April 29, 2016

Denis Pitner Found Guilty of Offenses under Code of Conduct for Officials

 

(April 20, 2016) The International Tennis Federation announced today that tennis official Denis Pitner, of Croatia, has had his ITF officiating certification suspended for a period of ten years after being found guilty of offences under the Code of Conduct for Officials.

 

Mr Pitner was found guilty by an ITF Disciplinary Panel of the following charges, laid under the 2015 and 2016 editions of the Code of Conduct for Officials, contrary to Articles A13 and B1 of the 2015 Code and Articles A14 and B1 of the 2016 Code:

 

  • Failure to notify the United States Tennis Association of the suspension of his White Badge certification;

 

  • Misrepresentation to the Qatar Tennis Federation that he held a current White Badge certification in his application to officiate at the 2016 Qatar Open;

 

  • Receipt of payment for officiating at the 2016 Qatar Open at the rate applicable for a White Badge official;

 

  • Misrepresentation to the Lawn Tennis Association that he held a current White Badge certification in his application to officiate at The Championships Wimbledon;

 

  • Failure to report the violations set out above.

 

The ITF Disciplinary Panel noted that Mr Pitner had previously had his White Badge and Chair Umpire Certification suspended for the period 1 August 2015 until 31 July 2016, and these further violations of the Code had all occurred within a period of six months from the suspension of his White Badge.

 

The Panel determined that Mr Pitner would have his ITF officiating certification suspended for ten years with immediate effect, which means that that he is unable to officiate at Grand Slam tournaments and events organised or sanctioned by the ATP, WTA and ITF until 19 April 2026.

 

The Code of Conduct for Officials applies to all Certified Officials working at ATP, Grand Slam, ITF and WTA events. The current Code is listed under the under the ITF Duties and Procedures for Officials and can be viewed online here

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ITF Rejects Appeals from Aljaz Bedene and Maxim Dubarenco, Approves Daria Gavrilova

(March 23, 2016) The International Tennis Federation rejected appeals from Aljaz Bedene and Maxim Dubarenco to play Davis Cup.

Moldovan-born Dubarenco was appealing to play for Belarus, while the Slovenian-born Bedene was hoping to be able to compete for Great Britain.

The No. 57th player in the world Bedene became a British Citizen in 2015.

Great Britain’s Lawn Tennis Association was unhappy with the decision. This is their official statement:

Following Sunday’s ITF Board meeting in Moldova, Aljaz Bedene’s appeal against a decision to deny him eligibility to represent Great Britain in the Davis Cup, was unsuccessful.

 

Michael Downey LTA Chief Executive said: “We are very disappointed for Aljaz and with the outcome of the appeal hearing on Sunday. The LTA has fully supported him in his endeavour to represent the country he rightfully and proudly calls home. In terms of next steps, we will consider the options and continue to consult with Aljaz.”

 

Aljaz Bedene said: “Of course I am very sad with today’s result and that it has not gone the way I had hoped. I would like to thank all the fans, my team and the LTA for continuing to support me all the way. I will have to assess my situation now before I decide on what steps to take next.”

 

The ITF did approve the appeal of Russian -born Daria Gavrilova to play Fed Cup for Australia. She changed her nationality in 2015.

 

Here is the official release from the ITF:

Announcement by the ITF Board of Directors

 

The ITF Board of Directors met in Chisinau, Moldova on 20 and 21 March and heard three appeals about eligibility to compete in its international team competitions, Davis Cup by BNP Paribas and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas.

 

Appeal by the Lawn Tennis Association on behalf of Aljaz Bedene

 

The Board determined that the applicable version of the ITF Davis Cup Regulations for the appeal at hand were the 2015 version.

 

The Board considered all written and oral submissions made by the LTA, Aljaz Bedene, Tenis Slovenia and the original decision maker, the Davis Cup Committee, along with all evidence received before and during the hearing, all on a “de novo” basis.

 

In all the circumstances, the Board determined that an exception should not be made pursuant to Article 35(d) of the ITF Davis Cup Regulations.

 

Mr Bedene is not eligible to represent Great Britain in Davis Cup by BNP Paribas.

 

Appeal by the Belarus Tennis Federation on behalf of Maxim Dubarenco

 

The Board determined that the applicable version of the ITF Davis Cup Regulations for the appeal at hand were the 2015 version.

 

The Board considered all written and oral submissions made by the Belarus Tennis Federation, the Moldova Republic Tennis Federation and the original decision maker, the Davis Cup Committee.

 

In all the circumstances, the Board determined that an exception should not be made pursuant to Article 35(d) of the ITF Davis Cup Regulations.

 

Mr Dubarenco is not eligible to represent Belarus in Davis Cup by BNP Paribas.

 

Appeal by Tennis Australia on behalf of Daria Gavrilova

 

The Board determined that the applicable version of the ITF Fed Cup Regulations for the appeal at hand were the 2015 version.

 

The Board considered all written and oral submissions made by Tennis Australia, Daria Gavrilova, the Russian Tennis Federation and the original decision maker, the Fed Cup Committee.

 

In all the circumstances, the Board determined that an exception should be made pursuant to Article 31(b) of the ITF Fed Cup Regulations.

 

Miss Gavrilova is now eligible to represent Australia in Fed Cup by BNP Paribas.

 

 

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ITF Confirms Schedule for 2017 Davis Cup and Fed Cup

 

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(March 14, 2016) The ITF today confirmed the schedule for the 2017 Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas. These are the regular dates for both competitions in a year with a short summer, when there is one less week in the summer tennis calendar.

 

2017 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas

 

World Group first round: 3-5 February

World Group quarterfinals: 7-9 April

World Group semifinals and play-offs: 15-17 September

World Group Final: 24-26 November

 

2017 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas

 

World Group and World Group II first round: 11-12 February

World Group semifinals, World Group/World Group II play-offs: 22-23 April

World Group Final: 11-12 November

 

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Maria Sharapova Announces She Failed Drug Test at Australian Open

(March 7, 2016) Maria Sharapova held a news conference on Monday in Los Angeles to announce that she failed a drug test at the Australian Open. Sharapova tested positive for meldonium, a drug she says she’s been using for 10 years for different health issues. Meldonium became a banned substance in January under the WADA code. She said that she did not notice that the drug was on the banned list.

The 28-year-old former No. 1 could face a ban from the International Tennis Federation.

“I know that with this, I face consequences,” Sharapova said in her news conference. “I don’t want to end my career this way, and I really hope I will be given another chance to play this game.”

“I take great responsibility and professionalism in my job, and I made a huge mistake,” Sharapova said. “I let my fans down. I let the sport down that I’ve been playing since the age of 4, that I love so deeply.”

 

Maria Sharapova’s news conference:

 

TENNIS ANTI-DOPING PROGRAMME STATEMENT REGARDING MARIA SHARAPOVA

7 March 2016

Following the statement made by Maria Sharapova in a press conference today, the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (TADP) can confirm the following:

  • On 26 January 2016, Ms Sharapova provided an anti-doping sample to the TADP in association with her participation in the 2016 Australian Open.
  • That sample was analysed by a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accredited laboratory, which returned a positive for meldonium, which is a prohibited substance under the WADA Code and, therefore also the TADP.
  • In accordance with Article 8.1.1 of the TADP, Ms Sharapova was charged on 2 March with an Anti-Doping Rule Violation.
  • Ms Sharapova has accepted the finding of meldonium in her sample collected on 26 January.
  • As meldonium is a non-specified substance under the WADA (and, therefore, TADP) list of Prohibited Substances and Prohibited Methods, Ms Sharapova will be provisionally suspended with effect from 12 March, pending determination of the case.

The Tennis Anti-Doping Programme is a comprehensive and internationally recognised drug-testing programme that applies to all players competing at Grand Slam tournaments and events sanctioned by the ITF, ATP, and WTA. Players are tested for substances prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency and, upon a finding that an Anti-Doping Rule Violation has been committed, sanctions are imposed in accordance with the requirements of the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme and World Anti-Doping Code. More background information on the Programme, sanctions, tennis statistics and related information can be found at www.itftennis.com/antidoping.

 

 

Steve Simon, WTA CEO in response to Maria Sharapova’s announcement:

St Petersburg, Florida, USA – “I am very saddened to hear this news about Maria.  Maria is a leader and I have always known her to be a woman of great integrity.  Nevertheless, as Maria acknowledged, it is every player’s responsibility to know what they put in their body and to know if it is permissible.  This matter is now in the hands of the Tennis Anti-Doping Program and its standard procedures.  The WTA will support the decisions reached through this process.”

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Davis Cup Results for March 6, 2016

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(March 6, 2016) The ITF has announced the final results for the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group first round and Zone Group ties taking place on 4-6 March. A total of 32 ties have been held this weekend.

 

In the World Group quarterfinals, to be played on 15-17 July, Serbia will be at home to Great Britain, Italy will host Argentina, Czech Republic will welcome France and USA will be on home soil against Croatia. The deadline for confirmation of the World Group quarterfinal venues is 5 April.

