November 26, 2015

Tennis Channel to Air Davis Cup Final Between Great Britain and Belgium

(November 23, 2015 Tennis Channel will provide exclusive live coverage of Britain’s and Belgium’s Davis Cup final competition in Ghent, Belgium this weekend, beginning Friday, Nov. 27, at 7:30 a.m. ET. Two-time Grand slam champion and Olympic gold medalist Andy Murray will lead Britain as it attempts to capture its first title in 79 years. Murray recently defeated top-ranked David Goffin of Belgium at the ATP Masters 1000 in Paris. However, this was on an indoor hard court while the final will be played on indoor clay.
The championship competition will consist of two singles matches on Friday, Nov. 27, at 7:30 a.m. ET, followed by the doubles match Saturday, Nov. 28,at 9 a.m. ET.  Tennis Channel’s coverage concludes with the remaining singles play Sunday, Nov. 29, at 7 a.m. ET. Each of the five matches is worth one point, with the team that wins at least three points winning the Davis Cup title.
Tennis Channel’s live Davis Cup final coverage is as follows (all time ET):
Friday, Nov. 27:
7:30 a.m.– Live Singles
Saturday, Nov. 28:
9 a.m.– Live Doubles
Sunday, Nov. 29:
7 a.m. – Live Singles
Britain holds a 7-4 advantage over Belgium, but Belgium won the most recent competition in 2012. The Belgian team has not reached the Davis Cup final since 1904, when Britain defeated it 5-0. Belgium is bidding to win its first title.
The British team enters this weekend’s final for the first time in 37 years after a 3-2 semifinal victory over Australia in Glasgow, Scotland. Britain has clinched the Davis Cup trophy on nine occasions, but the most recent was in 1936.  Britain’s captain Leon Smith will lead Murray, Kyle Edmund, Jamie Murray and Dominic Inglot into the finals this weekend.
Belgium earned its spot in this weekend’s championship after a 3-2 win over Argentina in its semifinal.  The Belgian team is captained by Johan Van Herck and features Goffin, Steve Darcis, Ruben Bemelmans and Kimmer Coppejans.

Davis Cup Final Will Still Take Place Next Week


(November 17, 2015) Despite concerns following the Paris attacks, the Davis Cup final between Belgium and Great Britain will go ahead as planned in Ghent, Belgium said the International Tennis Federation.

The Davis Cup final will be held in the Flanders Expo November 27-29.

Great Britain and Belgium named their teams. Great Britain’s team, led by Captain Leon Smith will consist of Andy Murray, Kyle Edmund, Jamie Murray and Dominic Inglot.

“Our GB Davis Cup team is proud to be competing in the Final in Ghent this year,” said Smith. “It is an historic ‎moment in British Tennis and I’m delighted to name these five players for the tie against Belgium. Andy has led from the front throughout this campaign, showing time and again what it means to him to pull on the GB jersey. He shows determination, commitment and passion that inspires the other British players on the bench and our fantastic fans in the stands.


The team has had some incredible results this year, and we know that off the back of defeating the three other Grand Slam nations we carry great momentum going into the final, however we will ‎not underestimate the challenge in front of us. The Belgian team is full of top 100 talent and they will push us all the way.


“While our team will be spearheaded by Andy, the other guys give us strong options in both the singles and the doubles positions. Jamie is having an outstanding year and is firmly established as a top 10 world ranked doubles player‎. He has played a key part in our ties this year with vital wins against both France and Australia partnering Andy.


“Dom is playing some of the best tennis of his career having reached the semi-finals of the US Open and recently the semi-finals of the Paris Masters Series. He played an outstanding Davis Cup match earlier in the year with Jamie against the Bryan brothers, narrowly losing the fifth set. In James Ward, we have a player who really gets the Davis Cup and has had several big wins over the last few years against top 100 players in this competition. Kyle Edmund has had a very good year on the tour, breaking top 100 for the first time and qualifying at both Australian and French Open.


