• Hingis: I taught Federer how to win titles

    Martina Hingis says she taught Roger Federer how to win tournaments after playing alongside him at the 2001 Hopman Cup for Switzerland.

  • Goffin fights back to give Belgium lead in Davis Cup final

    By Martyn Herman GHENT, Belgium (Reuters) - David Goffin recovered from a two-set deficit for the first time in his career to give Belgium a 1-0 lead in the Davis Cup final against Britain when he beat debutant Kyle Edmund 3-6 1-6 6-2 6-1 6-0 in Ghent on Friday. Goffin broke serve in the third game…

  • Murray: It's not our job to capitalise on success

    Andy Murray has issued what appears to be another response to David Lloyd's criticism, insisting players should stick to on-court matters.

  • History-maker Murray seeking to write new chapter

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Andy Murray has done a diligent job updating the dusty British tennis history books and if all goes to plan another chapter will be written in the Belgium city of Ghent this weekend. The 28-year-old Scot has almost single-handedly taken Britain to the Davis Cup…

  • Tennis-Murray levels Davis final as Goffin survives scare

    (Changes headline tag to UPDATE 2) By Martyn Herman GHENT, Belgium, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Britain's Andy Murray levelled the Davis Cup final at 1-1 with a comfortable defeat of Ruben Bemelmans after David Goffin had escaped from two sets down to give Belgium the lead at the Flanders Expo on Friday.…

  • Maria advances to Carlsbad quarters, Broady ousted

    Tatjana Maria won through to the last eight in California but fellow seed Naomi Broady was bundled out.

  • Edmund handed Davis Cup debut in final

    Great Britain captain Leon Smith has handed Kyle Edmund his Davis Cup debut in this weekend's final against Belgium.

  • Bemelmans ready for daunting task of stopping Murray

    By Martyn Herman GHENT, Belgium (Reuters) - Ruben Bemelmans was handed the unenviable task of trying to stop Andy Murray's bid to win the Davis Cup final for Britain this weekend after being surprisingly picked as Belgium's second singles player. The world number 108 was selected ahead of…

  • Melzer out for 9 months after surgery, misses Rio Olympics

    VIENNA (AP) — Jurgen Melzer says he will be out for nine months and miss the 2016 Rio Olympics following surgery on his left shoulder.

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  • Britain and Belgium tied 1-1 after opening day in Davis Cup

    Andy Murray kept Britain in contention in the Davis Cup final when he beat Belgium's Ruben Bemelmans in straight sets to leave the two nations level at 1-1 after the opening singles Friday. Earlier, David Goffin rallied to beat Kyle Edmund 3-6, 1-6, 6-2, 6-1, 6-0, overcoming a two-set deficit for…

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  • Tennis-Lloyd backs Edmund to seize chance in Davis Cup final

    By Martyn Herman GHENT, Belgium, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Throwing in Kyle Edmund for his Davis Cup debut in this weekend's final against Belgium in Ghent is a shrewd move that cranks up the pressure on the hosts, according to Britain's former Davis Cup captain John Lloyd. The 20-year-old world number…

  • Tennis-Muguruza relishing night matches on grass in Mallorca

    Garbine Muguruza is looking forward to becoming one of the first to play night matches on grass when a new tournament in Mallorca starts in June, the Spanish world number three said on Thursday. The event, to be staged the same week as the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, England, will give players a…

  • Tennis - Betting company to sponsor Davis Cup, Fed Cup

    - The International Tennis Federation on Wednesday defended its decision to sign up one of the world's top online betting companies to sponsor its flagship Davis Cup and Fed Cup events. Betway was introduced as an international sponsor at last week's Fed Cup final in Prague. ITF president David…

  • Britain close to redemption after plumbing depths

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - John Lloyd will be in the commentary box when Britain face Belgium in tomorrow's Davis Cup final, presumably sitting more comfortably than he was five years ago in Vilnius when the country's fortunes were sinking to a new low. "There was one chap who weighed…

  • It's not Murray v Belgium in Davis Cup final says Britain's No. 1

    Andy Murray insists this weekend's Davis Cup final does not boil down to him single-handedly taking on Belgium as Britain seek their first title since 1936. The world number two will go up against Ruben Bemelmans in the second rubber at the 13,000-capacity Flanders Expo in Ghent on Friday. The…

  • Tennis-Edmund to make Davis Cup debut in final, Murray opens against Bemelmans

    GHENT, Belgium, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Unheralded British tennis player Kyle Edmund will make his Davis Cup debut in the final on Friday when he faces David Goffin in the opening rubber of the team contest. The 20-year-old, ranked just 100th in the world, will join an elite group of players --…

  • Murray, Edmund lead Britain in Davis Cup hunt for glory

    Kyle Edmund will have a Davis Cup baptism of fire for Britain in Ghent on Friday when he leads the way in a final against Belgium that no-one expected at the start of the year. The 20-year-old newcomer will be a big underdog against top Belgian player David Goffin, but the British team has a safety…

  • Tennis-The year McEnroe mauled Britain's Davis Cup hopes

    (repeats story from Nov.21 - no changes to text) By Martyn Herman LONDON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - The tennis world was already abuzz with the name John McEnroe well before Britain arrived to play the United States in the 1978 Davis Cup final in the Californian desert. Not only that but McEnroe was drawn…

  • Britain and Belgium level as Murray and Goffin win

    Top players Andy Murray and David Goffin both won their opening singles for Britain and Belgium in the Davis Cup final in Ghent on Friday, but in contrasting styles. While Murray swept aside the challenge of Ruben Bemelmans 6-3, 6-2, 7-5, Goffin had to claw his way back from the brink of defeat to…