Bologna. Argentina made their debut in the group stage of the Davis Cup tennis tournament with a defeat to Sweden, which complicates South America’s pass to the quarter-finals of this week’s tournament simultaneously in Bologna, Glasgow, Hamburg and Valencia, where the young Spaniard Carlos was. Alcaraz is likely to make his world leadership debut on Wednesday with his team against Serbia.
Sebastian Baez, 37, fell to Elias Ymir (119) by 6-4-3-6 7-6 (7/4), but most surprising was the defeat of Argentine top seed Diego Schwartz. (17 rating), against Mikael Ymir (98) for a 6-2 double.
Without the possibility of adding a first point, but winning a potentially decisive match in the averages, Maximo Gonzalez and Horacio Ceballos beat Swedish duo Andre Goransson and Elias Ymir 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Australia beats Belgium
Australia advanced in Group C by beating Belgium 3-0 in Hamburg and the Netherlands took the first point in Group D hosts Glasgow by beating Kazakhstan 2-0.
Canada beat South Korea 2-1 in Division B, with Spain playing today against Serbia, a commitment that Carlos Alcaraz made to Valencia just hours after winning his first title. Big smash hits At the US Open, at the age of 19 he became the youngest tennis player to lead classification Computerized by the ATP since 1973.
“I’m very proud to get to number one. Davis’s playing is something special and a unique atmosphere,” said Alcaraz, although it was not yet clear in what condition he arrived after playing an intense string of matches en route to the title in New York.
“I can’t confirm if Carlos will be there to play until his arrival. Look at his condition and let’s talk to him,” said Spain’s captain, Sergi Brugueira.
After facing Serbia, which will appear without Novak Djokovic, Spain will play Canada on Friday and South Korea on Sunday. The two best teams in each group qualify for the quarter-finals, which will take place in November in the Spanish city of Malaga.