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Koolhof & Middelkoop Earn Netherlands Opening Win In Davis Cup | ATP Tour

Wesley Koolhof and Matwe Middelkoop delivered for The Netherlands on Tuesday in Cut up, the place they earned a decisive Group D Davis Cup Remaining Group Stage doubles win in opposition to Finland’s Harri Heliovaara and Patrik Niklas-Salminen 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-3.

The Dutchmen didn’t face a break level within the two-hour, seven-minute conflict, sealing a 2-1 win for his or her nation. The Netherlands is aiming to achieve the quarter-finals for under the second time since 2005.

Earlier, Otto Virtanen had given Finland a 1-0 lead after he downed Botic van de Zandschulp 7-6(0), 6-4 in a single hour and 38 minutes. The World No. 125 has now gained 4 of the eight Davis Cup singles matches he has performed.

Tallon Griekspoor then levelled the tie, defeating Finn Emil Ruusuvuori 7-6(7), 6-3 in a single hour and 46 minutes. World No. 24 Griekspoor saved one set level within the first set at 6/7. He then broke twice within the second set to triumph.

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Chile Defeat Sweden
Chile additionally moved to 1-0 in Davis Cup Finals Group Stage motion.

Cristian Garin clawed previous Leo Borg 7-6(6), 3-6, 7-5 within the first match of the day in Bologna to offer Chile a lead in its Group A tie in opposition to Sweden.

Garin, who made his Davis Cup debut aged 16 in 2012, battled exhausting within the two-hour, 36-minute conflict. He fired 17 aces and gained 78 per cent (62/79) of his first-serve factors to defeat debutant Borg.

World No. 22 Nicolas Jarry then sealed victory for Chile with a 6-2, 6-4 triumph in opposition to Elias Ymer. Jarry has loved a career-best season on the ATP Tour, lifting trophies in Santiago and Geneva. Tomas Barrios Vera and Alejandro Tabilo sealed a 3-0 win for Chile, defeating Filip Bergevi and Andre Goransson 6-4, 7-5.

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This week 16 nations are competing within the Davis Cup Finals Group Stage from Tuesday by means of Sunday within the hopes of reaching the Remaining 8 in November in Malaga.

The 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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