July 23, 2016

Tennis Results

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ERICSSON OPEN – BASTAD, SWEDEN
$250,000
18 – 24 JULY 2016

RESULTS – JULY 22, 2016
Singles – Quarterfinals
[Q] K. Siniakova (CZE) d [2] S. Errani (ITA) 76(2) 63
[8] J. Larsson (SWE) d [4] A. Beck (GER) 75 61
[6] L. Siegemund (GER) d L. Arruabarrena (ESP) 75 63
J. Goerges (GER) d K. Knapp (ITA) 46 62 63

Doubles – Semifinals
L. Kerkhove (NED) / L. Marozava (BLR) d D. Schuurs (NED) / R. Voracova (CZE) 75 62

Quarterfinals
A. Mitu (ROU) / A. Rosolska (POL) d [2] K. Bertens (NED) / J. Larsson (SWE) 63 26 10-8

ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2016
CENTRE COURT start 1:00 pm
[6] L. Siegemund (GER) vs J. Goerges (GER)
[8] J. Larsson (SWE) vs [Q] K. Siniakova (CZE)
L. Kuncikova (CZE) / K. Stuchla (CZE) vs A. Mitu (ROU) / A. Rosolska (POL)

Generali Open
Kitzbuhel, Austria

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 22 JULY 2016

Singles – Semi-finals
[4] P. Lorenzi (ITA) d G. Melzer (AUT) 76(4) 76(13)
N. Basilashvili (GEO) d [6] D. Lajovic (SRB) 63 61

Doubles – Semi-finals
[1] W. Koolhof (NED) / M. Middelkoop (NED) d J. Cerretani (USA) / P. Oswald (AUT) 63 67(6) 10-3
D. Novak (AUT) / D. Thiem (AUT) d [3] J. Erlich (ISR) / S. Gonzalez (MEX) 16 76(3) 10-5

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 23 JULY 2016

CENTER COURT start 11:00 am
[1] W. Koolhof (NED) / M. Middelkoop (NED) vs D. Novak (AUT) / D. Thiem (AUT)
Not Before 1:00 pm
[4] P. Lorenzi (ITA) vs N. Basilashvili (GEO)

J. Safra Sarasin Swiss Open Gstaad
Gstaad, Switzerland

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 22 JULY 2016

Singles – Quarter-finals
[1] F. Lopez (ESP) d E. Ymer (SWE) 64 76(2)
[8] P. Mathieu (FRA) d [3] A. Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 46 63 64
D. Brown (GER) d [7] M. Youzhny (RUS) 64 64
R. Haase (NED) d [Q] T. Monteiro (BRA) 76(2) 75

Second Round
[Q] T. Monteiro (BRA) d [2] G. Simon (FRA) 62 64

Doubles – Semi-finals
[1] M. Pavic (CRO) / M. Venus (NZL) d P. Raja (IND) / D. Sharan (IND) 36 76(4) 10-2

Quarter-finals
[4] J. Peralta (CHI) / H. Zeballos (ARG) d [WC] A. Begemann (GER) / R. Haase (NED) 67(4) 76(2) 10-3

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 23 JULY 2016

CENTER COURT start 11:30 am
[1] F. Lopez (ESP) vs D. Brown (GER)
Not Before 3:00 pm
[8] P. Mathieu (FRA) vs R. Haase (NED)

COURT 1 start 12:00 noon
[4] J. Peralta (CHI) / H. Zeballos (ARG) vs S. Arends (NED) / T. Weissborn (AUT)

Konzum Croatia Open Umag
Umag, Croatia

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 22 JULY 2016

Singles – Quarter-Finals
A. Martin (SVK) d [2] J. Sousa (POR) 63 46 62
C. Berlocq (ARG) d [3] J. Chardy (FRA) 64 62
[4] F. Fognini (ITA) d D. Dzumhur (BIH) 46 61 61
G. Elias (POR) d [6] P. Carreno Busta (ESP) 64 64

Doubles – Semi-Finals
[4] N. Mektic (CRO) / A. Sancic (CRO) d [2] N. Monroe (USA) / A. Sitak (NZL) 75 62
M. Klizan (SVK) / D. Marrero (ESP) d T. Fabbiano (ITA) / F. Skugor (CRO) 64 61

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 23 JULY 2016

CENTRE COURT start 5:30 pm
C. Berlocq (ARG) vs A. Martin (SVK)

Not Before 8:00 pm
G. Elias (POR) vs [4] F. Fognini (ITA)
M. Klizan (SVK) / D. Marrero (ESP) vs [4] N. Mektic (CRO) / A. Sancic (CRO)

CITI OPEN
Washington, D.C., USA

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 22 JULY 2016

Singles – Quarter-Finals
[5] S. Johnson (USA) d [1] J. Isner (USA) 76(7) 76(15)
[2] G. Monfils (FRA) d [8] S. Querrey (USA) 64 36 61
[7] [WC] A. Zverev (GER) d [4] B. Paire (FRA) 61 63
[13] I. Karlovic (CRO) d [6] J. Sock (USA) 76(4) 76(6)

Doubles – Quarter-Finals
L. Kubot (POL) / A. Peya (AUT) d S. Johnson (USA) / J. Sock (USA) 64 60
H. Kontinen (FIN) / J. Peers (AUS) d C. Guccione (AUS) / S. Querrey (USA) 62 76(13)

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 23 JULY 2016

STADIUM start 12:00 noon
ATP – [3] F. Mergea (ROU) / H. Tecau (ROU) vs [2] D. Nestor (CAN) / E. Roger-Vasselin (FRA)

Not Before 2:00 pm
ATP – [5] S. Johnson (USA) vs [13] I. Karlovic (CRO)

Not Before 4:00 pm
WTA – [7] Y. Wickmayer (BEL) vs [6] Y. Putintseva (KAZ)

7:00 pm
ATP – [7] [WC] A. Zverev (GER) vs [2] G. Monfils (FRA)

Not Before 9:00 pm
WTA – [WC] J. Pegula (USA) vs L. Davis (USA)

GRANDSTAND 1 start 5:00 pm
ATP – L. Kubot (POL) / A. Peya (AUT) vs H. Kontinen (FIN) / J. Peers (AUS)

Not Before 6:00 pm
WTA DOUBLES FINAL-TBA – M. Niculescu (ROU) / Y. Wickmayer (BEL) vs S. Aoyama (JPN) / R. Ozaki (JPN)

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WTA – Rogers Cup Montreal – Draws and Order of Play

Serena Williams

Serena Williams

The draws and order of play for the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in Montreal.

MONTREAL DRAW

Women’s Singles

First Round
[1] S. Williams (USA) – Bye
Qualifier vs. M. Puig (PUR)
T. Babos (HUN) vs. Qualifier
S. Rogers (USA) vs. [15] J. Konta (GBR)
[11] D. Cibulkova (SVK) vs. Qualifier
L. Safarova (CZE) vs. E. Bouchard (CAN)
Y. Wickmayer (BEL) vs. Qualifier
[8] C. Suárez Navarro (ESP) – Bye
[4] A. Radwanska (POL) – Bye
M. Niculescu (ROU) vs. J. Ostapenko (LAT)
Qualifier vs. Qualifier
Y. Putintseva (KAZ) vs. [16] A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
[10] M. Keys (USA) vs. E. Vesnina (RUS)
C. Vandeweghe (USA) vs. E. Makarova (RUS)
[WC] C. Garcia (FRA) vs. B. Strycova (CZE)
[6] V. Williams (USA) – Bye
[5] S. Halep (ROU) – Bye
Qualifier vs. K. Mladenovic (FRA)
A. Cornet (FRA) vs. A. Petkovic (GER)
Qualifier vs. [12] P. Kvitova (CZE)
[14] K. Pliskova (CZE) vs. Qualifier
[WC] A. Wozniak (CAN) vs. S. Errani (ITA)
D. Gavrilova (AUS) vs. A. Beck (GER)
[3] G. Muguruza (ESP) – Bye
[7] R. Vinci (ITA) – Bye
S. Stephens (USA) vs. Qualifier
M. Doi (JPN) vs. D. Kasatkina (RUS)
H. Watson (GBR) vs. [9] S. Kuznetsova (RUS)
[13] S. Stosur (AUS) vs. Qualifier
[WC] F. Abanda (CAN) vs. E. Svitolina (UKR)
M. Lucic-Baroni (CRO) vs. Qualifier
[2] A. Kerber (GER) – Bye

Click here for qualifying singles draw.
ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2016

CENTRAL start 12:00 noon
Qualifying – [4] S. Zhang (CHN) vs [WC] C. Robillard-Millette (CAN)
Qualifying – [5] C. Mchale (USA) vs C. Zhao (CAN)
Qualifying – T. Moore (GBR) vs [17] B. Mattek-Sands (USA)

BANQUE NATIONALE start 10:00 am
Qualifying – [WC] B. Andreescu (CAN) vs [16] S. Crawford (USA)
Qualifying – [WC] C. Leduc (CAN) vs [21] V. Cepede Royg (PAR)
Qualifying – [WC] E. Routliffe (CAN) vs [20] K. Kucova (SVK)

Not Before 4:00 pm
Qualifying – [8] S. Zheng (CHN) vs [WC] I. Boulais (CAN)

COURT 9 start 10:00 am
Qualifying – [10] M. Duque-Mariño (COL) vs [WC] M. Leduc (CAN)
Qualifying – [WC] P. Januskova (CAN) vs [24] J. Boserup (USA)
Qualifying – [WC] M. Patrascu (CAN) vs [23] J. Glushko (ISR)

