Pouille wraps up 10th Davis Cup title for France
LILLE, France (Reuters) - France won their 10th Davis Cup title when Lucas Pouille crushed Steve Darcis 6-3 6-1 6-0 to give the hosts a 3-2 victory in the final against neighbours Belgium on Sunday.
Noah's gamble rewarded as France take Davis Cup lead
LILLE, France (Reuters) - France captain Yannick Noah gambled on an untested pair for the pivotal Davis Cup final doubles against Belgium on Saturday but Richard Gasquet and Pierre-Hugues Herbert's win ensured he was spared a "hot seat" as Les Bleus moved into the driving seat.
France win doubles move 2-1 ahead in Davis Cup final
LILLE, France (Reuters) - France moved one step closer to a 10th Davis Cup title when Richard Gasquet and Pierre-Hugues Herbert beat Ruben Bemelmans and Joris De Loore 6-1 3-6 7-6(2) 6-4 to give the hosts a 2-1 lead in the final against neighbors Belgium on Saturday.
Tennis: Nishikori vows to come back stronger after injury layoff
(Reuters) - Japan's Kei Nishikori is hopeful of returning from his lengthy injury layoff at the start of 2018 and looking forward to challenging for major titles and a place in the top five next season.
Belgium's Davis Cup hopes boosted as Goffin shines
LILLE, France (Reuters) - Belgium's chances of claiming a maiden Davis Cup title against hosts France remained intact after Friday's opening singles, in which David Goffin made a huge impression, were tied 1-1.
Tomic offered spot in Australian Open wild card playoff
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Bernard Tomic has been offered the chance to win a wild card for January's Australian Open in a 16-man playoff in Melbourne next month but has not said whether he will take up the place, organizers said on Friday.
France drop Benneteau, Mahut for Davis Cup final
LILLE, France (Reuters) - Doubles specialists Nicolas Mahut and Julien Benneteau were omitted from the France team to play Belgium in the Davis Cup final starting on Friday.
France's strength in depth gives them the edge against Goffin's Belgium
PARIS (Reuters) - France's strength in depth makes them the favorites for this week's Davis Cup final against Belgium, who will need David Goffin to be at his very best to stand a chance in the three-day showdown in Lille.
Australian Open to feature 25-second shot-clocks
LONDON (Reuters) - Players will have an additional five seconds between points at next year's Australian Open but time-wasters will have nowhere to hide thanks to the introduction of shot-clocks.
UPDATE 1-Tennis-Australian Open to feature 25-second shot-clocks
LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Players will have an additional five seconds between points at next year's Australian Open but time-wasters will have nowhere to hide thanks to the introduction of shot-clocks.
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