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Geneva selected to host combined World Cup of Tennis finals

The ITF Board of Directors has selected Geneva as the preferred bid to host the World Cup of Tennis finals - a new combined season-ending event including the finals of Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas. The finals are the centrepiece of a series of historic reforms that will transform Davis Cup and Fed Cup, the largest annual team competitions in sport.

The ITF AGM will be asked to approve the full reform package at its meeting in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in August 2017.

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Davis Cup Singles matches moves to 3-set format

The ITF Board of Directors has approved a series of reforms for Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas that have been recommended by the Davis Cup and Fed Cup Committees. The ITF AGM will be asked to approve these changes at its meeting in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in August 2017.

The wide-ranging reform package includes:

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Canada to host India in Davis Cup World Group play-offs

Team Canada will play at home in its quest to stay in the top level of Davis Cup by BNP Paribas as the official draw held at the International Tennis Federation headquarters on Tuesday morning determined Canada will host India in the World Group play-offs. Taking place September 15-17, the venue, court surface, and player nominations will be announced at a later date.

“We are very happy we will be playing at home again as our Canadian fans have been so supportive in every city we’ve been to and this will give us the best chance to win,” said Canadian team captain Martin Laurendeau. “We know India has been in this position before and will be up to the challenge, but our team will be ready. We definitely feel we are a World Group nation and belong there once again for 2018.”

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Davis Cup: Netherlands downs Bosnia 3-1

The Netherlands defeated Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-1 in the first group of the Euro-African zone at the Davis Cup tennis competition.

On the third day of the men's tennis team competition here on Sunday, Dutch player Robin Haase edged past Damir Dzumhur 7-5, 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 2-6 and 6-4 in the fourth rubber and sent the Netherlands into the world group play-offs. The fifth rubber was not played as it would not have affected the final outcome.

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Davis Cup: India complete 4-1 win over Uzbekistan

Ramkumar Ramanathan and Prajnesh Gunneswaran produced contrasting results in their respective reverse singles matches as India completed a 4-1 win over Uzbekistan in their Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I second round tie in Bengaluru on Sunday.

Ramkumar Ramanathan beat Sanjar Fayziev in straight sets in the first reverse singles to hand India a 4-0 lead in the tie. Ramanathan won 6-3, 6-2 against his 22-year-old Uzbek opponent in a match which lasted for around an hour.

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