COURT 5 start 10:00 am
Qualifying – O. Govortsova (BLR) vs [22] O. Dodin (FRA)
Qualifying – [1] V. Lepchenko (USA) vs A. Klepac (SLO)
Qualifying – [2] M. Brengle (USA) vs O. Savchuk (UKR)
Qualifying – [7] N. Gibbs (USA) vs S. Vickery (USA)

COURT 2 start 10:00 am
Qualifying – D. Lao (USA) vs [19] V. King (USA)
Qualifying – [6] I. Falconi (USA) vs [WC] T. Lagarde (CAN)
Qualifying – L. Albanese (USA) vs [13] N. Broady (GBR)
Qualifying – A. Muhammad (USA) vs [18] D. Vekic (CRO)

COURT 6 start 10:00 am
Qualifying – [3] K. Bondarenko (UKR) vs Y. Xu (CHN)
Qualifying – A. Kudryavtseva (RUS) vs [14] N. Osaka (JPN)
Qualifying – [9] N. Hibino (JPN) vs E. Hozumi (JPN)
Qualifying – J. Brady (USA) vs [15] M. Linette (POL)

TBA – Not before 4.00pm – Qualifying – [11] C. Giorgi (ITA) vs [WC] G. Dabrowski (CAN)
TBA – Not before 4.00pm – Qualifying – [12] S. Lisicki (GER) vs J. Pegula (USA)

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Official Draw for 2016 Rogers Cup Set in Toronto

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 4 seed Canadian Milos Raonic placed in same half, could face off in the semifinals

From Tennis Canada: Toronto, July 22, 2016 – The official draw for the 2016 Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in Toronto was conducted on Friday at Rogers Centre. Canadian star and recent Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic will take on the winner of Yen-Hsun Lu and rising star, 19-year-old Alexander Zverev in his opening match, while top-seeded Novak Djokovic will face either Dimitry Tursunov or Gilles Muller in the second round.

The Top 8 seeds all receive a first-round bye. Djokovic and Raonic have been placed in the same half of the draw, meaning they could meet in the semifinals. En route, Djokovic could see No. 5 seed Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals. The world No. 1 will be aiming to clinch his fourth Rogers Cup title following his wins in 2007, 2011, and 2012. Raonic, a 2013 Rogers Cup finalist, has a potential quarter-final duel with No. 7 seed David Goffin.

Two-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka, who was on hand for the official draw, is seeded No. 2 and will anchor the bottom half of the draw. His first match will see him take on the winner of Mikhail Youzhny opposite Stephane Robert. Should the seeds hold, he would face No. 3 seed Kei Nishikori in the semifinals, and No. 6 seed Dominic Thiem in the round of eight. The No. 8 seed is 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic, who is in the same quarter as Nishikori.

There are several exciting first-round duels set to take place over the first two days of main draw play, highlighted by 17-year-old Canadian Denis Shapovalov challenging No. 11 seed Nick Kyrgios in his Rogers Cup debut. Another teenaged up-and-comer making his first appearance in Toronto is Taylor Fritz of the United States, against big-serving Croatian Ivo Karlovic. Other players in action will include Gael Monfils, John Isner, and next generation star Borna Coric.

Vasek Pospisil’s first-round match will be against Frenchman Jeremy Chardy, currently ranked world No. 38. Three other Canadians are in the main draw as well – Frank Dancevic will face Sam Querrey, Steven Diez will be up against Brit Kyle Edmund, and Peter Polansky will take on a qualifier.

Several other Canadians will be competing this weekend for one of seven qualifier positions in the main draw. Felix Auger-Aliassime, Philip Bester, Benjamin Sigouin, and Brayden Schnur will be in action tomorrow, as part of Pizzaville Free Community Weekend this Saturday July 23 and Sunday July 24, with admission free for everyone for the two days.

Click here to view the complete main draw.

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Djokovic, Murray, Federer and Nadal Headline US Open Men’s Field

Novak Djokovic

NOVAK DJOKOVIC, ANDY MURRAY, ROGER FEDERER, RAFAEL NADAL

HEADLINE 2016 US OPEN MEN’S SINGLES FIELD

Field Features Five Former US Open Champions

and Includes the World’s Top 98 Men

From the USTA: White Plains, N.Y., July 20, 2016 – The USTA today announced that defending US Open champion and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, world No. 2 and reigning Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, five-time US Open champion and world No. 3 Roger Federer, and two-time US Open champion and world No. 4 Rafael Nadal headline the men’s singles field for the 2016 US Open Tennis Championships. The field includes five former US Open singles champions, including Djokovic (2011, 2015), Murray (2012), Federer (2004-2008), Nadal (2010, 2013) and Marin Cilic (2014).

Each of the world’s top 98 men received direct entry into the US Open, representing 38 countries.

The 2016 US Open will be played Monday, August 29, through Sunday, September 11, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. The US Open Men’s Singles Championship is presented by Mercedes-Benz.

Djokovic,who has reached the singles final in Flushing five out of the last six years, leads the men’s field as the world No. 1 and defending US Open champion. The Serbian won his 12th major championship at the French Open in June to complete the “Career Grand Slam,” and held all four major titles until Sam Querrey ended his 30-match win streak at Grand Slams in the third round at Wimbledon.

Murray, of Great Britain, won his third major and second Wimbledon title this month after finishing runner-up to Djokovic in this year’s Australian and French Open finals. Murray, the reigning Olympic Gold Medalist, defeated Djokovic in the 2012 US Open final to win his first Grand Slam championship.

Federer, of Switzerland, is the all-time leader with 17 major singles titles, and was bidding for his eighth Wimbledon title this summer before falling to Milos Raonic in the semifinals. Federer is competing for his sixth US Open title, which would surpass Pete Sampras and Jimmy Connors for the most US Open men’s singles titles in the Open Era.

Nadal, of Spain, is a 14-time Grand Slam champion who won his 69th career ATP World Tour title in Barcelona this April. He has not played competitively since withdrawing from the French Open in June with a wrist injury.

Also included in the men’s singles field are: No. 5 Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, the 2014 Australian Open and 2015 French Open champion; No. 6 Kei Nishikori, of Japan, a 2014 US Open finalist; No. 7 Milos Raonic, of Canada, who reached his first Grand Slam singles final at Wimbledon this month; No. 8 Tomas Berdych, of the Czech Republic, a former world No. 4 and 2016 Wimbledon semifinalist; No. 9 Dominic Thiem, the 22-year old Austrian talent; No. 10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, of France; No. 11 David Goffin, of Belgium; and No. 12 Marin Cilic, the 2014 US Open champion.

Canadian Vasek Pospisil, ranked No. 98, is the last man to receive direct entry into the field of 128. Six players used a protected ranking to gain entry, including Nos. 39 Julien Benneteau, of France, and Janko Tipsarevic, of Serbia, No. 56 Brian Baker, of the United States, No. 81 Thanasi Kokkinakis, of Australia, No. 89 Dmitry Tursunov, of Russia, and No. 94 Jerzy Janowicz, of Poland. Sixteen more players will gain entry through the US Open Qualifying Tournament, held August 23-26, while the eight remaining spots are wild cards awarded by the USTA.

American men who received direct entry are No. 16 John Isner, of Greensboro, N.C., No. 25 Steve Johnson, of Orange, Calif., No. 26 Jack Sock, of Lincoln, Neb., No. 29 Sam Querrey, of Las Vegas, No. 56 Brian Baker, of Nashville, Tenn., No. 57 Donald Young, of Atlanta, and No. 67 Taylor Fritz, of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion, is entered as an alternate and would be making his first appearance at the US Open since 2013.

Among the players competing in the US Open Qualifying Tournament will be the winner of the seventh annual US Open National Playoffs – Men’s Championship, held during the Emirates Airline US Open Series’ Connecticut Open in New Haven, Conn., prior to the US Open Qualifying Tournament. The USTA created the US Open National Playoffs in 2010 to allow players 14 and older, regardless of playing ability or nationality, to vie for a spot in the US Open Qualifying Tournament via one of 15 sectional qualifying tournaments.

The July 18 edition of the Emirates ATP Rankings was used to determine the US Open main draw entry list. Seeds will be determined and announced closer to the start of the event.

The 2016 US Open will mark the culmination of the Emirates Airline US Open Series, the North American summer season of seven ATP World Tour and WTA events that began this week in Stanford, Calif.

The US Open is the highest-attended annual sporting event in the world. 2016 marks the second year of an 11-year partnership between the USTA and ESPN, which will see the US Open carried on the ESPN family of networks through 2025. During this year’s US Open, ESPN and ESPN2 will combine to air nearly 130 hours of live match play with more than 1,200 hours of first-to-last ball coverage to be seen on ESPN3 on WatchESPN, which will also be available via the US Open website – USOpen.org.  In the continued expansion of its US Open coverage, ESPN will feature play from up to 12 courts.

US Open tickets can be purchased: at USOpen.org; by calling Ticketmaster at 1-866-OPEN-TIX; and at all Ticketmaster outlets.

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Six-Time Champion Serena Williams Leads 2016 US Open’s Women’s Field

WORLD NO. 1 AND SIX-TIME CHAMPION SERENA WILLIAMS LEADS 2016 US OPEN WOMEN’S SINGLES FIELD AND VIES TO WIN RECORD 23RD GRAND SLAM

Fourteen U.S. Women Receive Direct Entry into the Main Draw –

the Most of Any Country and the Most Since 2004

Field Includes Four Former US Open Singles Champions – Serena Williams,

Venus Williams, Samantha Stosur and Svetlana Kuznetsova

From the USTA: White Plains, N.Y., July 20, 2016 – The USTA today announced that world No. 1 and six-time US Open champion Serena Williams leads the women’s singles field for the 2016 US Open Tennis Championships. Williams is joined by 101 of the world’s top 103 women, including 2016 Australian Open champion and world No. 2 Angelique Kerber, 2016 French Open champion and world No. 3 Garbiñe Muguruza, two-time US Open champion and world No. 7 Venus Williams, 2015 US Open finalist Roberta Vinci, 2014 US Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki, and former US Open champions Samantha Stosur and Svetlana Kuznetsova.

