Sweden, who beat Canada cleanly in their first Davis Cup final appearance in Madrid, lost their second match 2-1 to Kazakhstan, a victory that was decided in the doubles by Andrei Golubev and Alexander Nedovsov by defeating Andre Goranson and Robert Lindstedt (6). -3 and 6-3).
The Swedes and Kazakhs each claimed victories in Group B, to be completed on Sunday with Canada and Kazakhstan.
If the Kazakhs beat Canada on Sunday, they will be first in the group, and if the Canadians win first, the quarter-final classification will be the Swedes.
The day started pink for Sweden with Ilyas Ymir’s victory over Mikhail Kokoshkin 6-3, 7-6 (4). Another point was enough for them to stand in the quarter-finals, a stage they had not known since 2011.
But Alexander Bublik stopped the Scandinavian team’s intentions by defeating Mikael Ymir 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 and left the match tied while awaiting the doubles match.
Until then, the Ymir brothers were in full swing at the Madrid Arena.
The Kazakh doubles ended up spoiling the Swedish plans.