France clinch Davis Cup victory

Tweet Lucas Pouille claimed the fifth and decisive rubber as France lifted their tenth Davis Cup title in front of home support in Lille. Yannick Noah captained his side to victory against a talented Belgium team to win their first title since 2001. The first day’s play was even, with each country’s number one winning comfortably. France 🇫🇷 wins the #DavisCup!@la_pouille defeats Steve Darcis 63 61 60 to clinch a 10th title for the French 🏆 🎉🏆 🎉 🏆 🎉🏆 🎉🏆 🎉🏆 🎉🏆 🎉🏆 🎉🏆 🎉🏆 pic.twitter.com/LtOw8jvNFW — Davis Cup…

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Chung claims first ATP title

Tweet Chung Hyeon won the inaugural Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan after defeating Russia’s Andrey Rublev 3-4(5), 4-3(2), 4-2, 4-2 in the final on Saturday. Top-seeded Rublev lost his cool in the second set and was unable to stop Chung from claiming the title. The South Korean showed some of his best tennis, not only in the final but during the whole tournament, winning all of his matches. He reached the final after his win against the other Russian, seventh-seeded Daniil Medvedev in the first semi final on Friday. Rublev…

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Knoxville Challenger – Day 3

Tweet Day 3 of the Knoxville Challenger was disappointing for the British players involved who were looking to get into the quarter finals. First on court was Alex Ward who faced former world number 68 Tim Smyczek, famed for taking Rafael Nadal to five sets at the 2015 Australian Open. Unfortunately, this was a level too high for Ward who fell in straight sets 6-4 6-2. Next up was Liam Broady who had looked in good form in his first-round match against Luis Valero. Sadly for the home supporters the…

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Milan readies for semi-finals!

Tweet Three players have joined Chung Hyeon in the semi-finals of Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan following yesterday’s finals group matches. Borna Coric, Andrey Rublev and Daniil Medvedev won their last matches of round-robin play and will gunning at a spot in Saturday’s final. Both Coric and Chung are undefeated and finished on top of their groups. The Croatian came back from being two sets down against second-seeded Karen Khachanov and eventually won the match 3-4(3), 2-4, 4-2, 4-0, 4-2 in an hour and 49 minutes. The sixth-seeded Chung…

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Chung into the semi-final

Tweet South Korea’s Chung Hyeon became the first semi-finalist of the Next Gen ATP Finals after two wins from two matches so far. The remaining three spots will be decided on Thursday, when the last group matches will be played. In group A, two players still have a chance to guarantee a spot in the final four. Andrey Rublev, the top seeded player, will take on Canada’s Denis Shapovalov in the first match of the evening’s session to decide who will join Chung in the semi-finals. The Italian wildcard Gianluigi…

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Knoxville Challenger 2017 – Day 2

Tweet Day two of the Knoxville Challenger saw first round matches completed with mixed results for the three British players in action. Qualifier Alex Ward was on court against wildcard Ronnie Schneider. He made an excellent start, breaking the 23-year-old early in the first set before taking it 6-3. Ward has had a good year after recovering from injury at the start, to making the Wimbledon main draw going through three qualifying matches. He had a slight test in the second set but ultimately had too much for his opponent,…

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