The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in men’s tennis. It is run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is contested annually between teams from competing countries in a knock-out format.
The competition began in 1900 as a challenge between Great Britain and the United States. The most successful countries over the history are the United States (32 tournaments) and Australia (28 tournaments). The present champion is Switzerland, who won the title for the first time beating France in 2014.
Davis Cup Semifinals 2015 are getting underway from 18th of September to 31st October 2015.
Great Britain will host Australia in Glasgow’s Emirates Arena. One of the great sporting rivalries between countries will be renewed in the Davis Cup, biggest team competition in tennis.
World No.2, Andy Murray will lead a British team in the city of his birth, but Australia will bring a team full of both youth and experience. Grat Britain, the nine-time champions are now the favourites to win the event for the first time since 1936 and this is Australia`s first semifinal since a 5-0 defeat to Argentina in 2006.
Belgium will entertain Argentina in an intriguingly difficult-to-call semifinal. This is a brilliant opportunity for a Belgium who hasn’t reached this stage since 1999 to make November’s final home showdown. Remarkably, this will be the South American country’s tenth semifinal in 14 years, but they have only won three of those ties to make the final.
Belgium’s David Goffin and Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer, the two current No.1s for the teams, are close in ranking. The other players are also inside the top-100, making the contest a tight one.
- Great Britain: Andy Murray, Kyle Edmunf, Jamie Murray, Dominic Inglot, Leon Smith (captain)
- Australia: Bernard Tomic, Samuel Groth, Thanasi Kokkinakis, Lleyton Hewitt, Wally masur (captain)
- Belgium: David Goffin, Steve Darcis, Ruben Bemelmans, Kimmer Coppejans, Johan Van Herck(captain)
- Argentina: Leonardo Mayer, Federico Delbois, Diego Schwartman, Carlos Berlocq, Daniel Orsanic (captain)
Davis Cup satellite TV broadcasters
Davis Cup enjoys impressive TV coverage, and attracts huge audience, especcialy in latest stages of tournament. Daviscup.tv continues to provide their official live streaming channel and will cover both semifinals with additional highlights, interviews and match analysis.
Where to watch Davis Cup free on satellite TV
SuperTennis is an Italian terrestrial and satellite free television channel broadcasting tennis live.
Among the various tennis events broadcaster covers the Davis Cup, the Fed Cup, the ATP World Tour Masters 1000, ATP World Tour 500 series and the WTA Tour.
SuperTennis is available as FTE (free-to-air) channel via Hot Bird 13°E satellite position.
TRT Türk is the international TV channel of the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, which is broadcast to other countries.
TRT Türk is available as a free-to-air channel via different satellite positions across the Europe.
BBC, The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the public-service broadcaster of the United Kingdom.
BBC is available on all platforms FTA (free-to-air) and can be found at the top of the EPG of all providers.
Most of BBC channels are available via Astra 28.2°E satellite position. Davis Cup semifinals will be covered by BBC two and BBC 5 radio channel.
In this blog post we have provided all broadcasters having Davis Cup rights. Davis Cup TV schedule, with satellite details (channel name, frequency, encription), you can find on our web site few days before start.