In total, 37 different countries are represented in the women’s field. Fourteen U.S. women received direct entry into the main draw – the most of any country and the most direct entries for American women since 2004 when there were 15 entries.

The 2016 US Open will be played Monday, August 29, through Sunday, September 11, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. The US Open Women’s Singles Championship is presented by J.P. Morgan.

Leading the entry list is world No. 1 Serena Williams, who won her sixth US Open crown in 2014, tying her with Chris Evert for the most US Open women’s singles titles in the Open Era. At this year’s US Open, Williams is looking to break the record for the most Grand Slam singles titles in the Open Era. At Wimbledon, Williams tied Steffi Graf for the most major titles when Williams won her 22nd Grand Slam singles title.  

Joining Williams in the field’s top four are world No. 2 Kerber, of Germany, who defeated Serena Williams in the Australian Open final this year and also reached the 2016 Wimbledon final; No. 3 Muguruza, of Spain, the 2016 French Open champion and 2015 Wimbledon finalist; and No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska, of Poland, the first Polish player to reach a Grand Slam singles final (2012 Wimbledon) and a 2016 Australian Open semifinalist.

Rounding out the top 10 entries are: No. 5 Simona Halep, of Romania, the 2014 French Open finalist and 2015 US Open semifinalist; No. 7 Venus Williams, of the United States, who won the US Open in 2000 and 2001 and is a seven-time Grand Slam singles champion; No. 8 Roberta Vinci, of Italy, who reached her first Grand Slam final at the US Open last year at age 32; No. 9 Carla Suárez Navarro, of Spain, a five-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist, who reached the US Open quarterfinals in 2013; No. 10 Svetlana Kuznetsova, of Russia, the 2004 US Open champion and 2009 French Open champion; and world No. 11 Madison Keys, of the United States, a 2015 Australian Open semifinalist, who debuted in the Top 10 last month after winning her second career WTA title.

World No. 6 and two-time US Open singles finalist Victoria Azarenka will not be competing in this year’s US Open after announcing her pregnancy last week. 2006 US Open champion Maria Sharapova, ranked No. 97 this week, will also not compete due to an ITF anti-doping provisional suspension, which is currently under appeal.

Nine players who have won Grand Slam singles titles in their careers are competing in the US Open this year, including two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova (2011, 2014), former world No. 1 and 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic, of Serbia, and 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone, of Italy.

Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich, ranked No. 103, is the last player accepted directly into the women’s field of 128. Azarenka and Sharapova are the only withdrawals. Three players are using a special ranking to gain entry into the main draw – No. 27 Peng Shuai, of China, No. 64 Galina Voskoboeva, of Kazakhstan, and No. 91 Vitalia Diatchenko, of Russia. Sixteen more players will gain entry through the US Open Qualifying Tournament, August 23-26, while the remaining eight spots are wild cards awarded by the USTA.

In addition to Serena Williams, Venus Williams, and Keys, the other American women who received direct entry into this year’s tournament include: No. 23 Sloane Stephens, of Coral Springs, Fla., No. 35 Coco Vandeweghe, of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., No. 52 Varvara Lepchenko, of Allentown, Pa., No. 55 Madison Brengle, of Dover, Del., No. 57 Shelby Rogers, of Charleston, S.C., No. 63 Christina McHale, of Englewood Cliffs, N.J., No. 69 Louisa Chirico, of Harrison, N.Y., No.  70 Irina Falconi, of West Palm Beach, Fla., No. 71 Nicole Gibbs, of Santa Monica, Calif., No. 78 Alison Riske, of Pittsburgh, and No. 101 Samantha Crawford, of Tamarac, Fla.

Several of the young Americans listed above have had breakout performances on the WTA tour this year. Stephens, 23, won three WTA titles this year (Auckland, Acapulco, and Charleston); Vandeweghe, 24, won her second career WTA singles title in ‘s-Hertogenbosch; and Rogers, 23, advanced to her first-ever Grand Slam quarterfinal at the French Open. 

Among the players competing in the US Open Qualifying Tournament will be the winner of the seventh annual US Open National Playoffs – Women’s Championship, held during the Emirates Airline US Open Series’ Connecticut Open in New Haven, Conn., prior to the US Open Qualifying Tournament. The USTA created the US Open National Playoffs in 2010 to allow players 14 and older, regardless of playing ability or nationality, to vie for a spot in the US Open Qualifying Tournament via one of 15 sectional qualifying tournaments.

The July 18 edition of the WTA rankings was used to determine the US Open main draw entry list. Seeds will be determined and announced closer to the start of the event.

The 2016 US Open will mark the culmination of the Emirates Airline US Open Series, the North American summer season of seven ATP World Tour and WTA events that began this week in Stanford, Calif.

The US Open is the highest-attended annual sporting event in the world. 2016 marks the second year of an 11-year partnership between the USTA and ESPN, which will see the US Open carried on the ESPN family of networks through 2025. During this year’s US Open, ESPN and ESPN2 will combine to air nearly 130 hours of live match play with more than 1,200 hours of first-to-last ball coverage to be seen on ESPN3 on WatchESPN, which will also be available via the US Open website – USOpen.org.  In the continued expansion of its US Open coverage, ESPN will feature play from up to 12 courts

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Davis Cup Results for July 17, 2016

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(July 17, 2016) The ITF has announced the final results from the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group quarterfinals and Zone Group ties taking place on 15-17 July. A total of 28 ties have been held this weekend.

 

In the World Group semifinals, on 16-18 September, Great Britain will be at home to Argentina, and Croatia will be at home to France. The venues will be confirmed in early August.

 

The World Group play-offs will also be held on 16-18 September. The Draw for the World Group play-offs will take place at the ITF offices in London on Tuesday 19 July at 10:00 (09:00 GMT). The eight seeds will be based on the new ITF Davis Cup Nations Ranking of Monday 18 July.

 

The nations competing in the World Group play-offs are:

 

World Group first round losing nations: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Japan, Kazakhstan, Poland, Switzerland.

 

Zone Group I second round winning nations: Brazil, Chile, India, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.

 

 

WORLD GROUP QUARTERFINALS

 

GREAT BRITAIN defeated SERBIA 3-2

Venue: Tasmajdan Stadium, Belgrade, SRB (clay – outdoor)

 

Kyle Edmund (GBR) d. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) 63 64 60

Dusan Lajovic (SRB) d. James Ward (GBR) 61 63 62

Dominic Inglot/Jamie Murray (GBR) d. Filip Krajinovic/Nenad Zimonjic (SRB) 61 67(2) 63 64

Kyle Edmund (GBR) d. Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 63 64 76(5)

Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) d. James Ward (GBR) 62 36 75

 

ARGENTINA defeated ITALY 3-1

Venue: Circolo Tennis Baratoff, Pesaro, ITA (clay – outdoor)

 

Federico Delbonis (ARG) d. Andreas Seppi (ITA) 76(4) 36 63 76(3)

Fabio Fognini (ITA) d. Juan Monaco (ARG) 61 61 75

Juan Martin del Potro/Guido Pella (ARG) d. Fabio Fognini/Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) 61 76(4) 36 36 64

Federico Delbonis (ARG) d. Fabio Fognini (ITA) 64 75 36 75

Andreas Seppi (ITA) v Juan Monaco (ARG) – not played

 

FRANCE defeated CZECH REPUBLIC 3-1

Venue: Werk Arena, Trinec, CZE (hard – indoor)

 

Lukas Rosol (CZE) d. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 64 36 46 76(8) 64

Lucas Pouille (FRA) d. Jiri Vesely (CZE) 76(2) 64 75

Pierre-Hugues Herbert/Nicolas Mahut (FRA) d. Lukas Rosol/Radek Stepanek (CZE) 61 36 63 46 64

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) d. Jiri Vesely (CZE) 46 76(3) 64 75

Lukas Rosol (CZE) v Lucas Pouille (FRA) – not played

 

CROATIA defeated USA 3-2

Venue: Tualatin Hills Tennis Center, Portland, USA (hard – outdoor)

 

Jack Sock (USA) d. Marin Cilic (CRO) 46 36 63 64 64

John Isner (USA) d. Borna Coric (CRO) 64 64 63

Ivan Dodig/Marin Cilic (CRO) d. Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (USA) 62 26 62 64

Marin Cilic (CRO) d. John Isner (USA) 76(9) 63 64

Borna Coric (CRO) d. Jack Sock (USA) 64 36 63 64

 

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP I SECOND ROUND

 

SPAIN defeated ROMANIA 4-1

Venue: Sala Polivalenta Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, ROU (hard – indoor)

 

Feliciano Lopez (ESP) d. Marius Copil (ROU) 76(4) 57 64 36 63

Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) d. Adrian Ungur (ROU) 63 62 61

Florin Mergea/Horia Tecau (ROU) d. Feliciano Lopez/Marc Lopez (ESP) 36 61 16 75 63

Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) d. Florin Mergea (ROU) 64 63 62

Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) d. Adrian Ungur (ROU) 63 76(5)

 

UKRAINE defeated AUSTRIA 3-2

Venue: Campa Tennis Club, Bucha, Kiev, UKR (hard – outdoor)

 

Illya Marchenko (UKR) d. Dennis Novak (AUT) 76(3) 57 63 62

Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) d. Gerald Melzer (AUT) 63 64 63

Jurgen Melzer/Philipp Oswald (AUT) d. Denys Molchanov/Artem Smirnov (UKR) 63 76(7) 63

