February 29, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

(Photo: Davis Cup)

After a shock win over Spain, Canada led Group B going into the final day and had every chance of qualifying for the finals in November.

The questions in the morning before the lineups were announced – would the battered Vasek Pospisil play singles? And which of their singles players would Serbia use?

In the end, they saved Pospisil for the doubles. But Félix Auger-Aliassime’s comprehensive win over Miomir Kecmanovic sealed the deal. And when Pospisil’s knee went on him just three games into the doubles, he retired.

The job was done.

Here are the current standings.

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GROUP A: Bologna, Italy
Argentina 0, Croatia 3 (final)

Baez, Sebastian163
Gojo, Borna636
Cerundolo, Francisco46 (6)
Coric, Borna67
Zeballos, Horacio / Gonzalez, Maximo25
Mektic, Nikola / Pavic, Mate67

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GROUP B: Valencia, Spain
Canada 1, Serbia 2 (final)

Djere, Laslo66
Diallo, Gabriel22
Kecmanovic, Miomir34
Auger-Aliassime, Felix66
Kecmanovic, Miomir / Krajinovic, Filip2
Galarneau, Alexis / Pospisil, Vasek1 retd

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GROUP C: Hamburg, Germany
France 2, Belgium 1 (final)

Gasquet, Richard66
Geerts, Michael33
Bonzi, Benjamin373
Goffin, David656
Mahut, Nicolas / Rinderknech, Arthur67
Gille, Sander / Vliegen, Joran36 (6)

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GROUP D: Glasgow, Scotland
USA 1, Netherlands 2 (final)

Paul, Tommy56 (3)
Griekspoor, Tallon77
Fritz, Taylor46 (3)
Van de Zandschulp, Botic67
Ram, Rajeev / Sock, Jack476
Koolhof, Wesley / Middelkoop, Matwe66 (3)4

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