17 - 20 July 2014
National Tennis Centre
Italy handed out a master class in beach tennis to great rivals Brazil at Moscow’s National Tennis Centre on Sunday and in so doing made it clear that last year’s defeat to the South Americans in the final of the ITF Beach Tennis World Team Championship was an aberration that is unlikely to be repeated for a very long while.
After last year’s win against Italy, Brazil could be forgiven for thinking they were closing the gap on the founding father of the sport; Italy, after all, has roughly a 15-year start on most of its opponents. However, the wins in the women’s doubles and men’s doubles – the mixed wasn’t played – were so conclusive that Brazil must have felt like someone who had scaled a mountain and then been pushed off the edge.
See here for the full report on the 2014 final.
Third place: Russia
10th: San Marino
23rd: Great Britain
The Russian Tennis Federation will once again host the ITF Beach Tennis World Team Championship in 2014 which will mark the third of a three year deal signed with the Federation. The Championship will return to the National Tennis Centre in Moscow and will be held from 17-20 July where a record 24 nations will be looking to claim the title.
Brazil will look to defend its title with the South Americans looking for a repeat of its upset of Italy in last year’s final.
Brazil recently saw its top male player, Vinicius Font, end a lengthy period of Italian dominance by claiming the world No. 1 ranking and already boast the joint women’s No. 1s Joana Cortez and Samantha Barijan.
All three players will form part of the travelling Brazilian team with high hopes of retaining the title they took from inaugural winners Italy last year.
The Italians will also be bringing a strong squad in an attempt to win back the title, with a team that includes both current and past World and European champions. They will undoubtedly be considered favourites to dethrone the Brazilians.
Entered Nations - 24
Belarus* | Belgium | Brazil | Bulgaria | China* | Cyprus | Estonia | France | Germany | Great Britain | Greece* | Hungary | Israel* | Italy | Japan | Latvia* | Lithuania | Portugal | Russia | San Marino | Spain | Switzerland | Thailand* | Venezuela
* competing for the first time
Withdrawn Nations - 2
Aruba | USA
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Click here to view the draw or see .pdf below
A live scoring service was provided throughout the duration of the tournament
Results & Order of Play
To see all the completed match results and order of play for upcoming matches see here or see .pdf below
This year saw live streaming from the finals day for the first time
About the event
The Beach Tennis World Team Championship is a mixed competition in which nations compete against each other as a team. Each team is comprised of two men and two women, with ties consisting of a men’s doubles, women’s doubles and a mixed doubles match.