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Davis Cup


Davis Cup: Finland's Ruusuvuori, Virtanen give hosts 2-0 lead against India

September 18, 2021 7:41 am

After Otto Virtanen's 6-3, 7-6 victory over Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Finland's number one player Emil Ruusuvuori made it 2-0 for the hosts with a 6-4, 7-5 win over India's Ramkumar Ramanathan.

Davis Cup: India expect Prajnesh to give lead

September 17, 2021 8:37 pm

Crucially for the Indians, the opening rubber will see its No 1 player Prajnesh Gunneswaran (165) come up against Virtanen.

Davis Cup: India look to topple resolute Finland in first round tie

September 16, 2021 6:37 pm

As the second-best ranked player from India, Ramkumar Ramanathan will be up against Finland's number one player Emil Ruusuvuori, who is placed 74 in the world, on the opening day of the tie.

Flying Finn Ruusuvuori biggest threat for India in Davis Cup tie

September 16, 2021 1:07 pm

On paper, Austria was expected to run away with the tie. They eventually won 3-2, but only after a deciding set tie-breaker in the fifth match. And it reached that far only because of Ruusuvuori’s heroics.

Davis Cup Finals postponed till 2021 because of coronavirus

June 27, 2020 7:47 am

The ITF has also scrapped the Fed Cup finals for this year and says they will be played April 13-18 in Budapest, Hungary.

Gerard Pique pessimistic about holding Davis Cup this year

May 11, 2020 4:55 pm

Gerard Pique's investment group Kosmos paid €3billion in 2018 to acquire the rights to Davis Cup, transforming it into a week-long competition akin to a tennis World Cup.

Leander Paes helps India win doubles before Marin Cilic seals Davis Cup tie

March 08, 2020 2:00 am

The Paes/Bopanna win over Franko Skugor and Mate Pavic kept the visitors alive in the tie before former world no.3 Marin Cilic cruised past Sumit Nagal 6-0, 6-1 to secure the tie 3-1 for Croatia.

Davis Cup: India down 2-0 against Croatia, after Prajnesh and Ramkumar lose in singles

March 07, 2020 2:25 pm

The Indians had hoped to exploit Borna Gojo over two singles rubbers and then pick up a third point in the doubles. But Gojo, playing his first Davis Cup tie at home, had his own point to prove. 

Davis Cup: India’s best-ranked singles player Sumit Nagal not picked for Croatia tie

March 06, 2020 12:49 pm

A few surprises were in store, from the Indians as well as the Croatians, when the teams announced their final nominations for the Davis Cup World Group qualifier, which begins on Friday.

Marin Cilic's inclusion makes it tough for India in Davis Cup

February 27, 2020 9:32 am

The only big name missing from the Croatian squad is current world no. 28 Borna Coric. Nonetheless, the European side will be a tricky opponent for the Indians.