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2014-02-20 23:03:05

The U.S. Davis Cup team may have lost against the U.K., but won with its choice to play on red clay: a seminal moment for U.S. tennis, says promotional group RedClay USA. Harbor Springs, MI (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 RedClay USA announces its choice as the biggest winner of this month’s U.S. vs U.K. Davis Cup tie: The Americans’ idea to play it on European red clay. It was a coming-out party for red clay tennis in America. The U.S. team chose clay over the typical American asphalt...

2011-08-04 10:47:00

Friday and Saturday, August 12 - 13, 2011 ACWORTH, Ga., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Governors Towne Club Tennis Center will be the setting on Friday and Saturday, August 12th - 13th for the community's 3rd Annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser - 2011 GTC Gives Back® Play for Pink Tennis Tournament - to benefit Susan G. Komen for The Cure® - Greater Atlanta and GTC Gives Back® Community Outreach. (Photo:...

2009-09-23 11:38:05

Spain, going for a second consecutive Davis Cup title in December, drew Roger Federer's Swiss team for the first round of the 2010 Davis Cup tournament. Davis Cup officials Wednesday announced the first-round pairings for the 2010 Davis Cup with the Spain-Switzerland matchup highlighting the matchups since it could feature Federer against Rafael Nadal in Spain. Federer, No. 1 in the world, helped Switzerland defeat Italy in a playoff to keep the Swiss in the World Group draw. Nadal, ranked...

2009-09-18 20:16:05

Radek Stepanek's five-set win over Ivo Karlovic helped the Czech Republic build a 2-0 lead over Croatia at a Davis Cup semifinal at Porec, Croatia. The scores of the near 6-hour match, 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (8-6), 6-7 (2-7), 16-14, put the Czechs within one victory of advancing to the Davis Cup finals. The fourth-longest match in Davis Cup history featured a record 78 aces by the 6-foot-10 Karlovic, a 30-game marathon fifth set and just one service break. Also, the 82 games played equaled...

2009-09-17 10:54:47

The Czech Republic will send Top 20 singles players Radek Stepanek and Tomas Berdych into the Davis Cup semifinals Friday in Croatia. Stepanek, ranked No. 17, is to meet hard-serving No. 31-ranked Ivo Karlovic in the first match of the best-of-five semifinals on a clay indoor court in Porec, Croatia. Berdych, who is ranked 18th in the world, is to play world No. 15 Marin Cilic in Friday's other singles match. A doubles match pitting Czechs Lukas Dlouhy and Jan Hajek against Croatians Roko...

2009-09-17 10:35:35

David Ferrer will lead off for defending champion Spain in a Davis Cup semifinal against Israel this weekend on a red clay court in Murcia, Spain. Ferrer, ranked 19th in the world, goes against Israel's Harel Levy, who is ranked 140th, in the first match Friday in the best-of-five series in Murcia. World No. 21 Juan Carlos Ferrero is paired against 29th-ranked Dudi Sela from Israel in Friday's other singles match. Saturday's schedule has a doubles match with Israelis Jonathan Erlich and Andy...

2009-07-11 18:48:53

Radek Stepanek and Tomas Berdych teamed Saturday to give the Czech Republic a doubles win in Davis Cup quarterfinal action. The duo overpowered the Argentine combination of Leonardo Mayor and Jose Acasuso 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 to give the Czechs a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five match-up. Berdych improved his record in Davis Cup doubles to 7-0. Juan Martin del Potro and Berdych are to open Sunday's reverse singles. Argentina, playing without the injured David Nalbandian, is in the quarterfinals for the...

2009-07-11 16:19:54

A four-set doubles victory Saturday by Fernando Verdasco and Feliciano Lopez gave Spain a 2-1 Davis Cup lead over Germany in Marbella, Spain. Verdasco-Lopez beat Nicolas Kiefer and Mischa Zverev 6-3, 7-6 (7-1), 6-7 (6-8), 6-3 on the red clay at Plaza de Toros de Puerto Banus. That put the defending champions within one victory of the 2009 Davis Cup semifinals, despite the absence of injured World No. 1 Rafael Nadal, who has knee tendinitis. Even though the crowd is very important, it's what...

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