Croatia, South Korea, the Netherlands, Finland, Chile and the Czech Republic vacancies for the Davis Cup finals after solving their respective duels of the qualifying rounds played this weekend.
These six teams join those of Switzerland, France, Serbia, Sweden, Great Britain and the United Stateswho achieved their goal on Saturday.
The twelve winners of the qualifying duels join the finalists of the last edition, Canada, champion, and Australia, finalist, and two teams that obtained an invitation: Spain and Italy.
Thus, sixteen national teams make up the poster for the 2023 Davis Cup edition, which will play a group stage in septemberin venues yet to be confirmed, and a final round in November, among the eight survivors, in Malaga.
Chile returns to the Davis Cup finals four years later after beating Kazakhstan in La Serena (3-1). The triumph of Cristian Garin versus Alexander Bublik gave the South Americans the final point. On the first day, Garin fell to Timofei Skatov (6-1 and 6-3) although Nicolás Jarry knocked down Alexander Bublik 6-2 and 6-2 and equalized the duel resolved this Sunday with the victories of Tomás Barrios and Alejandro Tabilo against Andrey Golubev and Aleksandr Nedovyesov (6-4 and 7-5) in the doubles and Garín against Alexander Bublik 6-4, 3-6 and 6-3.
Finland agreed for the first time in a final at the expense of Argentinawho was left out after losing in the tie played in Espoo (3-1). Emil Ruusuvuori was the architect. He won both of their singles matches and the doubles. He beat Pedro Cachín and the decisive one against Andres Molteni. And the doubles that he completed with Harri Heliovaara. The only South American point was from Francisco Cerúndolo against Otto Virtanen.
Croatia achieved their goal after beating Austria in Rijeka (3-1). Borna Coric won both of their matches (against Dennis Novak and Dominik Them) and Borna Gojo got the other point. Austria could only prevail in the doubles.
South Korea achieved for the second consecutive edition his presence among the best in the Davis Cup. They beat Belgium in Seoul (3-2) with a spectacular comeback on matchday two. Zizou Bergs and David Goffin left the series at 0-2, but victories on Sunday for Seong Chan Hong, Soonwoo Kwon and the doubles formed by Jisung Nam and Minkyu Song turned the situation around and took the Asian team to the final phase .
The Netherlands beat Slovakia in Groningen (4-0). Victorias de Tallon Greek track, Tim Van Rijthoven y el dueto formado por Wesley Koolhof y Matwe Middelkoop.
A Maia, the Czech Republic managed to beat Portugal (1-3) and secure your passport to the final phase. Jiri Kehecka was key. She obtained the final point against Joao Sousa and had previously carried out her match against Nuno Borges 6-4, 6-4. Tomas Machac also beat Joao Sousa, 7-6 (6), 3-6 and 6-2, and the Portuguese team survived because of the point achieved by their doubles formed by Nuno Borges and Francisco Cabral against Tomas Machac and Adam Pavlasek by 7-5 and 7-6(4). But Kehecka’s win over Sousa sealed the tie.
On Saturday, Switzerland beat Germany in Trier (2-3), France in Tatabanya beat Hungary (2-3), the United States beat Uzbekistan in Tashkent (0-4), Great Britain beat Colombia in Cota (1-3), Serbia beat Norway in Oslo (0-4) and Sweden beat Bosnia in Stockholm (3-1).