Jurgen Melzer (AUT) d. Illya Marchenko (UKR) 36 63 36 75 63

Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) d. Dennis Novak (AUT) 63 63 67(8) 75

 

RUSSIA defeated NETHERLANDS 4-1

Venue: National Tennis Center, Moscow, RUS (hard – outdoor)

 

Andrey Rublev (RUS) d. Robin Haase (NED) 76(2) 63 64

Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) d. Thiemo de Bakker (NED) 67(3) 76(4) 64 64

Konstantin Kravchuk/Andrey Rublev (RUS) d. Robin Haase/Matwe Middelkoop (NED) 63 64 75

Konstantin Kravchuk (RUS) d. Robin Haase (NED) 64 76(5)

Matwe Middelkoop (NED) d. Aslan Karatsev (RUS) 46 61 64

 

SLOVAKIA defeated HUNGARY 3-0

Venue: Europe Tennis Center, Budapest, HUN (clay – outdoor)

 

Andrej Martin (SVK) d. Peter Nagy (HUN) 64 62 64

Jozef Kovalik (SVK) d. Marton Fucsovics (HUN) 67(5) 64 76(5) 61

Andrej Martin/Igor Zelenay (SVK) d. Marton Fucsovics/Levente Godry (HUN) 62 62 63

Marton Fucsovics (HUN) v Andrej Martin (SVK) – not played

Peter Nagy (HUN) v Jozef Kovalik (SVK) – not played

 

ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP I SECOND ROUND

 

INDIA defeated KOREA, REP. 4-1

Venue: Chandigarh Club Limited, Chandigarh, IND (grass – outdoor)

 

Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) d. Hong Seong Chan (KOR) 63 26 63 65 ret.

Saketh Myneni (IND) d. Lim Yong-Kyu (KOR) 61 36 64 36 52 ret.

Rohan Bopanna/Leander Paes (IND) d. Chung Hong/Hong Seong Chan (KOR) 63 64 64

Rohan Bopanna (IND) d. Chung Hong (KOR) 36 64 64

Lim Yong-Kyu (KOR) d. Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) 63 57 76(2)

 

UZBEKISTAN defeated CHINA, P.R. 3-2

Venue: Olympic Tennis School, Tashkent, UZB (clay – outdoor)

 

Zhang Ze (CHN) d. Farrukh Dustov (UZB) 16 64 64 62

Denis Istomin (UZB) d. Wu Di (CHN) 64 64 62

Farrukh Dustov/Denis Istomin (UZB) d. Gong Mao-Xin/Li Zhe (CHN) 64 36 63 64

Zhang Ze (CHN) d. Denis Istomin (UZB) 36 75 26 61 64

Farrukh Dustov (UZB) d. Wu Di (CHN) 76(1) 63 76(5)

 

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP I SECOND ROUND

 

BRAZIL defeated ECUADOR 3-1

Venue: Arena Minas Tenis Clube, Belo Horizonte, BRA (hard – indoor)

 

Emilio Gomez (ECU) d. Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) 46 75 60 64

Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) d. Roberto Quiroz (ECU) 75 76(3) 36 63

Marcelo Melo/Bruno Soares (BRA) d. Emilio Gomez/Roberto Quiroz (ECU) 67(4) 63 63 62

Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) d. Emilio Gomez (ECU) 76(11) 67(6) 62 75

Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) v Roberto Quiroz (ECU) – not played

 

CHILE defeated COLOMBIA 3-1

Venue: Centro Recreacional de Ejercito Huayquique, Iquique, CHI (clay – outdoor)

 

Santiago Giraldo (COL) d. Nicolas Jarry (CHI) 62 64 63

Gonzalo Lama (CHI) d. Alejandro Gonzalez (COL) 62 75 60

Nicolas Jarry/Hans Podlipnik-Castillo (CHI) d. Juan-Sebastian Cabal/Robert Farah (COL) 64 26 62 67(4) 76(5)

Gonzalo Lama (CHI) d. Santiago Giraldo (COL) 64 5-2 def.

Nicolas Jarry (CHI) v Alejandro Gonzalez (COL) – not played

 

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP II SECOND ROUND

 

LITHUANIA defeated SOUTH AFRICA 3-2

Venue: Azuolynas Tennis Centre, Kaunas, LTU (clay – outdoor)

 

Laurynas Grigelis (LTU) d. Tucker Vorster (RSA) 67(1) 63 63 62

Lukas Mugevicius (LTU) d. Lloyd Harris (RSA) 36 76(5) 60 64

Raven Klaasen/Ruan Roelofse (RSA) d. Laurynas Grigelis/Lukas Mugevicius (LTU) 61 61 63

Laurynas Grigelis (LTU) d. Lloyd Harris (RSA) 61 61 63

Tucker Vorster (RSA) d. Tadas Babelis (LTU) 63 62

 

BOSNIA/HERZEGOVINA defeated TURKEY 3-1

Venue: Javna Ustanova Za Sport, Odmor I Rekreaciju, Bihac, BIH (clay – outdoor)

 

Damir Dzumhur (BIH) d. Cem Ilkel (TUR) 75 61 46 61

Marsel Ilhan (TUR) d. Mirza Basic (BIH) 76(9) 57 26 63 75

Mirza Basic/Tomislav Brkic (BIH) d. Marsel Ilhan/Cem Ilkel (TUR) 62 64 61

Damir Dzumhur (BIH) d. Marsel Ilhan (TUR) 63 60 76(5)

Mirza Basic (BIH) v Cem Ilkel (TUR) – not played

 

BELARUS defeated LATVIA 4-1

Venue: National Olympic Training Centre, Minsk, BLR (hard – outdoor)

 

Ilya Ivashka (BLR) d. Martins Podzus (LAT) 64 62 75

Yaraslau Shyla (BLR) d. Mikelis Libietis (LAT) 62 61 63

Mikelis Libietis/Martins Podzus (LAT) d. Aliaksandr Bury/Andrei Vasilevski (BLR) 36 63 64 76(2)

Ilya Ivashka (BLR) d. Janis Podzus (LAT) 62 75 60

Yaraslau Shyla (BLR) d. Rudolfs Mednis (LAT) 76(6) 63

 

DENMARK defeated FINLAND 3-2

Venue: Lyngbyhallen, Kongens Lyngby, DEN (carpet – indoor)

 

Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) d. Mikael Torpegaard (DEN) 76(1) 75 62

Frederik Nielsen (DEN) d. Harri Heliovaara (FIN) 64 63 76(5)

Thomas Kromann/Frederik Nielsen (DEN) d. Jarkko Nieminen/Patrik Niklas-Salminen (FIN) 61 63 46 46 64

Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) d. Frederik Nielsen (DEN) 63 36 61 76(3)

Mikael Torpegaard (DEN) d. Harri Heliovaara (FIN) 46 36 76(2) 61 75

 

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP II RELEGATION PLAY-OFFS

 

NORWAY defeated LUXEMBOURG 3-2

Venue: Tennis Club Cap on Line, Capellen, LUX (hard – outdoor)

 

Casper Ruud (NOR) d. Alex Knaff (LUX) 62 64 64

Viktor Durasovic (NOR) d. Ugo Nastasi (LUX) 64 36 62 62

Gilles Kremer/Mike Scheidweiler (LUX) d. Viktor Durasovic/Casper Ruud (NOR) 62 62 57 60

Ugo Nastasi (LUX) d. Casper Ruud (NOR) 76(5) 26 76(0) 67(4) 64

Viktor Durasovic (NOR) d. Gilles Kremer (LUX) 76(2) 63 46 46 63

 

TUNISIA defeated BULGARIA 3-2

Venue: Tennis Courts of Cité Nationale Sportive, Tunis, TUN (hard – outdoor)

 

Mohamed Aziz Dougaz (TUN) d. Aleksandar Lazov (BUL) 76(4) 64 26 75

Malek Jaziri (TUN) d. Alexandar Lazarov (BUL) 64 64 61

Malek Jaziri/Skander Mansouri (TUN) d. Alexandar Lazarov/Vasko Mladenov (BUL) 64 64 63

Vasko Mladenov (BUL) d. Moez Echargui (TUN) 67(5) 75 76(5)

Alexandar Lazarov (BUL) d. Mohamed Aziz Dougaz (TUN) 46 64 76(1)

 

MONACO defeated EGYPT 3-1

Venue: Monte-Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, MON (clay – outdoor)

 

Karim-Mohamed Maamoun (EGY) d. Benjamin Balleret (MON) 61 57 64 62

Romain Arneodo (MON) d. Sherif Sabry (EGY) 67(6) 36 64 62 62

Romain Arneodo/Benjamin Balleret (MON) d. Sherif Sabry/Mohamed Safwat (EGY) 61 62 62

Benjamin Balleret (MON) d. Youssef Hossam (EGY) 46 61 61 61

Romain Arneodo (MON) v Karim-Mohamed Maamoun (EGY) – not played

 

GEORGIA defeated ZIMBABWE 3-2

Venue: Mziuri Tennis Club, Tbilisi, GEO (hard – outdoor)

 

Benjamin Lock (ZIM) d. George Tsivadze (GEO) 36 60 75 67(2) 64

Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) d. Mark Fynn (ZIM) 63 63 62

Benjamin Lock/Courtney John Lock (ZIM) d. Nikoloz Basilashvili/Nodar Itonishvili (GEO) 36 36 76(6) 64 64

Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) d. Benjamin Lock (ZIM) 63 64 62

George Tsivadze (GEO) d. Mark Fynn (ZIM) 63 75 63

 

ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP II SECOND ROUND

 

CHINESE TAIPEI defeated PHILIPPINES 3-1

Venue: Philippine Columbian Association, Manila, PHI

 

Chen Ti (TPE) d. Ruben Gonzales (PHI) 62 26 62 62

Huang Liang-Chi (TPE) d. Francis Casey Alcantara (PHI) 61 36 67(4) 61 10 ret.

