Krajicek & Ram Win Thrilling Doubles, Lead US Previous Croatia At Davis Cup

Austin Krajicek and Rajeev Ram clinched an exhilarating 2-1 Davis Cup Finals Group Stage victory over Croatia on Wednesday in Cut up.

In a scintillating doubles rubber, Krajicek and Ram defeated Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic 7-6(5), 6-7(3), 6-2. The People have been clutch on return late within the deciding set to present their nation its first victory over Croatia (beforehand 0-5) in Davis Cup motion.

Krajicek and Dodig are full-time doubles companions who gained Roland Garros collectively earlier this yr. However on Wednesday they have been on reverse sides of the web and it was Krajicek’s staff that emerged victorious to maneuver to 1-0 in Group D play.

American Mackenzie McDonald had given his nation an early lead when he defeated Dino Prizmic 6-4, 6-2 in a single hour and 37 minutes.

Croatian Borna Gojo then levelled the tie, incomes the most important win of his profession by Pepperstone ATP Rating when he overcame World No. 11 Frances Tiafoe 6-4, 7-6(6). Gojo has been in red-hot kind lately, advancing to the fourth spherical at a serious for the primary time on the US Open.

The USA is chasing its first Davis Cup Finals title since 2007, when it gained its thirty second.


Lehecka Leads Czech Republic Previous Spain
Jiri Lehecka guided Czech Republic to victory in its opening Group C tie towards Spain on Wednesday within the Davis Cup Finals Group Stage.

The 2022 Subsequent Gen ATP Finals runner-up earned a 7-6(5), 7-5 win towards Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in Valencia to present his nation an unassailable 2-0 lead. Lehecka struck the ball fearlessly all through the one-hour, 55-minute conflict, firing 25 winners to enhance to 2-0 in his Lexus ATP Head2Head collection towards Davidovich Fokina. His nation later accomplished a 3-0 triumph.

Jiri Lehecka
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Earlier, Tomas Machac had moved Czech Republic forward when he beat Bernabe Zapata Miralles 6-4, 6-4 in a single hour and 35 minutes. The World No. 119 has now gained 5 of the six Davis Cup singles matches he has performed.

Within the doubles rubber, Jakub Mensik and Adam Pavlasek battled previous Davidovich Fokina and Marcel Granollers 5-7, 7-6(6), 6-4. Czech Republic, a three-time champion, is aiming to succeed in the Last 8 for the primary time since 2016.

Sixteen nations will compete throughout 4 teams in 4 cities — Group A in Bologna, Group B in Manchester, Group C in Valencia and Group D in Cut up — with the highest two nations per group to qualify for the knockout stage in two months.

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