Colombia beats the United States in a no-stakes meeting

Colombia beat the United States 2-1 on Sunday in the final non-stakeholder Italy-dominated Davis Cup Group E meeting on Sunday as the Americans dropped out in the doubles after just three games.

Frances Tiafoe (38th world), preferred to Reilly Opelka (26th) who lost against Italian Lorenzo Sonego on Friday, brought the first point of the game to the Americans by beating Nicolas Mejia (275th) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (9/7).

Daniel Galan (111e) a ensuite battu John Isner (24e) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7/5).

The decisive double for the game between John Isner / Jack Sock and Juan-Sebastian Cabal / Robert Farah started but the Americans threw in the towel 3-0 for the Colombians in the first set.

Whatever the outcome of this encounter, neither team could hope to qualify for the quarter-finals or interfere in the fight for the two best-second qualifying places, after both being beaten. by Italy.

The final phase of the “new look” Davis Cup, of which it is the second edition which begins (after 2019, it had been canceled in 2020 due to the Covid-19), consists of a group phase with six groups of three teams, divided this year in three different cities, Madrid, Innsbruck (Austria) and Turin (Italy), followed by quarter-finals, semi-finals and final.

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