Ruben Gonzales/Treat Huey (PHI) d. Hung Jui-Chen/Wang Chieh-Fu (TPE) 67(7) 62 63 64

Chen Ti (TPE) d. Jeson Patrombon (PHI) 36 76(4) 60 61

Ruben Gonzales (PHI) v Liang-Chi Huang (TPE) – not played

 

THAILAND defeated VIETNAM 5-0

Venue: The National Tennis Development Center, Nonthaburi, THA

 

Kittiphong Wachiramanowong (THA) d. Nam Hoang Ly (VIE) 36 61 60 ret.

Pruchya Isarow (THA) d. Thien Nguyen Hoang (VIE) 57 62 64 62

Sanchai Ratiwatana/Sonchat Ratiwatana (THA) d. Nam Hoang Ly/Thien Nguyen Hoang (VIE) 64 64 64

Pruchya Isarow (THA) d. Minh Tuan Pham (VIE) 63 46 76(4)

Kittiphong Wachiramanowong (THA) d. Dac Tien Nguyen (VIE) 60 63

 

ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP II RELEGATION PLAY-OFFS

 

KUWAIT defeated MALAYSIA 4-1

Venue: Kuwait Tennis Federation Center, Meshref, KUW (hard – outdoor)

 

Mohammad Ghareeb (KUW) d. Mohd Assri Merzuki (MAS) 76(4) 76(5) 64

Abdullah Maqdes (KUW) d. Syed Mohammad Agil Naguib (MAS) 67(7) 76(7) 63 63

Mohammad Ghareeb/Abdullah Maqdes (KUW) d. Mohd Assri Merzuki/Syed Mohammad Agil Naguib (MAS) 67(5) 63 26 64 64

Abdulrahman Alawadhi (KUW) d. Muhammad-Ashaari Bin Zainal-Abidin (MAS) 63 46 63

Hao Sheng Koay (MAS) d. Hamed Al Solaiteen (KUW) 62 76(6)

 

INDONESIA defeated SRI LANKA 5-0

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

 

David Agung Susanto (INA) d. Harshana Godamanna (SRI) 64 64 64

Christopher Rungkat (INA) d. Yasitha De Silva (SRI) 62 60 62

Christopher Rungkat/Sunu-Wahyu Trijati (INA) d. Yasitha De Silva/Harshana Godamanna (SRI) 62 63 60

Aditya Hari Sasongko (INA) d. Nishangan Nadaraja (SRI) 60 61

David Agung Susanto (INA) d. Yasitha De Silva (SRI) 63 61

 

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP II SECOND ROUND

 

PERU defeated MEXICO 4-1

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

 

Mauricio Echazu (PER) d. Luis Patino (MEX) 57 64 64 76(3)

Nicolas Alvarez (PER) d. Lucas Gomez (MEX) 63 64 63

Santiago Gonzalez/Miguel-Angel Reyes-Varela (MEX) d. Jorge Brian Panta/Juan Pablo Varillas Patino-Samudio (PER) 63 61 63

Mauricio Echazu (PER) d. Lucas Gomez (MEX) 62 64 63

Nicolas Alvarez (PER) d. Luis Patino (MEX) 64 67(2) 63

 

VENEZUELA defeated EL SALVADOR 3-2

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

 

Marcelo Arevalo (ESA) d. Jordi Munoz-Abreu (VEN) 61 61 75

Ricardo Rodriguez (VEN) d. Alejandro Gonzalez (ESA) 62 60 61

Luis David Martinez/Roberto Maytin (VEN) d. Marcelo Arevalo/Rafael Arevalo (ESA) 64 36 63 76(4)

Marcelo Arevalo (ESA) d. Ricardo Rodriguez (VEN) 61 62 64

Luis David Martinez (VEN) d. Rafael Arevalo (ESA) 61 75 75

 

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP II RELEGATION PLAY-OFFS

 

GUATEMALA defeated URUGUAY 4-1

Venue: Federación Nacional de Tenis de Campo, Guatemala, GUA (hard – outdoor)

 

Christopher Diaz-Figueroa (GUA) d. Rodrigo Arus (URU) 75 62 64

Wilfredo Gonzalez (GUA) d. Martin Cuevas (URU) 75 76(2) 63

Martin Cuevas/Marcel Felder (URU) d. Christopher Diaz-Figueroa/Wilfredo Gonzalez (GUA) 64 36 63 36 76(9)

Christopher Diaz-Figueroa (GUA) d. Martin Cuevas (URU) 36 61 36 64 62

Rudy Richter (GUA) d. Santiago Maresca (URU) 76(4) 76(8)

 

PARAGUAY defeated PUERTO RICO 5-0

Venue: Court Central Victor Manuel Pecci del Club Internacional de Tenis, Asuncion, PAR (clay – outdoor)

 

Ayed Zatar (PAR) d. Sebastian Arcila (PUR) 63 46 63 61

Diego Galeano (PAR) d. Alex Diaz (PUR) 63 61 61

Diego Galeano/Ayed Zatar (PAR) d. Sebastian Arcila/Alex Diaz (PUR) 62 62 62

Bruno Britez (PAR) d. Sebastian Arcila (PUR) 61 64

Juan Borba (PAR) d. Ignacio Garcia (PUR) 61 64

 

 

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Borna Coric Beats Jack Sock to Complete Croatia Comeback from 0-2 to Send Team to Davis Cup Semis

Borna Coric

Borna Coric

(July 17, 2016) BEAVERTON, Oregon – Croatia came back from an 0-2 deficit for the first time to beat the United States 3-2 to reach the Davis Cup semifinals on Sunday at the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center.

Nineteen-year-old Borna Coric  ranked No. 54 in the world, beat No. 26 Jack Sock in a fifth and deciding rubber 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to seal the victory.

Croatia will host France in the semifinals September 16-18.

The United States came into day three of their Davis Cup quarterfinal tie against Croatia leading 2-1. Friday saw the U.S. get two singles wins and on Saturday the Bryan brothers lost for only their fifth time in Davis Cup play on Saturday.

Borna Coric served with confidence in the first set, Sock barely winning any points against his opponent’s serve. The Croatian went up a break but was challenged in the tenth game, having to save a break point before closing out the set 6-4.

The Croatian teen won 86 percent of first serve points and 100 percent of second serve points with three aces in the opening set.

In the second set Sock seemed to gain some momentum breaking Coric for a 4-2 lead. In the critical seventh game which lasted over 11 minutes, Sock saved five break points to hold for 5-2. He won the set 6-3.

Coric went up 3-0 to start the third set, Sock getting back on serve at 2-3 only to lose serve again to fall to 4-2. Coric held on to take a two sets to one lead by taking the third set 6-3.

Coric kept up his confidence breaking serve n the opening game of the fourth set. Sock went on a three game run. to reach 3-2. Coric made the crucial break in the ninth game and served out the match to win 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Jack Sock on Borna Coric: “I mean, he played a pretty solid match I thought overall. Obviously I had chances and opportunities that I didn’t really convert.

“I mean, that’s tennis. Some days it’s firing and feels great; some days they’re missing a little bit. Credit to him. He played a great match. First point to last played solid and deserved it today.”

Coric lost the second singles rubber to John Isner in straight sets on Friday and he was in a much better mood on Sunday.

“It’s completely different mood, honestly,” Coric said. “I have to be thankful for the Marin and also to the Ivan. They played unbelievable match in doubles. No one was expecting that really.

“Also Marin today winning in straight sets. He was playing for the three days. He played nine sets in two days, which is really not easy.

“To play like that today was unbelievable, and the effort from him. I was feeling good coming in the match. I was practicing a lot on the Saturday, doing some work on some things which I was not happy, you know.

“Today I was playing very good.”

What was the key to his better play on Sunday? “I think I was much more relaxed.” said Coric.  “You know, I was hitting the ball. I was going for the points. I just wasn’t waiting for him to miss, because I knew I cannot play like that because he’s going to kill me with the forehand.

“You know, that was my tactic basically, you know, just to maybe try to stay as close as I can on the line and make good tempo, which I was doing very well.”

Coric has now won ties for Croatia in back to back fifth set rubbers.

“It’s not easy to play in a fifth match obviously,” he said. “You know, I have to be honest, I like that kind of situation. I like it more than playing on the Court 27 somewhere, you know, somewhere far away from the crowd, the people.

“I just like big stage more, when it’s more important. When I have more pressure, you know, when the expectations are big, I like those occasions. I think that’s what we’re training for. That’s what I like. That’s what I enjoy.

“Obviously that’s when I play best. At least for now. I hope it’s going to stay like that.”
Earlier in the day, Cilic, who coming into Sunday had a 5-0 record against the American, would deny the U.S. from closing the tie in the reverse singles. Cilic extended his perfect record over Isner to 6-0 with a 7-6(9), 6-3, 6-4 victory forcing a fifth and deciding rubber later on Sunday.

Isner gave all credit to his opponent.

“I felt like he played pretty well, to be honest,” Isner said to media. “The first set was critical. Felt like I definitely was the better player in the first set.

“Didn’t get paid off, but that’s on me. He came up with the goods when he needed it. That gave him a lot of confidence I think. He got his legs underneath him even more after the first set as well.

“I knew it was going to be a tough task. He was going to be feeling pretty confident because he played very well yesterday in the doubles. I felt like he carried that over today in the singles.”

“I felt from the beginning of the match that John (Isner) start(ed) extremely well, Cilic said in his post-match news conference. “He was not missing much; he was very aggressive; making a lot of returns back.

