After the chime of Italy in USA (2-1), in the other quarterfinals match of the day, Germany Also would have starred in another bell, but Canada finally achieved a pass to the semifinals (2-1).
Jan Lennard Struffwhose real level is far from his current low ranking (152nd), scored the first point at the expense of Denis Shapovalov (18th), 6-3, 4-6 and 7-6 (2).
Felix Auger-Aliassime (6th) saved the North American team by beating Oscar Otte –7-6 (1), 6-4– and, in doubles, Shapovalov managed to make up for his slip in singles Vasek Pospisilboth won against kevin krawietz Y Tim Puetz after losing the first set, 2-6, 6-3 and 6-3.
Therefore, Australia against Croatia, this Friday, and Italy against Canada, on Saturday, will be the semifinals of the Davis Cup that will take place in Malaga, where the quarterfinals ended this Thursday.
Australia, who knocked out the Netherlands, bid for their 29th title. He hasn’t reached the semifinals since 2017 and hasn’t won the Salad Bowl since 2003.
Croatia, Davis’ top ranked team in the world, is the current runner-up and was the winner in 2018, the last year with the previous format of alternating home and away matches. It has two titles.
Italy has lifted just one salad bowl, in 1976, and since 2014 it has not played in the semifinals.
Canada was the last team to qualify, defeating Germany 2-1. He was the only one who did not win the competition.
The good news for the organizers is that the attendance at the Martín Carpena Sports Palace is still a day away: the 9,486 on Wednesday when Spain played was not reached, but the 7,956 on Tuesday was surpassed and 8,786 spectators were registered in the morning tie and 8,243 in the evening, on the only day with a double session.
Source: La Verdad