Taylor Fritz leads United States to victory in Davis Cup final | TBEN | Tennis


Taylor Fritz shot the United States closer to the knockout stages of the Davis Cup Finals on Thursday, beating Alexander Bublik 7-6(6), 1-6, 6-3 to give the Americans an unassailable 2-0 lead against Kazakhstan .

The United States won the opening game in Group D in the early hours of Wednesday morning in Glasgow against Great Britain, backing it up with a comfortable win over Kazakhstan. In the first game of the draw, Tommy Paul proved too strong for Mikhail Kukushkin. The world’s number 29 rode past the 34-year-old 6-1, 6-4 in 87 minutes, before Fritz finished the job.

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Kecmanovic seals Serbia’s victory over South Korea
Miomir Kecmanovic defeated Soonwoo Kwon 6-3, 6-3 in Valencia to keep Serbia’s Davis Cup qualifier chances in Group B alive.

The world No. 33 saved all four break points he faced and triumphed in the 81st minute, giving Serbia a 2-0 lead against South Korea. Kecmanovic has improved his ATP Head2Head streak record against the 24-year-old to 2-0.

In the first game of the tie, Dusan Lajovic sent off Seong-chan Hong 6-4, 6-0. The former champion lost his opening Group B match against Spain, but was able to qualify for the knockout stage in November with a win against Canada.

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Australia Edges France
Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell defeated Nicolas Mahut and Arthur Rinderknech 6-4, 6-4 in the deciding doubles to win Australia 2-1 against France in Hamburg.

Richard Gasquet defeated Jason Kubler 6-2, 6-4 to give France a 1-0 lead before Alex de Minaur clawed past Benjamin Bonzi 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 in two hours and 10 minutes. to equalize. Australia has now won its first two round-robin matches.

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What is the format for the 2022 Davis Cup final?
The group stage of the 2022 Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals will take place in four cities – Bologna, Glasgow, Hamburg and Valencia – from September 13-18. The 16 nations will compete in four round-robin groups of four teams. The top two teams from each group advance to the knockout stage. The knockout stage will take place from November 22-27 in Malaga.

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