In the World group of the Davis Cup list of contenders for the title was reduced to eight teams.
Belgium suddenly away defeated the team of Germany, led by the heroes of the recent Australian Open brothers Svirepyj. The main hero of the match was Steve Darcis, who beat in the singles Philipp Kohlschreiber and Alexander Zverev.
The Czech Republic came to Australia without Tomas Berdych, becoming easy prey for nick Kyrgios and the company. Brilliantly made his debut in the national team of Jordan Thompson, who beat Jiri Vesely and Jan Satral.
In advance was all clear and in a pair of USA-Switzerland. Without Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka guests had no chance. No wonder that on Saturday, the efforts of Americans Jack sock, John Isner and Steve Johnson got the place in the next round of the Davis Cup.
Without Japan’s kei nishikori became a serious obstacle for the French, arrived in Tokyo to battle-worthy composition. Richard Gasquet, Gilles Simon, and a couple May, Herbert on Saturday closed the question about the winner of the match.
Serbia at the head with the second racket of the world Novak Djokovic easily beat Russia. As befits one of the favorites of the tournament, all the Serbs their
tournament tasks decided on Saturday – after singles victories to Djokovic and Viktor Troicki captain Nenad zimonic with Troicki clinched the doubles match.
The match Canada – United Kingdom prematurely ended because of the disqualification of 17-year-old player owners Denis Shapovalov, which is in the third set after losing his serve on the emotions got the ball just in the eyes of the umpire. Shapovalov was disqualified and the British took the decisive point and followed in the next round.
Spain has won strong-willed victory over last year’s finalist of the Davis Cup Croatian team who played without their leader Marin Cilic. Before the decisive Sunday match, the Croatians were leading 2:1, but Roberto Bautista-Agut and Pablo Carreno Busta has won singles and led Spain to the quarterfinals.
Argentina, the current holders of the Davis Cup recouped from the account 0:2, but still lost to Italy. In Saturday’s doubles match, the hosts played a match-bol, Sunday Carlos Berlok equalized, and on Monday (in time to finish the meeting has not allowed rain) Guido Pella, leading 2:0 in the match against Fabio Fognini, he’s lost three of the next party. Argentina failed to protect last year’s victory.
The results of the matches of the first round World group of Davis Cup:
Germany – Belgium 1:4
Australia – Czech Republic 4:1
United States – Switzerland – 5:0
Japan – France 1:4
Serbia – Russia 4:1
Croatia – Spain – 2:3
Canada – UK – 2:3
Argentina – Italy – 2:3
In the quarterfinals, April 7-9, will play the following pairs:
Australia – USA;
Italy – Belgium;
France – United Kingdom;
Serbia – Spain.
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