Friday, September 29, 2023

This is what the Davis Cup looks like after the second day: results and classifications

Novak Djokovic He came to Valencia after winning his fourth US Open and 24th Grand Slam title in New York, having stopped by home to be honored in his country. He did so in time to see the local team jeopardize their future in the competition by losing 3-0 to the Czech Republic.

Spain, without Carlos Alcaraz on the debut of David Ferrer As captain in the Davis Cup, he suffered shipwreck on his debut in Group C at the Fuente San Luis Pavilion in La Fonteta.

On Friday they face Serbia, which opened with a 3-0 win over South Korea on Tuesday. The Balkan team is reinforced by the world number 1, against whom it theoretically has to compete Alexander Davidovich in the second singles of the confrontation.

Another host that fell from the start was Italy. I didn’t even have it Jannik Sinner still with Matteo Berrettini but aimed at Lorenzo Sonego and Lorenzo Musetti, beaten by a Canada sitting on the bench Denis Shapovalov and Vasek Pospisil. Not even the North American hero of the 2022 title traveled to Bologna, Have fun with Auger-Also.

In Manchester, Britain found good shelter, defeating Australia. Jack Draper and Dan Evans they have outdone themselves Thanasi Kokkinakis and Alex de Minaur, respectively.

Croatia was also playing at home and almost surprised the USA even though they weren’t there Marin Cilic and Borna Coric. The improved one Born joy dejected Frances Tiafoe but the USA recovered in a duel and opened Split’s Group D successfully.

Results and classifications (2nd day)

GROUP B (Valencia)

Spain Rep. Czech: 0-3

T. Machac-B. Shoe 6-4, 6-4
J. Lechecka-A. Davidovich 7-6(5), 7-5
​A. Pavlasek/J. Mensik-M. Granollers/A. Davidovich 5-7, 7-6(6), 6-4​
Classification: 1. Czech Republic (1-0); 2. Serbia (1-0); 3. South Korea (0-1); 4. Spain (0-1)

GROUP A (Bologna)

​Italy-Canada: 0-3

A. Lawsuit and L. 7-6(8), 6-4
​G. Diallo against L-Musetti 7-5, 6-4
A. Galarneau/V. Pospisil-M. Arnaldi/S. Bolelli 6-7(4), 6-4, 7-6(3)
Classification: 1. Chile (1-0); 2. Canada (1-0); 3. Italy (0-1); 4. Sweden (0-1)

GROUP B (Manchester)

Great Britain-Australia: 2-1

J. Draper-T. Kokkinakis 6-7(6), 6-3, 7-6(4)
D. Evans-A. De Minaur 6-1, 2-6, 6-4
​M. Ebden/M. Purcell D. Evans/N. Skupski 7-6(5), 6-4
Classification: 1. France (1-0); 2. Great Britain (1-0); 3. Australia (0-1); 4. Switzerland (0-1)

GROUP D (Split)

Croatia-USA: 1-2

M. McDonald D. Prizmic 6-4, 6-2
B. Gojo-F. Tiafoe 6-4, 7-6(6)
A. Krajicek/R. Ram a I. Dodig/M. Pavic 7-6(5), 6-7(3), 6-2
Classification: 1. USA (1-0); 2. Netherlands (1-0); 3. Finland (0-1); 4. Croatia (0-1)

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