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World number one Rafael Nadal renewed his call for the new ATP Cup to merge with the Davis Cup, urging tennis chiefs to fix it "for the health of our sport".
Rafael Nadal put the finishing touches to his extraordinary year by clinching a sixth Davis Cup title for Spain as he beat Denis Shapovalov in Madrid to seal victory over Canada.
Barcelona footballer Gerard Pique insisted the inaugural Davis Cup Finals in Madrid have been an "absolute success".
Kyle Edmund beat Feliciano Lopez in straight sets to give Britain a 1-0 lead in their Davis Cup semi-final against hosts Spain.
Rafael Nadal won back-to-back matches to propel Spain to a victory over Argentina and a place in the semi-finals of the new-look Davis Cup.
Russia beat Novak Djokovic's Serbia on Friday to reach the semi-finals of the Davis Cup following a cliff-hanger match.
Great Britain rested Andy Murray and squeezed into the Davis Cup quarter-finals after clinching an all-or-nothing doubles rubber to beat Kazakhstan.
India and Pakistan's Davis Cup tie originally scheduled to take place in Islamabad will now be played in Kazakstan's capital Nur-Sultan.
Nick Kyrgios has said he can beat anyone at the Davis Cup and is ready to lead Australia to victory in the tournament after they beat Colombia in their opening match.
Andy Murray believes negativity around the reformed Davis Cup has been unfair and is urging people to give the new competition a chance to succeed.
Rafael Nadal admitted he gave everything he had left to lead Spain to their sixth Davis Cup success.
Croatia will play either India or Pakistan to qualify for next year's Davis Cup, after the draw for the qualification stage was made on Sunday.
Rafael Nadal inspired Spain into their first Davis Cup final since 2012 as he teamed up with Feliciano Lopez to secure a dramatic last-four victory over Britain in Madrid.
Denis Shapovalov and Vasek Pospisil led Canada to their maiden Davis Cup final with victory in a deciding doubles rubber against Russia.
Great Britain joined Russia and Canada in the final four of tennis' new look Davis Cup when they took an unassailable lead over Germany.
Organisers have brought the start time of Friday's Davis Cup quarter-finals ahead by 30 minutes in the hop of avoiding yet another late finish.
Novak Djokovic booked Serbia's place in the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup as he eased past Benoit Paire to send France crashing out.
Novak Djokovic has called on the Davis Cup to merge with the ATP Cup in the future and believes home ties should return in the early rounds of the tournament.
Rafael Nadal instigated a Spanish comeback against Russia in the Davis Cup, beating Karen Khachanov in straight sets.
France survived an early scare in the Davis Cup as the tournament's top seeds had to win a close deciding set in a decisive doubles rubber to beat Japan in Madrid.
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