“The support from our fans has been unbelievable. There is no other word for it. For those making the trip to Belgium it will be more important than ever that they make as much noise as possible and get behind the team”

Belgium will field David Goffin, Steve Darcis, Ruben Bemelmans and Kimmer Coppejans. Johan van Herck is the captain of the Belgian team.

The Draw for the Final will take place on Thursday 26 November at 14:00 local time (13:00 GMT). Both nations came make up to two nomination changes up until one hour before the draw.


Czech Republic Rallies to Defend Fed Cup Title

(November 15, 2015) Defending champion Czech Republic rebounded from 1-2 down on Sunday to claim their fourth Fed Cup title in five years in Prague against Russia in the O2 Arena.

In the first match on Sunday, Maria Sharapova put Russia a match away from the Fed Cup crown when she rallied from a set down to defeat Petra Kvitova 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Karolina Pliskova kept the home county’s hopes alive, besting Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-3, 6-4 to level the tie at 2-2.

In the fifth and deciding rubber, the Czech pair of Karolina Pliskova and Barbora Strycova came back against the Russian team Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Elena Vesnina 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to defend the Fed Cup title to win the tie 3-2.

The Czechs with a total of 9 Fed Cup titles, trail only the United States (17) on the all-time list. Russian and the Czech Republic last met in a Fed Cup final in 2011, with the Czech claiming victory 3-2.



Venue: O2 Arena, Prague (hard – indoors)

Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 26 61 61

Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 63 64

Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 36 64 62

Karolina Pliskova (CZE) d. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 63 64

Karolina Pliskova/Barbora Strycova (CZE) d. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova/Elena Vesnina (RUS) 46 63 62


Fed Cup Final Draw

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(November 13, 2015) The Czech Republic plays host to Russia in Prague this weekend for the Fed Cup title. The Czech Republic and Russia have played each other five times in Fed Cup play, with the Czech Republic leading 3-2 advantage. They last met in the 2011 Fed Cup final when the Czech Republic beat Russia 32 to win its eighth Fed Cup title.

The Czech Republic has won the women’s team event eight times, second behind the United States with 17 titles.

This is the Czech Republic’s 10th Fed Cup Final. They are 8-1 win-loss record in Fed Cup Finals.

Russia hopes to capture its 5th Fed Cup title. They last won the event in 2008 beating Spain in Madrid.




Venue: O2 Arena, Prague (hard – indoors)
Petra Kvitova (CZE) v Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)

Karolina Pliskova (CZE) v Maria Sharapova (RUS)

Petra Kvitova (CZE) v Maria Sharapova (RUS)

Karolina Pliskova (CZE) v Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)

Lucie Safarova/Barbora Strycova (CZE) v Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina (RUS)


Davis Cup Results: Barbados, Slovenia and Sweden Remain in Zone Group I in 2016


(November 1, 2015) The ITF has announced the final results for the three Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Zone Group I second round play-off ties taking place on 30 October-1 November.


Barbados, Slovenia and Sweden will all remain in Zone Group I in 2016, while Denmark, Lithuania and Uruguay have all been relegated to 2016 Zone Group II.


The draw for the 2016 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Americas Zone Group II and Europe/Africa Zone Group II will be held at the ITF offices in London at 10:00 GMT on Tuesday 3 November. The seeds will be based on the new ITF Davis Cup Nations Ranking of 2 November






Venue:  National Tennis Centre, St. Michael, BAR (hard – outdoor)


Santiago Maresca (URU) d. Seanon Williams (BAR) 62 62 61
Darian King (BAR) d. Rodrigo Arus (URU) 61 63 36 61
Darian King/Haydn Lewis (BAR) d. Rodrigo Arus/Santiago Maresca (URU) 62 62 62
Darian King (BAR) d. Santiago Maresca (URU) 76(6) 62 60
Nicolas Xiviller (URU) d. Russell Moseley (BAR) 61 64




