(ANSA) – MADRID, 29 NOV – Reigning champions Spain were eliminated from the Davis Cup after the 2-1 defeat against Russia, which qualified for the quarter-finals together with Novak Djokovic’s Serbia, best runner-up.
Feliciano Lopez brought a surprise first point to Spain by beating Andrey Rublev, but Daniil Medvedev then easily equalized and the double Andrey Rublev / Aslan Karatsev snatched the point of victory against Spanish duo Feliciano Lopez / Marcel Granollers. Russia thus finished first in Group A and Spain second, but with a set win / loss ratio that did not allow them to qualify.
Italy also wants the ‘final four’ of the Davis Cup, next weekend in Madrid. The place will be played in the quarter-final this afternoon in Turin against Croatia, who yesterday won the other group with a 2-1 over Hungary.
Source From: Ansa