Sport

Germans block Davis Cup path

Bernard Tomic and Pat Rafter.
Bernard Tomic and Pat Rafter. Getty Images Sport - Chris Hyde

BERNARD Tomic and his teammates will need to serve up an ace performance if Australia is to play its way back into the World Group of the Davis Cup.

>> Latest sport news

Australia faces a tough task to do just that after being drawn to face Germany away from home in the play-off round in September.

A 5-0 whitewash of South Korea last week earned Australia the right to play off for the right to rejoin the top tier of Davis Cup nations, but a trip to Germany for the tie on September 14-16 will not be easy.

Germany were beaten 4-1 by Argentina in their World Group Round 1 tie, but with players the calibre of Florian Mayer (world No.20), Philipp Kohlschreiber (No.34), Philipp Petzschner (No.76) and veteran Tommy Haas to call on, they will be no pushover, particularly at home.

In the other World Group play-offs, Kazakhstan host neighbours Uzbekistan, Israel travel to Japan, Belgium welcome Sweden, South Africa face Canada, Brazil host Russia, Chile meet Italy and Roger Federer's Switzerland do battle with the Netherlands.

Topics:  bernard tomic davis cup



How to be spooky and sing like a man

Spooky Men's Chorale, looking a little less spooky, on Saturday morning at their masterclass.

A masterclass on how to be a spooky man (or woman).

SATURDAY SPORTS SPRAY: Give the guys in form a go

SAVING FACE: Outgoing international batsman Michael Klinger finished the T20I series against Sri Lanka with a dead rubber half-century at Adelaide on Wednesday night. But should we really play two International series in separate countries at the same time?  (AAP Image/David Mariuz)

Two teams a must for short form game

Local Partners

Un-American tale makes Lion weakest link in Oscars line-up

PSYCHOLOGY researchers find US films and actors most likely to win accolades at the Oscars.

How to be spooky and sing like a man

Spooky Men's Chorale, looking a little less spooky, on Saturday morning at their masterclass.

A masterclass on how to be a spooky man (or woman).

Living End, Grinspoon stars hit stage for American Idiot

Chris Cheney of The Living End stars in the Australian production of Green Days musical American Idiot at Brisbane's QPAC Theatre.

TAKE a look behind the scenes of Green Day's American Idiot musical

Samuel L Jackson dismisses La La Land ahead of Oscars

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in a scene from the movie La La Land.

Hollywood actor and Oscars voter says Denzel should win top gong

Former Family Matters stare accused of child abuse

Reginald VelJohnson, left, and Darius McCrary arrive at the TV Land Awards on Sunday, April 19, 2009 in Universal City, Calif.

Darius McCrary has been accused of child abuse

Bindi Irwin's birthday tribute to her dad

Bindi Irwin

Bindi Irwin has paid tribute to her dad on his 55th birthday

The trick homeowners are using to buy more properties

Chantelle Subritzky leaves her home each week for Airbnb guests.

Queenslanders are going down this path to help pay their mortgages

Stunning home blends South Pacific beauty with Orient style

Immaculate residence with two outdoor living areas

Historic home 'Fairweather' up for action

Fairweather

Historic property owned for last 35 years up for sale

A piece of Clarence Valley heritage up for grabs

The historic house \"Ravensford\" located at 36 Villiers St in Grafton is currently on the market at McKimms Real Estate.

Take a look inside iconic home 'Ravenford'

$140k damage: landlord says property trashed, contaminated

He had what he calls "the tenants from hell"

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!