Sock sends United States back to Davis Cup World Group

Originally posted on The Grandstand:
The United States became the first playoff participant to punch a ticket to the 2016 World Group. With a 2-1 lead going into the final day of action, the visitors closed out Uzbekistan thanks to Jack Sock’s 6-2, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Denis Istomin. Both Sock and Istomin had…

Tennis Talk: GB into Davis Cup Finals

Originally posted on Totally Tennis:
British number one Andy Murray beat Australia’s Bernard Tomic to take Great Britain through to their first Davis Cup final since 1978. Murray won his third match of the fixture 7-5, 6-3, 6-2 to give Team GB an unassailable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five tie. The team, captained by Leon Smith, will…

Davis Cup Day 2 – Great Britain 2-1 Australia

Originally posted on TennisTalk:
As expected Andy Murray replaced Dom Inglot in the doubles to partner his brother Jamie Murray against the big serve of Sam Groth and of course one of the greatest Australian players of all time in Lleyton Hewitt but after the tie being level at 1-1 after Day 1 who would…

Good man Murray to donate £50 to Unicef for every ace

Andy Murray has announced that he will donate £50 to Unicef for every ace he completes for the remainder of the season, in a bid to aid the ongoing refugee crisis, which is something the Scot has clearly taken to heart. The occasional tennis watcher may watch Murray’s occasional tantrums on court and judge him for…

Murray, Goffin hoping to lead their countries into Davis Cup final

Originally posted on The Grandstand:
This is not a Davis Cup semifinal lineup that anyone could have predicted going into the 2015 campaign. But thanks to some clutch play by underdogs and notable absences from the rosters of more highly-touted nations, we are left with Australia vs. Great Britain and Argentina vs. Belgium. Among the…

Davis Cup Day 1 – Great Britain 1-1 Australia

Originally posted on TennisTalk:
Andy Murray d. Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-3 6-0 6-3 After the opening 5 games of the match it was pretty much a stroll in the park for Andy Murray. The opening 5/6 games took about 30 minutes to complete but the moment Murray got the breakthrough he didn’t look back at all…

What to expect this fall from the stars of the U.S. Open

Originally posted on The Grandstand:
The Grand Slam season is over, but there is plenty left on the ATP schedule for the remainder of the 2015 campaign, including the Davis Cup semis and finals, two Masters 1000 events and the World Tour Finals. Here’s a look at what to expect this fall from some of…