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Thailand demolishes PH to advance to Davis Cup Asia Oceania Group II finals

Apr 08, 2018 - 8:14 PM

Thailand evens its personal duel with the Filipinos at 4-4

LOSS. Johnny Arcilla and the Philippines falter against Thailand in the Davis Cup Asia Oceania. Contributed photo

Philippines draws level with Thailand in penultimate day of Davis Cup

Apr 07, 2018 - 8:17 PM

The Philippines is entering into a critical match to advance to the 3rd round

GOOD START. Jason Patrombon defeats Jirat Navasirisomboon, 6-2, 6-2, in the opening singles match. Photo from press release.

Nadal back in bullring for season-defining Davis Cup duty

Apr 05, 2018 - 12:24 PM

Nadal leads Spain into a home quarter-final against Germany at Valencia's iconic Plaza de Toros bullring, boasting a remarkable record in the tournament

RETURN. Rafael Nadal will return to world tennis in the Davis Cup, but he is far from being fully recovered from his hip injury. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Tennis player apologizes for 'slit-eyed' gesture against Japanese foe

Sep 16, 2017 - 4:36 PM

Brazil tennis player Guilherme Clezar stretched his eyes as he criticized the call of a line judge

HOT WATER. Guilherme Clezar insists he had not meant to insult Japanese people with his slit-eyed gesture. File photo by Rodrigo Buendia/AFP

Djokovic survives Davis Cup scare, champions Argentina slump

Feb 04, 2017 - 12:41 PM

The resilient Djokovic battles back from a tough start to seize victory

Lim's Davis Cup debut spoiled by injury, Gonzales evens for PH

Feb 03, 2017 - 9:49 PM

AJ Lim Jr falls to Indonesia s David Agung Susanto but Ruben Gonzales events the tie with a straight sets win over Aditya Hari Sasongko

INJURY WOES. Alberto Lim Jr won the first two sets of his Davis Cup debut before dropping the next two and retiring with injury. Contributed photo

Tennis: Argentina takes commanding lead following Pella's win

Sep 17, 2016 - 11:12 AM

Guido Pella defeats Kyle Edmund while Andy Murray drops to Juan Martin Del Potro

Tennis: Murray hoping to build on best season of career against Argentina

Sep 15, 2016 - 11:10 AM

This past year Murray has already won a second Wimbledon title a second Olympic gold medal and gotten to the final of the Australian and French Opens

CHAMPION AGAIN. Andy Murray wins his second Wimbledon title and his first Grand Slam title in 3 years. Photo by Andy Rain/EPA

Edmund takes Britain into Davis Cup semis against Argentina

Jul 18, 2016 - 11:50 AM

Britain goes on to host Argentina in September after the South Americans reached the semifinals with a 3 1 win over Italy in Pesaro

SEMIS-BOUND. Kyle Edmund of Great Britain celebrates a point against Dusan Lajovic of Serbia during their match for the Davis Cup tie between Serbia and Great Britain, in Belgrade, Serbia, 17 July 2016. EPA/KOCA SULEJMANOVIC

Patrombon breakdown leads to Chinese Taipei Davis Cup win

Jul 17, 2016 - 5:17 PM

Jeson Patrombon takes the first set but drops the second after a 5 1 start as Chinese Taipei advances to the Group II finals

DAVIS CUP. Jeson Patrombon nearly took a two sets to none lead over his Chinese-Taipei foe but lost in 4 sets. File photo from Wikipedia

Britain, Argentina, France edge closer to Davis Cup semifinals

Jul 17, 2016 - 1:14 PM

Britain takes a 2 1 lead over Serbia Argentina is currently 2 1 in front in its last 8 tie while France also takes a 2 1 lead over the Czech Republic

Dominic Inglot (R) and Jamie Murray (front) of Great Britain celebrate winning against Nenad Zimonic and Filip Krajinovic of Serbia after their doubles match for the Davis Cup tie between Serbia and Great Britain, in Belgrade, Serbia, 16 July 2016. EPA/KOCA SULEJMANOVIC

Huey, Gonzales down Chinese-Taipei to keep PH Davis Cup hopes alive

Jul 16, 2016 - 7:22 PM

Treat Huey and Ruben Gonzales drop the first set but bounce back to keep the Philippines in contention

BOUNCE BACK. Treat Huey and Ruben Gonzales give the Philippines its first win after losing two singles matches on the opening day. File photo by Wallace Woon/EPA

Treat Huey brings Wimbledon momentum to PH Davis Cup tie

Jul 14, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Huey who made the Wimbledon semifinals this month leads the Philippine Davis Cup against Chinese Taipei in the Group II semifinals

CONFIDENCE BOOST. Treat Huey nearly made the Wimbledon doubles final but now focuses on getting his national team to the Davis Cup Group II final. File photo by Wallace Woon/EPA

PH tennis patron Lhuillier backs Treat Huey's Olympics bid

Mar 29, 2016 - 7:52 PM

Jean Henri Lhuillier says Treat Huey has what it takes to reach Rio

BACKING. PH tennis patron Jean Henri Lhuillier looks to help top Filipino netter Treat Huey (R) in his bid to qualify for the Rio Olympics doubles event. Photo from press release

Tennis player Ruben Gonzales finds purpose in PH nat'l team

Mar 06, 2016 - 12:30 AM

Davis Cup player Ruben Gonzales showed how deep he was willing to dig to wave the flag for the Philippines

PUSO. Ruben Gonzales fought his way back from the edge of defeat to earn the Philippines a big Davis Cup win.

