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Tennis-Tsonga disappointed by crowd support at Davis Cup final

Nov 21st 2014
LILLE, France, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rued a lack of crowd support in his Davis Cup final defeat to Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka as a record attendance could not bring the best out of the French number one in his opening singles match on Friday.






Tennis-Wawrinka gives Switzerland first blood in final

Nov 21st 2014
LILLE, France, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Stan Wawrinka survived a second-set wobble to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1 3-6 6-3 6-2 and give Switzerland a 1-0 lead over hosts France in the Davis Cup final on Friday.






Tennis-Davis Cup final attracts record crowd

Nov 21st 2014
LILLE, France, Nov 21 (Reuters) - A record crowd of 27,432 people took their seats at the Pierre Mauroy stadium for the Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland on Friday.






Tennis-Wawrinka forgets London trauma, ready for Davis Cup final

Nov 20th 2014
LILLE, France, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka left the ATP World Tour Finals feeling wrecked last weekend but said on Thursday he had fully recovered for the Davis Cup final against France.






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Federer set to face France in Davis Cup final

Nov 20th 2014
* Swiss seeking maiden Davis Cup title against France (Adds Swiss quotes)






Tennis-Davis Cup final draw

Nov 20th 2014
LILLE, France, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Draw for the Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland to be played from Friday to Sunday at Lille's Pierre Mauroy stadium: Friday First singles (play starts at 1300 GMT/8 AM ET): Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) v Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland) Gael Monfils (France) v Roger Federer (Switzerland) Saturday Doubles (play starts at 1430 GMT/9:30 AM ET): Julien Benneteau/Richard Gasquet (France) v Marco Chiudinelli/Michael Lamme






Tennis-Federer set to play against France in Davis Cup final

Nov 20th 2014
LILLE, France, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Switzerland's Roger Federer, who has been hampered by back problems, has been named to play in the second singles rubber of the Davis Cup final against France's Gael Monfils on Friday, organisers announced on Thursday.






ROGER FEDERER FIT TO PLAY FOR SWITZERLAND AGAINST FRANCE IN DAVIS CUP FINAL - ORGANISERS

Nov 20th 2014
ROGER FEDERER FIT TO PLAY FOR SWITZERLAND AGAINST FRANCE IN DAVIS CUP FINAL - ORGANISERS






Tennis-Djokovic to make Davis Cup return for Serbia

Nov 19th 2014
BELGRADE, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Serbia's world number one Novak Djokovic will return to Davis Cup action after a season's absence when he leads his country against Croatia in the first round in March, he said on Wednesday.






PREVIEW-Federer injury and spat hit Switzerland's Davis Cup bid

Nov 19th 2014
PARIS, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Switzerland's preparations for the Davis Cup Final against France in Lille on Sunday have been disrupted by a back injury to Roger Federer and a spat within the Swiss camp.






INTERVIEW-Tennis-Returning Rafa ready to roll once again

Nov 19th 2014
LONDON, Nov 19 (Reuters) - As years go 2014 has not been a good one for Rafa Nadal but with his injury troubles seemingly behind him, the Spaniard is confident he will be back to his best next season.






Tennis-Federer and Wawrinka play down London row

Nov 18th 2014
LILLE, France, Nov 18 (Reuters) - With the Davis Cup final against France looming, Roger Federer and his Swiss team mate Stan Wawrinka on Tuesday played down talk of an internal row, sparked by the pair's fiery clash at the ATP World Tour Finals last week.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Federer skips Davis Cup training with back problems

Nov 18th 2014
LILLE, France, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Swiss Roger Federer's participation in the Davis Cup final against France was still hanging in the balance on Tuesday as the 17-times grand slam champion said he could not train because of back problems.






Tennis-Federer skips Davis Cup final training with back problems

Nov 18th 2014
LILLE, France, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Swiss Roger Federer's participation in the Davis Cup final against France was still hanging in the balance on Tuesday as the 17-times grand slam champion said he could not train because of back problems.






FACTBOX-Major sporting events in Qatar

Nov 18th 2014
Nov 18 (Reuters) - Factbox on some of the major sporting events hosted, and to be staged, in Qatar after Doha was chosen on Tuesday to hold the 2019 world athletics championships.






REFILE-Golf-Garcia 'hires' former tennis number one Ferrero as bag man

Nov 18th 2014
Nov 18 (Reuters) - World number six Sergio Garcia has roped in former French Open tennis champion Juan Carlos Ferrero as his caddie for his title defence at next month's Thailand Golf Championship, the Spaniard said on Tuesday.






Tennis-Swiss Davis Cup dreams clouded by injury and row reports

Nov 17th 2014
LONDON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Switzerland's potential Davis Cup fairytale this weekend has become clouded by uncertainty over the fitness of Roger Federer and suggestions of strained relations between the all-time great and his team mate Stanislas Wawrinka.






Tennis-ATP Tour singles standings

Nov 17th 2014
Nov 17 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the ATP Tour singles Points 1 (1) Novak Djokovic(Serbia) 11510 2 (2) Roger Federer(Switzerland) 9700 3 (3) Rafa Nadal(Spain) 6835 4 (4) Stanislas Wawrinka(Switzerland) 5295 5 (5) Kei Nishikori(Japan) 5025 6 (6) Andy Murray(Britain) 4675 7 (7) Tomas Berdych(Czech Republic) 4665 8






Tennis - WTA Tour singles standings

Nov 17th 2014
Nov 17 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the WTA Tour singles Points 1 (1) Serena Williams(U.S.) 8485 2 (2) Maria Sharapova(Russia) 7050 3 (3) Simona Halep(Romania) 6292 4 (4) Petra Kvitova(Czech Republic) 5966 5 (5) Ana Ivanovic(Serbia) 4820 6 (6) Agnieszka Radwanska(Poland) 4810 7 (7)






Tennis-Djokovic throws down gauntlet to his rivals

Nov 16th 2014
LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic laid down the challenge to his rivals on Sunday after completing another year as world number one.