Tennis-Brothers Immers start victory in Sweden in Davis Cup final

Tennis-Davis Cup Final-Group B-Canada v Sweden-Madrid Arena, Madrid, Spain-November 25, 2021 Mikael Ymer of Sweden plays an active part in a match against Canada’s Vasek Pospicil Reuters / Sergio Perez

November 25, 2021

(Reuters) – Brothers Elias and Mikael Ymer comfortably won a single rubber against Canada to lead seven-time champion Sweden to victory in the Davis Cup final in Madrid on Thursday.

The tournament began on Thursday, with 18 finalists competing in three six groups across the three cities of Madrid, Turin and Innsbruck. Eight teams will compete in the knockout round and finals in Madrid on December 5th.

Elias defeated Stephen Deeds 6-4 6-2 in the first match, with his brother Michael defeating Vasek Pospisil 6-4 6-4, beating the 22 winners who won 2-0. I did.

Michael was impressive on the serve, scoring 80% points on the first serve and facing only one breakpoint.

“I stayed at that moment and enjoyed it. After all, it’s just a game, even if we have a lot to play,” ranked 93rd in the world. The 23-year-old said.

“There aren’t many other options to try to counter it, especially when playing someone who is good at attacking like Vasek and doesn’t work well with my toolbox.

“And I think it helped a lot to keep Saab from giving him too much looks, especially in my service games.”

Former US Open champions Marin Cilic and Borna Gojo led Australia 2-0 in Turin to the 2018 winner Croatia.

Gojo fired eight aces and secured a 7-6 (5) 7-5 victory over Alexei Popyrin, who outperformed the Croats by 215 Langs in the ATP rankings.

Cilic passed Alex De Minaur 6-1 5-7 6-4 on the second rubber.

Czech Republic’s Tomache Massarik, a 21-year-old player ranked 143rd in the world, defeated French veteran Richard Gasquet 7-6 (3) 6-2 to win 1-0. At that time, it caused a great deal of confusion in the debut of the Davis Cup. Lead in Innsbruck.

Gasquet fired more winners in the empty Olympia Halle Arena, with no fans due to Austria reopening the COVID-19 blockade, but a 35-year-old woman made some unforced errors and Mahak Was able to win five games in a row at a time.

Adrian Manarino defeated Jiří Veserie 6-7 (1) 6-4 6-2 and then brought Czech and French levels 1-1.

Defending champion Spain will launch a Group A campaign in Madrid against Ecuador on Friday. Russia, the winner of the ATP Cup, also belongs to their group, with the team including Daniil Medvedev, the second largest in the world, and Andrey Rublev, the fifth in the world.

(Report by Rohith Nair and Dhruv Munjal in Bangalore, additional report by Frank Pingue in Toronto, edited by Prithha Sarkar)

Tennis-Brothers Immers start victory in Sweden in Davis Cup final

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