 

The eight World Group first round losers will contest the World Group play-offs on 16-18 September, where they will be joined by the eight winners of the Zone Group I 2nd round ties played on 15-17 July. The draw for the World Group play-offs will be held at the ITF on Tuesday 19 July at 10:00 local time (09:00 GMT). The seeds for the draw will be based on the latest  ITF Davis Cup Nations Ranking of 18 July.

 

WORLD GROUP FIRST ROUND

 

GREAT BRITAIN defeated JAPAN 3-1

Venue: Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, GBR (hard – indoor)

 

Andy Murray (GBR) d. Taro Daniel (JPN) 61 63 61

Kei Nishikori (JPN) d. Daniel Evans (GBR) 63 75 76(3)

Andy Murray/Jamie Murray (GBR) d. Yoshihito Nishioka/Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN) 63 62 64

Andy Murray (GBR) d. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 75 76(6) 36 46 63

Daniel Evans (GBR) v Taro Daniel (JPN) – not played

 

SERBIA defeated KAZAKHSTAN 3-2

Venue: Aleksandar Nikolic Arena (Pionir Hall), Belgrade, SRB (hard – indoor)

 

Novak Djokovic (SRB) d. Aleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ) 61 62 63

Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) d. Viktor Troicki (SRB) 75 62 64

Andrey Golubev/Aleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ) d. Novak Djokovic/Nenad Zimonjic (SRB) 63 76(3) 75

Novak Djokovic (SRB) d. Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 67(6) 76(3) 46 63 62

Viktor Troicki (SRB) d. Aleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ) 62 63 64

 

ITALY defeated SWITZERLAND 5-0

Venue: Adriatic Arena, Pesaro, ITA (clay – indoor)

 

Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) d. Marco Chiudinelli (SUI) 76(14) 63 46 57 75

Andreas Seppi (ITA) d. Henri Laaksonen (SUI) 75 76(4) 36 63

Simone Bolelli/Andreas Seppi (ITA) d. Marco Chiudinelli/Henri Laaksonen (SUI) 63 61 63

Marco Cecchinato (ITA) d. Adrien Bossel (SUI) 63 75

Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) d. Antoine Bellier (SUI) 63 62

 

ARGENTINA defeated POLAND 3-2

Venue: Ergo Arena, Gdansk, POL (hard – indoor)

 

Guido Pella (ARG) d. Michal Przysiezny (POL) 61 64 76(5)

Leonardo Mayer (ARG) d. Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 62 76(3) 62

Lukasz Kubot/Marcin Matkowski (POL) d. Carlos Berlocq/Renzo Olivo (ARG) 63 64 64

Leonardo Mayer (ARG) d. Michal Przysiezny (POL) 67(4) 76(4) 62 63

Hubert Hurkacz (POL) d. Renzo Olivo (ARG) 46 76(6) 64

 

FRANCE defeated CANADA 5-0

Venue: Vélodrome Amédée Detraux, Guadeloupe, FRA (clay – outdoor)

 

Gael Monfils (FRA) d. Frank Dancevic (CAN) 63 61 63

Gilles Simon (FRA) d. Vasek Pospisil (CAN) 75 63 63

Richard Gasquet/Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) d. Philip Bester/Vasek Pospisil (CAN) 76(4) 61 76(4)

Richard Gasquet (FRA) d. Philip Bester (CAN) 61 76(4)

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) d. Frank Dancevic (CAN) 67(7) ret.

 

CZECH REPUBLIC defeated GERMANY 3-2

Venue: TUI Arena, Hannover, GER (hard – indoor)

 

Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) d. Lukas Rosol (CZE) 36 63 64 26 63

Tomas Berdych (CZE) d. Alexander Zverev (GER) 76(6) 16 46 76(5) 64

Tomas Berdych/Radek Stepanek (CZE) d. Philipp Kohlschreiber/Philipp Petzschner (GER) 76(7) 75 64

Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) d. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 63 75 ret.

Lukas Rosol (CZE) d. Alexander Zverev (GER) 62 63 61

 

USA defeated AUSTRALIA 3-1

Venue: Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Kooyong, AUS (grass – outdoor)

 

John Isner (USA) d. Samuel Groth (AUS) 76(2) 62 62

Bernard Tomic (AUS) d. Jack Sock (USA) 76(2) 63 36 64

Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (USA) d. Lleyton Hewitt/John Peers (AUS) 63 63 46 46 63

John Isner (USA) d. Bernard Tomic (AUS) 64 64 57 76(4)

Samuel Groth (AUS) v Jack Sock (USA) – not played

 

CROATIA defeated BELGIUM 3-2

Venue: Country Hall du Sart-Tilman, Liège, BEL (clay – indoor)

 

Marin Cilic (CRO) d. Kimmer Coppejans (BEL) 75 63 75

David Goffin (BEL) d. Borna Coric (CRO) 63 62 26 36 63

Ivan Dodig/Franko Skugor (CRO) d. Ruben Bemelmans/David Goffin (BEL) 76(5) 63 61

David Goffin (BEL) d. Marin Cilic (CRO) 64 64 36 75

Borna Coric (CRO) d. Kimmer Coppejans (BEL) 76(5) 62 62

 

 

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP I FIRST ROUND

 

ROMANIA defeated SLOVENIA 4-1

Venue: Sala Sporturilor, Arad, ROU (hard – indoor)

 

Marius Copil (ROU) d. Blaz Rola (SLO) 75 63 76(5)

Adrian Ungur (ROU) d. Grega Zemlja (SLO) 46 46 63 76(3) 64

Florin Mergea/Horia Tecau (ROU) d. Blaz Rola/Grega Zemlja (SLO) 63 76(5) 76(3)

Blaz Rola (SLO) d. Adrian Ungur (ROU) 63 64

Marius Copil (ROU) d. Tomislav Ternar (SLO) 63 63

 

AUSTRIA defeated PORTUGAL 4-1

Venue: Pavilhao Vitoria Sport Clube, Guimarães, POR (hard – indoor)

 

Joao Sousa (POR) d. Gerald Melzer (AUT) 61 75 62

Dominic Thiem (AUT) d. Gastao Elias (POR) 36 75 63 16 76(6)

Alexander Peya/Dominic Thiem (AUT) d. Gastao Elias/Joao Sousa (POR) 67(6) 67(4) 61 63 64

Dominic Thiem (AUT) d. Joao Sousa (POR) 62 64 62

Dennis Novak (AUT) d. Pedro Sousa (POR) 64 63

 

RUSSIA defeated SWEDEN 5-0

Venue: Kazan Tennis Academy, Kazan, RUS (hard – indoor)

 

Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) d. Isak Arvidsson (SWE) 46 61 61 64

Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) d. Daniel Windahl (SWE) 63 61 61

Evgeny Donskoy/Konstantin Kravchuk (RUS) d. Johan Brunstrom/Robert Lindstedt (SWE) 63 76(5) 63

Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) d. Isak Arvidsson (SWE) 64 60

Konstantin Kravchuk (RUS) d. Daniel Windahl (SWE) 62 62

 

HUNGARY defeated ISRAEL 3-2

Venue: Heroes’ Square Stadium, Budapest, HUN (clay – indoor)

 

Peter Nagy (HUN) d. Dudi Sela (ISR) 62 63 46 46 61

Marton Fucsovics (HUN) d. Amir Weintraub (ISR) 64 62 75

Marton Fucsovics/Levente Godry (HUN) d. Jonathan Erlich/Dudi Sela (ISR) 76(2) 36 76(5) 76(7)

Edan Leshem (ISR) d. Gabor Borsos (HUN) 46 64 76(3)

Amir Weintraub (ISR) d. Peter Nagy (HUN) 57 64 62

 

 

ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP I FIRST ROUND

 

KOREA, REPUBLIC defeated NEW ZEALAND 3-1

Venue: Olympic Tennis Courts, Seoul, KOR (hard – outdoor)

 

Hong Seong Chan (KOR) d. Jose Statham (NZL) 64 63 46 76(6)

Chung Hyeon (KOR) d. Michael Venus (NZL) 64 75 61

Artem Sitak/Michael Venus (NZL) d. Lee Duck Hee / Lim Yong-Kyu (KOR) 76(3) 64 46 64

Chung Hyeon (KOR) d. Jose Statham (NZL) 62 64 62

Hong Seong Chan (KOR) v Michael Venus (NZL) – not played

 

CHINA, P.R. defeated PAKISTAN 5-0

Venue: Sri Lanka Tennis Association, Colombo, SRI (clay – outdoor)

 

Zhang Ze (CHN) d. Aqeel Khan (PAK) 64 62 62

Wu Di (CHN) d. Yasir Khan (PAK) 36 61 64 62

Bai Yan/Gong Mao-Xin (CHN) d. Aqeel Khan/Aisam Qureshi (PAK) 64 36 63 76(4)

Wu Di (CHN) d. Muhammad Abid (PAK) 61 60

Zhang Ze (CHN) d. Yasir Khan (PAK) 63 60

 

 

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP I FIRST ROUND

 

ECUADOR defeated BARBADOS 5-0

Venue: Portoviejo Tennis Club, Portoviejo, ECU (clay – outdoor)

 

