Sunday, September 24, 2023

Chile’s route to its Davis Cup debut

This Tuesday Chile will play in the Davis Cup Finals for the second time in its history. The equivalent of what was the World Group before, became an obsession for the team led by Nicolás Massú, who in February beat Kazakhstan, achieved its place this time.

The national team is in a complex group, against opponents with history such as Sweden, Italy and Canada, the latter the current champions. For this reason, it is important that the four national singles players arrive with confidence in the cup duel.

A debut is already taking shape, as the Chilean pairings in the cup competition have already been announced. As the format says, the number two from each country will play first, and then give way for the two number ones. After this, it ends in double.

In other words, without confirmation from Nicolás Massú, according to the Cooperativa, Cristian Garín (103°) is the number two racket in Chile and, therefore, the one who will open fires in the competition. It is against Leo Borg, the son of Björn Borg (334°), and who intends to make his way on the big circuit at 20 years old.

In any case, the captains, with the new format, the captains can change their lines one hour before the start of the game. I mean, first thing tomorrow morning it will be known if Gago is chosen by Nico, even though a priori and according to the work of the week, he will deliver to the farm.

Once the match is over, there will be a 20-minute wait for the second singles to start, where Nicolás Jarry (22nd) and Elías Ymer (175th) will face each other in the number one duel in each country. It is worth noting that Elías’ brother, Mikael, was the main card, but he dropped out of the tournament after being sanctioned for doping.

Doubles are played 20 minutes or half an hour later, depending on whether one of the participants plays second singles. The two captains will determine in that period of time which members they will line up to close the series, which, despite the defined series, will be important in determining the total games won and lost.

When will Chile start the Davis Cup?

The Chilean team, led by Nicolás Massú, debuted in the group stage of the Davis Cup Finals on Tuesday, September 12 at 10:00 am, against Sweden.

What is Chile’s Davis Cup team?

Chile is in Group A in the group stage of the Finals, where it will face Italy, Sweden and Canada. The Italians are the home team, and the Canadians are the current champions.

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