SWEDEN defeated DENMARK 3-2

Venue: Antvorskovhallen, Slagelse, DEN (hard – indoor)
Markus Eriksson (SWE) d. Andreas Bjerrehus (DEN) 67(5) 67(5) 76(3) 76(3) 97
Mikael Ymer (SWE) d. Frederik Nielsen (DEN) 75 63 64
Thomas Kromann/Frederik Nielsen (DEN) d. Johan Brunstrom/Fred Simonsson (SWE) 67(3) 62 76(5) 76(9)
Frederik Nielsen (DEN) d. Markus Eriksson (SWE) 62 76(2) 76(8)
Mikael Ymer (SWE) d. Christian Sigsgaard (DEN) 64 60 36 57 62



Venue: Teniski Klub Triglav Kranj, Kranj, SLO (hard – indoor)
Grega Zemlja (SLO) d. Ricardas Berankis (LTU) 63 75 62
Blaz Rola (SLO) d. Laurynas Grigelis (LTU) 76(6) 62 62
Blaz Kavcic/Blaz Rola (SLO) d. Laurynas Grigelis/Lukas Mugevicius (LTU) 64 76(1) 64
Blaz Rola (SLO) d. Lukas Mugevicius (LTU) 62 62
Tom Kocevar-Desman (SLO) d. Tadas Babelis (LTU) 62 26 64



Hawaii to Host Fed Cup for the First Time as USA Faces Poland in February


From the USTA : WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., October 20, 2015 – The USTA announced that the Holua Tennis Center at Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, has been selected as the site for the 2016 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group II First Round between the United States and Poland, February 6-7.  Fed Cup is the world’s largest annual international team competition in women’s sport with approximately 100 nations taking part each year.


The best-of-five match series begins on Saturday, February 6, with two singles matches. It is followed by two reverse singles matches and the doubles match on Sunday, February 7. Matches will be played on an outdoor hard court.  U.S. Fed Cup Team Captain Mary Joe Fernandez will select the four players to represent the United States no later than ten days prior to the event. Poland is likely to be led by Agnieszka Radwanska, currently ranked No. 6 in the world.


This is the first time that Hawaii will host Fed Cup, becoming the 16th state to host this prestigious competition. Hawaii hosted Davis Cup, the men’s equivalent to Fed Cup, in Kohala Coast at the Mauna Lani Racquet Club in the 1992 World Group First Round, where the U.S. team of Andre Agassi, John McEnroe and Pete Sampras swept Argentina, 5-0. Hawaii also hosts a $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit men’s Challenger in mid-January in Maui and will be joined by a $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit women’s event that same week in Maui in 2016.


“We are thrilled to bring Fed Cup to Hawaii, as the USTA continues to grow the game of tennis in communities nationwide,” said Katrina Adams, USTA Chairman of the Board, CEO, and President. “Kailua Kona will create a one-of-a-kind atmosphere for Fed Cup and is a perfect location for our players. We look forward to Hawaii fans filling the stands and coming out to cheer Team USA to victory.”


The winner of this match advances to the World Group Playoff, held April 16-17, to compete for a spot in the 2017 World Group. The losing nation will play in the World Group II Playoff in April to remain in World Group II in 2017. The U.S. will compete in World Group II in 2016 for just the third time since the World Group format was instituted in 1995. (The U.S. also competed in the World Group II in 2012 and 2015; it has competed in the World Group all other years.)


The United States holds a 3-0 record over Poland in Fed Cup. The U.S. last faced Poland in the 1990 World Group First Round in Atlanta, sweeping the tie, 3-0. The U.S., who also faced Poland in 1974 and 1980, has never lost a point in Fed Cup to Poland. This will be the United States’ first home tie since 2014 in St. Louis, as the team competed on the road against Argentina and Italy this year.


Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, December 11. The USTA has partnered with the USTA Hawaii Pacific Section and the Hawaii Tourism Authority to bring this event to Kailua Kona, while the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay will be the host hotel.


