Germany edge in front ahead of Nadal-Zverev clash in Valencia

GettyImages-925534016

Spain have form on their side - they have won 26 straight home ties, with their last defeat on Spanish soil coming against Brazil in 1999.

"It's great to be back even if after an injury it's always hard".

Spain's Davis Cup home ties are going to be played on the clay court and those can be a fine practice for Nadal ahead of the ATP Clay season, which will begin just after the Davis Cup matches.

Rafael Nadal described his return to action as "a day to remember" after the 16-time grand slam victor pulled Spain level in their Davis Cup quarter-final against Germany.

Nadal is aiming to clinch his 23rd straight rubber and set the record for the longest Davis Cup winning streak, combining singles and doubles rubbers.

World number one Rafael Nadal had not played since he retired from his Australian Open quarterfinal in January but made light work of Germany's Philip Kohlschreiber.

Lucas Pouille's five-set win over Andreas Seppi in Genoa was followed by Fabio Fognini coming from behind to beat Jeremy Chardy in four.

"But I am excited to be back - hopefully it will be a positive week for me".

John Cena Escalates Dwayne Johnson Trash Talk Battle on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
There are plenty of spots open for the Women's WrestleMania Memorial Battle Royal and the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal . I had been asked that question times than I could count from when I started following WWE up until a few years ago.

"I didn't even know if I really touched him on the shoulder". "There were times when I lost a bit of control because the match was tough, I had not competed for a long time and to maintain the level of the first set was complicated for me".

On Saturday, France's Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert will face Fognini and Simone Bolelli in the doubles.

The 36-year-old Ferrer held firm at the eighth game of the decider to truly save three break points and then pounced at 5-5 to fasten the break before serving out for success.

But Mikhail Kukushkin, the top-ranked Kazakh player at 92, then levelled the tie by seeing off world 28 Borna Coric, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-2.

Croatia also took the lead against Kazakhstan as Marin Cilic brushed aside Dmitry Popko 6-2 6-1 6-2.

In Varazdin, Ivan Dodig and Nikola Mektic overcame Kazakhstan's Timur Khabibulin and Aleksandr Nedovyesov 6-7 (2) 6-4 6-4 6-2 to hand hosts Croatia a 2-1 lead.

April 7, 2018; Nashville, TN, USA; John Isner (USA) and Sam Querrey (USA) and Jack Sock (USA) and Ryan Harrison (USA) and Steve Johnson (USA) celebrate winning the Davis Cup tie against Belgium at Belmont University.

Related News:

  • Narine, Rana deliver royal blow

    Narine, Rana deliver royal blow

    As many as 16 runs were leaked in the final over by Karnataka pacer Vinay Kumar who had a forgettable comeback for KKR . Newly-formed Kolkata Knight Rider will start their campaign under a completely new captain , Dinesh Karthik .

    Bald eagle parent and three chicks rattled by California quake ; video

    Veteran seismologist Lucy Jones says earthquakes of such size typically occur about once a year in Southern California . One woman said the quake's "rolling motion" caused walls to creak and items to swing in Torrance.
    Philip, husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, due to have hip surgery

    Philip, husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, due to have hip surgery

    He retired from public life a year ago but has since appeared several times at royal engagements alongside Queen Elizabeth. During Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in June 2012, he was hospitalized for a bladder infection.
  • Games: Gold Coast organisers apologise for transport failure

    Games: Gold Coast organisers apologise for transport failure

    Gold medalists Shayna Jack, Bronte Campbell, Emma McKeon and Cate Campbell of Australia celebrate on the podium. In Gymnastic England and Canada won 2, 2 Gold Medals while Australia won 1 Silver and one Bronze medal.
    Ronaldo's Shot May Rob Buffon of Last Chance to Win Champions League

    Ronaldo's Shot May Rob Buffon of Last Chance to Win Champions League

    Ronaldo had scored the first goal within the opening 3 minutes of the match and with the bicycle kick scored the second. Juventus enjoyed some good spells, in which they put us under the cosh, but we held firm.
    Arsenal legend praises fans for abandoning the Emirates

    Arsenal legend praises fans for abandoning the Emirates

    Midfielder Dusan Tadic has said that his team "should be ashamed" that they are so low in the table. When asked if the policy would continue Wenger smiled and said: "You will find out [against CSKA]".
  • Lifter Yadav wins gold at CWG

    Lifter Yadav wins gold at CWG

    Find us on Facebook too! It was the country's first gold medal in the women's team table tennis event in Games history. This was India's 12th medal at the Gold Coast with seven gold , two silver and three bronze.
    Bollywood Star Salman Khan Granted Bail in Poaching Case

