The ITF confirmed the calendar dates for the 2014 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas:
World Group first round January 31 – February 2
World Group quarterfinals April 4-6
World Group semifinals and play-offs September 12-14
World Group Final November 21-23
The draw for the 2014 Davis Cup competition will take place in London on Wednesday, September 18.
The 2013 Davis Cup World Group semifinals and World Group play-offs will take place on September 13-15. In the semifinals, Serbia is at home to Canada, and Czech Republic is at home to Argentina. The winners will contest the World Group Final on November 15-17.
After a quarter century of questionably-successful exploits, the USTA Player Development (PD) division is, once again, making a change. Patrick McEnroe no longer sports the PD crown, and the National Board has begun the search for a successor. Having spent the last two decades watching regime after regime take the PD division’s reigns – only to drop them a few years later after effecting policies that have yet to produce a US Champion – I’m inclined to offer some thoughts...
More than two months after Neil Harman, the long standing Tennis Correspondent of The Times of London was suspended on charges of plagiarism, Daily Tennis News understands his employment with the newspaper has been formally terminated.
Rafael Nadal will make a third consecutive appearance in February's Golden Swing in South America when he takes the court this week at the Rio Open. Nadal enters as the defending champion, having won the inaugural Rio tournament by beating Alexandr Dolgopolov in last year's final.