GlobalDavis Cup: Australia and Finland qualified, flawless for Canada and Czechia

Davis Cup: Australia and Finland qualified, flawless for Canada and Czechia

In Split, Finland dominated the United States 3-0 thanks to the success of Emil Ruusuvuori (ATP 57) over Tommy Paul (ATP 13), 7-6 (7/1), 6-4, then Otto Virtanen (ATP 125) over Mackenzie McDonald (ATP 39), 7-6 (7/5), 1-6, 7-6 (9/7), and finally the doubles Harri Heliovaara/Patrick Kaukovalta over Rajeem Ram/Austin Krajicek , 6-7 (6/8), 7-6 (7/5), 10/8. The Finns achieved a second success and progressed to the final phase, just like the Netherlands (2 victories), who still have to play against Croatia (0). The United States is eliminated with one success in three games.

In Bologna, Canada, the defending champion, beat Chile 2-1. Alexis Galarneau (ATP 200) defeated Alejandro Tabilo (ATP 124) 6-3, 7-6 (7/5). Nicolas Jarry (ATP 22) tied the two teams by beating Gabriel Diallo (ATP 158) 6-4, 6-4. Vasek Pospisil and Galarneau gave the Canadians victory with a 6-3, 7-6 (9/7) victory over Alejandro Tabilo and Tomas Barrios Vera. Canada finishes with 3 victories. Chile (1 victory) must await the result of the duel between Italy (1 victory) and Sweden (0).

In Valencia, the Czech Republic, already qualified, completed a perfect run, with a third 3-0 success. This time, it was Serbia, with world No.1 Novak Djokovic lined up only in doubles, which suffered the law of the Czechs. Jiri Lehecka dominated Laslo Djere 7-6 (9/7), 7-5, Jakub Mensik won against Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-2 and the doubles Adam Pavlasek/Tomas Machac completed the job against Djokovic and Nikola Cacic 7-5, 6-7 (7/9), 10/3. Serbia was also already qualified with 2 victories.

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