Friday, September 29, 2023

Croatia takes a big step towards Davis Cup quarters, Canada qualifies

Last year’s Davis Cup finalists, Croatia, took a big step towards the quarter-finals this Saturday with their win against Argentina (3-0) that ended, while Canada pulled off their second win against Serbia (2-1). Qualified despite defeat.

Croatia, the finalists of the 2021 edition against Russia, secured their second successive win against Sweden (2-1) on Thursday with Cincinnati tournament surprise winner Borna Coric thrashing Argentina 3-0. 26th), contributing a win point in the second man.

After a difficult early defeat against Italy (3-0), Croatia knew how to react to get closer to qualifying, despite the absence of Marin Cilic (16th in the world), ahead of Italy-Sweden on Sunday. Is.

A day after their victory against Spain under their new world number one Carlos Alcaraz, Canada secured their ticket to the quarter-finals despite their defeat (2–1) against Serbia.

After defeating Alcaraz the day before, Felix Augier-Aliassim (13th in the world), still in fine form, defeated Miomir Kekmanovic (33rd), 6–3, 6–4 to qualify his team. Of.

Canada made sure to finish in the top two of Group B.

By winning the double, Serbia won the match, creating very few qualifying chances, due to Vasek Pospisil’s retirement from a knee injury. For that, it will need a win for already out-of-favour South Korea against Spain on Sunday.

In Group C, two classifieds, Germany and Australia, were already known on Friday. In a duel between the last two of the bracket, it was France who defeated Belgium (2–1), taking their first victory and finishing third in the group.

Germany and Australia, the two qualifying quarter-finals, meet on Sunday to determine their final classification.

Within Group D, the Netherlands, who were not favorites in their group before the competition, eventually finished in the lead, following their victory against the United States (2–1).

Both, undefeated before this game, were already through, but first place gives the Dutch a chance to face a more acceptable opponent.

Result and Classification:

In Group A, Bologna:

Croatia beat Argentina 3-0

Borna Gozo (CRO) beat Sebastian Baez (ARG) 6-1, 3-6, 6-3

Borna Couric (CRO) to Francisco Serendolo (ARG) 6-4, 7-6 (8/6)

Nikola Mektic (CRO) / Mate Pavic (CRO) beat Maximo Gonzalez (ARG) / Horacio Zeballos (ARG) 6-2, 7-5

Already played:

Sweden beat Argentina 2-1

Italy beat Croatia 3-0

Croatia beat Sweden 2-1

Italy to Argentina 2-1

Group A Classification:


1. Italia 2 2 0 5/1

2. Croatia 3 2 1 5/4

3. Sweden 2 1 1 3/3

4. Argentina 3 0 3 2/7

In Group B, Valencia:

Serbia to Canada 2-1

Laslo Jere (SRB) beats Gabriel Diallo (CAN) 6-2, 6-2. defeated by

Felix Auger-Aliasime (CAN) beat Miomir Kekmanovic (SRB) 6-3, 6-4

Miomir Kekmanovic (SRB) / Filip Krajinovic (SRB) and Alexis Galarno (CAN) / Vasek Pospisil (CAN) 2-1 (Skip)

Already played:

Canada beat South Korea 2-1

Spain beat Serbia 3-0

Serbia beat South Korea 2-1

Canada to Spain 2-1

Group B Classification:


1. Canada 3 2 1 5/4

2. Serbia 3 2 1 4/5

3. Espana 2 1 1 4/2

4. South Korea 2 0 2 2/4

In Group C, Hamburg:

France to Belgium 2-1

Richard Gasquet (FRA) and Michael Geerts (BEL) 6-3, 6-3

David Goffin (BEL) beat Benjamin Bonzi (FRA) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3. defeated by

Nicolas Mahut (FRA) / Arthur Rinderknecht (FRA) and Sander Gille (BEL) / Joran Vligen (BEL) 6-3, 7-6 (8/6)

Already played:

Australia to Belgium 3-0

Germany beat France 2-1. defeated by

Australia to France 2-1

Germany beat Belgium 2-1

Group C Classification:


1. Australia 2 2 0 5/1

2. Germany 2 2 0 4/2

3. France 3 1 2 4/5

4. Belgium 3 0 3 2/7

In Group D, Glasgow:

Netherlands to United States 2-1

Talon Greek Track (NED) and Tommy Paul (USA) 7-5, 7-6 (7/3)

Botic van de Zandschulp (NED) and Taylor Fritz (USA) 6-4, 7-6 (7/3)

Rajeev Ram (USA) / Jack Sock (USA) and Wesley Koolhoff (NED) / Mattway Middlecope (NED) 4-6, 7-6 (7/3), 6-4

Already played:

Netherlands beat Kazakhstan 2-1

USA beat Great Britain 2-1

The United States beat Kazakhstan 2-1. defeated by

Netherlands 2-1 Great Britain

Group D Classification:


1. Netherlands 3 3 0 6/3

2. USA 3 2 1 5/4

3. Great Britain 2 0 2 2/4

4. Kazakhstan 2 0 2 2/4

Note: The first two from each group qualify for the quarter-finals at the end of the group stage.


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