The Davis Cup – What Makes It So Special

In a sport which is predominantly about the success of individuals, the Davis Cup offers a unique avenue for tennis aficionados and players alike to engage in team spirit and play for their country’s pride. After a brief dip in popularity, the Davis Cup has captured the imagination of the fans once again, with huge

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Indian Tennis Weekly #33 – India Czech Out

India failed to make it to the Davis Cup World Group, as the hosts went down 1-3 to the Czech Republic, while N. Vijay Sundar Prashanth picked up an ITF title and Prerna Bhambri reached the final of an ITF event. All this and more in our weekly update on Indian tennis. India Go Down

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World Tennis Weekly #19 – Andy Murray Leads Brits Into Davis Cup Final Vs. Belgium

Tennis – Great Britain and Belgium are through to the Davis Cup final after an action-packed weekend of team tennis. Meanwhile, the women’s tour saw two lesser-knowns pick up WTA titles. Here’s our recap of the week in World Tennis. Great Britain and Belgium Set Up Unexpected Davis Cup Final It’s going to be an

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Davis Cup: Czech Republic Secure 3-1 Win Against India

India’s hopes of securing a place in the World Groups were put to an end by Czech Republic when the latter came out winning the comtest 3-1. Somdev Devvarman gave India a strong start in the first rubber when he defeated Jiri Vesely. Devvarman, who showcased some great tennis throughout the match surprised everyone when

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Davis Cup: Indian Hopes End, Yuki Bhambri Defeated

India has been knocked out after a close encounter against seasoned campaigners Czech Republic in this year’s Davis Cup play-offs. The fourth rubber played between Yuki Bhambri and Jiri Vesely did not end well for the top ranked Indian singles player. Yuki Bhambri fails to trouble Jiri Vesely The opening set of the fourth rubber

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Davis Cup Play-Off: Rare Loss For Leander Paes & Bopanna

Indian doubles veteran Leander Paes faced only his second Davis Cup doubles loss in 15 years, against the Czech pair of Radek Stepanek and Adam Pavlasek. The defeat was against expectations as India went in as favourites in this particular tie. Doubles ties starts badly for Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna One look at the

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Davis Cup Play-off: Somdev Devvarman Levels the Tie

India has not qualified for the Davis Cup World group since 2011, while Czech Republic, on the other hand, is a regular title winner in recent years. However, day one of the Davis Cup tie ended in a stalemate. Yuki fails to trouble Rosol in Davis Cup Yuki Bhambri played the opener for India against

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Top Performances by Indians in Davis Cup

Davis Cup might not be as celebrated as the Grand Slam tournaments that take place through the calendar, but it is one of the rare occasions where a tennis player can proudly represent his country and reap glory. The Indian Tennis players have been a major presence in the championship over the years and today

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Can India End Czech Republic Stay In Davis Cup

The world group play-off is here and it will be held in Delhi. Playing in front of the home fans, team India is likely to aim at causing an upset for the Czech team. Czech Republic playing in unusual territory This year Czech play their second world group play-off since 2007, having qualified for the

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1974 Davis Cup Forfeit: Was It For The Greater Good

There are situations that transcend considerations merely national. In this edition of ‘Blast from the Past’, Sports Rediscovered revisits one such incident. India’s 1974 forfeit of the Davis Cup. The year was 1974. Nelson Mandela was whittling down hours at Robben Island. Protests against the government’s linguistic jingoism in schools had seen widespread protests. The

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