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Spain complete 5-0 rout of India in the Davis Cup

Marc Lopez and David Ferrer won their respective reverse singles rubbers as Spain completed a comprehensive 5-0 win over India in their Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie at the R.K. Khanna Tennis Stadium in New Delhi on Sunday. Lopez defeated Davis Cup debutant Sumit Nagal 6-3, 1-6, 6-3, while Ferrer got the better of 21-year-old Chennai lad Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-2, 6-2.

Spain, who had taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match tie earlier by winning the opening day's two singles and the doubles rubber on Saturday, have returned to the World Group after a gap of two years.


Spain take 4-0 lead against India despite Nagal's best efforts on debut

Indian youngster Sumit Nagal produced a spirited performance on his Davis Cup debut before going down 3-6, 6-1, 3-6 to Marc Lopez of Spain in the first reverse singles of their World Group Play-off tie in New Delhi on Sunday.

Spain, who had taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match tie to book a spot in the World Group on Saturday, thus increased their lead to 4-0.


Davis Cup: Canada completes 3-0 sweep over Chile

Canada’s Davis Cup team has officially accomplished its mission of earning a spot in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group in 2017 following a sweep of Chile at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax on Saturday. Vasek Pospisil (Vancouver) and Adil Shamasdin (Pickering, Ont.) picked up a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(6) triumph over Nicolas Jarry and Hans Podlipnik-Castillo to put Canada up an surmountable 3-0 in their World Group play-off tie, after Canada also won both singles matches a day earlier.

After holding off two break points in the third game of the first set – the only break points they would face the whole match – Pospisil and Shamasdin maintained control through the contest. With early breaks at 2-1 in the first set and in the opening game of the second set, Pospisil and Shamasdin needed just 70 minutes to take a two-set lead versus Jarry and Podlipnik-Castillo, last year’s Pan Am Games doubles gold medallists. Though the third set was close, Pospisil and Shamasdin closed it out on their third match point in the tiebreaker to clinch the important win for Canada. 


Davis Cup: India go down fighting in Doubles rubber as Spain clinch tie 3-0

Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez fought off a brave challenge from the Indian duo of Leander Paes and Saketh Myneni in the doubles rubber to hand Spain an unassailable 3-0 lead in their Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie in New Delhi on Saturday.

The Indians troubled the gold medal winners at last month's Rio Olympics throughout the hard-fought contest before going down 6-4, 6-7 (2), 4-6, 4-6 in three hours and 23 minutes in front of a raucous home crowd at the jampacked R.K. Khanna Tennis Stadium.


Davis Cup: Argentina take shock 2-0 lead against Britain

Juan Martin del Potro and Guido Pella put Argentina on the verge of Davis Cup final berth with singles victories over Britain's Andy Murray and Kyle Edmund, respectively.

The visiting Argentine squad was given a huge boost with Del Potro's return to singles, as he defeated second-ranked Murray in the dramatic and pivotal opening match of the tie, being played at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, on Friday.


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