Emilio Gomez (ECU) d. Adam Hornby (BAR) 60 60 60

Ivan Endara (ECU) d. Darian King (BAR) 61 62 64

Emilio Gomez/Giovanni Lapentti (ECU) d. Darian King/Haydn Lewis (BAR) 64 67(7) 62 63

Emilio Gomez (ECU) d. Seanon Williams (BAR) 60 62

Ivan Endara (ECU) d. Adam Hornby (BAR) 60 61

 

CHILE defeated DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 5-0

Venue: Estadio Nacional Julio Martinez P – Court Central, Santiago, CHI (clay – outdoor)

 

Hans Podlipnik-Castillo (CHI) d. Jose Olivares (DOM) 61 61 76(4)

Gonzalo Lama (CHI) d. Jose Hernandez-Fernandez (DOM) 63 76(3) 75

Julio Peralta/Hans Podlipnik-Castillo (CHI) d. Manuel Castellanos/Jose Hernandez-Fernandez (DOM) 61 61 75

Christian Garin (CHI) d. Manuel Castellanos (DOM) 61 62

Gonzalo Lama (CHI) d. Jose Olivares (DOM) 64 60

 

 

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP II FIRST ROUND

 

LITHUANIA defeated NORWAY 3-2

Venue: Siauliu Arena, Siauliai, LTU (hard – indoor)

 

Viktor Durasovic (NOR) d. Laurynas Grigelis (LTU) 75 36 64 46 76(2)

Ricardas Berankis (LTU) d. Casper Ruud (NOR) 62 61 64

Ricardas Berankis/Laurynas Grigelis (LTU) d. Viktor Durasovic/Casper Ruud (NOR) 62 76(2) 61

Ricardas Berankis (LTU) d. Viktor Durasovic (NOR) 62 61 60

Casper Ruud (NOR) d. Lukas Mugevicius (LTU) 63 63

 

SOUTH AFRICA defeated LUXEMBOURG 5-0

Venue: Irene Country Club, Centurion, RSA (hard – outdoor)

 

Tucker Vorster (RSA) d. Alex Knaff (LUX) 61 64 64

Lloyd Harris (RSA) d. Ugo Nastasi (LUX) 61 64 64

Dean O’Brien/Ruan Roelofse (RSA) d. Ugo Nastasi/Mike Scheidweiler (LUX) 63 75 62

Tucker Vorster (RSA) d. Tom Diederich (LUX) 63 64

Lloyd Harris (RSA) d. Alex Knaff (LUX) 62 61

 

TURKEY defeated BULGARIA 3-2

Venue: Ankara Tenis Kulübü, Ankara, TUR (hard – indoor)

 

Cem Ilkel (TUR) d. Dimitar Kuzmanov (BUL) 76(4) 16 64 16 75

Marsel Ilhan (TUR) d. Alexandar Lazarov (BUL) 64 62 63

Aleksandar Lazov/Vasko Mladenov (BUL) d. Tuna Altuna/Cem Ilkel (TUR) 76(6) 67(5) 67(4) 76(5) 64

Marsel Ilhan (TUR) d. Dimitar Kuzmanov (BUL) 46 62 64 46 60

Alexandar Lazarov (BUL) d. Altug Celikbilek (TUR) 46 64 64

 

BOSNIA/HERZEGOVINA defeated TUNISIA 3-1

Venue: Gradska Arena Zenica, Zenica, BIH (carpet – indoor)

 

Mirza Basic (BIH) d. Anis Ghorbel (TUN) 62 64 62

Malek Jaziri (TUN) d. Tomislav Brkic (BIH) 67(5) 62 76(7) 67(5) 64

Mirza Basic/Tomislav Brkic (BIH) d. Malek Jaziri/Skander Mansouri (TUN) 67(2) 46 63 75 64

Mirza Basic (BIH) d. Malek Jaziri (TUN) 57 46 76(6) 76(16) 63

Tomislav Brkic (BIH) v Anis Ghorbel (TUN) – not played

 

LATVIA defeated MONACO 3-2

Venue: Daugavpils Olimpiskais Centrs, Daugavpils, LAT (hard – indoor)

 

Martins Podzus (LAT) d. Romain Arneodo (MON) 76(5) 64 76(6)

Mikelis Libietis (LAT) d. Benjamin Balleret (MON) 36 64 36 63 64

Mikelis Libietis/Martins Podzus (LAT) d. Romain Arneodo/Benjamin Balleret (MON) 63 62 75

Lucas Catarina (MON) d. Rudolfs Mednis (LAT) 5-2 ret.

Benjamin Balleret (MON) d. Martins Podzus (LAT) w/o

 

BELARUS defeated EGYPT 3-1

Venue: El Gezera Sporting Club, Cairo, EGY (clay – outdoor)

 

Egor Gerasimov (BLR) d. Karim-Mohamed Maamoun (EGY) 62 63 61

Ilya Ivashka (BLR) d. Mohamed Safwat (EGY) 57 60 36 76(3) 75

Youssef Hossam/Mohamed Safwat (EGY) d. Alexander Bury/Egor Gerasimov (BLR) 76(7) 46 64 46 75

Egor Gerasimov (BLR) d. Mohamed Safwat (EGY) 67(2) 75 75 64

Youssef Hossam (EGY) v Ilya Ivashka (BLR) – not played

 

FINLAND defeated ZIMBABWE 4-1

Venue: Kittilan Urheiluhalli, Kittila, FIN (hard – indoor)

 

Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) d. Courtney John Lock (ZIM) 60 60 60

Harri Heliovaara (FIN) d. Takanyi Garanganga (ZIM) 36 63 46 64 64

Henri Kontinen/Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) d. Mark Fynn/Courtney John Lock (ZIM) 61 60 61

Takanyi Garanganga (ZIM) d. Eero Vasa (FIN) 76(5) 75

Harri Heliovaara (FIN) d. Courtney John Lock (ZIM) 61 60

 

DENMARK defeated GEORGIA 5-0

Venue: New Sport Hall, Tbilisi, GEO (carpet – indoor)

 

Christian Sigsgaard (DEN) d. Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) 67(4) 61 64 64

Frederik Nielsen (DEN) d. George Tsivadze (GEO) 76(3) 60 61

Thomas Kromann/Frederik Nielsen (DEN) d. Nikoloz Basilashvili/George Tsivadze (GEO) 76(0) 61 62

Benjamin Hannestad (DEN) d. Giorgi Javakhishvili (GEO) 61 30 ret.

Christian Sigsgaard (DEN) d. Irakli Metreveli (GEO) 61 61

 

 

ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP II FIRST ROUND

 

CHINESE TAIPEI defeated MALAYSIA 4-1

Venue: Kaohsiung Yangming Tennis Courts, Kaohsiung, TPE (hard – outdoor)

 

Mohd Assri Merzuki (MAS) d. Hung Jui-Chen (TPE) 62 67(6) 06 61 64

Huang Liang-Chi (TPE) d. Syed Mohd Agil Syed Naguib (MAS) 60 60 62

Huang Liang-Chi/Yi Chu-Huan (TPE) d. Mohd Assri Merzuki/Syed Mohd Agil Syed Naguib (MAS) 61 64 62

Huang Liang-Chi  (TPE) d. Mohd Assri Merzuki (MAS) 61 62 62

Hung Jui-Chen (TPE) d. Hao Sheng Koay (MAS) 75 61

 

PHILIPPINES defeated KUWAIT 5-0

Venue: Valle Verde Country Club, Pasig City,  Metro-Manila, PHI (clay – indoor)

 

Jeson Patrombon (PHI) d. Abdulrahman Alawadhi (KUW) 60 62 61

Ruben Gonzales (PHI) d. Mohammad Ghareeb (KUW) 76(2) 62 16 67(6) 55 ret.

Francis Casey Alcantara/Treat Huey (PHI) d. Abdulrahman Alawadhi/Abdulhamid Mubarak (KUW) 61 61 62

Jeson Patrombon (PHI) d. Abdulhamid Mubarak (KUW) 76(5) 63

Francis Casey Alcantara (PHI) d. Ali Ghareeb (KUW) 62 61

 

VIETNAM defeated INDONESIA 3-2

Venue: Gelora Manahan Tennis Stadium Complex, Surakarta, INA (hard – outdoor)

 

Christopher Rungkat (INA) d. Minh Tuan Pham (VIE) 61 61 62

Nam Hoang Ly (VIE) d. Aditya Hari Sasongko (INA) 61 64 62

Nam Hoang Ly/Thien Nguyen Hoang (VIE) d. Christopher Rungkat/Sunu-Wahyu Trijati (INA) 63 36 76(3) 62

Christopher Rungkat (INA) d. Nam Hoang Ly (VIE) 64 61 20 ret.