“We are all excited about the opportunity to host the Fed Cup here in Hawaii,” said Ron Romano, USTA Hawaii Pacific Executive Director. “We look forward to extending our Aloha Spirit to the players and everyone involved so they have a memorable experience.”


“We are honored that Hawai‘i was selected to serve as the host site for the Fed Cup,” said George D. Szigeti, HTA president and CEO. “Tennis is a globally popular sport and hosting this prestigious international event will elevate awareness of Hawaii as a premier sporting destination. We look forward to welcoming and sharing our Aloha spirit with players, fans and their families.”


The site selection is subject to final approval by the International Tennis Federation. Tennis Channel will present live daily coverage of the World Group II First Round.


Czechs Win Junior Fed Cup and Canadians Claim Junior Davis Cup Titles


(October 4, 2015) The top seeds took home the Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup finals on Sunday in Madrid’s La Caja Magica on Sunday.

Canada won the Junior Davis Cup title over Germany, while the Czech Republic was victorious over the United States.

For Canada this was the first Junior Davis Cup title in its history. The No. 1 seeds at Junior Davis Cup, with Junior US Open champions Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov capturing the deciding doubles match to earn the win 2-1.

“It was an unbelievable final,” said Auger-Aliassime after the match to Tennis Canada. “We had to clinch it in the deciding doubles but I think we did a great job. The support on the sidelines was amazing. We are really proud of what we did here.”

“It’s very exciting being the first Canadians to ever win Junior Davis Cup,” said Shapovalov. “We knew we had the team to do it as all three of the players on this team are great and contributed. We are very excited.”

Prior to this year, the best finish by a Canadian Junior Davis Cup or Fed Cup team was second place – 2011, 2004, 2003 (Junior Fed Cup) and 2010 (Junior Davis Cup).

On the ladies side, the Czech Republic also won 2-1. It’s their fourth Fed Cup title, first since 2001.

A total of 168 teams from 94 countries took part in regional qualifying in 2015, with 15 boys and 15 girls teams joining hosts Spain in the Finals.

The final positions of all the nations Courtesy of the ITF:

Junior Davis Cup – 1. Canada 2. Germany 3. Russia 4. Japan 5. Australia 6. Argentina 7. USA 8. Czech Republic 9. Poland 10. Colombia 11. Brazil 12. Chinese Taipei 13. Spain 14. Sweden 15. South Africa 16. Hong Kong, China


Junior Fed Cup – 1. Czech Republic 2. USA 3. Canada 4. Russia 5. Australia 6. Spain 7. Italy 8. Japan 9. Brazil 10. Great Britain 11. New Zealand 12. Argentina 13. Colombia 14. Chinese Taipei 15. Netherlands 16. Egypt

Girls Final


CZECH REPUBLIC (1) defeated USA (2) 2-1:
Kayla Day (USA) d. Monika Kilnarova (CZE) 63 61
Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) d. Claire Liu (USA) 75 64
Anna Slovakova/Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) d. Kayla Day/Claire Liu (USA) 60 62

Girls 3rd-4th place play-offs


CANADA (4) defeated RUSSIA (3) 3-0:
Bianca Andreescu (CAN) d. Evgeniya Levashova (RUS) 62 62
Charlotte Robillard-Millette (CAN) d. Olesya Pervushina (RUS) 63 75
Bianca Andreescu/Vanessa Wong (CAN) d. Evgeniya Levashova/Elena Rybakina (RUS) 61 36 63

Girls 13th-14th place play-offs



Wu Fang Hsien (TPE) d. Sofia Munera (COL) 63 46 61
Emiliana Arango (COL) d. Lee Yang (TPE) 62 62
Emiliana Arango/Sofia Munera (COL) d. Chen Pei Hsuan/Wu Fang Hsien (TPE) 63 64

Girls 15th-16th place play-offs


Suzan Lamens (NED) d. Laila Elnimr (EGY) 36 76(2) 60
Isolde de Jong (NED) d. Dalila Said (EGY) 62 62
Laila Elnimr/Dalila Said (EGY) d. Merel Hoedt/Isolde de Jong (NED) 76(5) 64