    Bollywood Star Salman Khan Granted Bail in Poaching Case

    Actor Salman Khan , who was on Thursday found guilty of poaching the endangered blackbuck and sentenced to five years in prison. Chief Judicial Magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri convicted Salman under Section 9/51 of the Wildlife Protection Act.
    Fortnite gets vending machines and lots of explosions with new update

    Fortnite gets vending machines and lots of explosions with new update

    These aren't simply buffs for the weapons, as damage falloff-the distance at which their damage is reduced-has also been altered. Each material type- wood, metal, and stone- would have a corresponding item that it could be exchanged for.
  • What Kyrie Irving's injury means to the National Basketball Association

    What Kyrie Irving's injury means to the National Basketball Association

    Now he's done for the season, joining Hayward, who has been sidelined since his gruesome ankle injury on opening night. It's simply a test of your perseverance and Will, to be present, even in the wake of what's going on.
    Conor McGregor unexpectedly appears at UFC 223 media day

    Conor McGregor unexpectedly appears at UFC 223 media day

    The Irish UFC fighter Conor McGregor on Thursday stormed a UFC press conference in New York City and started a brawl . What did you think of Conor McGregor's actions today? Broke one of the windows and cut Michael Chiesa really bad.
    Apple's working on curved iPhones with touchless gestures

    Apple's working on curved iPhones with touchless gestures

    In terms of the display itself, the report says Apple's interpretation will curve in slightly at the top and bottom of the screen. Bloomberg reported that Apple is still figuring out how iPhone users can control some tasks by moving a finger near the screen.


Most liked

The Only Way to Win a Trade War is Not To Fight
He said he had also instructed agricultural officials to implement a plan to protect U.S. farmers and agricultural interests. That was backed up by Trump's chief economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, who said tariff negotiations with China had not started.

Black Panther first film shown in Saudi Arabia after 35 years
MoviePass told Business Insider that Marvel's " Black Panther " has been its best-selling movie since it dropped its price in August.

Oxlade-Chamberlain: The Fans Inspired Us
Coming into the stadium for a game which was not a final it nearly set it up to be like a final. Liverpool star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is beginning to shine after his move from Arsenal .

Previous South African leader Zuma to face corruption Prices
Zuma sat in the dock alongside Christine Guerrier, who will represent Thales for the duration of the trial. When Judge Themba Sishi entered alongside two assessors, the former president rose to his feet and bowed.

Justice Department seizes classified ads website Backpage.com
The website, criticized as the biggest prostitution website in the world, is seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation . In addition to consensual sex work, the site has been accused of being a haven for child sex traffickers.

Last rebel group quits Ghouta
State media has said the rebels are due to go to areas near the Turkish-Syrian border that are controlled by opposition groups. The Army of Islam did not agree to leave the town, said Iyad Abdelaziz, a member of Douma's current local council.

Why the census shouldn't include a question about citizenship
The US Department of Commerce said in a release that citizenship questions had been included on previous censuses . And "that will hurt the states that have a significant population of immigrants".

Malaysian PM Najib announces dissolution of parliament paving way for election
But a weaker result, even if the coalition retains power, could lead to an internal leadership challenge against Najib. Najib has clamped down on dissent, sacking critics from his cabinet and party who questioned his involvement in 1MDB.

Virgin Galactic VSS Unity's first rocket flight was a supersonic success
He has provided content for outlets such as: Aviation Week & Space Technology, Space.com, The Mars Society and Universe Today. Much like their competitor, SpaceX , Virgin Galactic seeks to make access to Space far more open than ever before.

Watch the trailers for 'Harry & Meghan
The fact was revealed in Markle's biography, " Meghan: A Hollywood Princess ", penned by Andrew Morton, the one who wrote Princess Diana's biography.

Steve Kerr Rips Golden State For "Pathetic" Effort In Loss To Pacers
Though still without Stephen Curry, All-Stars Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green all played in the game. I know this game doesn't mean anything in the seeding (for Golden State), but the playoffs start next week".

Apple's making curved iPhone screens that support air gestures
Samsung now uses smartphone screens that curve, but its curved screens slope down at the edges, rather than from top to bottom. For those unaware, the OLED screen of the iPhone X also bends inward from the bottom but is not visible to the human eye.

Bukar, Katsina senator, is dead
Family sources say Senator Bukar, who represented Katsina north in the senate, died on Wednesday morning after a brief illness. Senator Bukar, who represents Katsina North ( Daura Zone) in the Senate, died around 10.am on Wednesday following an illness.

Trump declares DACA 'dead,' urges Congress to act on border
The DACA program was begun during the Obama administration to provide temporary protection to "dreamers". The program was supposed to be phased out starting March 5, but the move was blocked after U.S.

Police arrest man who allegedly tried to grab an officer's gun
Alliance police said Erik McCambridge, 32, was driving with a female passenger when he starting to punch and bite her. He was also reportedly found to have a felony arrest warrant for robbery in Riverside County.