STEVE DARCIS NEWS

Sousa and Coric lose opening matches in Montpellier

MONTPELLIER, France (AP) Two seeded players lost in the first round at the Open Sud de France on Tuesday while local favorite Paul-Henri Mathieu advanced in straight sets. Ruben Bemelmans upset sixth-seeded Joao Sousa 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 and Michael Berrer defeated No. 7 seed Borna Coric 7-6 (5), 6-2. Mathieu saved all seven break points to beat teenager Elias Ymer, 6-1, 6-4 to set...
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February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Britain wins doubles, 1 point away from Davis Cup title

GHENT, Belgium (AP) Britain is one point away from lifting the Davis Cup title for the first time in 79 years after winning Saturday's doubles against Belgium. Brothers Andy and Jamie Murray beat David Goffin and Steve Darcis 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to give Britain a 2-1 lead in the final going into Sunday's decisive reverse singles. Andy Murray could seal Britain's victory in Sunday...
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November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Belgium's Goffin to start Davis Cup final against Edmund

GHENT, Belgium -- Kyle Edmund will make his Davis Cup debut for Britain when he opens the Davis Cup final against David Goffin of Belgium on Friday. Andy Murray, leading Britain's bid for its first title in 79 years, will play Ruben Bemelmans in the second singles match, also Friday. Saturday's doubles will feature Steve Darcis and Kimmer Coppejans against the Murrays, Andy and brother...
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November 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Goffin to start Davis Cup final against Edmund

GHENT, Belgium (AP) Kyle Edmund will make his Davis Cup debut for Britain when he opens the Davis Cup final against David Goffin of Belgium on Friday. Andy Murray, leading Britain's bid for its first title in 79 years, will play Ruben Bemelmans in the second singles match, also Friday. Saturday's doubles will feature Steve Darcis and Kimmer Coppejans against the Andy and brother...
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November 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Berdych to face Dimitrov in Stockholm Open quarterfinal

STOCKHOLM (AP) Top-seeded Tomas Berdych will face Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals of the Stockholm Open, in a rematch of last year's final. Berdych beat unseeded German Alexander Zverev 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday, while the fifth-seeded Dimitrov saw off Nicolas Almagro of Spain, 6-4, 6-4. Second-seeded Richard Gasquet advanced to the last eight after Steve Darcis was forced to retire...
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October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

1904 rematch: Britain sets up Davis Cup final vs Belgium

It's like 1904 all over again in the Davis Cup. Britain and Belgium clinched 3-2 victories in the semifinals of tennis' premier team competition on Sunday to set up a rematch of their final 111 years ago - the last time Belgium reached the title match. Britain won 5-0 that time and will be the favorite again in November courtesy of Andy Murray, who defeated Bernard Tomic of Australia...
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September 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Andy Murray is the star, but the Davis Cup celebrates everything about tennis

Yes, the 2015 Davis Cup Final will have a superstar on stage, and that will be the foremost point of focus when Great Britain visits Belgium in tennis’s fabled and prestigious international championship. However, when this main event unfolds on a late-November weekend, you’ll be able to partake of a tennis feast in which everyone has a seat at the table. * The lasting glory and...
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September 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Belgium beats Argentina to reach Davis Cup final

BRUSSELS (AP) Steve Darcis sent Belgium into its first Davis Cup final in more than a century by beating Federico Delbonis on Sunday in the decisive fifth match against Argentina. Darcis, who lost his opening singles match and was defeated in doubles on Saturday as Argentina built a 2-1 lead, finally grabbed a point with a 6-4, 2-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3) win in a deafening atmosphere at...
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September 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Argentina takes 2-1 lead over Belgium in Davis Cup semifinal

BRUSSELS (AP) Leonardo Mayer and Carlos Berlocq gave Argentina a 2-1 lead over Belgium in their Davis Cup semifinal Saturday after a tense doubles match against Steve Darcis and Ruben Bemelmans that lasted four hours. Spurred on by the vocal Belgium fans on the hard court at Forest National, Darcis and Bemelmans saved a match point in the 10th game of the fourth set before the Argentine...
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September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Goffin gives Belgium 1-0 lead over Argentina

BRUSSELS (AP) David Goffin gave Belgium a 1-0 lead over Argentina in their Davis Cup semifinal on Friday with a 7-5, 7-6 (3), 6-3 win over Federico Delbonis in the first singles match. The 15th-ranked Goffin failed to convert three match points on Delbonis' serve but sealed the match with an ace in the next game to improve his Davis Cup record to 10-3. Steve Darcis and Leonardo...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Goffin to open against Delbonis in Davis Cup semifinals

BRUSSELS (AP) Belgium's David Goffin will open play Federico Delbonis of Argentina in the first singles match of their Davis Cup semifinal. The 15th-ranked Goffin, who has a 9-3 record in Davis Cup, takes on No. 65 Delbonis on hard court at the Forest National in Brussels on Friday before Steve Darcis and Leonardo Mayer square off in the second match. In Saturday's doubles, Rubens...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Groth beats Donaldson in 1st round of Winston-Salem Open

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Australia's Sam Groth beat American Jared Donaldson on Sunday night in the first round of the Winston-Salem Open. Groth won 6-7, 7-6 (8), 7-6 (5) to advance to face 13th-seeded American Steve Johnson in the second round. South Korea's Chung Hyeon also advanced, beating Britain's James Ward, 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-3. Taiwan's Yen-hsun Lu beat Robin Haase of the...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Cuevas advances to Swedish Open semifinals

BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Defending champion Pablo Cuevas beat Steve Darcis of Belgium 6-3, 6-4 in the Swedish Open quarterfinals on Friday. In the semifinals the third-seeded Uruguayan faces France's Benoit Paire, who easily defeated Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 6-4, 6-2 in just under an hour. Also, two-time Bastad champion and second-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain defeated France's Paul...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Davis Cup: Belgium reaches semis for first time since 1999