Philippines clinches Davis Cup semis berth with doubles rout of Kuwait

Mar 05, 2016 - 7:33 PM

The Philippines will face the winner between Chinese Taipei and Malaysia

NEXT ROUND. The Philippines made short work of Kuwait in the quarterfinal round. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

PH tennis bets Patrombon, Gonzales sweep Kuwait to open Davis Cup

Mar 04, 2016 - 6:37 PM

The Philippines takes a 2 0 lead over Kuwait on opening day of its Davis Cup tie

EARLY DOMINANCE. Former top-10 juniors player Jeson Patrombon earned the Philippines a 1-0 start to its Davis Cup tie vs Kuwait. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

PH Davis Cup team set for showdown with Kuwait

Mar 03, 2016 - 8:06 PM

The Philippines begins its bid to be promoted out of Davis Cup Group II when it faces off with Kuwait in a 3 day series at Valle Verde Country Club

OPENING ROUND. The Philippines (R) and Kuwait (L) are set for a 3-day tennis showdown. Photo by Davis Cup handout

WATCH: Treat Huey on playing in Davis Cup, growth of PH tennis

Mar 03, 2016 - 7:19 AM

Fresh off an impressive showing in the 2016 Australian Open Treat Huey returns to the Philippines to face Kuwait in the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup Group II

LOCAL TREAT. Treat Huey brings his international success to the Philippines for the 2016 Davis Cup. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Tennis: Djokovic quits Dubai with eye problem, ends 17-finals streak

Feb 26, 2016 - 10:03 AM

World number one Novak Djokovic s stunning streak of 17 successive finals comes to an end

Tears of joy for Federer as Swiss win Davis Cup

Nov 24, 2014 - 7:51 AM

It is one of the greatest sporting triumphs for Switzerland the 14th nation to win the Davis Cup and a huge personal milestone for Federer

Roger Federer of Switzerland returns the ball to Richard Gasquet of France during the third day's single match of the Davis Cup World Final between France and Switzerland at the Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille, France, 23 November 2014. Yoan Valat/EPA

Stan's my man says injured Federer

Nov 19, 2014 - 3:22 PM

Stan Wawrinka and Roger Federer got into a minor altercation but all is well now for the Swiss pair

SWISS PAIR. Swiss Davis Cup team players Stanislas Wawrinka (L) and Roger Federer (R) attend the draw of the Davis Cup World Group semifinal. Salvatore di Nolfi/EPA

Federer a doubt for Davis Cup final, says Djokovic

Nov 17, 2014 - 9:57 PM

The world number two now faces a race against time to be fit for the Davis Cup final against France which gets underway in Lille on Friday

DOUBTFUL. After pulling out of the ATP World Tour Finals final due to a back injury, Roger Federer is now racing to make it to the Davis Cup final. Photo by Andy Rain/EPA

Jurence Mendoza: A national tennis champ with international dreams

May 13, 2014 - 4:04 PM

17 year old tennis player Jurence Zosimo Mendoza is already ranked first in the Asean ninth in Asia and 55th by the ITF Now he has his eyes set on the pros

Jurence Mendoza competing at the Chickeeduck Hong Kong Open Junior Tennis Championships 2012 in Hong Kong. Mendoza won in the Group 3 category tournament. Photo courtesy of M. F. Misa/Official Chickeeduck tournament website

PH loses Davis Cup tilt to Pakistan 3-2

Apr 06, 2014 - 8:27 PM

Team Philippines blew a 2 1 lead dropping 3 straight games to Pakistan en route to being eliminated from Davis Cup play

HARDCOURT, HARD TIMES. Treat Huey, Ruben Gonzales and Team Philippines were eliminated by Pakistan from Davis Cup play

Pakistan wins doubles to stay alive vs PH in Davis Cup

Apr 05, 2014 - 8:33 PM

Team Philippines missed out on an opportunity to sweep Pakistan on Saturday as Fil Am Treat Huey came up flat in Davis Cup action

DOUBLES TROUBLE. Treat Huey (rear) hits a backhand while partner Ruben Gonzales waits for the next shot during doubles play against Pakistan’s Aisam Qureshi and Aqeel Khan on Saturday in the Asia-Oceania Davis Cup Group 2 semifinals

Tierro kicks off PH Davis Cup bid vs Pakistan

Apr 03, 2014 - 9:03 PM

Philippines Patrick John Tierro will face off again vs Ageel Khan in the Davis Cup

DAVIS CUP REMATCH. Philippines' Patrick John Tierro will face off again vs Ageel Khan in the Davis Cup. File photo by Noah Seelam/AFP

Tennis: Philippine Davis Cup team aims for return to Group I

Feb 11, 2014 - 11:08 PM

The Philippine Davis Cup team is seeking to return to Group I for the first time since 2011

GROUP I OR BUST. Fil-Am Treat Huey of the Philippine Davis Cup team returns a volley during the SEA Games in 2009, where he won a silver medal. Photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

Serbia close to ousting USA in Davis Cup

Apr 07, 2013 - 3:47 PM

Serbia took a major step towards reaching the semi finals by outlasting the host USA in a marathon five set victory in Saturday s doubles competition

Djokovic leads Serbia in Davis Cup quarters

Apr 05, 2013 - 9:19 AM

World No 1 Novak Djokovic leads Serbia s Davis Cup quarterfinal charge against the United States

Philippines shines, overwhelms Pakistan in Davis Cup tie

Apr 09, 2012 - 10:50 AM

The Philippines dominates Pakistan 5 0 to advance to the 3rd round