Boys Final

CANADA (1) defeated GERMANY (5) 2-1:
Denis Shapovalov (CAN) d. Marvin Moeller (GER) 61 64
Nicola Kuhn (GER) d. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 63 63
Felix Auger-Aliassime/Denis Shapovalov (CAN) d. Nicola Kuhn/Marvin Moeller (GER) 63 36 62


Boys 3rd-4th place play-offs

RUSSIA (4) defeated JAPAN (8) 3-0:
Alen Avidzba (RUS) d. Yunosuke Tanaka (JPN) 64 62
Artem Dubrivnyy (RUS) d. Toru Horie (JPN) 63 60
Alen Avidzba/Mikhail Sokolovskiy d. Yuta Shimizu/Yunosuke Tanaka (JPN) 62 64


Boys 13th-14th place play-offs

SPAIN defeated SWEDEN 3-0:
Andres Fernandez Canovas (ESP) d. Linus Bergevi (SWE) 64 64
Nikolas Sanchez-Izquierdo Vivar (ESP) d. Jonas Eriksson Ziverts (SWE) 16 75 62
Alejandro Davidovich Fukina/Nikolas Sanchez-Izquierdo Vivar (ESP) d. Jonas Eriksson Ziverts/Karl Friberg (SWE) 67(5) 61 62


Boys 15th-16th place play-offs

Albertus Kruger (RSA) d. Sou Ming Chun Alan (HKG) 63 61
Richard Thongoana (RSA) d. Lam Ching (HKG) 63 62
Cheung Ngai Long/Sou Ming Chun Alan (HKG) d. Joshua Howard-Tripp/Richard Thongoana (RSA) 62 61


2015 Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup Results


(October 2, 2015) The latest results for the 2015 Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Finals at the Caja Magica in Madrid on 29 September – 4 October. Sixteen boys and 16 girls teams will take part in the competition.


Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup now in its 31st year, is the ITF’s official team competition for players aged 16-and-under. A total of 168 teams from 94 countries took part in regional qualifying in 2015, with 15 boys and 15 girls teams joining hosts Spain in the Finals. USA is defending champion in both events.


The Finals see boys and girls teams divided into four groups of four on a round-robin basis, with the top team in each group qualifying for the semifinals. Both finals will be played on Sunday 4 October. In Junior Davis Cup, the final will be between Canada and Germany. In Junior Fed Cup, Czech Republic will face USA.



Girls Semifinals


CZECH REPUBLIC (1) defeated CANADA (4) 2-1:

Bianca Andreescu (CAN) d. Monika Kilnarova (CZE) 62 46 63

Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) d. Charlotte Robillard-Millette (CAN) 60 64
Anna Slovakova/Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) d. Bianca Andreescu/Charlotte Robillard-Millette (CAN) 26 63 62


USA (2) defeated RUSSIA (3) 2-1:

Kayla Day (USA) d. Elena Rybakina (RUS) 64 63
Claire Liu (USA) d. Olesya Pervushina (RUS) 26 61 63
Evgeniya Levashova/Elena Rybakina (RUS) d. Kayla Day/Michaela Gordon (USA) 36 75 62


Girls 5th-8th place play-offs


AUSTRALIA (5) defeated JAPAN 2-1:
Seone Mendez (AUS) d. Mai Hontama (JPN) 62 75
Kimika Sakata (JPN) d. Destanee Aiava (AUS) 16 75 63
Destanee Aiava/Seone Mendez (AUS) d. Ayumi Miyamoto/Kimika Sakata (JPN) 26 76(9) 63

SPAIN (6) defeated ITALY 3-0:
Noelia Bouzo Zanotti (ESP) d. Tatiana Pieri (ITA) 61 64
Eva Guerrero Alvarez (ESP) d. Federica Bilardo (ITA) 75 63
Paula Arias Manjon/Noelia Bouzo Zanotti (ESP) d. Monica Cappelletti/Tatiana Pieri (ITA) 62 64


