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Davis Cup: Australia secures spot in 2017 World Group

Australia has secured their spot in the Davis Cup World Group for the fourth consecutive year after defeating Slovakia 3-0 in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Play-off tie at Ken Rosewall Arena today.

John Peers gained his first Davis Cup victory when he and Sam Groth defeated Andrej Martin and Igor Zelenay in four sets 6-4 6-2 6-7(3) 7-6(2) to win the doubles rubber.


Canada takes 2-0 lead over Chile on opening day of Davis Cup

Canada is now just one triumph away from ousting Chile in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group play-offs after Frank Dancevic (Niagara Falls, Ont.) and Vasek Pospisil (Vancouver) both captured victories on Friday. Dancevic opened the tie, being held at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, with a 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-1, 6-4 victory over Christian Garin before Pospisil defeated Nicolas Jarry 6-1, 5-7, 7-6(2), 6-3 to give Canada its best-case result on the first day of play.

Dancevic started well, taking the first set in just 31 minutes, and looked to be on his way to a simple two-set lead. However, despite serving for the second set twice and leading 5-1 in the tiebreaker, the veteran Canuck let 20-year-old Garin back into the match. After re-grouping, Dancevic was able to quickly re-assert his lead by reeling off five straight games. He was the stronger player from that point on, showing his greater experience in both Davis Cup play and on a fast indoor hard court surface.


Davis Cup: Ferrer makes it 2-0 by routing Myneni

Feliciano Lopez and David Ferrer won their respective singles matches on the opening day of their Davis Cup World Group Play-off against India at the R.K. Khanna Tennis Stadium here on Friday, taking Spain to a comfortable 2-0 lead.

Feliciano defeated Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 in the first match of the day in two hours and 15 minutes. Later, Ferrer outclassed Saketh Myneni 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 in an hour and 25 minutes in a rather lopsided encounter to hand the visitors a comfortable lead.


Rafael Nadal pulls out of opening Davis Cup singles match against India

Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal on Friday pulled out of Spain's Davis Cup World Group Play-off opening singles match against India due to a stomach bug.

"Change of nomination for the singles rubbers in New Delhi as Feliciano Lopez replaces Rafa Nadal," Davis Cup's official Twitter account said.


Davis Cup: Kyrgios and Tomic put Australia 2-0 up against Slovakia

Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic have led Australia to a 2-0 advantage over Slovakia today at the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Play-off tie at Ken Rosewall Arena in Sydney.

Kyrgios defeated world No.127 Andrej Martin 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in the opening rubber before Tomic defeated world No.123 Jozef Kovalik 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-4.


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