“He was covering most of the court. I was, in my service games, in trouble for a lot of times in that first set. I felt that I had to be every point very focused, very aggressive as much as I can to stay in there, not to have any loose points.

“I was just hoping that I’m going to get to the tiebreak to give myself a chance there to try to do something.

“During the first set I didn’t have any opportunities on his serve, and I felt that he played probably the best set in all of our encounters from the past. That was definitely a tough task, but I stayed in there mentally. I was very, very focused.”

For Cilic this was his third straight day playing, losing his opening singles on Friday to Jack Sock, after leading 2 sets to none, pairing with Dodig to win the doubles on Saturday and winning in reverse singles on Sunday.

Asked if his doubles victory gave him some confidence for Sunday’s singles, Cilic replied: “I just took some positives out of that match. I was very emotionally involved yesterday. I was very motivated. When you are losing that kind of match like I did on Friday, things can go negatively and you can go down.

“I tried to just lift myself up with the team. I was very much emotionally focused to be positive throughout yesterday’s match, and also today I felt it helped me to lift my game in critical situations.

“Especially when you play three days in a row you can get a little bit tired also towards the end and you can miss some balls that you are not regularly missing.

“So I was trying to be very focused with those emotions to stay in there throughout all the match.”

“It’s really unbelievable,” said Croatia’s Captain Zeljko Krajan of the comeback. “We are still, I mean, I would say shocked from this win. Looking back on Friday and being 2-Love down and then playing against Bryans yesterday, didn’t look very positive for us.

“I have to say honestly after yesterday’s win I was believing we have a good chance today, because I knew that Marin and Borna are for sure going to raise their level from Friday. Friday was much tougher.

“We been here just four days, and it’s tough to have four days to prepare for these conditions and time difference and everything.

“Today I knew they going to bring the quality on the court and it would be very tough for your team to win.”

This win for Croatia marked only the fourth time that the United States lost with a 2-0 lead. They are now 157-4.

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Marin Cilic Beats John Isner to Even Davis Cup Tie at 2-2

(July 17, 2016) BEAVERTON, Oregon – The United States came into day three of their Davis Cup quarterfinal tie against Croatia leading 2-1. Friday saw the U.S. get two singles wins and on Saturday the Bryan brothers lost for only their fifth time in quarterfinal Davis Cup play on Saturday.

In the first singles rubber on Sunday at the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center in Beaverton, Oregon, John Isner had a chance to close the tie and send the team into the semifinals in September with a win over Marin Cilic.

Cilic, who coming into the day had a 5-0 record against the American, would deny the U.S. from closing the tie. Cilic extended his perfect record over Isner to 6-0 with a 7-6(9), 6-3, 6-4 victory forcing a fifth and deciding rubber later on Sunday.

Isner gave all credit to his opponent.

“I felt like he played pretty well, to be honest,” Isner said to media. “The first set was critical. Felt like I definitely was the better player in the first set.

“Didn’t get paid off, but that’s on me. He came up with the goods when he needed it. That gave him a lot of confidence I think. He got his legs underneath him even more after the first set as well.

“I knew it was going to be a tough task. He was going to be feeling pretty confident because he played very well yesterday in the doubles. I felt like he carried that over today in the singles.”

“I felt from the beginning of the match that John (Isner) start(ed) extremely well, Cilic said in his post-match news conference. “He was not missing much; he was very aggressive; making a lot of returns back.

“He was covering most of the court. I was, in my service games, in trouble for a lot of times in that first set. I felt that I had to be every point very focused, very aggressive as much as I can to stay in there, not to have any loose points.

“I was just hoping that I’m going to get to the tiebreak to give myself a chance there to try to do something.

“During the first set I didn’t have any opportunities on his serve, and I felt that he played probably the best set in all of our encounters from the past. That was definitely a tough task, but I stayed in there mentally. I was very, very focused.”

For Cilic this was his third straight day playing, losing his opening singles on Friday to Jack Sock, after leading 2 sets to none, pairing with Dodig to win the doubles on Saturday and winning in reverse singles on Sunday.

Asked if his doubles victory gave him some confidence for Sunday’s singles, Cilic replied: “I just took some positives out of that match. I was very emotionally involved yesterday. I was very motivated. When you are losing that kind of match like I did on Friday, things can go negatively and you can go down.

“I tried to just lift myself up with the team. I was very much emotionally focused to be positive throughout yesterday’s match, and also today I felt it helped me to lift my game in critical situations.

“Especially when you play three days in a row you can get a little bit tired also towards the end and you can miss some balls that you are not regularly missing.

“So I was trying to be very focused with those emotions to stay in there throughout all the match.”

Croatia has never come back from 0-2 down to win a Davis Cup tie.

Scheduled to play in the final match are No. 26 Jack Sock for the US and No. 54 Borna Coric for Croatia. This will be the second time they have played each other. Sock beat Coric in straight sets at the French Open last year.

The winner of this tie will play France in the Davis Cup semifinal September 16-18.

 

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Cilic and Dodig Stun Bryan Brothers to Keep Croatia Alive in Davis Cup Quarterfinal

Marin Cilic

Marin Cilic

(July 16, 2016) BEAVERTON, Oregon – Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig spoiled team USA’s potential semifinal clinching party, when Croatia handed the Bryan brothers only their fifth loss in Davis Cup play 6-2, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 in two hours and 16 minutes on Saturday. The Croatians stay alive in the tie down 1-2 going into Sunday play.

The United States came into the day leading 2-0 after two singles victories on Friday hoping to seal a spot in the Davis Cup semifinals with the all-time doubles winners in Davis Cup and tennis history in the Bryan brothers. Team Croatia had other ideas.

Team Croatia substituted one Marin for another before the doubles rubber began. Cilic took Draganja’s place to play with Dodig. Croatia’s captain said they were thinking about the substitution on Friday night. Croatia came out firing, breaking serve at love tin the third game to go up 2-1, consoldating for 3-1. They broke again in the seventh game for 5-2 and closed out he set 6-2.

In the second set, the Bryans could not take advantage of a break point in the second game. Bryans break Dodig at 15 to tkae 4-2 lead, and get to Cilic to claim the set 6-2 to even up the match. The Bryans improved their play in the second set, whereas Cilic’s play fell off. The Bryans improved their first serve percentage, hit more winners and making only two unforced errors.

In set three, the Bryans squandered break points in Croatia’s opening service game but one felt the momentum was still on the Bryan’s side. That changed in the third game when Cilic hit a return of serve winner to break for 2-1. Croatia broke Bob Bryan’s serve for 4-1, but the Americans bounced back returning the favor for 2-4. Back to back to back breaks of serve gave Croatia a 5-2 lead which they served out 6-2 to go up two sets to one.
The Croatians hit 16 winners, while the US hit only five in the set. The visiting team broke serve three times in the third set.

The Bryans held on to a multi deuce game to open the fourth set, and fended off a break point in heir second service game.

Croatia broke serve at 15 in the fifth game to take a 3-2 lead and made the break hold up and served out the match for the win 6-2, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.

The Bryan Brothers

The Bryan Brothers

For  the Bryans, this was only their fifth loss in a Davis Cup tie, all coming on home soil.   They have a 24-5 record in Davis Cup. They talked about the loss in their post match news conference:

“We just didn’t execute from — I think started off with the serve,” said Bob Bryan. “Weren’t making a lot of first serves. Weren’t getting them in trouble from the start. They started returning well and gaining confidence. They just kind of outplayed us in ever aspect of the game today.

“That’s really on us. Started turning the momentum around after the first set. Had some break points. I had a good look at a second serve forehand that I should have hit a little bit harder. I just kind of pushed it. That would’ve been a good opportunity to really keep the foot on the gas, so I wish I could have had that one back.

“But those guys are two good players. That’s the type of match that we have to play at the top of our game to take them out. We just didn’t do it. That has nothing to do with anything but ourselves. We take responsibility for that.”

“I mean, you know, you can serve well in practice,” said Mike Bryan. “When you get out there it’s a different monster when there is adrenaline and crowd and pressure.

“Obviously I think I was speeding up. When you speed up your motion you don’t get your toss up, and it’s a whole chain reaction.

“If I could have held that first game, got settled in the match, got some confidence in my serve, I think it could have been a little different.

“Credit to them. They made some good returns. Dodig hit a couple backhand winners. Once you get behind the eight ball you start thinking about it a little bit.”

Cilic made a major impact in the match. “Cilic is dangerous,” Bob Bryan added. “He brings great returns and some nasty groundies and his serve is pretty strong.”

“The difference was that Marin and Ivan played I would say really unbelievable tennis today,” said Croatian captain Zeljko Krajan. “Both just are on the top of their game, and Marin played the best doubles match of his life.

“Even though it’s against Bryans, just tough when he is serving the way he is and returning and everything is coming back and from the baseline there was no mistakes. I would say I don’t know who would beat them on a day like this when they play.

“Maybe just the Bryans didn’t play the best match of their life, but it was just too tough for them today to face these opponents.”

“Me and Ivan played few times also in Davis Cup; we played in Olympics in 2012,” Cilic said. “We played there really well. But we know that when we are on a good day we can play amazing tennis.

“That was today the case. We came up to the match with good tactics, good mindset, and we knew that if we play well that we are going to be able to beat them.

“Obviously the positive thing was that even I have beaten Bryans before and Ivan did also I guess few times, so that was a mindset that was giving us good strategy and we were able to prepare good for the match.”

Croatia was six for ten on break points, hitting 53 winners with 21 unforced errors.

Sunday’s play will consist of reverse singles. Leading off will be the battle between the No. 1 players on each team – John Isner versus Marin Cilic, followed by Jack Sock against Borna Coric (if necessary).

Cilic, who is 5-0 against Isner, says despite playing doubles, he’ll be ready on Sunday.

