Davis Cup

Davis Cup Overview: Israel joins the fun as surprise semifinalist

20 Jul 2009

In Israel, a land attuned to the ancient texts of the world’s monotheistic faiths, the words “my cup overflows” possess a considerable amount of historical weight and meaning. That phrasing comes from scripture, of course-it’s no small thing in the Holy Land to encounter a lavish and abundant blessing. Now, 108 years after the Davis […]

Argentine Davis Cup captain also steps down

25 Nov 2008

One day after victorious Spanish Davis Cup captain Emilio Sanchez Vicario officially stepped down from his position at the head of the winning team from Spain, Alberto Mancini called it quits as the Argentine general. During his tenure as Argentina’s captain, which began in 2004, the country has lost twice in finals, first against Russia […]

Spain’s Davis Cup team: captain out, Nadal in?

24 Nov 2008

The Spanish Davis Cup team will have a new look when it opens its title defense in early March of 2009 at home against Novak Djokovic and Serbia. A captain is lost, but the No. 1 player in the world, presumably, is gained. Captain Emilio Sanchez Vicario announced on Monday, one day after his team […]

Spain shocks Argentina, wins 2008 Davis Cup

24 Nov 2008

Fernando Verdasco and Felciano Lopez made Spain easily forget Rafael Nadal…at least for one monumental weekend. Spain, without the No. 1 player in the world, went into Mar del Plata and stunned the host Argentines 3-1 to win the 2008 Davis Cup. Verdasco clinched the title with a thrilling 6-3, 6-7(3), 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 over […]

Argentina leads Spain 2-1 in Davis Cup final

23 Nov 2008

Who needs Rafael Nadal when you have Feliciano Lopez…and Fernando Verdasco? Going into the 2008 Davis Cup final, the question was how Spain could win without Nadal, but two days later the question is now the one above. Argentina took an improbable 2-1 lead over host Argentina on Saturday afternoon in Mar del Plata as […]

Spain, Argentina all tied up in Davis Cup after Friday singles

22 Nov 2008

David Nalbandian gave Argentina a roaring start at the 2008 Davis Cup final in front of a rowdy home crowd in Mar del Plata on Friday afternoon. Nalbandian crushed David Ferrer 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in one hour and 59 minutes to give the Argentines a 1-0 lead over visiting Spain, which is with Rafael Nadal […]

Pairings announced for Davis Cup final

Pairings announced for Davis Cup final

20 Nov 2008

A preview of Friday’s singles matches at the 2008 Davis Cup final between Spain and Argentina.

2008 Davis Cup final: Spain vs. Argentina

19 Nov 2008

A thrilling 2008 season filled with surprises, a new No. 1, and arguably the best tennis match of all time has come and gone, but not for the eight players and two countries contesting this weekend’s Davis Cup final. It’s Spain vs. Argentina for the title. The time for controversy and not-so-good off the court […]

Spain’s Dynamic Doubles Duo set for Davis Cup Final

11 Nov 2008

The Spanish doubles pair of Fernando Verdasco and Feliciano Lopez have a lot going for them, but it’s not necessarily about tennis. They will represent Spain in the Davis Cup final against Argentine in Buenos Aires later this month. They have had some success as a pair, but have not beaten any of the world’s […]

Can Spain win the Davis Cup without Rafa?

05 Nov 2008

Spanish Team doctor Angel Ruiz-Cottoro has diagnosed Nadal’s knee injury as tendinitis that will require several days treatment, followed by several days of rest. After more tests are made following his rest, Rafa may start light on-court training, if he feels any sign of pain he must agree to a period of complete rest and […]

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