Number 17 Cristian Garin was crushed in 50 minutes and won just one game to seal Chile’s 3-1 loss to Slovakia in Bratislava in the Davis Cup World Group on Saturday.
Norbert Gombos, nearly 100 places down, also defeated Nicolas Jerry on indoor hard-courts on Friday to help Slovakia advance to the qualifiers for the third time in a row.
5 seed Chili with No. 6 India and No. 7 Uzbekistan was also defeated in Europe.
India, already 2-0 down to Finland in Espoo, were knocked out after doubles when former world doubles No. 1 Henry Kontinen and Harry Heliovara defeated Rohan Bopanna and Ramkumar Ramanathan 7-6(2), 7-6 (2) defeated.
Norway beat Uzbekistan 2–0 in Oslo when they lost in doubles. But 10th-ranked Kasper Rudd won the tie by comfortably beating 567th-ranked Sanjay Faziev in reverse singles and propelling Norway to its highest Davis Cup level.
Also, South Korea’s Soonwoo Kwon won 3–1 over New Zealand on grass at the Hall of Fame in Rhode Island.
In ties that began on Saturday, Belarus’ confidence in a youth lineup against No. 2 seeded Argentina in Buenos Aires was tainted when 18-year-old Daniil Ostapenkov upset 15th-ranked Diego Schwartzman 6 in his first competitive Davis Cup match. did. -4, 6-3. Guido Pella defeated 16-year-old Erik Arrutiunian to make the Argentine a place in the opening singles category.
Joo Sousa equaled Joo Cunha-Silva’s all-time Portugal record of 37 Davis Cup match victories by defeating Filipe Cristian Gianu on his 20th birthday, but Romania finished second through Marius Copil in 26 in the first meeting of the teams in Cluj-Napoca. Singles won. years.
Without meeting Pablo Cuevas, the Netherlands led Uruguay 2–0 in Montevideo, and Brazil overcame Lebanon 2–0 at Jounieh.
Only the top eight of the 12 winning nations will compete in the highest-ranked 2022 qualifiers and will seek a place in the 16-team final. The other four will play a World Group I elimination match in November, with the two winners then advancing to the 2022 qualifiers.
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