Thien Nguyen Hoang (VIE) d. Aditya Hari Sasongko (INA) 36 62 36 64 64

 

THAILAND defeated SRI LANKA 3-2

Venue: The National Tennis Development Center (LTAT), Nonthaburi, THA (hard – outdoor)

 

Harshana Godamanna (SRI) d. Puriwat Chatpatcharoen (THA) 63 67(4) 63 63

Pruchya Isarow (THA) d. Sharmal Dissanayake (SRI) 62 63 63

Sanchai Ratiwatana/Sonchat Ratiwatana (THA) d. Yasitha De Silva/Dineshkanthan Thangarajah (SRI) 60 62 63

Sharmal Dissanayake (SRI) d. Puriwat Chatpatcharoen (THA) 46 26 63 63 61

Pruchya Isarow (THA) d. Harshana Godamanna (SRI) 64 67(5) 63 76(6)

 

 

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP II FIRST ROUND

 

PERU defeated URUGUAY 3-2

Venue: Club Tennis Las Terrazas Miraflores, Lima, PER (clay – outdoor)

 

Jorge Brian Panta (PER) d. Martin Cuevas (URU) 57 75 67(5) 76(4) 64

Mauricio Echazu (PER) d. Santiago Maresca (URU) 67(5) 61 62 61

Ariel Behar/Martin Cuevas (URU) d. Duilio Vallebuona/Juan Pablo Varillas Patino-Samudio (PER) 64 76(3) 75

Martin Cuevas (URU) d. Mauricio Echazu (PER) 75 61 64

Juan Pablo Varillas Patino-Samudio (PER) d. Rodrigo Arus (URU) 57 57 61 64 62

 

MEXICO defeated GUATEMALA 3-2

Venue: Juan Camilo Mouriño Terrazo Stadium, San Francisco de Campeche, MEX (hard – outdoor)

 

Lucas Gomez (MEX) d. Wilfredo Gonzalez (GUA) 64 36 62 62

Hans Hach (MEX) d. Christopher Diaz-Figueroa (GUA) 76(5) 67(2) 46 63 62

Santiago Gonzalez/Miguel-Angel Reyes-Varela (MEX) d. Christopher Diaz-Figueroa/Wilfredo Gonzalez (GUA) 61 76(7) 63

Christopher Diaz-Figueroa (GUA) d. Lucas Gomez (MEX) 62 62

Wilfredo Gonzalez (GUA) d. Hans Hach (MEX) 63 62

 

EL SALVADOR defeated PUERTO RICO 3-2

Venue: Complejo Polideportivo de Ciudad Merliot, Santa Tecla, ESA (hard – outdoor)

 

Sebastian Arcila (PUR) d. Alberto Emmanuel Alvarado Larin (ESA) 64 64 62

Marcelo Arevalo (ESA) d. Alex Diaz (PUR) 62 62 60

Marcelo Arevalo/Rafael Arevalo (ESA) d. Sebastian Arcila/Alex Diaz (PUR) 67(6) 62 62 63

Marcelo Arevalo (ESA) d. Sebastian Arcila (PUR) 62 75 61

Ignacio Garcia (PUR) d. Sebastian Quiros (ESA) 61 62

 

VENEZUELA defeated PARAGUAY 5-0

Venue: Cancha Central, Caracas, VEN (hard – outdoor)

 

Ricardo Rodriguez (VEN) d. Bruno Britez (PAR) 67(8) 75 61 75

Luis David Martinez (VEN) d. Ayed Zatar (PAR) 75 36 76(7) 64

Luis David Martinez/Roberto Maytin (VEN) d. Bruno Britez/Ayed Zatar (PAR) 62 62 64

Ricardo Rodriguez (VEN) d. Francisco Yim Kim (PAR) 61 60

Miguel Angel Este (VEN) d. Hernando Jose Escurra Isnardi (PAR) 63 63

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Draws Announced for Davis Cup World Group First Round and Zone Group Ties

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(March 3, 2016) The ITF has announced the draws for the Davis Cup World Group first round and Zone Group ties taking place on 4-6 March. A total of 32 ties are being held this weekend.

 

Lleyton Hewitt has been named playing captain for Australia in their World Group tie against USA in Melbourne. He is the first playing captain in a World Group tie since Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia in 2006.

 

This weekend also sees the introduction of fifth set tiebreaks in Davis Cup by BNP Paribas in all live singles and doubles rubbers.

 

Live scoring for all ties is available on the official Davis Cup website throughout the weekend. In addition, the English and Spanish versions of the website both feature a live blog, reports, photographs, audio interviews and live streaming. There is also a fan zone showing the best social media content on www.daviscup.com/showyourcolours

 

WORLD GROUP FIRST ROUND

 

GREAT BRITAIN v JAPAN

Venue: Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, GBR (hard – indoor)

 

Andy Murray (GBR) v Taro Daniel (JPN)

Daniel Evans (GBR) v Kei Nishikori (JPN)

Dominic Inglot/Jamie Murray (GBR) v Yoshihito Nishioka/Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN)

Andy Murray (GBR) v Kei Nishikori (JPN)

Daniel Evans (GBR) v Taro Daniel (JPN)

 

SERBIA v KAZAKHSTAN

Venue: Pionir Hall, Belgrade, SRB (hard – indoor)

 

Novak Djokovic (SRB) v Aleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ)

Viktor Troicki (SRB) v Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)

Novak Djokovic/Nenad Zimonjic (SRB) v Andrey Golubev/Aleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ)

Novak Djokovic (SRB) v Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)

Viktor Troicki (SRB) v Aleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ)

 

ITALY v SWITZERLAND

Venue: Adriatic Arena, Pesaro, ITA (clay – indoor)

 

Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) v Marco Chiudinelli (SUI)

Andreas Seppi (ITA) v Henri Laaksonen (SUI)

Simone Bolelli/Marco Cecchinato (ITA) v Marco Chiudinelli/Henri Laaksonen (SUI)

Andreas Seppi (ITA) v Marco Chiudinelli (SUI)

Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) v Henri Laaksonen (SUI)

 

POLAND v ARGENTINA

Venue: Ergo Arena, Gdansk, POL (hard – indoor)

 

Michal Przysiezny (POL) v Guido Pella (ARG)

Hubert Hurkacz (POL) v Leonardo Mayer (ARG)

Lukasz Kubot/Marcin Matkowski (POL) v Carlos Berlocq/Renzo Olivo (ARG)

Michal Przysiezny (POL) v Leonardo Mayer (ARG)

Hubert Hurkacz (POL) v Guido Pella (ARG)

 

FRANCE v CANADA

Venue: Vélodrome Amédée Detraux, Guadeloupe, FRA (clay – outdoor)

 

Gael Monfils (FRA) v Frank Dancevic (CAN)

Gilles Simon (FRA) v Vasek Pospisil (CAN)

Richard Gasquet/Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) v Philip Bester/Vasek Pospisil (CAN)

Gael Monfils (FRA) v Vasek Pospisil (CAN)

Gilles Simon (FRA) v Frank Dancevic (CAN)

 

GERMANY v CZECH REPUBLIC

Venue: TUI Arena, Hannover, GER (hard – indoor)

 

Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) v Lukas Rosol (CZE)

Alexander Zverev (GER) v Tomas Berdych (CZE)

Dustin Brown/Philipp Petzschner (GER) v Radek Stepanek/Jiri Vesely (CZE)

Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) v Tomas Berdych (CZE)

Alexander Zverev (GER) v Lukas Rosol (CZE)

 

AUSTRALIA v USA

Venue: Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Kooyong, AUS (grass – outdoor)

 

Samuel Groth (AUS) v John Isner (USA)

Bernard Tomic (AUS) v Jack Sock (USA)

Samuel Groth/John Peers (AUS) v Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (USA)

Bernard Tomic (AUS) v John Isner (USA)

Samuel Groth (AUS) v Jack Sock (USA)

 

BELGIUM v CROATIA

Venue: Country Hall du Sart-Tilman, Liège, BEL (clay – indoor)

 

Kimmer Coppejans (BEL) v Marin Cilic (CRO)

David Goffin (BEL) v Borna Coric (CRO)

Ruben Bemelmans/Arthur De Greef (BEL) v Ivan Dodig/Franko Skugor (CRO)

David Goffin (BEL) v Marin Cilic (CRO)

Kimmer Coppejans (BEL) v Borna Coric (CRO)

 

 

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP I FIRST ROUND

 

ROMANIA v SLOVENIA

Venue: Sala Sporturilor, Arad, ROU (hard – indoor)

 

Marius Copil (ROU) v Blaz Rola (SLO)

Adrian Ungur (ROU) v Grega Zemlja (SLO)

Florin Mergea/Horia Tecau (ROU) v Aljaz Radinski/Tomislav Ternar (SLO)

Adrian Ungur (ROU) v Blaz Rola (SLO)

Marius Copil (ROU) v Grega Zemlja (SLO)

 

PORTUGAL v AUSTRIA

Venue: Pavilhao Vitoria Sport Clube, Guimarães, POR (hard – indoor)

 

Joao Sousa (POR) v Gerald Melzer (AUT)

Gastao Elias (POR) v Dominic Thiem (AUT)

Gastao Elias/Joao Sousa (POR) v Dennis Novak/Alexander Peya (AUT)

Joao Sousa (POR) v Dominic Thiem (AUT)

Gastao Elias (POR) v Gerald Melzer (AUT)

 

RUSSIA v SWEDEN

Venue: Kazan Tennis Academy, Kazan, RUS (hard – indoor)

