United States captain Mardy Fish hinted at a lack of passion within the team after the Americans, 32-times Davis Cup champions, were eliminated from the tournament after a crushing defeat to Italy and their fall to Colombia on Sunday.
The Americans left Turin with a 0-2 score after duo Riley Opelka and Jack Sock abandoned the crucial doubles duel when they lost 3-0 in the first set to Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah.
Daniel Elahi Galan, ranked 111 in the world, tied the series 1-1 to defeat John Isner 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5).
Britain, Kazakhstan and Croatia advanced to the Davis Cup quarter-finals after winning their groups on Sunday.
The British national team beat the Czech Republic 2-1 to win Group C in Innsbruck, Austria. It will face Serbia or Germany in the next stage.
Kazakhstan beat 2019 runner-up Canada 3-0 in Group B in Madrid.
Croatia beat Hungary 2-1 and won Group D and will face Italy in Turin.
Russia, second in the world rankings, Daniil Medvedev, beat Spain 2-1 in a result that eliminated the defending champions and allowed Serbia to go hand in hand with Novak Djokovic as the second best team in second place. group stage.
Aslan Karatsev and Andrey Rublev defeated Marcel Granollers and Feliciano Lopez 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the decisive doubles match.
Russia won the first set, Spain finished second and Ecuador in the background.
Great Britain 2, Czech Republic 1
Joe Salisbury and Neil Skopsky defeated Jerry Vesely and Thomas Machak 6-4, 6-2 in the decisive doubles match.
After 25th seed Machak beat 25th seed Dan Evans 6-2 7-5, Cameron Norrie (12) beat Jerry Lehika 6-1, 2-6, 6-1.
“Today was a tough day, looking at the arrangement and a lot of people think it’s going to be fast, but it never will be,” said British captain Leon Smith.
Great Britain came first, France came second, and the Czech Republic came third.
Mikhail Kukushkin and Alexander Bublik won their singles matches to win the series.
Canada did not have the best singles players. Felix Auger-Aliassime (11th place in the world) and Denis Shapovalov (14th place).
Kazakhstan won their group, followed by Sweden and Canada.
Rookie Nino Serdarusic won the Croatia card by defeating Fabian Morazan 6-4, 6-4.
Next, the duo of Matei Pavic and Nikola Mektic beat Marozan and Peter Nagy 7-6 (6), 6-2 in the decisive doubles duel, after Zsombor stunned 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic, 4-6, 7- 5, 6-4
Croatia won the group, with Australia in second place and Hungary in last.
Kevin Krawetz and Tim Poetz fought the decisive 6-3 6-4 doubles duel over Oliver Marach and Philip Oswald.
Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff beat Denis Novak 7-5 6-4 after Jurig Rodionov beat Dominic Kupfer 6-1 7-5 to give Austria an early lead.
Germany occupied Group F, Serbia in second and Austria at the end.
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