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Rafael Nadal (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Nadal back in bullring for Davis Cup duty

Rafael Nadal faces a potentially season-defining Davis Cup weekend as the 16-time Grand Slam champion returns for his first appearance since hobbling out of the…

Francis Casey Alcantara (MB file photo)

PH Cuppers ready for Thais

by Jerome Lagunzad Team Philippines eyes nothing less than a strong retribution against arch nemesis Thailand as they duke it out in the 2018 Davis…

Francis Casey Alcantara (MB file photo)

Casey wary of Thais

by Kristel Satumbaga Former local top junior netter Francis Casey Alcantara is wary of the Philippine Davis Cup team’s chances against Thailand when the two…

Sloane Stephens poses with the Butch Buchholz trophy after her win over Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia during the women's final of the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 31, 2018 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (MATTHEW STOCKMAN / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

Stephens wins Miami Open

Sloane Stephens held her nerve in an error-strewn WTA Miami Open final to beat Jelena Ostapenko 7-6 (7/5) 6-1 and lift the prestigious title for…

Birthday boy Francis Casey Alcantara returns a shot during yesterday’s Davis Cup tie between him and Philippine teammate Treat Huey against David Susanto and Sunu-Wahyu Trijati at the PCA shell-claycourt in Paco, Manila. Alcantara and Huey won, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4. (Camille Ante)

PH Cuppers take on Thais

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA The Philippine Davis Cup team hopes home-court advantage will play in a big role when the country hosts the Asia Oceania Zone…