Girls 9th-12th place play-offs



Ali Collins (GBR) d. Paula Baranano (ARG) 64 62
Katie Swan (GBR) d. Maria Lourdes Carle (ARG) 60 75
Maria Lourdes Carle/Camila Morena (ARG) d. Ali Collins/Katie Swan (GBR) w/o

BRAZIL (8) defeated NEW ZEALAND 2-1:
Valentina Ivanov (NZL) d. Nathalia Gasparin (BRA) 62 60
Thaisa Pedretti (BRA) d. Nina Paripovich (NZL) 60 61
Nathalia Gasparin/Thaisa Pedretti (BRA) d. Lauren Alter/Valentina Ivanov (NZL) 64 75


Girls 13th-16th place play-offs


Sofia Munera (COL) d. Merel Hoedt (NED) 63 63
Emiliana Arango (COL) d. Suzan Lamens (NED) 76(5) 26 61
Merel Hoedt/Isolde de Jong (NED) d. Sofia Munera/Maria Osorio 64 63

Chen Pei Hsuan (TPE) d. Sara Ismail (EGY) 64 75
Lee Yang (TPE) d. Laila Elnimr (EGY) 76(7) 75
Lee Yang/Wu Fang Hsien (TPE) d. Sara Ismail/Dalila Said (EGY) 60 61


Boys Semifinals


CANADA (1) defeated RUSSIA (4) 3-0:
Denis Shapovalov (CAN) d. Alen Avidzba (RUS) 64 63
Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) d. Artem Dubrivnyy (RUS) 64 75
Felix Auger-Aliassime/Denis Shapovalov (CAN) d. Alen Avidzba/Mikhail Sokolovskiy (RUS) 61 63

GERMANY (5) defeated JAPAN (8) 2-1:

Yunosuke Tanaka (JPN) d. Marvin Moeller (GER) 63 57 64
Nicola Kuhn (GER) d. Toru Horie (JPN) 67(4) 76(2) 61
Nicola Kuhn/Marvin Moeller (GER) d. Toru Horie/Yunosuke Tanaka (JPN) 63 63


Boys 5th-8th place play-offs


ARGENTINA (6) defeated CZECH REPUBLIC (7) 2-1:
Santiago Rodriguez Taverna (ARG) d. Daniel Velek (CZE) 62 61
Tomas Etcheverry (ARG) d. Michael Vrbensky (CZE) 62 64
Daniel Velek/Michael Vrbensky (CZE) d. Camilo Ugo Carabelli/Santiago Rodriguez Taverna (ARG) 64 67(6) 61


AUSTRALIA (2) defeated USA (3) 2-1:
Blake Ellis (AUS) d. Patrick Kypson (USA) 76(5) 36 62

Vasil Kirkov (USA) d. Alex de Minaur (AUS) 64 63

Blake Ellis/Alexei Popyrin (AUS) d. Vasil Kirkov/Patrick Kypson (USA) 36 61 62


Boys 9th-12th place play-offs


Daniel Michalski (POL) d. Yu Hua Chen (TPE) 63 64
Kacper Zuk (POL) d. Huang Tsung Hao (TPE) 61 61
Hsu Tyu Hsiou/Huang Tsung Hao (TPE) d. Konrad Fryze/Kacper Zuk (POL) 36 1-0 ret.


