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Belgium defeat Australia 3-2 in Davis Cup semifinal

Belgium has defeated Australia 3-2 on day three of the Davis Cup semifinals. Belgium’s world No.12 David Goffin defeated Nick Kyrgios in four sets 6-7(4) 6-4 6-4 6-4 to level the tie and secure his first win over the Australian in four meetings.

Captain Lleyton Hewitt called upon Jordan Thompson to take on Steve Darcis in the live fifth rubber. The Davis Cup veteran was too strong for the Sydneysider defeating the 22-year-old 6-4 7-5 6-2 to take the win and the tie.

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Draws announced for 2017 Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup

The ITF has announced the draws for the 2017 Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Finals, to be held in Budapest, Hungary on 19-24 September. Sixteen boys and 16 girls teams will take part in the competition.

Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, now in its 33rd year, is the ITF’s official team competition for players aged 16-and-under. A total of 180 teams from 102 nations participated took part in regional qualifying in 2017, with 15 boys and 15 girls teams joining hosts Hungary in the Finals.

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Former UCLA Star Karue Sell Beats Martin Redlicki To Win Claremont Club Pro Classic

Former UCLA star Karue Sell won his 13th consecutive match over 10 days in the city of Claremont on Sunday, 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-3, beating his one-time Bruin teammate Martin Redlicki in three sets in the final of the $15,000 USTA Men’s Pro Circuit Futures Claremont Club Pro Classic played at the Claremont Club.

Just like he did warming up with his doubles partner Deiton Baughman before he faced him in a Saturday semifinal, Sell warmed up against his final opponent and good friend Redlicki before the two squared off. 

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Canada beat India to earn 2018 Davis Cup World Group berth

The Canadian Davis Cup team’s spot in the elite 16-team World Group has been cemented for a seventh consecutive year following Denis Shapovalov’s 6-3, 7-6(1), 6-3 victory over Ramkumar Ramanathan of India on Sunday. The 18-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont. captured a straight-sets win to secure Canada’s triumph over India in their Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group play-off tie at Edmonton’s Northland Coliseum. The final score for the weekend is 3-2 in Canada’s favour following a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 loss by Canada’s Brayden Schnur to Yuki Bhambri in the last match of the weekend.

Shapovalov, ranked world No. 51, exuded confidence from the beginning of his two hour and five minute battle against Indian No. 1 Ramanathan. A total of 23 of Shapovalov’s 30 winners came on the forehand, while his powerful serve was another impressive point of play, with his fastest serve clocking in at 213 km/h. In his third-ever Davis Cup tie, and first as the team’s No. 1 player, Shapovalov posted a 2-0 record.

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Unique format ensures three days of fierce Laver Cup competition

The inaugural Laver Cup will push the boundaries of tennis as we know it when the world’s best male players take to the court at the O₂ arena in Prague, Czech Republic from September 22-24, 2017.

The brand new three-day tournament features a unique format that will bring some of the sport’s fiercest rivals together in a team environment unlike anything seen before in world tennis. 

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Doubles Champion Baughman, Sell To Face Off in Saturday Semifinal At Claremont Club Pro Classic

First-time partners – and newly crowned Claremont Club Pro Classic doubles champions – Deiton Baughman and Karue Sell will meet in a singles semifinal at the $15,000 USTA Men’s Pro Circuit Futures tournament on Saturday at the Claremont Club.

On Friday, the unseeded Baughman got past former University of North Carolina All-American Ronnie Schneider of Indianapolis, 6-1, 6-4, in his quarterfinal while the former UCLA star Sell from Brazil beat fellow qualifier Laurens Verboven of Belgium, 6-2, 6-4. 

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Shapovalov quells Yuki fightback to level Davis Cup tie at 1-1

The Canadian Davis Cup team is tied 1-1 with India after the opening day of competition at the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group play-off tie at Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton. Canada’s No. 2 singles player Brayden Schnur (Pickering, Ont.) fell 5-7, 7-6(4), 7-5, 7-5 in the first rubber to Indian No. 1 Ramkumar Ramanathan, before Canada’s top player Denis Shapovalov defeated Indian No. 2 Yuki Bhambri 7-6(2), 6-4, 6-7(6), 4-6, 6-1.

Ramanathan dispatched Schnur in three hours and 16 minutes, and recorded 20 aces to Schnur’s 14. While the 22-year-old Canadian captured the first set in his first-ever Davis Cup match, Schnur struggled to capitalize on his break point opportunities, only converting 3 of

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