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Historic first as Spain appoint female Davis Cup captain

The Spanish tennis federation have announced that former WTA player Gala Leon Garcia will replace Carlos Moya as the country's Davis Cup captain, becoming the first female coach to hold the position.

Reality Czech for Aussies in Davis Cup

Weight on his shoulders: NIck Kyrgios.

Liam FitzGibbon Australia's rotten luck in Davis Cup draws continues after it was handed a daunting opening 2015 World Group assignment away to Czech Republic.

Rafter, Hewitt sweating on Davis Cup draw

Roger Federer and Switzerland away would be a nightmare draw for Australia.

Darren Walton Australia are hoping to avoid a dreaded away showdown with Roger Federer's Switzerland when the 2015 Davis Cup draw takes place early on Friday morning.

France, Switzerland in Davis Cup final, Spain falls to Brazil

Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil reacts after winning his play-off singles match against Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain.

France will host Switzerland in the Davis Cup final in November but five-time champions Spain have lost their World Group status after an 18-year-stay in the elite division.

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Pat Rafter hopes to get lucky in Davis Cup draw after breezing past Uzbekistan

Nick Kyrgios.

Australia's Davis Cup captain Pat Rafter hopes his team will receive a slice of overdue luck when the draw for the first round of the 2015 World Group is announced on Thursday.

Australia beats Uzbekistan 5-0 in Davis Cup

Nick Kyrgios of Australia in action against Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan.

Australia has secured a 5-0 whitewash of Uzbekistan in the Davis Cup World Group play-off in Perth.

Pat Rafter slams ITF over Thanasi Kokkinakis Davis Cup ruling

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Brad Elborough Australian team captain Pat Rafter has slammed the International Tennis Federation for not allowing him to play teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis in a singles game in Sunday's Davis Cup tie against...

Australia beats Uzbekistan in Davis Cup tie in Perth

Chris Guccione and Lleyton Hewitt.

Brad Elborough Australia confirmed its place in the World Group of the Davis Cup for 2015 with a straight sets doubles win in Perth on Saturday.

Nick Kyrgios and Lleyton Hewitt steer Australia to 2-0 Davis Cup lead

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Brad Elborough Rising teenager Nick Kyrgios and Lleyton Hewitt have both won their Davis Cup singles matches against Uzbekistan to give Australia a two-nil lead in the World Group play-off at Cottesloe Tennis Club.

Nick Kyrgios gives Australia 1-0 Davis Cup lead

Nick Kyrgios of Australia in action against Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan.

Brad Elborough Rising teenage star has given Australia a winning start to its Davis Cup World Group play-off against Uzbekistan with a straight-sets win over Denis Istomin.

Kyrgios feels the pressure of Davis Cup

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Brad Elborough Nick Kyrgios says he feels more pressures playing in Davis Cup competition than in a grand slam tournament.

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Nick Kyrgios hopes to propel Australia to new era of Davis Cup success

Team Australia: Nick Kyrgios, Chris Guccione, Pat Rafter, Lleyton Hewitt and Sam Groth of Australia pose for a team photo following the draw for the Davis Cup world group play-off between Australia and Uzbekistan.

Chris Dutton Teenage star Nick Kyrgios hopes to spearhead an era of Davis Cup success, declaring the fierce individual rivalry will drive Australia to recapture its golden period of success.

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Pat Rafter applauds Australian Davis Cup commitment

Brad Elborough Australian Davis Cup captain Pat Rafter is puzzled that some countries find it difficult to get their stars to play in the world team event.

Injured Bernard Tomic in doubt for Davis Cup after withdrawing from US Open

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Bernard Tomic withdrew from his second-round match at the US Open on Friday with a hip injury that could keep him from representing Australia in Davis Cup action next month.

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Bernard Tomic injury creates Davis Cup dilemma

Bernard Tomic's scratching continued his second-round hoodoo in New York.

Darren Walton Bernard Tomic's latest setback has presented Davis Cup captain Pat Rafter with a major selection dilemma ahead of Australia's upcoming World Group playoff against Uzbekistan.

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Nick Kyrgios goes from New York to Cottesloe to lead Australia in the Davis Cup

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Lee Gaskin Rising Australian star Nick Kyrgios will be the main attraction at the Cottesloe Tennis Club that has 600 members, overlooks the sea and has temporary grand stands.

Kokkinakis could step in for Tomic in Davis Cup

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Brad Elborough Thanasi Kokkinakis is in the frame for crucial Davis Cup tie with Uzbekistan.

Nick Kyrgios dismisses arm injury to take place in Davis Cup tie against Uzbekistan

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Brad Elborough Australian tennis’s man of the moment Nick Kyrgios admits his injured left arm is still causing him discomfort, but has declared himself fit for this week’s crucial Davis Cup tie against...

Uzbekistan vows to put up Davis Cup fight against Australia

Istomin says Uzbekistan will not be an easy beat.

They're 9692km away from home and not playing on their preferred clay surface, but Uzbekistan have a stern message for Australia's Davis Cup team - they haven't come here to lose.

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Canberra in box seat to host Davis Cup at new $27 million tennis facility in Lyneham

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Chris Dutton Canberra will be in the "box seat" to host Davis Cup tennis when its new $27 million facility is finished next year, with officials already starting to lobby Tennis Australia for the rights to host...