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Fed and Davis Cups in need of changes

As Andy Murray took a deserved week off from competitive tennis, his compatriots – including his brother Jamie – were slogging it out in both Canada and Estonia, in the Davis Cup and Fed Cup respectively. The two tournaments are the largest and most prestigious international competitions that tennis has to offer; one of the […]

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Great Britain’s defence ends in defeat but not disgrace

Great Britain’s Davis Cup semi-final defeat to Argentina, which ended the defence of the title they had won in Belgium last November, consisted of more twists and turns than a rollercoaster designed by a 10-year-old. After an opening day of competition that saw Andy Murray push himself to the absolute limits in a five-hour epic, […]

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Great Britain claim Davis Cup with win over Belgium

When Great Britain last won the Davis Cup, Stanley Baldwin was Prime Minister, Jesse Owens was tearing up the athletics track, and Czechoslovakia was still a country. That was 1936 and a lot has changed. It may have taken 79 years, but Britain can now claim to be world champions once again following their victory […]

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Davis Cup risks becoming a nuisance for tennis’ elite

Andy Murray’s fist-pump at the end of the first set against John Isner last weekend could have created a small earthquake; such was the force with which it was delivered. Combined with the raw, animalistic shouting, and you could be forgiven for thinking that Murray had just added another Grand Slam to his collection. But […]