with videoThe Dutch tennis players are behind in the Davis Cup meeting with Switzerland: 1-2. Wesley Koolhof and Jean-Julien Rojer, both winners of at least one Grand Slam tournament, lost the doubles match in Groningen to the Swiss Marc-Andrea Hüsler and Leandro Riedi. The score was 7-6 (5) 7-6 (2).
The 42-year-old Rojer was preferred by captain Paul Haarhuis over Tallon Greekpoor, who was fielded in doubles during the last match in the Davis Cup Finals. For Rojer it was his first match in the national tournament in four years.
The Dutch now have to win two singles matches to reach the group stage of the Davis Cup Finals. Greek Spoor will face Riedi in the fourth match and if the score is then 2-2, Botic van de Zandschulp will play against Hüsler in the fifth match.
The Netherlands reached the knockout stages of the Davis Cup Finals in 2022 and 2023. In Martiniplaza the battle is on for a place in the group phase, where a place in the knockout phase can again be secured.
Yesterday, Switzerland drew level after Botic van de Zandschulp lost against number 175 in the world.
No Djokovic in the Finals
Serbia will not participate in the Davis Cup Finals this year. The Serbian tennis players lost without star player Novak Djokovic in the qualifying round in front of Slovakia’s home crowd. The decision already fell in the doubles in Kraljevo: 0-3.
Lukas Klein and Igor Zelenay scored the decisive point for the Slovaks. Klein and Zelenay defeated Nikola Cacic and Miomir Kecmanovic 7-6 (4) 6-3. Djokovic only managed to win the Davis Cup in 2010. Fourteen years ago, Serbia defeated France 3-2 in the final.
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