Latvian tennis players lose to Norway in the Davis Cup duel

Latvian tennis players lose to Norway in the Davis Cup duel
Latvian tennis players lose to Norway in the Davis Cup duel

Robert Strombach | Photo: Evija Trifanova / LETA

On Saturday, the Latvian men’s tennis team lost to Norway in the duel of the first group “play-off” of the Davis Cup in Jēvīk, which has achieved 4-0 after four matches. On Saturday, in the doubles match, Roberts Strombachs and Mārtiņš Ročens lost to Kasper Rudas and Viktors Džurasović with the score 1-6, 3-6.

Two singles matches were to be played later, with the teams retaining the right to agree not to play them. However, in the fourth match, the debutant of the Latvian national team, Dāvis Rolis, lost to Nikolaj Budkov-Kjēras with 3-6, 4-6. Both tennis players are not in the world ranking.

The fight between Rocen and Djurasovic is scheduled for Saturday. It has already been reported that on Friday Strombach (ATP 385) lost to Džurasović (ATP 413) 5-7, 2-6, while Ročen (ATP 1763) lost 1-6, 1-6 to the world’s 12th ranked racket Rudas.

The Latvian national team also includes the unranked Daniels Tens and Dāvis Rolis, who was included in the team after Miķelis Lībietis was injured. The captain of the team is Denis Pavlov. On the other hand, the team led by Anneš Hoset also includes Leighton Rivera (ATP 1763), Lukas Hellum Lillengen and Nikolaj Budkov-Kjer.

The winners of the World Group One playoffs in September 2024 will play in the World Group One with 12 national teams that will have lost in the 2024 qualification. On the other hand, the losers will fight in the second group of the World in September.

In September of last year, Latvian tennis players defeated Hong Kong 3-2 in the duel of the second group of the World. The games in Jēvīk are played on a hard surface. The Davis Cup is the main tennis competition for men’s national teams organized by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) since 1900. Originally a competition between the USA and Great Britain national teams, it is now the largest annual international team competition. The Latvian national team has been participating in this tournament since 1993.

The article is in Latvian

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