 

Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) v Isak Arvidsson (SWE)

Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) v Daniel Windahl (SWE)

Evgeny Donskoy/Konstantin Kravchuk (RUS) v Johan Brunstrom/Robert Lindstedt (SWE)

Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) v Isak Arvidsson (SWE)

Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) v Daniel Windahl (SWE)

 

HUNGARY v ISRAEL

Venue: Heroes’ Square Stadium, Budapest, HUN (clay – indoor)

 

Peter Nagy (HUN) v Dudi Sela (ISR)

Marton Fucsovics (HUN) v Amir Weintraub (ISR)

Marton Fucsovics/Levente Godry (HUN) v Jonathan Erlich/Edan Leshem (ISR)

Marton Fucsovics (HUN) v Dudi Sela (ISR)

Peter Nagy (HUN) v Amir Weintraub (ISR)

 

 

ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP I FIRST ROUND

 

KOREA, REPUBLIC v NEW ZEALAND

Venue: Olympic Tennis Courts, Seoul, KOR (hard – outdoor)

 

Hong Seong Chan (KOR) v Jose Statham (NZL)

Chung Hyeon (KOR) v Michael Venus (NZL)

Chung Hyeon / Lim Yong-Kyu (KOR) v Artem Sitak/Michael Venus (NZL)

Chung Hyeon (KOR) v Jose Statham (NZL)

Hong Seong Chan (KOR) v Michael Venus (NZL)

 

PAKISTAN v CHINA, P.R.

Venue: Sri Lanka Tennis Association, Colombo, SRI (clay – outdoor)

 

Aqeel Khan (PAK) v Ze Zhang (CHN)

Yasir Khan (PAK) v Di Wu (CHN)

Aqeel Khan/Aisam Qureshi (PAK) v Yan Bai/Mao-Xin Gong (CHN)

Aqeel Khan (PAK) v Di Wu (CHN)

Yasir Khan (PAK) v Ze Zhang (CHN)

 

 

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP I FIRST ROUND

 

ECUADOR v BARBADOS

Venue: Portoviejo Tennis Club, Portoviejo, ECU (clay – outdoor)

 

Emilio Gomez (ECU) v Adam Hornby (BAR)

Ivan Endara (ECU) v Darian King (BAR)

Emilio Gomez/Giovanni Lapentti (ECU) v Darian King/Haydn Lewis (BAR)

Emilio Gomez (ECU) v Darian King (BAR)

Ivan Endara (ECU) v Adam Hornby (BAR)

 

CHILE v DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Venue: Estadio Nacional Julio Martinez P – Court Central, Santiago, CHI (clay – outdoor)

 

Hans Podlipnik-Castillo (CHI) v Jose Olivares (DOM)

Gonzalo Lama (CHI) v Jose Hernandez-Fernandez (DOM)

Julio Peralta/Hans Podlipnik-Castillo (CHI) v Manuel Castellanos/Jose Hernandez-Fernandez (DOM)

Hans Podlipnik-Castillo (CHI) v Jose Hernandez-Fernandez (DOM)

Gonzalo Lama (CHI) v Jose Olivares (DOM)

 

 

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP II FIRST ROUND

 

LITHUANIA v NORWAY

Venue: Siauliu Arena, Siauliai, LTU (hard – indoor)

 

Laurynas Grigelis (LTU) v Viktor Durasovic (NOR)

Ricardas Berankis (LTU) v Casper Ruud (NOR)

Ricardas Berankis/Lukas Mugevicius (LTU) v Viktor Durasovic/Casper Ruud (NOR)

Ricardas Berankis (LTU) v Viktor Durasovic (NOR)

Laurynas Grigelis (LTU) v Casper Ruud (NOR)

 

SOUTH AFRICA v LUXEMBOURG

Venue: Irene Country Club, Centurion, RSA (hard – outdoor)

 

Tucker Vorster (RSA) v Alex Knaff (LUX)

Lloyd Harris (RSA) v Ugo Nastasi (LUX)

Dean O’Brien/Ruan Roelofse (RSA) v Ugo Nastasi/Mike Scheidweiler (LUX)

Tucker Vorster (RSA) v Ugo Nastasi (LUX)

Lloyd Harris (RSA) v Alex Knaff (LUX)

 

TURKEY v BULGARIA

Venue: Ankara Tenis Kulübü, Ankara, TUR (hard – indoor)

 

Cem Ilkel (TUR) v Dimitar Kuzmanov (BUL)

Marsel Ilhan (TUR) v Alexandar Lazarov (BUL)

Tuna Altuna/Altug Celikbilek (TUR) v Aleksandar Lazov/Vasko Mladenov (BUL)

Marsel Ilhan (TUR) v Dimitar Kuzmanov (BUL)

Cem Ilkel (TUR) v Alexandar Lazarov (BUL)

 

BOSNIA/HERZEGOVINA v TUNISIA

Venue: Gradska Arena Zenica, Zenica, BIH (carpet – indoor)

 

Mirza Basic (BIH) v Anis Ghorbel (TUN)

Tomislav Brkic (BIH) v Malek Jaziri (TUN)

Mirza Basic/Tomislav Brkic (BIH) v Malek Jaziri/Skander Mansouri (TUN)

Mirza Basic (BIH) v Malek Jaziri (TUN)

Tomislav Brkic (BIH) v Anis Ghorbel (TUN)

 

LATVIA v MONACO

Venue: Daugavpils Olimpiskais Centrs, Daugavpils, LAT (hard – indoor)

 

Martins Podzus (LAT) v Romain Arneodo (MON)

Mikelis Libietis (LAT) v Benjamin Balleret (MON)

Mikelis Libietis/Martins Podzus (LAT) v Lucas Catarina/Thomas Oger (MON)

Mikelis Libietis (LAT) v Romain Arneodo (MON)

Martins Podzus (LAT) v Benjamin Balleret (MON)

 

EGYPT v BELARUS

Venue: El Gezera Sporting Club, Cairo, EGY (clay – outdoor)

 

Karim-Mohamed Maamoun (EGY) v Egor Gerasimov (BLR)

Mohamed Safwat (EGY) v Ilya Ivashka (BLR)

Karim-Mohamed Maamoun/Sherif Sabry (EGY) v Sergey Betov/Alexander Bury (BLR)

Mohamed Safwat (EGY) v Egor Gerasimov (BLR)

Karim-Mohamed Maamoun (EGY) v Ilya Ivashka (BLR)

 

FINLAND v ZIMBABWE

Venue: Kittilan Urheiluhalli, Kittila, FIN (hard – indoor)

 

Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) v Courtney John Lock (ZIM)

Harri Heliovaara (FIN) v Takanyi Garanganga (ZIM)

Henri Kontinen/Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) v Mark Fynn/Takanyi Garanganga (ZIM)

Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) v Takanyi Garanganga (ZIM)

Harri Heliovaara (FIN) v Courtney John Lock (ZIM)

 

GEORGIA v DENMARK

Venue: New Sport Hall, Tbilisi, GEO (carpet – indoor)

 

Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) v Christian Sigsgaard (DEN)

George Tsivadze (GEO) v Frederik Nielsen (DEN)

Nikoloz Basilashvili/George Tsivadze (GEO) v Thomas Kromann/Frederik Nielsen (DEN)

Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) v Frederik Nielsen (DEN)

George Tsivadze (GEO) v Christian Sigsgaard (DEN)

 

 

ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP II FIRST ROUND

 

CHINESE TAIPEI v MALAYSIA

Venue: Kaohsiung Yangming Tennis Courts, Kaohsiung, TPE (hard – outdoor)

 

Hung Jui-Chen (TPE) v Mohd Assri Merzuki (MAS)

Huang Liang-Chi (TPE) v Syed Mohd Agil Syed Naguib (MAS)

Huang Liang-Chi / Yi Chu-Huan (TPE) v Mohd Assri Merzuki/Syed Mohd Agil Syed Naguib (MAS)

Huang Liang-Chi (TPE) v Mohd Assri Merzuki (MAS)

Hung Jui-Chen (TPE) v Syed Mohd Agil Syed Naguib (MAS)

 

PHILIPPINES v KUWAIT

Venue: Valle Verde Country Club, Pasig City, Metro-Manila, PHI (clay – indoor)

 

Jeson Patrombon (PHI) v Abdulrahman Alawadhi (KUW)

Ruben Gonzales (PHI) v Mohammad Ghareeb (KUW)

Francis Casey Alcantara/Treat Huey (PHI) v Mohammad Ghareeb/Abdulhamid Mubarak (KUW)

Jeson Patrombon (PHI) v Mohammad Ghareeb (KUW)

Ruben Gonzales (PHI) v Abdulrahman Alawadhi (KUW)

 

INDONESIA v VIETNAM

Venue: Gelora Manahan Tennis Stadium Complex, Surakarta, INA (hard – outdoor)

 

Christopher Rungkat (INA) v Minh Tuan Pham (VIE)

Aditya Hari Sasongko (INA) v Nam Hoang Ly (VIE)