OSTEND, Belgium (AP) Belgium reached the Davis Cup semifinals for the first time since 1999 when Ruben Bemelmans and debutant Kimmer Coppejans won the doubles for an unbeatable 3-0 lead over Canada on Saturday. Bemelmans and his fifth different partner in Davis Cup, Coppejans, beat Daniel Nestor and Canada's own newcomer, Adil Shamasdin, 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 in 2 1/2 hours on clay...
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July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Darcis wins opener for Belgium in Davis Cup quarter v Canada

OSTEND, Belgium (AP) Steve Darcis met expectations when he beat Frank Dancevic 3-6, 6-1, 7-5, 6-3 to put Belgium up 1-0 on Canada in their Davis Cup quarterfinal on Friday. Darcis took a set to adapt to the swirling wind at Sportpark Krokodiel, then gradually bossed Dancevic in the rallies on the outdoor clay. Belgium was favored in the tie because Canada was without injured leaders...
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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Davis Cup: Belgium has great chance to make semis

OSTEND, Belgium (AP) Belgium has a great chance to reach the Davis Cup semifinals for the first time since 1999 after Canada came without stalwarts Milos Raonic and Vasek Pospisil. Raonic, ranked No. 8, and Pospisil, No. 27, are injured, leaving Frank Dancevic, at No. 272, as Canada's highest-ranked player. Dancevic, playing Davis Cup for 13 years, will start the quarterfinal on...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodig upsets No. 5 Haider-Maurer to reach 2nd rd in Istanbul

ISTANBUL (AP) Ivan Dodig of Croatia had nine aces as he beat fifth-seeded Andreas Haider-Maurer of Austria 7-5, 6-3 to reach second round of the inaugural Istanbul Open on Tuesday. Dodig saved six of the seven break points he faced and broke Haider-Maurer's serve four times. In other matches, sixth-seeded Kazakh Mikhail Kukushkin saved seven of eight break-point chances on his serve...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Istanbul Open: Dodig upsets No. 5 Haider-Maurer to reach second round

  Ivan Dodig of Croatia had nine aces as he beat fifth-seeded Andreas Haider-Maurer of Austria 7-5, 6-3 to reach second round of the inaugural Istanbul Open on Tuesday. Dodig saved six of the seven break points he faced and broke Haider-Maurer's serve four times. In other matches, sixth-seeded Kazakh Mikhail Kukushkin saved seven of eight break-point chances on his serve as he beat...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Garcia-Lopez cruises past Giustino at Nastase Tiriac Trophy

BUCHAREST, Romania -- Fifth-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez lost only five service points in beating qualifier Lorenzo Giustino 6-2, 6-0 Tuesday at the Nastase Tiriac Trophy. The 2013 champion from Spain will next face Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus. Baghdatis beat Steve Darcis 6-4, 6-2 in the second round. Also, eighth-seeded Simone Bolelli saved five of seven break points to beat Andrey...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

5th-seeded Garcia-Lopez of Spain defeats Giustino 6-2, 6-0

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Fifth-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez lost only five service points in beating qualifier Lorenzo Giustino 6-2, 6-0 Tuesday at the Nastase Tiriac Trophy. The 2013 champion from Spain will next face Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus. Baghdatis beat Steve Darcis 6-4, 6-2 in the second round. Also, eighth-seeded Simone Bolelli saved five of seven break points to beat...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Belgium beats Switzerland to knock defending champs out of Davis Cup

  David Goffin shook off a back injury to beat Adrien Bossel 6-4, 6-0, 6-4 and lead Belgium into the Davis Cup quarterfinals with a 3-2 win over defending champion Switzerland on Sunday. The 21st-ranked Goffin had withdrawn from Friday's singles but recovered to face No. 321 Bossel. Ruben Bemelmans had initially been scheduled to play for Belgium against Michael Lammer, a player...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Switzerland levels Davis Cup tie with Belgium at 2-2

LIEGE, Belgium (AP) Unheralded Henri Laaksonen kept alive Switzerland's chances of reaching the Davis Cup quarterfinals after he rallied to beat Belgium's Steve Darcis 6-3, 3-6, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-1 to level the match at 2-2 on Sunday. Laaksonen, ranked 344th, was a break down at the start of the fourth set before beating 102nd-ranked Darcis in a match featuring 18 breaks of serve...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Davis Cup: Laaksonen gives Switzerland 1-0 lead over Belgium

LIEGE, Belgium (AP) Henri Laaksonen rallied from two sets down to beat Ruben Bemelmans and give defending champion Switzerland a 1-0 lead over Belgium in the first round of the Davis Cup on Friday. The 344th-ranked Laaksonen, playing in the team event for the first time since 2013, won 1-6, 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-0, 6-2 after Bemelmans started to cramp early in the third set at the Country...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Bemelmans opens Davis Cup against Laaksonen

LIEGE, Belgium (AP) The 132nd-ranked Ruben Bemelmans will play against No. 344 Henri Laaksonen in the opening singles of Belgium's Davis Cup match against defending champion Switzerland. With Belgium's top player David Goffin sidelined because of injury, Steve Darcis will take on Switzerland's Michael Lammer in Friday's second singles match. The draw for the best-of-five series...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Monfils advances to Open de Sud semifinal against Gasquet

MONTPELLIER, France (AP) Defending champion Gael Monfils needed three sets to see off Belgian qualifier Steve Darcis in the Open Sud de France quarterfinals on Friday, winning 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 to set up an all-French semifinal against Richard Gasquet. Top-seeded Monfils outscored Darcis 10-0 in aces and saved three of four break-point chances. The fourth-seeded Gasquet had it easier...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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