Sporting Digest: Tennis

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INDIA'S Ramesh Krishnan will boycott a Davis Cup tie against the United States next March in protest at remarks made by team officials, who accused him of playing in this year's world group semi-final against Australia, despite an injury, in order to claim a bonus of pounds 43,000.

ATP TOUR Final year's standings: 1 P Sampras (US) 4,128pts; 2 M Stich (Ger) 3,445; 3 J Courier (US) 3,390; 4 S Bruguera (Sp) 2,590; 5 S Edberg (Swe) 2,571; 6 A Medvedev (Ukr) 2,415; 7 G Ivanisevic (Croa) 2,186; 8 M Chang (US) 2,154; 9 T Muster (Aut) 2,033; 10 C Pioline (Fr) 2,012.