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Russian knocks out Spain from Davis Cup

Russia Knocked current champion Spain Out of Davis cup We will set the quarterfinals with Sweden on Sunday.

The Russian ties to the depleted Spanish team resulted in a late-night doubles encounter in Madrid.

Aslan Karatsev and world No. 5 Andrey Rublev defeat Marcel Granolars and Feliciano Lopez 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 to win Group A and in front of Madrid’s home team on Thursday. I took the chance to play from the Spanish team. ..

Russians playing in the name of the Russian Tennis Federation for sanctions on Russian sports against doping when Lopez defeated Rublev 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the opening singles rubber. , Got off to a bad start in Thailand.

US Open champion Daniil Medvedev stepped up to bring Pablo Carreño Basta a tie level with a 6-2, 7-6 (7/3) victory before the doubles decided the match.

Britain will win a come-from-behind victory over the Czech Republic on Sunday, book their place for the past eight years and face Germany in Innsbruck on Tuesday.

Kazakhstan and Croatia also reached the final eight.

Tomache Massarik, who lost to world number 143 6-2, 7-5, had to fight back in the UK to secure two consecutive victories and take the lead in Group C.

However, Cameron Norrie defeated Jiri Lehecka 6-1, 2-6 before Joe Salisbury and Neil Scopsky teamed up to defeat Mahak and Jiri Bessey 6-4, 6-2 in Innsbruck. Overcame the second set of brips to see off at 6-1.

“We are underdogs and managed to win. The Czech team played well. It’s a very young team. Mahak became the top 20 player overnight!” England Captain Leon Smith told the BBC.

Due to the new coronavirus regulation in Austria, relations in Austria are closed.

France left the tournament after defeating the Czechs and losing to England.

Germany helped Novak Djokovic’s shocking victory over Serbia by defeating host Austria and passing as the winner of Group F.

Serbia had to settle in second place, but made it to one of the best runners-up in the quarter-finals against Kazakhstan in Madrid on Wednesday.

Dominik Koepfer lost to Jurij Rodionov 6-1, 7-5, annoying the Germans, but Jan Leonard Struff passed Dennis Novak 7-5, 6-4 to catch up with the tie. rice field.

Kevin Krawietz and Tim Pütz completed their doubles work, as they did against Djokovic and Serbia on Saturday, winning 6-3, 6-4 against Oliver Marach and Philipp Oswald. ..

Angry crowd

Croatia had to win one rubber against Hungary in order to take first place in Group D. Nino Serdalsic, who was in 242nd place, did that in the opening match with Fabian Marossan in Turin.

Marin Cilic lost his second singles 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 to the impressive young Hungarian Zsombor Piros, so his 6-4, 6-4 success was a two-time winner. Helped to avoid a nervous finish in the draw.

Italy has the advantage of home support when playing against Croats in Turin on Monday.

Kazakhstan has moved to the knockout stage, beating Canada’s 2019 runner-up in Madrid.

Kazakhstan, which defeated Sweden on Saturday, regained victory thanks to Mikhail Kukushkin and Alexander Bublik’s singles defeats against Braden Schnar and Vasek Pospisil, respectively.

Bublik agitated the Spanish crowd by offering an armpit serve in the second set 4-4, which seemed to spur him.

“As one legend says, when you fall asleep, I know I won because of you,” he told the crowd, referring to US Open champion Medvedev.

The tournament was postponed last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sunday Davis Cup Results:

In Madrid

Group A

Russian Tennis Federation 2 Spain 1

Feliciano Lopez (ESP) bt Andrey Rublev (RTF) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Daniil Medvedev (RTF) bt Pablo Carreño Basta (ESP) 6-2, 7-6 (7/3)

Aslan Karatsev / Andrey Rublev (RTF) bt Marcel Granolars / Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Group B

Kazakhstan 3 Canada 0

Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) bt Braden Schnar (CAN) 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 7-5

Alexander Bublik (KAZ) bt Basek Pospisil (CAN) 6-2, 7-6 (8/6)

Andrey Golubev / Alexandre Nedbiesov (KAZ) bt Peter Polanski / Braden Schnar (CAN) 6-4, 6-7 (6/8), 6-1

Innsbruck, Austria

Group C

United Kingdom 2 Czech Republic 1

Tomas Machac (CZE) bt Dan Evans (GBR) 6-2, 7-5

Cameron Norrie (GBR) bt Jiri Lehecka (CZE) 6-1, 2-6, 6-1

Joe Salisbury / Neal Skupski (GBR) bt Tomas Machac / Jiri Vesely (CZE) 6-4, 6-2

Group F

Germany 2 Austria 1

Jurij Rodionov (AUT) bt Dominik Koepfer (GER) 6-1, 7-5

Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) Bat Dennis Novak (AUT) 7-5, 6-4

Kevin Krawietz / Tim Pütz (GER) bt Oliver Marach / Philipp Oswald (AUT) 6-3, 6-4

Turin, Italy

Group D

Croatia 2 Hungary 1

Nino Serdalsic (CRO) bt Fabian Marossan (HUN) 6-4, 6-4

Zsombor Piros (HUN) bt Marin Cilic (CRO) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4

Nikola Mektic / Mate Pavic (CRO) bt Fabian Marozsan / Peter Nagy 7-6 (8/6), 6-2

Group E

Colombia 2 United States 1

Frances Tiafoe (USA) bt Nicholas Mejia (COL) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (9/7)

Daniel Erahi Galan (COL) bt John Isner (USA) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7/5)

Juan Sebastian Cabal / Robert Farah (COL) bt John Isner / Jack Sock (USA) 3-0-Retired

Quarterfinal draw:

Monday in Turin

Italy v Croatia

Innsbruck Tuesday

UK v Germany

Wednesday in Madrid

Serbia v Kazakhstan

Thursday in Madrid

Russia v Sweden

Russian knocks out Spain from Davis Cup

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