Ahead of the final day of the Davis Cup group stage, four teams have already won a pass to the finals in Malaga, along with Italy. Croatia are also a step away from qualification, thanks to Borna Coric’s convincing 2-0 win over Argentina, which failed to convert the doubles match against Maktic and Pavic into a decider after Sebastian Baez’s misdirection against Borna Gojo.
For Cincinnati’s new ‘1000’ champion, a win over Francisco Cerundolo after his win over Ymer certainly wasn’t easy. The dynamics of Group C are incredibly variable, with one between Serbia and Spain doomed to qualification.
That’s because Félix Auger Aliasim’s Canada – who started the event with a loss after a win over Carlos Algarz – pulls Canada to Malaga. Everything was easy for Djere against a tame Diallo, FAA put the pieces back together and got the better of 9 against Miomir Kecmanovic.
It will essentially last twice as long as three games, with Pospisil forced to raise the white flag due to a physical problem, not bad as the double turns out to be completely irrelevant for the purposes of Canadian qualification.
Spain will start strongly against Korea, but a defeat could cost them qualification. Gasquet and Mahut avoided the bottom of Group C, an extraordinary feat for Holland, who found themselves level with group-leaders Glasgow on full points, while the United States finished second and could reach the quarter-finals. Discover the team led by Filippo Volandri.
Significantly without the top 30 in the squad – the only team in the tournament in these conditions – the Netherlands will face Germany and Australia in Hamburg today, having lost their last meeting.
If the Azzurri win at least one game on the final day against Sweden, Voluntari’s boys will face the USA in the quarter-finals on Thursday 24 November.
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