Christopher Rungkat/Sunu-Wahyu Trijati (INA) v Nam Hoang Ly/Thien Nguyen Hoang (VIE)

Christopher Rungkat (INA) v Nam Hoang Ly (VIE)

Aditya Hari Sasongko (INA) v Minh Tuan Pham (VIE)

 

THAILAND v SRI LANKA

Venue: The National Tennis Development Center (LTAT), Nonthaburi, THA (hard – outdoor)

 

Puriwat Chatpatcharoen (THA) v Harshana Godamanna (SRI)

Pruchya Isarow (THA) v Sharmal Dissanayake (SRI)

Sanchai Ratiwatana/Sonchat Ratiwatana (THA) v Sharmal Dissanayake/Harshana Godamanna (SRI)

Puriwat Chatpatcharoen (THA) v Sharmal Dissanayake (SRI)

Pruchya Isarow (THA) v Harshana Godamanna (SRI)

 

 

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP II FIRST ROUND

 

PERU v URUGUAY

Venue: Club Tennis Las Terrazas Miraflores, Lima, PER (clay – outdoor)

 

Jorge Brian Panta (PER) v Martin Cuevas (URU)

Mauricio Echazu (PER) v Santiago Maresca (URU)

Duilio Vallebuona/Juan Pablo VARILLAS PATINO-SAMUDIO (PER) v Ariel Behar/Martin Cuevas (URU)

Mauricio Echazu (PER) v Martin Cuevas (URU)

Jorge Brian Panta (PER) v Santiago Maresca (URU)

 

MEXICO v GUATEMALA

Venue: Juan Camilo Mouriño Terrazo Stadium, San Francisco de Campeche, MEX (hard – outdoor)

 

Lucas Gomez (MEX) v Wilfredo Gonzalez (GUA)
Hans Hach (MEX) v Christopher Diaz-Figueroa (GUA)
Santiago Gonzalez/Miguel-Angel Reyes-Varela (MEX) v Christopher Diaz-Figueroa/Wilfredo Gonzalez (GUA)
Lucas Gomez (MEX) v Christopher Diaz-Figueroa (GUA)
Hans Hach (MEX) v Wilfredo Gonzalez (GUA)

 

EL SALVADOR v PUERTO RICO

Venue: Complejo Polideportivo de Ciudad Merliot, Santa Tecla, ESA (hard – outdoor)

 

Alberto Emmanuel Alvarado Larin (ESA) v Sebastian Arcila (PUR)

Marcelo Arevalo (ESA) v Alex Diaz (PUR)

Marcelo Arevalo/Rafael Arevalo (ESA) v Sebastian Arcila/Alex Diaz (PUR)

Marcelo Arevalo (ESA) v Sebastian Arcila (PUR)

Alberto Emmanuel Alvarado Larin (ESA) v Alex Diaz (PUR)

 

VENEZUELA v PARAGUAY

Venue: Cancha Central, Caracas, VEN (hard – outdoor)

 

Ricardo Rodriguez (VEN) v Bruno Britez (PAR)

Luis David Martinez (VEN) v Ayed Zatar (PAR)

Luis David Martinez/Roberto Maytin (VEN) v Bruno Britez/Ayed Zatar (PAR)

Ricardo Rodriguez (VEN) v Ayed Zatar (PAR)

Luis David Martinez (VEN) v Bruno Britez (PAR)

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Nominations Announced for Davis Cup World Group First Round and Zone Group Ties

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(February 23, 2016) The ITF has announced the official team nominations for the Davis Cup World Group first round and Zone Group ties taking place on 4-6 March. A total of 32 ties will be held next week.

 

The Draws for all ties will be held on Thursday 3 March.

 

 

WORLD GROUP FIRST ROUND

 

GREAT BRITAIN v JAPAN

Venue: Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, GBR (hard – indoor)

 

Great Britain

Andy Murray

Kyle Edmund

Jamie Murray

Dominic Inglot

Captain: Leon Smith

 

Japan

Kei Nishikori

Taro Daniel

Yoshihito Nishioka

Yasutaka Uchiyama

Captain: Minoru Ueda

 

SERBIA v KAZAKHSTAN

Venue: Pionir Hall, Belgrade, SRB (hard – indoor)

 

Serbia

Novak Djokovic

Viktor Troicki

Filip Krajinovic

Nenad Zimonjic

Captain: Bogdan Obradovic

 

Kazakhstan

Mikhail Kukushkin

Andrey Golubev

Aleksandr Nedovyesov

Dmitry Popko

Captain: Dias Doskarayev

 

ITALY v SWITZERLAND

Venue: Adriatic Arena, Pesaro, ITA (clay – indoor)

 

Italy

Andreas Seppi

Paolo Lorenzi

Simone Bolelli

Marco Cecchinato

Captain: Corrado Barazzutti

 

Switzerland

Marco Chiudinelli

Henri Laaksonen

Adrien Bossel

Antoine Bellier

Captain: Severin Luthi

 

POLAND v ARGENTINA

Venue: Ergo Arena, Gdansk, POL (hard – indoor)

 

Poland

Jerzy Janowicz

Kamil Majchrzak

Lukasz Kubot

Marcin Matkowski

Captain: Radoslaw Szymanik

 

Argentina

Leonardo Mayer

Guido Pella

Carlos Berlocq

Renzo Olivo

Captain: Daniel Orsanic

 

FRANCE v CANADA

Venue: Vélodrome Amédée Detraux, Guadeloupe, FRA (clay – outdoor)

 

France

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Richard Gasquet

Gael Monfils

Gilles Simon

Captain: Yannick Noah

 

Canada

Milos Raonic

Vasek Pospisil

Frank Dancevic

Daniel Nestor

Captain: Martin Laurendeau

 

GERMANY v CZECH REPUBLIC

Venue: TUI Arena, Hannover, GER (hard – indoor)

 

Germany

Philipp Kohlschreiber

Alexander Zverev

Dustin Brown

Philipp Petzschner

Captain: Michael Kohlmann

 

Czech Republic

Tomas Berdych

Lukas Rosol

Jiri Vesely

Radek Stepanek

Captain: Jaroslav Navratil

 

AUSTRALIA v USA

Venue: Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, AUS (grass – outdoor)

 

Australia

Bernard Tomic

Nick Kyrgios

Samuel Groth

John Peers

Captain: Lleyton Hewitt

 

USA

John Isner

Jack Sock

Bob Bryan

Mike Bryan

Captain: Jim Courier

 

BELGIUM v CROATIA

Venue: Country Hall du Sart-Tilman, Liège, BEL (clay – indoor)

 

Belgium

David Goffin

Kimmer Coppejans

Ruben Bemelmans

Arthur De Greef

Captain: Johan Van Herck

 

Croatia

Marin Cilic

Borna Coric

Ivan Dodig

Marin Draganja

Captain: Zeljko Krajan

 

 

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP I FIRST ROUND

 

ROMANIA v SLOVENIA

Venue: Sala Sporturilor, Arad, ROU (hard – indoor)

 

Romania

Adrian Ungur

Marius Copil

Horia Tecau

Florin Mergea

Captain: Andrei Pavel

 

Slovenia

Blaz Rola

Grega Zemlja

Tomislav Ternar

Aljaz Radinski

Captain: Blaz Trupej

 

PORTUGAL v AUSTRIA

Venue: Pavilhao Vitoria Sport Clube, Guimarães, POR (hard – indoor)

 

Portugal

Joao Sousa

Gastao Elias

Frederico Ferreira Silva

Pedro Sousa

Captain: Nuno Marques

 

Austria

Dominic Thiem

Gerald Melzer

Dennis Novak

Alexander Peya

Captain: Stefan Koubek

 

RUSSIA v SWEDEN

Venue: Kazan Tennis Academy, Kazan, RUS (hard – indoor)

 

Russia

Teymuraz Gabashvili

Andrey Kuznetsov

Evgeny Donskoy

Konstantin Kravchuk

Captain: Shamil Tarpischev

 

Sweden

Isak Arvidsson

Daniel Windahl

Robert Lindstedt

Johan Brunstrom

Captain: Fredrik Rosengren

 

HUNGARY v ISRAEL

Venue: Heroes’ Square Stadium, Budapest, HUN (clay – indoor)

 

Hungary

Marton Fucsovics

Peter Nagy

Gabor Borsos

Levente Godry

Captain: Zoltan Kuharszky

 

Israel

Dudi Sela

Amir Weintraub

Edan Leshem

Jonathan Erlich

Captain: Eyal Ran

 

 

ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP I FIRST ROUND

 

KOREA, REPUBLIC v NEW ZEALAND

Venue: Olympic Tennis Courts, Seoul, KOR (hard – outdoor)

 

Korea, Republic

Chung Hyeon

Duck Hee Lee

Hong Seong Chan

Lim Yong-Kyu

Captain: Roh Gap-Taik

 

New Zealand

Finn Tearney

Jose Statham

Michael Venus

Artem Sitak

Captain: Alistair Hunt

 

PAKISTAN v CHINA, P.R.

