Davis Cup – Alcaraz loses and puts Spain in trouble. Murray and Great Britain mocked

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The Davis Cup is a competition that has now accustomed tennis fans to many surprises, precisely because the ranking makes absolutely no difference in this type of occasion. It also happens in Valencia: the Iberians’ expectation for the first ever of Carlos Alcaraz from number one in the world and the desire to immediately remove the pass for the Final Eight in Malaga are slowly canceled from Canada by an unstoppable Felix Auger-Aliassime .

It is the 22-year-old who gives the right shock to his team in the second match of the day, playing a solid match against the new winner of the 2022 edition of the US Open. The tie-break won by the 19-year-old in the first set seems to outline a fairly obvious ending, without however having to deal with Auger-Aliassime, who reacts in the second set and surprises Alcaraz (6-4).

In the third, more energy and strength for the Canadian, who rips the joke twice from the Spaniard and wins the point. After Roberto Bautista Agut’s assertion in three sets absolutely not easy against Vasek Pospisil, the double becomes decisive.

Granollers and Pablo Martinez on the one hand, the same Felix and Pospisil on the other offer a beautiful and compelling show, which perhaps ends with a rather surprising epilogue: the Canadian couple recover a partial disadvantage and manage to close the dispute with the result of 4-6, 6-4, 7-5.

Everything is still very open in Group B, with Canada (2-0), Spain and Serbia (both 1-1) that will play the qualification in the next two days.

Great Britain eliminated

Another mockery for Great Britain in Glasgow in group D.

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Not even the warm cheer in the stands allowed the British to overtake the Netherlands and have any other chance to qualify. After Daniel Evans’ two-set victory, Cameron Norrie’s defeat to Botic van der Zandschulp followed.

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The double is decisive again: the former world number one Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury try to battle the Koolhof-Middelkoop duo but in the end they surrender in three very hard halves (7-6, 6-7, 6-3). Both the Netherlands and the United States thus reach the pass for Malaga.

In Group C, Australia and Germany qualify for Spain. In Friday’s match the Germans got the better of Belgium: Struff beats Bergs (6-4, 7-6); Goffin wins over Otte in three sets (3-6, 7-6, 6-3) and it is double to assign the victory to Germany, thanks to the success of the couple Krawietz and Puetz.

The article is in Italian

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