Argentina eliminated from the Davis Cup

The illusions of the Argentine team led by Guillermo Coria began to collapse early at the Unipol Arena in Bologna with the fall of Báez, 37th in the ATP world rankings, to Gojo (164) 6-1, 3-6 and 6-3 in the first point of the series that lasted for an hour and 59 minutes. After that defeat came that of Francisco Cerúndolo (27) against Borna Coric (26), the best racket of the Balkans, by a tight 6-4 and 7-6 (8-6) in a high-voltage match that lasted two hours and 10 minutes. The series concluded with the doubles match that was also dyed Croatian because Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic beat Horacio Zeballos and Máximo González 6-2 and 7-5 after an hour and 13 minutes of play. Argentina did not have a good week in Bologna as it lost the three series it played and did not meet the goal that “Mago” Coria and the tennis players had set themselves when they left Buenos Aires, which was to qualify for the quarterfinals to be played in Malaga, Spain, from November 22 to 27. The low form of the main racket of the team, Diego Schwartzman (17) conspired against the chances of Argentina, since both Cerúndolo and Báez are two inexperienced tennis players and the only ones who were up to the task were the doubles, the marplatense Zeballos and the tandilense “Machi” González.Argentina began its participation in Group A with an unexpected defeat against Sweden (2-1) last Tuesday, yesterday he lost again to Italy (2-1) in a result that was predictable, and on this day he did not even manage to win a point against the Croats. In the overall balance the only two victories of Argentina in the matches it played were contributed by Zeballos and “Machi” González, one against Sweden and the other against Italy, while the singlistas lost all those who played. 

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