COLOMBIA defeated BRAZIL 2-1:
Nicolas Mejia (COL) d. Enzo Kohn (BRA) 63 62
Gabriel Decamps (BRA) d. Sergio Hernandez (COL) 62 61
Alejandro Hoyos/Nicolas Mejia (COL) d. Gabriel Bugiga/Gabriel Decamps (BRA) 62 36 61


Boys 13th-16th place play-offs


SWEDEN defeated HONG KONG 3-0:
Linus Bergevi (SWE) d. Sou Ming Chun Alan (HKG) 61 62
Jonas Eriksson Ziverts (SWE) d. Lam Ching (HKG) 75 62
Linus Bergevi/Jonas Eriksson Ziverts (SWE) d. Cheung Ngai Long/Sou Ming Chun Alan (HKG) 67(5) 76(2) 64


SPAIN defeated SOUTH AFRICA 2-1:
Andres Fernandez Canovas (ESP) d. Joshua Howard-Tripp (RSA) 26 76(5) 64
Nikolas Sanchez-Izquierdo Vivar (ESP) d. Richard Thongoana (RSA) 76(2) 61
Albertus Kruger/Richard Thongoana (RSA) d. Andres Fernandez Canovas/Nikolas Sanchez-Izquierdo Vivar (ESP) 62 63

ian Todorov (GER) d. Alejandro Hoyos/Nicolas Mejia (COL) 64 57 62


Draws for Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup Finals


(September 28, 2015) The International Tennis Federation has announced the draws for the 2015 Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup Finals, held for the first time at the Caja Magica in Madrid, Spain on 29 September – 4 October. Sixteen boys and 16 girls teams will take part in the competition.


Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, now in its 31st year, is the ITF’s official team competition for players aged 16-and-under. A total of 168 teams from 94 countries took part in regional qualifying in 2015, with 15 boys and 15 girls teams joining hosts Spain in the Finals. USA is defending champion in both events. Since the launch of the event in 1985, many of the world’s leading names have taken part in the competition, including current stars Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Simona Halep, Caroline Wozniacki and Agnieszka Radwanska.


The Finals see boys and girls teams divided into four groups of four on a round-robin basis, with the top team in each group qualifying for the semifinals.


There is comprehensive coverage of the Finals on the ITF Juniors website,

Girls Group A


Czech Republic (1)

Marketa Vondrousova

Monika Kilnarova

Anna Slovakova

Captain: Patrik Navara



Destanee Aiava

Seone Mendez

Jaimee Fourlis

Captain: Rohan Fisher



Maria Lourdes Carle
Paula Baranano
Camila Moreno
Captain: Mailen Auroux



Isolde de Jong
Suzan Lamens
Merel Hoedt
Captain: Eddy Bank


Girls Group B


Canada (4)
Charlotte Robillard-Millette
Bianca Andreescu
Vanessa Wong
Captain: Ralph Platz


Great Britain
Katie Swan
Jodie Anna Burrage
Ali Collins
Captain: Lucie Ahl


Kimika Sakata
Ayumi Miyamoto
Mai Hontama
Captain: Yoshinori Nakayama


Emiliana Arango
Sofia Munera
Maria Osorio
Captain: Catalina Castano


Girls Group C


Russia (3)

Olesya Pervushina
Elena Rybakina
Evgeniya Levashova
Captain: Oxana Mishukova


Thaisa Pedretti
Nathalia Gasparin
Marcelle Cirino
Captain: Roland Santos


Chinese Taipei
Yang Lee
Fang Hsien Wu
Pei Hsuan Chen
Captain: Ming Mi Chen


Federica Bilardo
Tatiana Pieri
Monica Cappelletti
Captain: Silvia Farina


Girls Group D


USA (2)
Claire Liu
Michaela Gordon
Kayla Day
Captain: Adam Peterson


Eva Guerrero Alvarez
Noelia Bouzo Zanotti
Paula Arias Manjon
Captain: Antonio Capella Lopez


New Zealand
Nina Paripovich
Valentina Ivanov
Lauren Alter
Captain: Emma Hayman


Dalila Said
Laila Elnimr
Sara Ismail
Captain: Khaled Farouk


Boys Group A


Canada (1)
Felix Auger-Aliassime
Denis Shapovalov
Benjamin Sigouin
Captain: Oded Jacob


Czech Republic
Partik Rikl
Michael Vrbensky
Daniel Velek
Captain: Josef Cihak


Hong Kong, China
Ching Lam
Ming Chun Alan Sou
Ngai Long Cheung
Captain: Jin Jian Liu


