Canada make Davis Cup quarterfinals as Croatia boost hopes with win | Tennis News

PARIS: Canada secured its place in the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup on Saturday thanks to Felix Auger-Aliassimein singles, while Croatia improved their chances of reaching the quarter-finals with a 3-0 sweep of Argentina.
Auger-Aliassime backed up their defeat of new world number one Carlos Alcaraz with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic, although Serbia won the 2-1 draw at Valencia to keep their own hopes alive. life.
Serbia’s Laslo Djere beat Gabriel Diallo 6-2, 6-2 in the first singles match before Auger-Aliassime’s win guaranteed Canada a top-two spot in Group B.
“I feel like during this whole event my level has been really good,” said Auger-Aliassime, the world number 13.
“I’m really happy where my game is. To come out and play this way, to win, it’s very good for me personally. I’m really very happy for the team. I’m really happy to have come and played with the level I reached to get Canada through the quarters,” he added.

Kecmanovic and Filip Krajinovic led Vasek Pospisil and Alexis Galarneau 2-1 in the first set of the doubles before a knee injury forced Pospisil to retire.
Serbia need South Korea to beat Spain on Sunday to propel the hosts to a knockout spot in Malaga in November.
The Spaniards swept past Serbia before losing 2-1 to Canada, while the Koreans lost their first two matches.
Last year’s second-placed Croatia shut out Argentina to boost their chances of reaching the Group A quarter-finals, where they have won two of their three encounters.

Borna Gojo edged Sebastian Baez in three sets before Cincinnati Masters champion Borna Coric edged Francisco Cerundolo 6-4, 7-6 (8/6) in Bologna.
Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic passed Maximo Gonzalez and Horacio Zeballos in doubles.
Croatia are now awaiting Sunday’s result between Italy and Sweden to see if they move forward. Italy is 2-0 and Sweden is 1-1.
The Netherlands clinched top spot in Group D with a third straight victory after beating the United States 2-1 in Glasgow.
Botic van de Zandschulp won his third singles match of the week, his 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) win over Taylor Fritz securing the tie for the Dutch after Tallon Griekspoor beat Tommy Paul 7-5 , 7-6 (7/3).

“We had an amazing week together,” Van de Zandschulp said. “Not everyone expected us to be number one, but we played really good tennis.”
Rajeev Ram and Jack Sock won the double in three tight sets against Wesley Koolhof and Matwe Middelkoop.
France beat Belgium 2-1 to exit the competition with a consolation victory.
Richard Gasquet beat 268th-placed Michael Geerts 6-3, 6-3, but Belgium equalized as David Goffin beat Benjamin Bonzi in three sets.
Nicolas Mahut and Arthur Rinderknech beat Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen in straight sets to win the draw, condemning the Belgians to a third consecutive defeat.
Germany host Australia on Sunday in Hamburg to determine the Group C winner.

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