2014 ITF Beach Tennis World Team Championship



ITF Beach Tennis World Team Championship TrophyDates
17 - 20 July 2014

Venue
National Tennis Centre

Location
Moscow, Russia

Official ball
MBT Soft

 

Champions

Italy


The Final

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.

 

Final Standings

Champions:  Italy
Runners-up: Brazil
Third place:  Russia

4th: Germany
5th: Spain
6th: Venezuela
7th: Japan
8th: Portugal
9th: France
10th: San Marino
11th: Estonia
12th: Lithuania
13th: Cyprus
14th: Hungary
15th: Belgium
16th: Belarus
17th: Greece
18th: Switzerland
19th: Israel
20th: Thailand
21st: Bulgaria
22nd: Latvia
23rd: Great Britain
24th: China

 

Tournament Preview

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


Player Nominations

Check here for news on player nominations

Draw

Click here to view the draw

Live Scoring

A live scoring service will be 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.

Live Streaming

This year we will be bringing you live streaming from the finals day.

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.



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