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David Goffin crushes Lucas Pouille in Davis Cup final

World number seven David Goffin gave visitors Belgium a 1-0 lead in the Davis Cup final against France when he crushed Lucas Pouille 7-5 6-3 6-1 in the opening singles match on Friday.

UPDATE 1-Tennis-No stress as Goffin beats Pouille to put Belgium ahead

LILLE, France, Nov 24 (Reuters) - David Goffin was never in trouble as he gave visitors Belgium a 1-0 lead in the Davis Cup final against France by crushing Lucas Pouille 7-5 6-3 6-1 in the opening singles match on Friday.

Tennis-No stress as Goffin beats Pouille to put Belgium ahead

LILLE, France, Nov 24 (Reuters) - David Goffin gave visitors Belgium a 1-0 lead in the Davis Cup final against France when he crushed Lucas Pouille 7-5 6-3 6-1 in the opening singles match on Friday.

Tennis-Davis Cup world group final France v Belgium Fixture

Nov 24 (Gracenote) - Fixture from the Davis Cup World Group Final match between France and Belgium on Friday 7-Belgium lead 6-France 1-0 On Friday David Goffin (Belgium) beat Lucas Pouille (France) 7-5 6-3 6-1

David Goffin gives Belgium 1-0 lead in Davis Cup final

David Goffin gave Belgium a 1-0 lead over France in the Davis Cup final by beating Lucas Pouille 7-5, 6-3, 6-1        

Tennis-Tomic offered spot in Australian Open wild card playoff

MELBOURNE, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Bernard Tomic has been offered the chance to win a wild card for January's Australian Open in a 16-man playoff in Melbourne next month but has not said whether he will take up the place, organisers said on Friday.

UPDATE 1-Tennis-France drop Benneteau, Mahut for Davis Cup final

LILLE, France, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Doubles specialists Nicolas Mahut and Julien Benneteau were omitted from the France team to play Belgium in the Davis Cup final starting on Friday.

Tennis-France drop Benneteau and Mahut for Davis Cup final

LILLE, France, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Doubles specialists Nicolas Mahut and Julien Benneteau have been omitted from the France team to play Belgium in the Davis Cup final starting on Friday.

Grand Slam changes address seeds, withdrawals

Grand Slam tournaments are planning to return to seeding only 16 players as of 2019        

Noah cuts Mahut for Davis Cup final against Belgium

France captain Yannick Noah surprisingly cut Nicolas Mahut from his squad to face Belgium in the Davis Cup final this weekend        

PREVIEW-Tennis-France's strength in depth gives them the edge against Goffin's Belgium

PARIS, Nov 23 (Reuters) - France's strength in depth makes them the favourites for this week's Davis Cup final against Belgium, who will need David Goffin to be at his very best to stand a chance in the three-day showdown in Lille.

Maria Sharapova under investigation in luxury condo flop

Five-time Grand Slam champion backed a high-rise condo outside New Delhi, where work is abandoned and investors claim they have lost millions.        

Goffin looking to cap terrific end of season with Davis Cup

David Goffin will soon find out if his self-confidence can help him get over fatigue        

Indian police probe Maria Sharapova housing fraud case

Maria Sharapova is being investigated by police in India in a cheating and criminal conspiracy case involving a real estate company who used the tennis star to endorse a luxury housing project that never took off        

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Australian Open to feature 25-second shot-clocks

LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Players will have an additional five seconds between points at next year's Australian Open but time-wasters will have nowhere to hide thanks to the introduction of shot-clocks.

Wimbledon and other slams tackle withdrawals in reforms

As Sportsmail revealed during Wimbledon, there was considerable anger among the game's hierarchy at the bad look presented by seven male players retiring during The Championships.

Lille's stadium transforms from tennis to football

Lille's stadium has undergone a dramatic transformation in order to host the upcoming Davis Cup final, with a hard tennis court replacing the football pitch at one end of the ground.

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