Venue: Sri Lanka Tennis Association, Colombo, SRI (clay – outdoor)

 

Pakistan

Aisam Qureshi
Aqeel Khan

Muhammad Abid

Yasir Khan

Playing captain: Aisam Qureshi

 

China, P.R.

Wu Di

Bai Yan

Zhang Ze

Gong Mao-Xin

Captain: Jiang Wei

 

 

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP I FIRST ROUND

 

ECUADOR v BARBADOS

Venue: Portoviejo Tennis Club, Portoviejo, ECU (clay – outdoor)

 

Ecuador

Giovanni Lapentti

Emilio Gomez

Gonzalo Escobar

Ivan Endara

Captain: Raul Viver

 

Barbados

Darian King

Haydn Lewis

Adam Hornby

Seanon Williams

Captain: Kevin Yarde

 

CHILE v DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Venue: Estadio Nacional Julio Martinez P – Court Central, Santiago, CHI (clay – outdoor)

 

Chile

Hans Podlipnik-Castillo

Gonzalo Lama

Christian Garin

Julio Peralta

Captain: Nicolas Massu

 

Dominican Republic

Victor Estrella Burgos

Jose Hernandez-Fernandez

Jose Olivares

Manuel Castellanos

Captain: Rafael Moreno

 

 

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP II FIRST ROUND

 

LITHUANIA v NORWAY

Venue: Siauliu Arena, Siauliai, LTU (hard – indoor)

 

Lithuania

Ricardas Berankis

Laurynas Grigelis

Lukas Mugevicius

Tadas Babelis

Captain: Rimvydas Mugevicius

 

Norway

Viktor Durasovic

Casper Ruud

Joachim Bjerke

Fredrik Ask

Captain: Anders Haseth

 

SOUTH AFRICA v LUXEMBOURG

Venue: Irene Country Club, Centurion, RSA (hard – outdoor)

 

South Africa

Tucker Vorster

Lloyd Harris

Ruan Roelofse

Dean O’Brien

Captain: Marcos Ondruska

 

Luxembourg

Ugo Nastasi

Alex Knaff

Tom Diederich

Mike Scheidweiler

Captain: Johny Goudenbour

 

TURKEY v BULGARIA

Venue: Ankara Tenis Kulübü, Ankara, TUR (hard – indoor)

 

Turkey

Marsel Ilhan

Cem Ilkel

Altug Celikbilek

Sarp Agabigun

Captain: Haluk Akkoyun

 

Bulgaria

Dimitar Kuzmanov
Aleksandar Lazov
Vasko Mladenov
Alexandar Lazarov
Captain: Todor Enev

BOSNIA/HERZEGOVINA v TUNISIA

Venue: Gradska Arena Zenica, Zenica, BIH (carpet – indoor)

 

Bosnia/Herzegovina

Mirza Basic

Tomislav Brkic

Nerman Fatic

Amer Delic

Playing captain: Amer Delic

 

Tunisia

Malek Jaziri

Anis Ghorbel

Moez Echargui

Skander Mansouri

Captain: Walid Jallali

 

LATVIA v MONACO

Venue: Daugavpils Olimpiskais Centrs, Daugavpils, LAT (hard – indoor)

 

Latvia

Mikelis Libietis

Martins Podzus

Janis Podzus

Rudolfs Mednis

Captain: Karlis Lejnieks

 

Monaco

Romain Arneodo

Benjamin Balleret

Lucas Catarina

Thomas Oger

Captain: Christophe Boggetti

 

EGYPT v BELARUS

Venue: El Gezera Sporting Club, Cairo, EGY (clay – outdoor)

 

Egypt

Mohamed Safwat

Karim-Mohamed Maamoun

Sherif Sabry

Karim Hossam

Captain: Mohamed Mamoun

 

Belarus

Egor Gerasimov

Ilya Ivashka

Sergey Betov

Alexander Bury

Captain: Vladimir Valchkov

 

FINLAND v ZIMBABWE

Venue: Kittilan Urheiluhalli, Kittila, FIN (hard – indoor)

 

Finland

Jarkko Nieminen

Harri Heliovaara

Eero Vasa

Henri Kontinen

Captain: Kim Tiilikainen

 

Zimbabwe

Takanyi Garanganga

Mark Fynn

Courtney John Lock

Captain: Martin Dzuwa

 

GEORGIA v DENMARK

Venue: New Sport Hall, Tbilisi, GEO (carpet – indoor)

 

Georgia

Nikoloz Basilashvili

George Tsivadze

Giorgi Javakhishvili

Irakli Metreveli

Captain: Vladimer Gabrichidze

 

Denmark

Frederik Nielsen

Benjamin Hannestad

Thomas Kromann

Christian Sigsgaard

Captain: Kenneth Carlsen

 

 

ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP II FIRST ROUND

 

CHINESE TAIPEI v MALAYSIA

Venue: Kaohsiung Yangming Tennis Courts, Kaohsiung, TPE (hard – outdoor)

 

Chinese Taipei

Lu Yen-Hsun

Huang Liang-Chi

Hung Jui-Chen

Yi Chu-Huan

Captain: Jinn-Yen Chiang

 

Malaysia

Ahmed Deedat Abdul Razak

Mohd Assri Merzuki

Syed Mohd Agil Syed Naguib

Hao Sheng Koay

Captain: Muliyadi Bin Jamal

 

PHILIPPINES v KUWAIT

Venue: Valle Verde Country Club, Pasig City, Metro-Manila, PHI (clay – indoor)

 

Philippines

Jeson Patrombon

Francis Casey Alcantara

Treat Huey

Ruben Gonzales

Captain: Karl Santamaria

 

Kuwait

Mohammad Ghareeb

Abdulrahman Alawadhi

Abdulhamid Mubarak

Abdulhameed Alshatti

Captain: Adel Al Shatti

 

INDONESIA v VIETNAM

Venue: Gelora Manahan Tennis Stadium Complex, Surakarta, INA (hard – outdoor)

 

Indonesia

Christopher Rungkat

David Agung Susanto

Aditya Hari Sasongko

Sunu-Wahyu Trijati

Captain: Roy Therik

 

Vietnam

Nam Hoang Ly

Thien Nguyen Hoang

Minh Tuan Pham

Artem Vu

Captain: Quoc-Bao Truong

 

THAILAND v SRI LANKA

Venue: The National Tennis Development Center, Nonthaburi, THA (hard – outdoor)

 

Thailand

Puriwat Chatpatcharoen

Pruchya Isarow

Sanchai Ratiwatana

Sonchat Ratiwatana

Captain: Paradorn Srichaphan

 

Sri Lanka

Sharmal Dissanayake

Harshana Godamanna

Dineshkanthan Thangarajah

Yasitha de Silva

Captain: Rohan de Silva

 

 

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP II FIRST ROUND

 

PERU v URUGUAY

Venue: Club Tennis Las Terrazas Miraflores, Lima, PER (clay – outdoor)

 

Peru

Mauricio Echazu

Juan Pablo Varillas Patino-Samudio

Jorge Brian Panta

Duilio Vallebuona

Captain: Pablo Arraya

 

Uruguay

Martin Cuevas
Santiago Maresca
Ariel Behar
Rodrigo Arus
Captain: Enrique Perez

 

MEXICO v GUATEMALA

Venue: Juan Camilo Mouriño Terrazo Stadium, San Francisco de Campeche, MEX (hard – outdoor)

 

Mexico

Lucas Gomez

Hans Hach

Santiago Gonzalez

Miguel-Angel Reyes-Varela

Captain: Leonardo Lavalle

 

Guatemala

Christopher Diaz-Figueroa

Wilfredo Gonzalez

Christopher Vleeming Ortiz

Anthony Benjamin Vasquez Rodas

Playing captain: Anthony Benjamin Vasquez Rodas

 

EL SALVADOR v PUERTO RICO

Venue: Complejo Polideportivo de Ciudad Merliot, Santa Tecla, ESA (hard – outdoor)

 

El Salvador

Marcelo Arevalo

Sebastian Quiros

Rafael Arevalo

Alberto Emmanuel Alvarado Larin

Captain: Miguel Merz

 

Puerto Rico

Sebastian Arcila

Alex Diaz

Ignacio Garcia

Alejandro Rodriguez-Vidal

Captain: Jorge F. Gonzalez

 

VENEZUELA v PARAGUAY

Venue: Cancha Central, Caracas, VEN (hard – outdoor)

 

Venezuela

Ricardo Rodriguez

Luis David Martinez

Miguel Angel Este

Roberto Maytin

Captain: Jose de Armas

 

Paraguay

Ayed Zatar

Bruno Britez

Francisco Yim Kim

Hernando Jose Escurra Isnardi

Captain: Paulo Carvallo

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Statement from Governing Bodies of International Tennis on Corruption Allegations

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Statement from Governing Bodies of International Tennis

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12 February 2016

 

Terms of Reference announced for Independent Review of Integrity in Tennis.

 

(London, UK, 12 February 2016)  The Terms of Reference and Protocols for the Independent Review of Integrity in Tennis were announced today by the four governing bodies of international tennis ATP, WTA, ITF and the Grand Slam Board. The Independent Review Panel (IRP), established in the Terms of Reference and Protocols, will investigate thoroughly the allegations of corruption in international professional tennis and the effectiveness of existing anti-corruption practices and procedures.

