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    Carlos Alcaraz Leads Spain To Davis Cup Qualification | ATP Tour

    World No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz ensured Spain superior to the Davis Cup Finals knock-out stage on Sunday, when he defeated Soonwoo Kwon 6-4, 7-6(1) to maneuver the previous champion right into a 2-0 lead in opposition to South Korea in Valencia.

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    The 19-year-old, who captured his maiden Grand Slam title on the US Open final week, misplaced in opposition to Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime on Friday. Nevertheless, Alcaraz saved all three break factors he confronted in opposition to Kwon to bounce again after one hour and 49 minutes.

    Within the first match of the tie, Roberto Bautista Agut downed Seong-chan Hong 6-1, 6-3 in 73 minutes. The end result sees Spain end high in Group B, with Canada qualifying in second.

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    Germany Maintains Good File
    Kevin Krawietz and Tim Puetz delivered as soon as once more to safe Germany high spot in Group C with an ideal 3-0 file. Having received their earlier two doubles rubbers, Krawietz and Puetz overcame Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell 6-4, 6-4 to clinch a 2-1 win for Germany in opposition to Australia.

    Within the opening conflict of the tie, Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff downed Purcell 6-1, 7-5, earlier than Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis defeated Oscar Otte 7-6(6), 6-1. The end result means Germany qualifies in first and Australia advances in second.

    Italy Defeats Sweden
    Italy moved previous Sweden 2-1 to complete high of Group A in Bologna. Matteo Berrettini defeated Elias Ymer 6-4, 6-4 to offer the Italians a 1-0 lead earlier than Mikael Ymer battled previous Jannik Sinner 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to maintain Sweden’s qualification probabilities alive.

    Nevertheless, Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli ended these hopes, defeating Andre Goransson and Dragos Nicolae Madaras 7-6(1), 6-2 within the deciding doubles match. Italy finishes the group in high spot, holding a 3-0 file. Sweden misses out on qualification, putting third.

    Nice Britain Finishes With Win
    Joe Salisbury and Neal Skupski defeated Alexander Bublik and Aleksandr Nedovyesov 7-6(2), 6-7(9), 7-6(4) to make sure Nice Britain completed Group D with a victory.

    Within the decisive match of the tie, Salisbury and Skupski saved all 4 break factors and fired 9 aces to safe the previous champion a 2-1 win in opposition to Kazakhstan in a tie between two groups that have been already eradicated. Within the first match, Andy Murray cruised previous Dmitry Popko 6-4, 6-3. Alexander Bublik then downed Cameron Norrie 6-4, 6-3 to stage.

    The Netherlands and america had already secured qualification from Group D in Glasgow on Saturday.

    What’s the format for the 2022 Davis Cup Finals?
    The group stage of the 2022 Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals will happen throughout 4 cities — Bologna, Glasgow, Hamburg and Valencia — from 13-18 September. The 16 nations will compete in 4 round-robin teams of 4 groups. The highest two groups in every group will advance to the knock-out stage. The knock-out stage will happen in Malaga from 22-27 November.

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