“I feel pretty much fine,” he said. “I had nine sets in two days, but the conditions here are not too difficult. The weather is favoring the players and the fans in the stands, so it’s not too humid and not too hot. Not too demanding.

“Obviously in Davis Cup it’s more bit tougher dealing with emotions as you are a little bit more pumped up and adrenaline kicks you in when you start the matches. That can take some energy. I feel pretty much fine.

“I played today great, and tomorrow I feel I’m going to be in good shape, too.”

Cilic talked about his tough five-set losses, to Sock on Friday and to Roger Federer at Wimbledon.

“I was thinking a little bit after yesterday’s loss that I was maybe a little bit mentally drained from my loss from Wimbledon,” he said. “It still left a small mark in me and I wasn’t as, you know, emotionally pumped as today, which is obviously giving me good sensation for playing and good feeling. I can lift my game when I’m playing like this.

“I usually enjoy to play in Davis Cup because the team atmosphere, the energy, lifts my game up. Hopefully tomorrow I can do the same.”

The winner of this tie will play the winner of the Czech Republic/France tie in September in the Davis Cup semifinals.

The last time the United States won the Davis Cup was in 2007 in Portland.

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Davis Cup Results for July 16, 2016

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(July 16, 2016) The ITF has announced the latest results from the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group quarterfinals and Zone Group ties taking place on 15-17 July. A total of 28 ties are being held this weekend.

 

The eight winners of the Zone Group I second round ties will qualify for the 2016 World Group play-offs, alongside the eight World Group first round losers. The Draw for the World Group play-offs will be held at the ITF offices on Tuesday 19 July at 10:00 local time (09:00 GMT).

 

Four Zone Group events also took place this week. Madagascar and Morocco won promotion from Africa Zone Group III to Europe/Africa Zone Group II; Hong Kong, China and Iran are moving from Asia/Oceania Zone Group III into Asia/Oceania Zone Group II; Bahamas and Bolivia will compete in Americas Zone Group II next year after winning promotion from Americas Zone Group III; and Jordan and United Arab Emirates won promotion from Asia/Oceania Zone Group IV to Asia/Oceania Zone Group III in 2016.

 

 

 

WORLD GROUP QUARTERFINALS

 

GREAT BRITAIN leads SERBIA 2-1

Venue: Tasmajdan Stadium, Belgrade, SRB (clay – outdoor)

 

Kyle Edmund (GBR) d. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) 63 64 60

Dusan Lajovic (SRB) d. James Ward (GBR) 61 63 62

Dominic Inglot/Jamie Murray (GBR) d. Filip Krajinovic/Nenad Zimonjic (SRB) 61 67(2) 63 64

Dusan Lajovic (SRB) v Kyle Edmund (GBR)

Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) v James Ward (GBR)

 

ARGENTINA leads ITALY 2-1

Venue: Circolo Tennis Baratoff, Pesaro, ITA (clay – outdoor)

 

Federico Delbonis (ARG) d. Andreas Seppi (ITA) 76(4) 36 63 76(3)

Fabio Fognini (ITA) d. Juan Monaco (ARG) 61 61 75

Guido Pella/Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) d. Fabio Fognini/Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) 61 76(4) 36 36 64

Fabio Fognini (ITA) v Federico Delbonis (ARG)

Andreas Seppi (ITA) v Juan Monaco (ARG)

 

FRANCE leads CZECH REPUBLIC 2-1

Venue: Werk Arena, Trinec, CZE (hard – indoor)

 

Lukas Rosol (CZE) d. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 64 36 46 76(8) 64

Lucas Pouille (FRA) d. Jiri Vesely (CZE) 76(2) 64 75

Pierre-Hugues Herbert/Nicolas Mahut (FRA) d. Lukas Rosol/Radek Stepanek (CZE) 61 36 63 46 64

Jiri Vesely (CZE) v Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)

Lukas Rosol (CZE) v Lucas Pouille (FRA)

 

USA leads CROATIA 2-1

Venue: Tualatin Hills Tennis Center, Portland, USA (hard – outdoor)

 

Jack Sock (USA) d. Marin Cilic (CRO) 46 36 63 64 64

John Isner (USA) d. Borna Coric (CRO) 64 64 63

Ivan Dodig/Marin Cilic (CRO) d. Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (USA) 62 26 62 64

John Isner (USA) v Marin Cilic (CRO)

Jack Sock (USA) v Borna Coric (CRO)

 

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP I SECOND ROUND

 

SPAIN leads ROMANIA 2-1

Venue: Sala Polivalenta Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, ROU (hard – indoor)

 

Feliciano Lopez (ESP) d. Marius Copil (ROU) 76(4) 57 64 36 63

Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) d. Adrian Ungur (ROU) 63 62 61

Florin Mergea/Horia Tecau (ROU) d. Feliciano Lopez/Marc Lopez (ESP) 36 61 16 75 63

Marius Copil (ROU) v Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)

Adrian Ungur (ROU) v Feliciano Lopez (ESP)

 

UKRAINE leads AUSTRIA 2-1

Venue: Campa Tennis Club, Bucha, Kiev, UKR (hard – outdoor)

 

Illya Marchenko (UKR) d. Dennis Novak (AUT) 76(3) 57 63 62

Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) d. Gerald Melzer (AUT) 63 64 63

Jurgen Melzer/Philipp Oswald (AUT) d. Denys Molchanov/Artem Smirnov (UKR) 63 76(7) 63

Illya Marchenko (UKR) v Gerald Melzer (AUT)

Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) v Dennis Novak (AUT)

 

RUSSIA defeated NETHERLANDS 3-0

Venue: National Tennis Center, Moscow, RUS (hard – outdoor)

 

Andrey Rublev (RUS) d. Robin Haase (NED) 76(2) 63 64

Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) d. Thiemo de Bakker (NED) 67(3) 76(4) 64 64

Konstantin Kravchuk/Andrey Rublev (RUS) d. Robin Haase/Matwe Middelkoop (NED) 63 64 75

Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) v Robin Haase (NED)

Andrey Rublev (RUS) v Thiemo de Bakker (NED)

 

SLOVAKIA leads HUNGARY 2-0

Venue: Europe Tennis Center, Budapest, HUN (clay – outdoor)

 

Andrej Martin (SVK) d. Peter Nagy (HUN) 64 62 64

Jozef Kovalik (SVK) d. Marton Fucsovics (HUN) 67(5) 64 76(5) 61

Marton Fucsovics/Levente Godry (HUN) v Andrej Martin/Igor Zelenay (SVK)

Marton Fucsovics (HUN) v Andrej Martin (SVK)

Peter Nagy (HUN) v Jozef Kovalik (SVK)

 

ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP I SECOND ROUND

 

INDIA defeated KOREA, REP. 3-0

Venue: Chandigarh Club Limited, Chandigarh, IND (grass – outdoor)

 

Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) d. Hong Seong Chan (KOR) 63 26 63 65 ret.

Saketh Myneni (IND) d. Lim Yong-Kyu (KOR) 61 36 64 36 52 ret.

Rohan Bopanna/Leander Paes (IND) d. Chung Hong/Hong Seong Chan (KOR) 63 64 64

Saketh Myneni (IND) v Hong Seong Chan (KOR)

Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) v Lim Yong-Kyu (KOR)

 

UZBEKISTAN leads CHINA, P.R. 2-1

Venue: Olympic Tennis School, Tashkent, UZB (clay – outdoor)

 

Zhang Ze (CHN) d. Farrukh Dustov (UZB) 16 64 64 62

Denis Istomin (UZB) d. Wu Di (CHN) 64 64 62

Farrukh Dustov/Denis Istomin (UZB) d. Gong Mao-Xin/Li Zhe (CHN) 64 36 63 64

Denis Istomin (UZB) v Zhang Ze (CHN)

Farrukh Dustov (UZB) v Wu Di (CHN)

 

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP I SECOND ROUND

 

BRAZIL leads ECUADOR 2-1

Venue: Arena Minas Tenis Clube, Belo Horizonte, BRA (hard – indoor)

 

Emilio Gomez (ECU) d. Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) 46 75 60 64

Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) d. Roberto Quiroz (ECU) 75 76(3) 36 63

Marcelo Melo/Bruno Soares (BRA) d. Emilio Gomez/Roberto Quiroz (ECU) 67(4) 63 63 62

Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) v Emilio Gomez (ECU)

Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) v Roberto Quiroz (ECU)

 

CHILE level with COLOMBIA 1-1

Venue: Centro Recreacional de Ejercito Huayquique, Iquique, CHI (clay – outdoor)

 

Santiago Giraldo (COL) d. Nicolas Jarry (CHI) 62 64 63

Gonzalo Lama (CHI) d. Alejandro Gonzalez (COL) 62 75 60

Nicolas Jarry/Hans Podlipnik-Castillo (CHI) v Juan-Sebastian Cabal/Robert Farah (COL)

Gonzalo Lama (CHI) v Santiago Giraldo (COL)

Nicolas Jarry (CHI) v Alejandro Gonzalez (COL)

 

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP II SECOND ROUND

 

LITHUANIA leads SOUTH AFRICA 2-1

Venue: Azuolynas Tennis Centre, Kaunas, LTU (clay – outdoor)

 

Laurynas Grigelis (LTU) d. Tucker Vorster (RSA) 67(1) 63 63 62

Lukas Mugevicius (LTU) d. Lloyd Harris (RSA) 36 76(5) 60 64

Raven Klaasen/Ruan Roelofse (RSA) d. Laurynas Grigelis/Lukas Mugevicius (LTU) 61 61 63

Laurynas Grigelis (LTU) v Lloyd Harris (RSA)

Lukas Mugevicius (LTU) v Tucker Vorster (RSA)

 

