Can you watch Davis Cup on TV or online?

Arnold Nichols
April 9, 2018

With the Davis Cup format set to change, the tie between Spain and Germany was a reminder of how the competition at its very best can be among the finest spectacles in tennis. Spain will now face France, which defeated Italy 3-1.

In a marathon encounter which stretched on for nearly five hours, Tim Puetz and Jan-Lennard Struff beat Marc Lopez and Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 6-7, 7-5.

"From the beginning till the end I played on a rather high level. constant pressure, superior, aggressive", former US Open champion Cilic said.

"Of course, it's a positive thing to win in straight sets", said Nadal, 31, who has not lost a singles match in the Davis Cup since his 2004 debut and in doubles since 2005.

"It's a great feeling to be back, coming back from injuries is always hard, but it's great to be in front of my crowd on a very memorable day". Germany then took a 2-1 lead when Tim Puetz and Jan-Lennard Struff won the doubles rubber against Feliciano and Marc Lopez.

France, the 10-time winners, have two top 30 players in Lucas Pouille, ranked at 11, and Adrian Mannarino, the world 25 although it was world number 80 Jeremy Chardy and not Mannarino who was given the nod to face Fabio Fognini.

April 7, 2018; Nashville, TN, USA; John Isner (USA) and Sam Querrey (USA) and Jack Sock (USA) and Ryan Harrison (USA) and Steve Johnson (USA) celebrate winning the Davis Cup tie against Belgium at Belmont University. "We ended up winning a pretty comfortable breaker and from that I felt like we were pretty much on top and we just had to finish it off". Germany also won the doubles match on Saturday.

In Nashville, John Isner and Sam Querrey lifted the Americans a 2-0 lead over last year's runners-up Belgium as the U.S. tries to reach the semis for the first time in six years.

Croatia also made it into the last four as Australian Open runner-up, Marin Cilic, crushed Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin 6-1 6-1 6-1 to seal their tie 3-1.

Isner needed three hours and 14 minutes to dispose of world number 319 Joris de Loore 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, while world No 14 Querrey beat 110th ranked Ruben Bemelmans 6-1, 7-6, 7-5 in a two-hour long second rubber.

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