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Players in action during Billie Jean King Cup (File Photo)(Twitter)

Budapest removed as host of Billie Jean King Cup Finals, ITF confirm

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2021 04:48 PM IST
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is seeking a new host city for this year's Billie Jean King Cup Finals after terminating the agreement it had with Budapest.
File photo of Indian tennis star Sania Mirza(HT Sports)
File photo of Indian tennis star Sania Mirza(HT Sports)

Sania Mirza reveals she had contracted coronavirus

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:10 PM IST
Sania revealed that staying away from her two-year-old child was the toughest thing she faced after testing positive for Covid-19. She also said that the virus is no joke and everyone should take every precaution possible.
File image of Davis Cup.(Twitter/Davis Cup)
File image of Davis Cup.(Twitter/Davis Cup)

Davis Cup Finals up to 11 days in 2021, could be in 3 cities

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:30 PM IST
The ITF announced Monday that the international men's tennis team event will run from Nov. 25 to Dec. 5, with 18 countries participating in six groups of three.
Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)

Davis Cup Finals postponed until 2021

London | By Reuter
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 06:51 PM IST
The 2020 event was originally scheduled for April but was postponed because of the pandemic. Officials had hoped to squeeze the competition in this year.
A tennis racket and new tennis ball on a freshly painted tennis court
A tennis racket and new tennis ball on a freshly painted tennis court

Olympic tennis spots based on post-French rankings in 2021

LONDON | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 08:16 PM IST
The International Tennis Federation said Tuesday that its eligibility rules will be the same as originally set up for Tokyo, with requirements related to minimum participation in Fed Cup or Davis Cup — and an appeals process for players who do not meet those standards.
FILE PHOTO: Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 9, 2019. Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after his final match against Austria's Dominic Thiem. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 9, 2019. Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after his final match against Austria's Dominic Thiem. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo(REUTERS)

Novak Djokovic will need vaccine if required by the tour - Rafael Nadal

Madrid | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2020 10:56 AM IST
Djokovic recently said he was against taking a vaccine for the coronavirus even if it became mandatory to travel. He later said he was open to changing his mind.
Representative image: File image of Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal.(AFP)
Representative image: File image of Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal.(AFP)

Davis Cup: ITF nominates Nur-Sultan as venue for India and Pakistan tie

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 11:14 AM IST
The Independent Tribunal of the ITF endorsed the decision taken by the Davis Cup Committee on November 4 that the tie should be shifted to a neutral venue, keeping in mind safety and security of players and officials.
India's non playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi with coach Jishan Ali and player Ramkumar Ramanathan.(AP)
India's non playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi with coach Jishan Ali and player Ramkumar Ramanathan.(AP)

Pakistan challenges ITF decision to shift Davis Cup tie against India

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 11:56 AM IST
The Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) President Salim Saifullah told PTI on Sunday that a formal appeal has been filed with the international body and they were expecting a positive response by November 15.
Representative Image.(Twitter)
Representative Image.(Twitter)

Venue worry delays India’s Davis Cup team selection versus Pakistan

New Delhi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 11:35 PM IST
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) postponed the tie between the neighbours, originally scheduled in Islamabad in September, to Nov. 29-30 following a security review.
Representational Image.(Twitter)
Representational Image.(Twitter)

We will appeal against neutral venue; ITF and AITA have lowered their stature: Pakistan Federation

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 10:46 PM IST
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) on Monday agreed with the safety concerns in Islamabad, raised by the All India Tennis Association (AITA) and moved the Nov 29-30 tie out of Pakistan’s capital city.
Representational Image.(Twitter)
Representational Image.(Twitter)

Pak tennis body mulls appeal of ITF decision to shift Davis Cup tie against India to neutral venue

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 10:18 PM IST
The tie, set for November 29 and 30, was scheduled to be held in the Pakistani capital but the ITF on Monday decided that the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I game will be played at a neutral venue.
File image of Mahesh Bhupati(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
File image of Mahesh Bhupati(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

India optimistic Davis Cup tie will be shifted from Islamabad

New Delhi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 01:56 PM IST
The Asia/Oceania Group I tie, originally scheduled for Sept. 14-15 in Islamabad, was postponed by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to late November following a security review.
India's non playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi with coach Jishan Ali and player Ramkumar Ramanathan.(AP)
India's non playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi with coach Jishan Ali and player Ramkumar Ramanathan.(AP)

Indian Davis Cup challenge becomes tougher as ITF replaces Groups I and II with World Groups

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 08:49 PM IST
From 2020, the Indian team will have to contend with superior European, South and North American nations in order to qualify.
File image of Mahesh Bhupati(Getty Images)
File image of Mahesh Bhupati(Getty Images)

