The final stage of the Davis Cup began yesterday in Madrid, where the 2019 national championship will be announced at the end of the week.
The first surprise is already a fact as the title holder Croatia, has been defeated by Russia 3-0 for the first match of the 2nd Group.
In the other two games yesterday, Belgium and Canada had a difficult 2-1 win over Colombia and Italy respectively.
Today’s program is full of ambiguous clashes between old acquaintances and newcomers in the final stages. The game that stands out is that of the hostess Spain against Russia who impressed in her first game. World No. 1 Rafael Nadal will be present and wants to help his team to win the title in front of their compatriots.
For the third group, Argentina, with Diego Schwartzman in its ranks, will face Chile’s Cristian Garin and Nicolas Jarry in a Latin American derby. Argentina have a slight lead in their respective games with 9-8.
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