When it comes to Tennis, there are a number of different worldwide events that many fans of the sport often look forward to. After all, these represent some of the most important games and would often involve the biggest names in the sport itself. So, shall we look at the top 5 Tennis events for 2014 ?
The Davis Cup (31 January – 2 February 2014) – This popular international men’s team event is annually held and would often be comprised of different teams from all over the world battling it out in a knock-out format. It was first conceived as a challenge between the United States and Great Britain but has since been opened to include teams from various countries as well. The current champion is the Czech Republic who beat out Spain in order to claim the title.
The Fed Cup – The Fed cup is the women’s equivalent of the Davis Cup. First launched in 1963, it is open to various teams from all across the globe. The current title holders are the Czechs, the only other country to win both tournaments at the same time aside from the United States and Australia. This year, 2013, 95 different teams are expected to fight for the same title again.
The Hopman Cup – This international team indoor hardcourt tournament is annually held in Perth, Western Australia. This is a mixed competition, meaning both men and women can participate in combining teams that represent their countries. The participants are invited to attend and national coaches are not involved when it comes to the team selections. Currently, Spain holds the title for this tournament.
The World Team Cup – After the Davis Cup, this tournament is known to be the second most prestigious. Located in Dusseldorf, Germany, it is contested annually and eight different countries participate in it every year. Since 2012, it has been replaced by the Power Horse Cup.
Osaka Mayor’s Cup – This is another combined tournament where games are divided into boys and girls singles. It is an ITF Grade A junior tennis tournament that is held in Osaka annually and participated in by players from all over the globe.