Croatia still hopes, Argentina are eliminated. This is the verdict of the penultimate challenge of group A of the 2022 Davis Cup finals in Bologna. The Croatians clearly won 3-0 and now they will have to cheer on Italy tomorrow against Sweden to gain access to the quarter-finals. Still great disappointment for the South Americans, who were defeated for the third time, being definitively eliminated.
Captain Coria’s choices are highly questionable, who fielded a Sebastian Baez again very negative in this Bolognese week. Number 37 in the world he was also defeated by Borna Gojo in three sets with the score of 6-1 3-6 6-3 in a match that still saw the South American tennis player as the favorite for the ranking.
In the second singular Coria chose Francisco Cerundolo, relegating Diego Schwartzman to the bench, who should have held the role of leader of the Argentine team. On the other hand, Croatia relied on Borna Coric, who made no mistake, winning in two sets fought for 6-4 7-6 after two and a quarter hours of play.
The point of 2-0 ended the contest definitively, placing the result of the double as superfluous. The duo Mektic / Pavic gave Croatia the third point, winning 6-2 7-5 against Gonzalez / Zeballos..
DAVIS CUP 2022, CROATIA-ARGENTINA 3-0
Gojo (Cro) b. Baez (Arg) 6-1 3-6 6-3
Coric (Cro) b. Cerundolo (Arg) 6-4 7-6
Pavic / Mektic (Cro) b. Gonzalez / Zeballos (Arg) 6-2 7-5