Postpone tie or shift venue suo moto: AITA tells ITF on Davis Cup in Pakistan

New Delhi | By PTI
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2019 02:40 PM IST
The AITA wants the ITF to take that call based on the current situation and expressed surprise that the governing body is asking India to make a request.
File image of Mahesh Bhupati(Getty Images)
File image of Mahesh Bhupati(Getty Images)

Indian players request AITA to ask for neutral venue

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 01:47 PM IST
The AITA said it would go ahead with the visa formalities for the tie if the September 14-15 clash is cleared by the ITF following a fresh security check.
Image for representation(AFP)
Image for representation(AFP)

Fed Cup gets revamp with 12-nation Finals in Budapest in 2020

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 02:56 PM IST
The move follows a revamp of the men’s Davis Cup which will culminate in an 18-nation event in Madrid in November.
Image for representation(AP)
Image for representation(AP)

Men’s Tennis Olympic final to be best-of-three sets

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2019 01:34 AM IST
The decision brings the men’s gold medal match into line with other Olympic singles matches which are all played as best-of-three sets.
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi.(AFP)
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi.(AFP)

Barcelona star Lionel Messi backing teammate Gerard Pique in new Davis Cup venture

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2019 08:42 PM IST
Lionel Messi is one of the investors in the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid later this year, according to Barcelona team mate Gerard Pique whose Kosmos company has been instrumental in a revamp for the historic tennis competition
France won the Davis Cup in 2017.(REUTERS)
France won the Davis Cup in 2017.(REUTERS)

Madrid to host new-format Davis Cup in 2019 and 2020

Madrid | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2018 04:30 PM IST
Under a format proposed by the Kosmos group, headed by Barcelona footballer Gerard Pique, and adopted by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) in August, the competition will bring together 18 nations in one place for a week at the end of the tennis season.
Argentina won Davis Cup in 2016.(REUTERS)
Argentina won Davis Cup in 2016.(REUTERS)

Argentina and Great Britain picked as 2019 Davis Cup wild cards

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 07:01 PM IST
Under a format proposed by the Kosmos group, and adopted by the International Tennis Federation in August, the competition will bring together 18 nations in one place for a week at the end of the tennis season.
The role of the umpire when a player feels that they have been unfairly treated must be to deescalate the situation, and prevent further aggravation(AFP)
The role of the umpire when a player feels that they have been unfairly treated must be to deescalate the situation, and prevent further aggravation(AFP)

Umpires should ‘keep calm and carry on’

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2018 05:22 PM IST
Since Tennis is not a team sport, and players play either alone or in twos, the pressure on singles players, especially in big matches, is immense and can be isolating. In such high pressure situations, and in moments of frustration, some loss of cool is only to be expected.
David Haggerty (R), President of the International Tennis Federation poses with with Gerard Pique, Founder of Kosmos sports group during the ITF annual general meeting in Orlando, Florida.(AFP)
David Haggerty (R), President of the International Tennis Federation poses with with Gerard Pique, Founder of Kosmos sports group during the ITF annual general meeting in Orlando, Florida.(AFP)

Major Davis Cup shake-up approved

Orlando | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2018 11:17 PM IST
ITF president David Haggerty supported the revamp proposed by Kosmos, a group led by Barcelona football star Gerard Pique -- who flew in from Spain for the vote -- and backed by Japanese billionaire Hiroshi Mikitani, that has vowed $3 billion over 25 years to support the new event.
The Davis Cup is set for a massive revamp in the coming year.(Getty Images)
The Davis Cup is set for a massive revamp in the coming year.(Getty Images)

Revamped Davis Cup will retain home and away matches - ITF chief

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 02:02 PM IST
In February, the ITF announced a massive shake-up of the Davis Cup, which will see the formation of an 18-nation World Cup of Tennis finals played in one location, starting in November 2019.
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has also planned an overhaul of the Davis Cup, leading to the formation of the World Cup of Tennis that could start at the end of November next year(Getty Images for LTA)
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has also planned an overhaul of the Davis Cup, leading to the formation of the World Cup of Tennis that could start at the end of November next year(Getty Images for LTA)

Staging World Team Cup depends on player’s support: ATP President

Reuters, London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 12:32 PM IST
Chris Kermode, the president of the Association of Tennis Professionals has said there is a demand for a World Team Cup, which has not been played for the last 35 years.
The new Davis Cup event represents a huge revamp for a competition which has been in existence since 1900 but has suffered in recent years with top players not competing.(Getty Images)
The new Davis Cup event represents a huge revamp for a competition which has been in existence since 1900 but has suffered in recent years with top players not competing.(Getty Images)

Revamped Davis Cup could be held in Madrid or France next year

Reuters, Madrid | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2018 01:37 PM IST
In February the International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced a shake-up of Davis Cup and the formation of an 18-nation World Cup of Tennis Finals played in one location, after agreeing a 25-year, $3 billion partnership with investment group Kosmos, founded and chaired by Pique.
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