentine Carlos Berlocq held his nerve in the deciding fifth rubber of Davis Cup quarterfinal competition yesterday to defeat Frenchman Gilles Simon 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 and propel Argentina to a 3-2 victory over heavily favored France in Buenos Aires. It was four-time finalist Argentina’s first win in six tries against nine-time champion France. Argentina […]

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Groth Wins Mildura Futures Grass-Court Title

February 25, 2013

There was no podium for the awards ceremony. No TV cameras or microphones from the local media. Just Mildura (Australia) Mayor Glenn Milne handing the winner’s cup to Sam Groth, ranked No. 230 in the world, after the big-serving Aussie dismantled fellow countryman James Lemke 6-1, 6-4 in the finals of the Mildura Grand Tennis […]

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Top Three Men’s Tennis Matches of 2012

December 30, 2012

Time to flip the last page on the calendar tomorrow. So some thoughts on the three best matches of 2012 as the year is about to expire. The choices weren’t easy since there were clearly more than three that merited top accolades. In reality I had to halve six, which was reduced from at least […]

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Isner Stuns Federer in Davis Cup Tie

February 10, 2012

John Isner shocked world No. 3 Roger Federer 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-2 Friday to give the visiting United States a 2-0 lead against Switzerland in the first round of the Davis Cup. “It’s the biggest win of my life,” Isner said. “But what it means to me, is our team is up 2-0. Hats […]

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Davis Cup Heroics Force Nalbandian Under the Knife

March 10, 2011

David Nalbandian should have been in Indian Wells, Calif., today, preparing for the start of the BNP Paribas Open. Instead, the former world No. 3 Argentine was in a Buenos Aires hospital undergoing surgery for a sports hernia and a torn left adductor muscle. Once again, Nalbandian’s passionate committment to anchoring a winning Argentine Davis […]

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Argentina Upsets Sweden in Davis Cup

March 8, 2010

For Argentina it might be the equivalent of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team’s “Miracle on Ice.” In a stunning upset, the Argentine Davis Cup team edged heavily favored Sweden 3-2 this weekend in a first-round tie at the Kungliga Tennishallen in Stockholm. Former World No. 3 David Nalbandian, in a heroic display of leadership […]

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Karlovic Blasts Record 78 Aces and Loses

September 19, 2009

Towering Croat Ivo Karlovic shattered the record for aces in a tour-level match with 78, but astoundingly lost to Radek Stepanek 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 6-7 (6), 7-6 (2), 16-14 yesterday in the first singles match of the Davis Cup semifinal between Croatia and the Czech Republic. The marathon contest, played before a raucous home-town […]

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