FOLLOW LIVE-TENNIS

Davis Cup round one summary

They may be Olympic champions but it just wouldn't happen for Federer and Wawrinka (credit: SEBASTIEN FEVAL/AFP/Getty Images)

USA's whitewash of Switzerland caught the headlines over an enthralling weekend of Davis Cup tennis.

You can watch and bet on the Davis Cup 2012 live for free at bet365 > live tennis

We started with sixteeen, now only eight remain to battle it out for the 2012 Davis Cup trophy. The weekend began with much talk about Roger Federer's chances of finally winning the competition but his hopes were ground down into the Swiss clay by an inspired American side who went on to inflict a humiliating 5-0 whitewash. John Isner will long treasure his four set win over Federer on day one which effectively ended the home side's chances.

Elsewhere David Nalbandian showed that there's still life left in the old dog at 30 as he inspired Argentina to an emphatic 4-1 win over Germany while Spain crushed minnows Kazakhstan 5-0 with the equivalent of their reserve team.

Sweden did well to avoid the whitewash against Serbia, managing to nick the doubles rubber but the 2010 champions still eased to a convincing 4-1 win.

Tomas Berdych's Czech Republic side showed that they'll be a threat again this year, destroying Italy 4-1 but it was the end of the road for Kei Nishikori's Japan. They pushed Croatia to the wire but Nishikori's straight sets defeat to Ivo Karlovic on day one ultimately proved costly as the Croats sneaked home.

And Austria produced the weekend's only real upset, making Russia pay for the bizarre decision to rest Mikhail Youzhny from the singles. Jurgen Melzer won both his rubbers to help his country to a 3-2 win.


Recent Davis Cup Articles

More Stories

Recent Articles

More Stories

Live-tennis.com

Use this form to share new information about this story with an editor.

Use this form to share a photo or video related to this story with an editor.

Use this form to alert an editor about a factual or typographical error in this story.

Photo     Video

Sign me up for the Newsletter

Tags

Watch Live tennis here

  • £200bonus
    1.
    Watch live tennis online for free

    365 licenses every tennis stream there is. Members can WATCH and bet on live tennis streams. Register, Deposit & go to Sports > Live Streaming and watch every tennis game live online from your browser. First class coverage of all courts. Free to members.

  • £100bonus
    2.
    New Tennis Live Streaming Service

    Ladbrokes have just launched a fantastic live streaming service. Stream all the action live to your computer or phone! Use the code MAXCASH on sign-up!

  • £250bonus
    3.
    Live Tennis online

    Watch live tennis online when you sign up to Paddy Power. The streaming is available in the UK, Italy & Ireland only so if this stream doesn't work for you, try bet365.

  • £25bonus
    4.
    William Hill Tennis Live Streams

    Watch officially licensed tennis streams of all the major ATP, WTA and Challenger events online with William Hill. Register via this link for free streaming access.

  • £50bonus
    5.
    Live Tennis Streams

    Watch live tennis on Betfair. High quality streams. Comparable to the bet365 live stream service

  • £25bonus
    6.
    Live Tennis @ Bwin

    Bwin is live streaming a host of ATP World Tour and WTA Premier tournaments online. To watch & bet live, join Bwin and place your tennis bets.

  • £20bonus
    7.
    Live Tennis Streaming

    Watch the major tournaments in the 2013 tennis circuit live online & free when you join Unibet.

All Reviews

Latest News


Share this with your friends

To:
From:
Your comments:

Davis Cup round one summary

USA's whitewash of Switzerland caught the headlines over an enthralling weekend of Davis Cup tennis

Read more »

Register now to watch live tennis - free!

Log In or Sign up

Facebook User?

You can use your facebook account to sign up with Live streaming sport.

Connect with facebook
Remember me.
Did you forget your password?