November 29, 2023

Davis Cup 2022: France, Spain, US and Argentina ease into Finals

France, Spain, the United States and Argentina slid into the Davis Cup Finals while Belgium scratched past host Finland 3-2 in the qualifiers.

Australia dug out from a deficit to beat Hungary 3-2 in Sydney, as did Italy against Slovakia in Bratislava. France ticked every one of their crates in overcoming Ecuador 4-0 in Pau, their first home tie beginning around 2018 last. Arthur Rinderknech procured his first singles win, Benjamin Bonzi won on debut, and the duplicates group of Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut stayed unbeaten in six years.Spain took out Romania 3-1 in Marbella. After Roberto Bautista Agut and nineteenth positioned Carlos Alcaraz, on debut, won the initial singles on Friday, Romania fixed them back on Saturday in the pairs when Marius Copil and Horia Tecau – playing Davis Cup for quite a long time – won. Be that as it may, Bautista Agut secured the tie in beating Copil, playing his third match in two days, 6-2, 6-3.

The US pairs group of Rajeev Ram and Jack Sock based on the singles wins of Sebastian Korda and Taylor Fritz on Friday by securing the tie against Colombia 3-0 in Reno, Nevada, subsequent to garnish Nicolas Barrientos and Juan-Sebastian Cabal 6-3, 6-4.

A solid Argentina group drove by Diego Schwartzman and Horacio Zeballos beat the Czech Republic 4-0 in Buenos Aires for the deficiency of one set.

Unheralded Zizou Bergs, positioned 163rd, came through for Belgium, the Davis Cup sprinter up in 2015 and 2017, against Finland in Espoo.

Finland drove 2-1 after the duplicates, however David Goffin beat Emil Ruusuvuori for his subsequent point and Bergs, who lost to Ruusuvuori on Friday, won the definitive point for Belgium by dispatching Otto Virtanen 6-4, 6-0.Alexander Zverev, the main top-five player in real life this end of the week, fixed Germany’s 3-1 win over Brazil in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil’s Thiago Monteiro disturbed Jan-Lennard Struff on Friday however the No. 3-positioned Zverev set him aside 6-1, 7-5 in the primary converse singles. Germany hasn’t won the Davis Cup in anywhere near 30 years.

Italy defeated Slovakia 3-2. Slovakia drove 2-1 after the copies, however Jannik Sinner made it 2-2 and Lorenzo Musetti, two days after his twentieth birthday celebration, won his first Davis Cup singles beating Norbert Gombos 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-4.

Norway lost in Oslo to Kazakhstan 3-1 when No. 8-positioned Casper Ruud tumbled to No. 32 Alexander Bublik 6-4, 5-7, 6-4. The loss finished Ruud’s dash of 10 sequential Davis Cup singles wins starting around 2017.

Elias Ymer, positioned 133 in singles and 390 in pairs, featured for Sweden after his more youthful sibling Mikael was harmed prior to confronting Japan in Helsingborg. Elias won his Friday singles and first Davis Cup pairs on Saturday. Taro Daniel leveled the tie at 2-2 and Elias won it in the wake of beating Yosuke Watanuki 6-3, 6-3.

Just two ties didn’t go as cultivated: Under-monitored Canada lost to the Netherlands without precedent for 18 years, and Austria lost to South Korea in Seoul.
Canada didn’t have No. 9-positioned Felix Auger-Aliassime or No. 13 Denis Shapovalov and appeared Alexis Galarneau. The 2019 finalist lost to the Netherlands 4-0 and didn’t win a set at The Hague.

South Korea arrived at the World Group without precedent for 14 years. Dennis Novak won the primary point for Austria yet Soonwoo Kwon won his two singles, and Jisung Nam and Minkyu Song won the duplicates for a 3-1 win without a set dropped.

The 12 victors on Saturday progressed to World Group I of the Davis Cup Finals in mid-September, joining 2021 next in line Croatia and special cases Britain and Serbia. Not settled as of yet was a swap for 2021 top dog Russia, prohibited for the current week after that country’s attack of Ukraine. The main eight go to the Finals in late November.

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