PAP/EPA / Fabio Patamia / Pictured: Canadian National Team at the 2023 Davis Cup
The defending champions Canadians defeated the Swedes 3-0 in the second round of Group A of the 2023 Davis Cup finals. On Thursday, the Czechs also won their second match and the Americans lost by sensational manner against the Dutch.
Two wins in two matches and no matches lost. Canada got off to a brilliant start in the 2023 Davis Cup finals. In the second round of the Group A competition, the defending champions defeated the Swedes 3-0, for whom it was their second defeat in the tournament.
The Canadian singles team won – Vasek Pospisil won 7-6 (5), 5-7, 6-2 against Leo Borg, and Gabriel Diallo beat Elias Ymer 6-4, 6-3. At the end of the competition, Alexis Galarneau and Pospisil won a point in doubles by beating Filip Bergevi/André Goransson.
The second victory in the 3-0 ratio was also won by the Czech national team participating in Group C, which defeated South Korea on Thursday. Tomas Machac scored the points the Czechs needed on Thursday [7:6(8), 4:6, 6:2 z Seongchaniem Hongiem]Jiri Lehecka (6:1, 7:5 with Soonwoo Kwon) and the duo Jakub Mensik / Adam Pavlasek [3:6, 7:6(5), 6:4 z parą Ji Sung Nam / Min-Kyu Song].
Big surprise in Group D, where the Netherlands won 2-1 against the United States. Tennis players from the Netherlands were already confident of success after the singles matches and the victories of Botik van de Zandschulp over Tommy Paul and Tallon Griekspoor against Frances Tiafoe. The honorary point for the Americans was won by Austin Krajicek and Rajeev Ram, beating the duo Wesley Koolhof/Matwe Middelkoop.
Australia won 2-1 against France on a power play in Group B. The match started better for the Tricolor team, as Adrian Mannarino beat Max Purcell. However, the next two points were won by tennis players from the Antipodes – Alex de Minaur was better than Ugo Humbert, and in doubles Matthew Ebden and Purcell beat Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin.
Canada – Sweden 3-0
Final tournament, Group A, indoor hard court, Bologna (Italy)
Thursday September 14
Game 1.:: Vasek Pospisil -Leo Borg 7:6(5), 5:7, 6:2
Game 2.:: Gabriel Diallo -Elijah Ymer 6:4, 6:3
Game 3:: Alexis Galarneau / Vasek Pospisil – Filip Bergevi / André Goransson 7:6(9), 7:6(3)
Australia – France 2:1
Final tournament, Group B, indoor hard court, Manchester (Great Britain)
Game 1.: Max Purcell – Adrien Mannarino 6:7(4), 4:6
Game 2.:: Alex de Minaur -Ugo Humbert 7:6(2), 6:3
Game 3:: Matthew Ebden / Max Purcell – Nicolas Mahut / Edouard Roger-Vasselin 7:5, 6:3
Czech Republic – South Korea 3-0
Final tournament, Group C, indoor hard court, Valencia (Spain)
Wednesday September 14
Game 1.:: Thomas Machac -Seongchan Hong 7:6(8), 4:6, 6:2
Game 2.:: Jiri Lehecka -Soonwoo Kwon 6:1, 7:5
Game 3:: Jakub Mensik / Adam Pavlasek – Ji Sung Nam / Song Min-Kyu 3:6, 7:6 (5), 6:4
Netherlands – USA 2:1
Final tournament, Group D, indoor hard court, Split (Croatia)
Thursday September 14
Game 1.:: Botic van de Zandschulp -Tommy Paul 7:6(2), 6:2
Game 2.:: Tallon Griekspoor -Frances Tiafoe 6:3, 6:7(7), 7:6(3)
Game 3: Wesley Koolhof / Matwe Middelkoop – Austin Krajicek / Rajeev Ram 7:6(5), 6:7(3), 3:6
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