 

The IRP will review the effectiveness and appropriateness of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme (TACP), the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) and the Tennis Integrity Protection Programme (TIPP) and recommend any suggested changes.

 

The IRP will have wide powers including the right to require the production of documents, the right to carry out interviews and to appoint experts, as it considers appropriate.

 

In carrying out the Independent Review, the IRP will engage with all relevant parties. This will not be limited to the stakeholders in tennis and will extend to bodies outside of tennis, including international and state bodies, law enforcement agencies, betting operators and other relevant organisations.

 

While there is no fixed deadline for the IRP to complete its Independent Review, it is expected that the full review will take at least twelve months with the publication of an Interim Report during that time.

 

Following the publication of the Interim Report, there will be a consultation process, through which the stakeholders in tennis, other relevant parties and the public will be able to submit comments on the Interim Report for consideration by the IRP. Following this consultation process, the IRP will produce a Final Report. The governing bodies of international tennis will publish this document and have committed to fund and implement all of the IRP’s recommendations.

 

The Terms of Reference and Protocols have been published on the websites of the Chairman of the IRP Adam Lewis QC; the Solicitors to the IRP, Charles Russell Speechlys; the four Grand Slam Tournaments, ATP, WTA, ITF, and the Tennis Integrity Unit.

 

The IRP, led by Adam Lewis QC, will consist of three members. The additional two members of the panel will be confirmed by the end of February.

Any communications to the IRP should be addressed to Jonathan Ellis, of Charles Russell Speechlys LLP, who is appointed to act as the Solicitor and Secretary to the IRP at TennisIRP@crsblaw.com

 

The Terms of Reference and Protocols are attached and available at:

Background

On 27 January the four Governing Bodies of International Tennis ATP, WTA, ITF and the Grand Slam Board announced an Independent Review of Integrity in Tennis, including allegations of corruption in international professional tennis.

 

Governing Bodies

The Governing Bodies of International Tennis are the ATP, the WTA (Women’s Tennis Association), the ITF (International Tennis Federation) and the Grand Slam Board (representing the Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open).

 

Tennis Integrity Unit

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), based in London, has been operating since 2008 as a joint initiative of the Governing Bodies. It is fully funded and all requests for additional funding have always been met.

 

The TIU is operationally independent from the Governing Bodies of Tennis. In protecting the integrity of world tennis, the TIU has a remit that covers:

  • preventing corruption from taking place;
  • educating players and officials by explaining the tactics and approaches used by potential corruptors;
  • investigating any matter of concern that it identifies or that is brought to its attention.
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Statement from Tennis Governing Bodies – Tennis Announces Independent Review

(January 26, 2016) Tennis’ governing bodies announced on Wednesday at the Australian Open that they will assign an independent review of their Tennis Integrity Unit to try and regain “public confidence” in the sport after the BBC and BuzzFeed News reported match-fixing involving top 50 players.

Here is the press release sent to media:

Statement from Tennis Governing Bodies
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 27 January, 2016 AEDT
Tennis Announces Independent Review
 Independent Review Panel will:
o review and report on the appropriateness and effectiveness of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP)
o take into account public commentary regarding the processes, procedures and resources
o make recommendations for change
 Adam Lewis QC to head Independent Review Panel (IRP)
 Commitment to fund and implement all actions recommended by the IRP
(Melbourne, Australia, 27 January 2016) The Chairmen and CEOs of the Governing Bodies of International Tennis – ATP, WTA, ITF and the Grand Slam Board – today announced an independent review headed by Adam Lewis QC aimed at further safeguarding the integrity of the game.
The Independent Review Panel will review and report on the appropriateness and effectiveness of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program and make recommendations for change. In conducting the review, the IRP will take into account public commentary regarding the processes, procedures and resources of the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU). The Governing Bodies of International Tennis said they expect the IRP to address issues including:
 How the TIU can be more transparent without compromising the TIU’s need for investigative confidentiality
 Additional resources for the TIU both within the unit and at tournaments
 Structural and/or governance changes that enhance the independence of the TIU
 How to extend the scope and reach of the tennis integrity education program.
The Governing Bodies of International Tennis commit to make the outcomes and recommendations of the IRP publicly available and to implement and fund all the actions recommended by the IRP.
Adam Lewis QC is recognised as the leading expert on sports law at the London Bar. He co-edits the principal textbook, Sport: Law and Practice, lectures on sports law and regularly chairs various sports tribunals, and acts as an arbitrator.
Mr Lewis will be assisted on the Independent Review Panel by two members that he will select and appoint to reflect the global nature of the sport.
The IRP will report to the Governing Bodies of International Tennis. An interim report will be provided by the IRP.
“This review will build on the 2008 Environmental Report that saw tennis become one of the first major sports to establish its own dedicated anti-corruption unit. Since 2010, the Tennis Integrity Unit-instigated anti-corruption investigations have resulted in 18 successful disciplinary cases being brought forward including life bans for five players and one official,’’ the statement said.

All professional players, support staff and officials are subject to the terms of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program which equips the TIU with substantial investigative powers. These include the right to interview any relevant person of interest and obtain their telephone, computer and bank records.
“Tennis remains one of the leaders in integrity. We have a zero-tolerance approach to all aspects of corruption and all of us are absolutely committed to rooting out corruption whatever it takes.
“The environment for all major sports, including tennis, has changed dramatically over the past eight years and combined with issues raised in the media, we believe now is the right time to review how we continue to fight corruption in the game.
“Given the seriousness of the issue, we call on all governments worldwide to make match fixing a distinct criminal offence, resourced by national crime fighting agencies working in cooperation with sports integrity boards and other relevant stakeholders.”

Signed by:
Chris Kermode, ATP Chairman
Steve Simon, WTA CEO
David Haggerty, ITF President
Stephen Healy, Australian Open Chairman
Jean Gachassin, Roland Garros Chairman
Katrina Adams, US Open Chairman
Philip Brook, Tennis Integrity Board Chairman and Wimbledon Chairman

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Line-up Confirmed for 2016 ITF Junior Masters

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(January 25, 2016) Hungarian duo Dalma Galfi, the 2015 ITF Girls World Champion, and Mate Valkusz, the current boys’ world No. 1, head the entry for the 2016 ITF Junior Masters taking place at the Sichuan International Tennis Centre in Chengdu, China on 8-10 April.

 

The ITF Junior Masters, now in its second year, is an international event showcasing eight male and eight female players who qualify on the basis of their 18-and-under ITF Junior World Ranking at the end of the year. The ITF Junior Masters consists of two knock-out singles events, with each player guaranteed three matches to determine their final finishing position. Players will compete for a total prize fund of $160,000 in travel grants, and will also compete for wild cards into professional events.

 

The following players will contest the 2016 ITF Junior Masters:

 

Women’s singles


Dalma Galfi (HUN)
Katie Swan (GBR)
Anna Blinkova (RUS)
Tereza Mihalikova (SVK)
Usue Arconada (USA)
Sofia Kenin (USA)
Charlotte Robillard-Millette (CAN)
Kayla Day (USA)

 

Men’s singles


Casper Ruud (NOR)
Mate Valkusz (HUN)
Hong Seong Chan (KOR)
Marcelo Barrios Vera (CHI)
Orlando Luz (BRA)
Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB)
William Blumberg (USA)
Alvaro Lopez San Martin (ESP)

 

Galfi, the 2015 US Open junior champion, lines up alongside Australian Open junior champion Tereza Mihalikova and runner-up Katie Swan, and Wimbledon junior finalist Anna Blinkova. They will be joined by Sofia Kenin, a member of the United States’ 2014 Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas winning team.

 

Valkusz, who took over the boys’ No. 1 ranking at the start of 2016, heads up the men’s entries alongside 2015 Orange Bowl junior champion Miomir Kecmanovic, Australian Open junior runner-up Hong Seong Chan and 2014 double Youth Olympic medallist Orlando Luz. They will be joined by 2013 Junior Davis Cup by BNP Paribas winner Alvaro Lopez San Martin.

 

The provision of travel grants is one of the ways in which the ITF Junior Masters assists these top juniors in making a transition from junior tennis to the professional game. Each player competing in the 2016 ITF Junior Masters will earn a minimum travel grant of $7,000, while the boys’ and girls’ champions will both be awarded $15,000 travel grants. Players will also compete for wild cards into professional events donated by National Associations, with further details to be confirmed later this year.

 

The Sichuan International Tennis Centre will host the event for the second year as part of the ITF’s three-year agreement with the Chinese Tennis Association and the Chengdu Sport Bureau. The centre, which was built in 2008 and consists of 32 hard courts, has hosted several international events. The ITF Junior Masters will be staged on the centre’s two show courts, including a 6,000-capacity centre court, with matches broadcast by Sichuan TV and streamed live over the three days of competition.

 

The ITF Junior Masters joins the ITF junior team competitions, the 14-and-under ITF World Junior Tennis competition, and 16-and-under Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, as the premier junior events on the 2016 ITF calendar.

 

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