Davis Cup: Argentina lost the series with Italy and held their classification to the quarter-finals

Berrettini beat Baez in the Davis Cup

Argentina lost the Davis Cup series to Italy Now it will depend on the results of others to qualify for the quarter-finals of this edition. Sebastian Baez Signed with Matteo Berrettini and Francisco Cerondolo, who had his presentation in the competition, couldn’t with Jannik Sinner. The dispute remains over the doubles, which is an important point given the difference in matches, groups and matches between them Maximo Gonzalez / Horacio Zeballos and Simone Bolelli / Fabio Fognini.

At first , Matteo Berrettini defeated Sebastian Baez in two sets: 6-2, 6-3. The number 13 in the world has no great inconvenience to get rid of eggs The 21-year-old is currently ranked 37th in the ATP rankings and is the third best tennis player in his country behind Diego Schwartzman (absent due to the decision of Captain Guillermo Correa) and Francisco Cerendolo. The European broke his serve in the second half and led 3-0 in the first set. Then he broke it again in the eighth and took over the group. The second set started evenly: Paez was 2-2 and 3-5, but Berrettini finished it off.

If Cerúndolo (27) has to qualify for his Davis Cup debut in one word, it’s ‘stamina’. Rolo lost the first set 7-5 to the number 11 on the planet tennis and beat him in the second set (6-1). Already in the third, the domestic player took advantage of the advantage and was leading 5-3, but the Argentine put up a fight and collected five points for the match. In the middle of the bidding, he missed two break opportunities to his opponent, who finished the match with a header. The final was 7-5, 1-6, 6-3.

Cerúndolo vs the wrong match summary

Argentina will face tomorrow Croatia With a commitment to win for the score match with their serving rivals and Sweden, who are supposed to lose to Italy on Sunday for the national team. The Croats invited by Captain Vedran Martic to this event are Borna Couric (ranked 26), Borna Gojo (ranked 164), Nino Serdarosic (ranked 278), Mate Pavic (ranked ninth in the doubles) and Nikola Mektic (10th in the doubles).

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Davis Cup Zones:

Group A (Bologna): Argentina, Sweden, Italy and Croatia.

Group B (Valencia): Spain, Canada, Serbia and South Korea.

Group C (Hamburg): France, Germany, Belgium and Australia.

Group D (Glasgow): United States, Great Britain, Kazakhstan and the Netherlands.

Diego Schwartzman talks about his absence against Italy

“We have been planning for weeks. Since there are three matches we can get a replacement that Fran (Cerúndolo) can play in his first match as well. It was also possible that he would not play the first and play the second. A lot of facts were analyzed beyond the performance. Today we have The possibility of being able to have variables in singles and I think that’s very good, that’s what matters in the end.We also know that tomorrow is another day and that today can end very late, it’s good to be able to have variables and that everyone ready to play

“I’m here to play. It’s not a physical issue or any kind of issue. We all knew that among the options that lineups could be changed in any of the games. It’s good that that’s the case”

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