With no margin for error, the Albiceleste need to reverse the series on the second day

After losing the two singles this Thursday, those led by Gisela Dulko need to change their face. They play Podoroska and Fede Coria. From 6:30, broadcast DirecTV.

Nadia Podoroska y Frederick Coria They will look for the comeback of Argentina ante Franceby group F of the new United Cup, which the Frenchmen win 2-0 after the first day. The small195th in the women’s ranking, will take the field at 6:30 (Argentine time) to face Caroline Garcia, world number four and recent WTA Masters champion. And not before 8:00 a.m., Coria, 75th in the ATP, will face Adrian Mannarino46°.

If the albiceleste team keeps those singles and ties the match, a mixed doubles will be played to define the winner. The Argentine captain Gisela Dulko designated Podoroska for that possible party and Francisco Cerundolo. Meanwhile, the French would form with Garcia and Edouard Roger Vasselin.

Thursday, Alize Cornet y Arthur Rinderknech They put the European team ahead, which will take the win if they win one of the games this Friday. Cornet, 36th in the ranking, prevailed 6-2 and 6-1 against Lourdes Carle, 147th. And his compatriot, 44th in the men’s ranking, beat Cerúndolo 6-4, 6-2, 30th.

Cerúndolo fell this Thursday against Rinderknech, who scored 2-0 for France. Photo EFE/EPA/RICHARD WAINWRIGHT

After the close of the match against the French, Argentina will collide on Saturday and Sunday with Croatiawhich has to Borna Coric (26°) now Petra Martic (39 °) as best players. And he will have the last two days of the first phase free, in which the French and Croatians will face each other.

The team that wins the group will be measured in the “City Final” against the one that finishes first in the other zone that is played in Perth, the A, which forms Greece, Belgium y Bulgaria.

The winner of that clash – which will also be repeated with the first of the groups in Brisbane and Sydney, the other venues of the initial stage – will advance to the semis directly. And the loser will define the fourth semifinalist with the other two defeated in that instance, which will be the one with the best record up to that moment.

the rest of the day

The second day will start at 8:00 p.m. on this Argentine Thursday. At that time the action will begin in Sydneywith the definition of the series that USA and rejects 2 a 0 a Czech Republicfor zone C. Jessica Pegula (3rd) will collide with Peter Kvitov (16ª) y Frances Tiafoe (19°), con Thomas Machac (97°).

Australia y Britain they will play for group D, not before 3:30, also in that city. The hosts must raise a 0-2, like the Argentines. they will try with Alja Tomljanovic (33rd), who will play against Harriet Dart (98ª), y Jason Kubler (107 °), who will face Daniel Evans (27°).

From 9:00 p.m. Brisbanethe duel will be defined between Italia y Brazilfor group E, the only one that was tied 1-1 after the games on day 1. Matthew Berrettini (16th) will go before James Monteiro (71°) y Lucia Bronzetti (54ª), ante Laura Pigossi (118ª).

For group B, from 5.30, Swiss will try to seal his victory against kazakhstanwhom he defeated 2-0. Stan Wawrinka (148°) will face Alexander Bublik (37°) y Jil Teichmann (35th), a Zhibek Kulambayeva (202ª).

Perth will be the last venue to start its day, with the clash between Greece y Bulgariafor zone A, from 11 p.m. and in the prelude to the presentation of the Argentines. Maria Sakkari (6th) will collide with Viktoriya Tomova (90th) and will try to close the duel for the Hellenics, who win 2-0. Then, Michail Pervolarakis (506°) will play with Dimitar Kuzmanov (196°).

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