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Davis Cup Liveticker Video♦ Channel 7 50fps ♦ Federer v. Hewitt - Davis Cup 2011 Highlights
Record-setter Nadal roars back as Spain draw level against Germany. Nadal set to return in early April. Norrie with head held high despite Davis Cup defeat.
Mannarino earns injury-hit France quarter-final spot in Davis Cup. Great Britain crash out of Davis Cup to Spain.
France through, Serbia and Switzerland knocked out in Davis Cup first round. Great Britain trail to Spain after doubles defeat.
Injury-hit France tied with Netherlands in Davis Cup. Edmund hopeful of being fit for Britain's Davis Cup clash. Pouille defeats Darcis in Davis Cup decider.
Goffin beats Tsonga to set up Davis Cup final decider. France win doubles, go up in Davis Cup final. Tsonga win leaves France v Belgium Davis Cup final all-square.
France to play Davis Cup final against Belgium in Lille. Belgium beat Australia to reach Davis Cup final. France reach Davis Cup final as Tsonga beats Lajovic.
One of the most exciting of the World Group play-offs, Lleyton Hewitt's Australia try to extend their five-year stay in the World Group while Austria will be led by French Open finalist Dominic Thiem and have smartly opted for clay.
Another champion nation in recent years finds itself battling to avoid relegation after Switzerland lost to Kazakhstan in the first round. Serbia host Davis Cup stalwarts India in Kraljevo as they hope to extend their stay in the World Group to 12 straight years - India are trying to make it back into the World Group for the first time since Canada look like they have a great chance of retaining World Group status despite losing to Croatia in the first round, with Milos Raonic backed up by Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime.
The champions Czech Republic travel to Hungary to try to return to the World Group, having started the season outside it for the first time since Bosnia-Herzegovina have never been this close to promotion to the World Group - can they keep their fairytale run going?
World Group Semifinals, September. With nations entering in , the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas is the largest annual international team competition in sport.
Uniquely structured in terms of tennis competitions, a Davis Cup tie takes place over three days, with two singles rubbers held on the first day Friday , followed by a doubles rubber on the second day Saturday before reverse singles on the third day Sunday — all played over the best of five sets.
The first nation to score three points wins. The top 16 nations in the world play in a knockout format over four weekends throughout the season, with eight nations progressing to the quarter-finals, four nations to the semi-finals and finally just two nations to the final, which is held during the last week of the long tennis season, bringing the year to a dramatic and fitting climax.
The final 18 nations will compete at a week-long, season-ending tournament at a neutral site. The world's top 24 nations will compete in a home-or-away qualifying round in February, with the 12 winning teams advancing to the final tournament.
They will be joined by the four semifinalists from the previous year along with two wildcard teams this means France, Croatia, the USA and Spain are all guaranteed to be involved in the final tournament in The 18 teams who qualify for the finals will be placed into six groups of three teams to compete in round-robin play.
The six group winners, along with the two teams with the best records through round-robin play, advance to the quarterfinals.
The format of ties has also changed. At the finals, the ties will consist of three rubbers, two singles and a doubles match - all played as best-of-three set matches instead of best-of-five sets.
Starting off as a competition between the USA and Great Britain all the way back in , the Davis Cup has transformed into the biggest annual international team competition in global sport, with a total of nations taking part in the edition.
The Davis Cup concept was first established by four members of the Harvard University tennis team, who were eager to create a match between the USA and Great Britain, who were then playing under the name of the British Isles.
The two national organisations agreed and the idea was brought to reality, with one of the four players from Harvard - Dwight Davis - designing the format and trophy, buying the silverware with his own money.
France, Austria, Belgium and Australasia comprised of players from Australia and New Zealand joined the Davis Cup in as the competition expanded for the first time, and by , there will over 20 nations competing all over the world.
USA, Great Britain and Australasia maintained a stranglehold on the Davis Cup in the early years, but their period of dominance was halted by France in , who went on to win the title for the next six consecutive years - an achievement only bettered by USA from It was in - a year after the start of the Open Era in tennis - that the Davis Cup underwent a significant change of format and major expansion.
The Challenge Round was scrapped, which meant that the reigning champion would have to play in every round, instead of gaining a bye straight into the final the following year, while 50 nations were now competing in the Davis Cup as the competition swiftly grew in popularity around the world, with Czechoslovakia joining the first-time winners honours roll in The current World Group format of 16 teams was introduced into the Davis Cup in , with the remaining teams split into regional Zone Groups with promotion and relegation from each zone brought into play.
This was also the first year that the Davis Cup gained sponsorship, agreeing to a commercial partnership with NEC, which allowed prize money to be awarded for the first time - giving further incentive for top players to take part.
Sweden and Germany would join the likes of Australia, USA and France as dominant forces and combine for seven of the next 15 Davis Cups, while Spain would emerge as a powerhouse of the 00s, winning the title five times and finishing runner-up on two more occasions.