TURKEY level with BOSNIA/HERZEGOVINA 1-1

Venue: Javna Ustanova Za Sport, Odmor I Rekreaciju, Bihac, BIH (clay – outdoor)

 

Damir Dzumhur (BIH) d. Cem Ilkel (TUR) 75 61 46 61

Marsel Ilhan (TUR) d. Mirza Basic (BIH) 76(9) 57 26 63 75

Mirza Basic/Tomislav Brkic (BIH) v Marsel Ilhan/Cem Ilkel (TUR)

Damir Dzumhur (BIH) v Marsel Ilhan (TUR)

Mirza Basic (BIH) v Cem Ilkel (TUR)

 

BELARUS leads LATVIA 2-1

Venue: National Olympic Training Centre, Minsk, BLR (hard – outdoor)

 

Ilya Ivashka (BLR) d. Martins Podzus (LAT) 64 62 75

Yaraslau Shyla (BLR) d. Mikelis Libietis (LAT) 62 61 63

Mikelis Libietis/Martins Podzus (LAT) d. Aliaksandr Bury/Andrei Vasilevski (BLR) 36 63 64 76(2)

Ilya Ivashka (BLR) v Janis Podzus (LAT)

Yaraslau Shyla (BLR) v Martins Podzus (LAT)

 

DENMARK leads FINLAND 2-1

Venue: Lyngbyhallen, Kongens Lyngby, DEN (carpet – indoor)

 

Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) d. Mikael Torpegaard (DEN) 76(1) 75 62

Frederik Nielsen (DEN) d. Harri Heliovaara (FIN) 64 63 76(5)

Thomas Kromann/Frederik Nielsen (DEN) d. Jarkko Nieminen/Patrik Niklas-Salminen (FIN) 61 63 46 46 64

Frederik Nielsen (DEN) v Jarkko Nieminen (FIN)

Mikael Torpegaard (DEN) v Harri Heliovaara (FIN)

 

EUROPE/AFRICA ZONE GROUP II RELEGATION PLAY-OFFS

 

NORWAY leads LUXEMBOURG 2-1

Venue: Tennis Club Cap on Line, Capellen, LUX (hard – outdoor)

 

Casper Ruud (NOR) d. Alex Knaff (LUX) 62 64 64

Viktor Durasovic (NOR) d. Ugo Nastasi (LUX) 64 36 62 62

Gilles Kremer/Mike Scheidweiler (LUX) d. Viktor Durasovic/Casper Ruud (NOR) 62 62 57 60

Ugo Nastasi (LUX) v Casper Ruud (NOR)

Alex Knaff (LUX) v Viktor Durasovic (NOR)

 

TUNISIA defeated BULGARIA 3-0

Venue: Tennis Courts of Cité Nationale Sportive, Tunis, TUN (hard – outdoor)

 

Mohamed Aziz Dougaz (TUN) d. Aleksandar Lazov (BUL) 76(4) 64 26 75

Malek Jaziri (TUN) d. Alexandar Lazarov (BUL) 64 64 61

Malek Jaziri/Skander Mansouri (TUN) d. Alexandar Lazarov/Vasko Mladenov (BUL) 64 64 63

Malek Jaziri (TUN) v Dimitar Kuzmanov (BUL)

Mohamed Aziz Dougaz (TUN) v Alexandar Lazarov (BUL)

 

MONACO leads EGYPT 2-1

Venue: Monte-Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, MON (clay – outdoor)

 

Karim-Mohamed Maamoun (EGY) d. Benjamin Balleret (MON) 61 57 64 62

Romain Arneodo (MON) d. Sherif Sabry (EGY) 67(6) 36 64 62 62

Romain Arneodo/Benjamin Balleret (MON) d. Sherif Sabry/Mohamed Safwat (EGY) 61 62 62

Benjamin Balleret (MON) v Sherif Sabry (EGY)

Romain Arneodo (MON) v Karim-Mohamed Maamoun (EGY)

 

ZIMBABWE leads GEORGIA 2-1

Venue: Mziuri Tennis Club, Tbilisi, GEO (hard – outdoor)

 

Benjamin Lock (ZIM) d. George Tsivadze (GEO) 36 60 75 67(2) 64

Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) d. Mark Fynn (ZIM) 63 63 62

Benjamin Lock/Courtney John Lock (ZIM) d. Nikoloz Basilashvili/Nodar Itonishvili (GEO) 36 36 76(6) 64 64

Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) v Benjamin Lock (ZIM)

George Tsivadze (GEO) v Mark Fynn (ZIM)

 

ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP II SECOND ROUND

 

CHINESE TAIPEI leads PHILIPPINES 2-1

Venue: Philippine Columbian Association, Manila, PHI

 

Chen Ti (TPE) d. Ruben Gonzales (PHI) 62 26 62 62

Huang Liang-Chi (TPE) d. Francis Casey Alcantara (PHI) 61 36 67(4) 61 10 ret.

Ruben Gonzales/Treat Huey (PHI) d. Hung Jui-Chen/Wang Chieh-Fu (TPE) 67(7) 62 63 64

Francis Casey Alcantara (PHI) v Chen Ti (TPE)

Ruben Gonzales (PHI) v Huang Liang-Chi (TPE)

 

THAILAND defeated VIETNAM 3-0

Venue: The National Tennis Development Center, Nonthaburi, THA

 

Kittiphong Wachiramanowong (THA) d. Nam Hoang Ly (VIE) 36 61 60 ret.

Pruchya Isarow (THA) d. Thien Nguyen Hoang (VIE) 57 62 64 62

Sanchai Ratiwatana/Sonchat Ratiwatana (THA) d. Nam Hoang Ly/Thien Nguyen Hoang (VIE) 64 64 64

Pruchya Isarow (THA) v Nam Hoang Ly (VIE)

Kittiphong Wachiramanowong (THA) v Thien Nguyen Hoang (VIE)

 

ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP II RELEGATION PLAY-OFFS

 

KUWAIT defeated MALAYSIA 3-0

Venue: Kuwait Tennis Federation Center, Meshref, KUW (hard – outdoor)

 

Mohammad Ghareeb (KUW) d. Mohd Assri Merzuki (MAS) 76(4) 76(5) 64

Abdullah Maqdes (KUW) d. Syed Mohammad Agil Naguib (MAS) 67(7) 76(7) 63 63

Mohammad Ghareeb/Abdullah Maqdes (KUW) d. Mohd Assri Merzuki/Syed Mohammad Agil Naguib (MAS) 67(5) 63 26 64 64

Abdullah Maqdes (KUW) v Mohd Assri Merzuki (MAS)

Mohammad Ghareeb (KUW) v Syed Mohammad Agil Naguib (MAS)

 

INDONESIA defeated SRI LANKA 3-0

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

 

David Agung Susanto (INA) d. Harshana Godamanna (SRI) 64 64 64

Christopher Rungkat (INA) d. Yasitha De Silva (SRI) 62 60 62

Christopher Rungkat/Sunu-Wahyu Trijati (INA) d. Yasitha De Silva/Harshana Godamanna (SRI) 62 63 60

Christopher Rungkat (INA) v Nishangan Nadaraja (SRI)

David Agung Susanto (INA) v Yasitha De Silva (SRI)

 

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP II SECOND ROUND

 

PERU leads MEXICO 2-1

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

 

Mauricio Echazu (PER) d. Luis Patino (MEX) 57 64 64 76(3)

Nicolas Alvarez (PER) d. Lucas Gomez (MEX) 63 64 63

Santiago Gonzalez/Miguel-Angel Reyes-Varela (MEX) d. Jorge Brian Panta/Juan Pablo Varillas Patino-Samudio (PER) 63 61 63

Mauricio Echazu (PER) v Lucas Gomez (MEX)

Nicolas Alvarez (PER) v Luis Patino (MEX)

 

VENEZUELA leads EL SALVADOR 2-1

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

 

Marcelo Arevalo (ESA) d. Jordi Munoz-Abreu (VEN) 61 61 75

Ricardo Rodriguez (VEN) d. Alejandro Gonzalez (ESA) 62 60 61

Luis David Martinez/Roberto Maytin (VEN) d. Marcelo Arevalo/Rafael Arevalo (ESA) 64 36 63 76(4)

Marcelo Arevalo (ESA) v Ricardo Rodriguez (VEN)

Alejandro Gonzalez (ESA) v Jordi Munoz-Abreu (VEN)

 

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP II RELEGATION PLAY-OFFS

 

GUATEMALA leads URUGUAY 2-1

Venue: Federación Nacional de Tenis de Campo, Guatemala, GUA (hard – outdoor)

 

Christopher Diaz-Figueroa (GUA) d. Rodrigo Arus (URU) 75 62 64

Wilfredo Gonzalez (GUA) d. Martin Cuevas (URU) 75 76(2) 63

Martin Cuevas/Marcel Felder (URU) d. Christopher Diaz-Figueroa/Wilfredo Gonzalez (GUA) 64 36 63 36 76(9)

Christopher Diaz-Figueroa (GUA) v Martin Cuevas (URU)

Wilfredo Gonzalez (GUA) v Rodrigo Arus (URU)

 

PARAGUAY defeated PUERTO RICO 3-0

Venue: Court Central Victor Manuel Pecci del Club Internacional de Tenis, Asuncion, PAR (clay – outdoor)

 

Ayed Zatar (PAR) d. Sebastian Arcila (PUR) 63 46 63 61

Diego Galeano (PAR) d. Alex Diaz (PUR) 63 61 61

Diego Galeano/Ayed Zatar (PAR) d. Sebastian Arcila/Alex Diaz (PUR) 62 62 62

Diego Galeano (PAR) v Sebastian Arcila (PUR)

Ayed Zatar (PAR) v Alex Diaz (PUR)

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