British Davis Cup team

Davis Cup 2015 quarterfinals recap

What a memorable Davis Cup weekend, with some massive performances by Andy Murray and Lleyton Hewitt.

Great Britain – France: 3-1

Gilles Simon defeats James Ward 6-4 6-4 6-1
Andy Murray defeats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5 7-6 6-2
Andy and Jamie Murray defeat Nicolas Mahut/Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4-6 6-3 7-6 6-1
Andy Murray defeats Gilles Simon 4-6 7-6 6-3 6-0

One more disillusion for the French team after their defeat in the final last year. Despite 3 top 20 players in their team (Simon, Tsonga and Gasquet), they could not beat Team GB at Queen’s club this weekend. Andy Murray won three matches in as many days to propel Great Britain into the Davis Cup semifinals for the first time in 34 years.

Australia – Kazakhstan: 3-2

Mikhail Kukushkin defeats Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-4 6-3 6-3
Aleksander Nedovyesov defeats Nick Kyrgios 7-6 6-7 7-6 6-4
Sam Groth/Lleyton Hewitt defeat Andrey Golubev/Aleksander Nedovyesov 6-4 7-6 6-2
Sam Groth defeats Mikhail Kukushkin 6-3 7-6 4-6 7-6
Lleyton Hewitt defeats Aleksander Nedovyesov 7-6 6-2 6-3

Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios were respectively 3 and 4 when Lleyton Hewitt played his first Davis Cup match back in 1999. And this weekend the soon-to-retire showed them how the job has to be done. After the surprising defeats of the young guns, Groth and Hewitt won the doubles on Saturday, and on Sunday Sam Groth levelled the tie against Mikhail Kukushkin. Hewitt then defeated Nedovyesov in straight sets to complete Australia’s first 0-2 comeback since 1939.

The Emirates Arena in Glasgow is the favourite to host the much anticipated semi-final clash between Great Britain and Australia, that will meet for the 13th time, with the Aussies leading 8-4 and having won the last three.

Andy Murray and Lleyton Hewitt are ready to rumble:

Argentina – Serbia: 3-0

Leonado Mayer defeats Filip Krajinovic 6-4 6-2 6-1
Federico Delbonis defeats Viktor Troicki 2-6 2-6 6-4 6-4 6-2
Carlos Berlocq/Leonardo Mayer defeat Viktor Troicki/Nenad Zimonjic 6-2 6-4 6-1

After Leonardo Mayer easy win over Krajonic, Federico Delbonis came back from two sets down to stun world number 20 Viktor Troicki. The doubles pair of Carlos Berlocq and Leonardo Mayer then sealed the win over Serbia.
It will be Argentinia’s 10th Davis Cup semi-final in 13 years!

Belgium – Canada: 3-0

Steve Darcis defeats Frank Dancevic 3-6 6-1 7-5 6-3
David Goffin defeats Filip Peliwo 6-4 6-4 6-2
Ruben Bemelmans/Kimmer Coppejans defeat Daniel Nestor/Adil Shamasdil 7-5 3-6 6-4 6-3

Argentina’s opponent in the semi-final will be Belgium. Steve Darcis and David Goffin defeated respectively Frank Dancevic and Filip Peliwo on Friday. Ruben Bemelmans and rookie Kimmer Coppejans teamed up to clinch a semifinal berth for their country.
Canada’s best two players, Milos Raonic and recent Wimbledon quarterfinal Vasek Pospisil were both out with injuries.

Steve Darcis

David Goffin

Ruben Bemelmans and Kimmer Coppejans

Game, set, match Belgium!

I did attend the Belgium-Canada on the belgian coast this weekend, so stay tuned for more pictures and videos in the days to come.

Which team will win the Davis Cup 2015?

  • Great Britain (78%, 28 Votes)
  • Australia (22%, 8 Votes)
  • Argentina (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Belgium (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 36

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