The 2013 Davis Cup final is in progress in Belgrade with Serbia and defending champions Czech Republic battling it out for this year’s title. But what about the history of tournament? Some of the facts in this fantastic infographic from Midwest Sports may surprise you. Have a look!
(Infographic: Midwest Sports)
This week in Antwerp, the Belgian Davis Cup team was preparing for its world group play-off tie against Israel. One of the team’s bright, up-and-coming stars, David Goffin, was set to be a shoe-in for the win… until he broke his left wrist during training.
The rest of his season is likely done, but Goffin, rather [...]
David Nalbandian and Horacio Zeballos defeated Christopher Kas and Tobias Kamke 6-1, 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 to clinch the Davis Cup tie 3-0 for Argentina over Germany. After rolling around in the clay, the best way to clean off is with sparkling wine, of course! Luckily, it also makes for a good celebration.
Next, Argentina will host [...]
The Davis Cup World Group 1st round ties are taking place this weekend. To view all the nitty gritty details, click here. But for now, let’s peruse some token Davis Cup pics from today’s draw ceremonies.
Token teams standing in front of a blue sky pic
Token missing Delpo pic
Token laughing with your team’s captain pic
Gentle giant Juan Martin Del Potro apparently attracts even the smallest of fans. During his Davis Cup match against Marin Cilic in Buenos Aires, a butterfly landed on Delpo’s ball just as he was about to serve. He had to use his racquet to shoo the insect away.
Del Potro went on to win the match 6-1, [...]
Australia has a thing for flare and always seems to come up with the most unique methods of doing draws for Davis Cup. Today, at Brisbane’s Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, they used a sheep dog. Here’s Team Australia at the draw…
Today in Madrid, Spain’s victorious Davis Cup team met with Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy at the Moncloa Palace. Rafael Nadal, Albert Costa, David Ferrer and Alex Corretja came with the trophy to pose with the PM.
The Prime Minister also took the opportunity to support the Spanish players and speak about the doping criticism they’ve [...]
Andy Murray is making his way to Miami to train, leaving his mates to hold down the fort on the British Davis Cup Team this weekend as they face the Slovak Republic at the Braehead Arena in Glasgow, Scotland. Ross Hutchins, Colin Fleming, Captain Leon Smith, James Ward and newbie Daniel Evans do make a [...]
Everyone who watched Davis Cup this year has to be familiar with Happy Dancing Spaniards – the YouTube sensation that even Andy Murray tweeted about.
Si, the Spanish Davis Cup team danced happily (a lot) when they defeated Argentina today. But did you know they also danced (happily) before Rafael Nadal went on court to face [...]
The Davis Cup draw took place today which means muy bueno candids of both teams. Juan Monaco had something muy importante to tell Juan Martin Del Potro…