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The Slovak ten did not make it to the last Davis Cup tournament. In the qualifying duel, they lost to Harde in the Bratislava NTC with the favored Italy 2: 3. The decisive third point for the guests was Lorenzo Musetti, who defeated Norbert Gombos in the final singles after a three-hundredth battle 6: 7 (3), 6: 2, 6: 4.
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Davis Cup: Gombos after a cruel loss: It’s disappointing, I put everything into it
The group stage of the Davis Cup final tournament will take place from 14-18. September in four cities. Four teams will present themselves in them. The top two from each group will enter the quarter-finals, which, like the finals, will take place in one place from 23 to 27 November.
Gombos had to be in the opening game against Musetti, who replaced the originally nominated Lorenzo Soneg, here was the first to submit. After a series of matches and benefits, he maintained his service and was a more active player throughout the set. At 5: 4, he made two setballs when Musetti was handed over, but the Italian turned them away and the secretary came. It was dominated by Gombos, who built a 5: 0 difference after two mini-breaks.
The Slovak national team benefited from a quality first serve, from the forehand he managed to push Musetti on the defensive. In the second act, Musetti sped up the game, added to his aggressiveness, and began a one-handed backhand on the line. In the fourth and eighth gems, he broke Gombos’ serve and forced a third set.
The young Italian was in the run and at the beginning of the decisive story he quickly appeared 3: 0 after the break. Gombos did not lay down his weapons, thanks to the support of the fans he equalized to 3: 3, but the ending to Musetti, who turned the first swordball into a 5: 4 condition even with the help of a tape with the help of Gomboš.
Davis Cup: Italy is looking forward to the process
Apart from Italy, the winners are to take part in the winning tournament, the holders of last year’s finalists are Croats, free cards Serbia with Great Britain, Australia, Spain, France, Sweden, the Netherlands, Argentina, Belgium, Kazakhstan and the Republic of Korea.
The Slovaks failed in the qualification for the third time. In 2019, they lost to the NTC with Canada 2: 3, pre-called 1: 3 according to the Czech Republic. The historically great success of Slovakia is the Davis Cup from 2095, when the prestigious competition was still played in the old format.
Qualifying duel to advance to the last Davis Cup tournament:
SLOVAKIA – Italy 2: 3
Norbert Gombos – Jannik Sinner 4: 6, 6: 4, 4: 6
Filip Horansky – Lorenzo Sonego 7: 6 (2), 6: 3
Filip Polasek, Igor Zelenay – Simone Bolelli, Jannik Sinner 6: 3, 1: 6, 7: 6 (3)
Filip Horansky – Jannik Sinner 5: 7, 4: 6
Norbert Gombos – Lorenzo Musetti 7: 6 (3), 2: 6, 4: 6