Kacper Zuk
Konrad Fryze
Daniel Michalski
Captain: Piotr Zurawiecki


Boys Group B


Russia (4)
Artem Dubrivnyy
Alen Avidzba
Mikhail Sokolovsky
Captain: Artem Derepasko


Tomas Echeverry
Santiago Rodriguez Taverna
Camilo Ugo Carabelli
Captain: Martin Errecalde


Chinese Taipei
Yu Hsiou Hsu
Tsung Hao Huang
Hua Chen Yu
Captain: Shao Hung Yu


Karl Friberg
Jonas Eriksson Ziverts
Linus Bergevi
Captain: Pontus Norberg


Boys Group C


USA (3)
Sam Riffice
Vasil Kirkov
Patrick Kypson
Captain: Sylvain Guichard


Toru Horie
Yunosuke Tanaka
Yuta Shimizu
Captain: Ko Iwamoto


Gabriel Decamps
Gabriel Bugiga
Enzo Kohn
Captain: William Kyriakos


Alejandro Davidovich Fukina
Nikolas Sanchez-Izquierdo Vivar
Andres Fernandez Canovas
Captain: Juan Perez Herrando


Boys Group D


Australia (2)
Alex de Minaur
Alexei Popyrin
Blake Ellis
Captain: Ben Pyne


Nicola Kuhn
Marvin Moeller
Maximilian Todorov
Captain: Guido Fratzke


Sergio Hernandez
Alejandro Hoyos
Nicolas Mejia
Captain: Juan Felipe Mateus


South Africa
Richard Thongoana
Joshua Howard-Tripp
Albertus Kruger
Captain: Allan Karam


2016 Davis Cup Draw Announced


From the ITF: (September 23, 2014) The International Tennis Federation has announced the Draw for the 2016 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas, which took place on Wednesday evening at the ITF AGM in Santiago, Chile.


Individual draws were made for the 2016 World Group, Americas Zone Group I, Asia/Oceania Zone Groups I and II, and Europe/Africa Zone Group I. The draws for Americas Zone Group II and Europe/Africa Zone Group II will be held following the three remaining Davis Cup play-off ties on 30 October – 1 November.


The 2016 World Group dates are as follows:


World Group first round: 4-6 March

World Group quarterfinals: 15-17 July

World Group semifinals and play-offs: 16-18 September

World Group Final: 25-27 November


2016 Draws


World Group


First round (4-6 March)


Great Britain [s] [c] [*] v Japan

Serbia [s] [c] [*] v Kazakhstan

Italy [c] v Switzerland [s]

Poland [c] [*] v Argentina [s]

France [s] [c] v Canada

Germany [c] v Czech Republic [s]

Australia [s] [c] v USA

Belgium [s] [c] v Croatia
Americas Zone Group I


First round (4-6 March)


Brazil [s] v Bye


Barbados or Uruguay v Ecuador


Chile [c] v Dominican Republic


Colombia [s] v Bye
Asia/Oceania Zone Group I


First round (4-6 March)


India [s] v Bye


Korea, Rep. [c] v New Zealand


Pakistan [c] v China, P.R.


Uzbekistan [s] v Bye
Europe/Africa Zone Group I


First round (4-6 March)


Spain [s] v Bye


Romania v Lithuania or Slovenia


Ukraine [s] v Bye


Portugal [c] v Austria


Russia v Denmark or Sweden


Netherlands [s] v Bye


Hungary [c] v Israel


Slovakia [s] v Bye
Asia/Oceania Zone Group II


First round (4-6 March)


Chinese Taipei [s] [c] v Malaysia


Philippines [s] [c] v Kuwait


Indonesia [s] [c] v Vietnam


Thailand [s] [c] v Sri Lanka


[s] = Seeded nation

[c] = Choice of ground

[*] = Choice of ground decided by lot


The home nation is listed first for each tie.