Zapata and Davidovich give Spain the first victory in the Davis Cup

Spain has taken the lead this Sunday in the series before South Korea with which the Davis Cup Group Stage, an inconsequential series after the qualification of the Czech Republic and Serbia for the Malaga Finals.

The Valencian Bernabe Zapata He achieved victory in two sets against Korea’s number two, Seongchan Hong, 6-4 and 7-5, in the first of the three matches that complete group C and six days of intense tennis in La Fonteta.

David Ferrer’s first victory

After six consecutive defeats, the Valencian gave the first point and victory for the team he captains David Ferrer. The one from Xàbia was entering the first of the two years of his contract at the head of the Navy. They faced the Spanish revelation player of the year, in his best moment, alongside a South Korean who is more common in Challengers tournaments, and who moves around number 200 in the ATP ranking. An unprecedented match also on the ATP circuit.

Before an audience at La Fonteta that did not come en masse like in the full crowd on Friday against Djokovic, but very noisy, Zapata, a little nervous at the beginning, when he gave up his serve, scored the first set at 6-4. In the second, Zapata broke the South Korean’s serve in the third game, and reached 5-4 to finish. But his rival managed to break him. After a new ‘break’ for the Spanish, andThis one knew how to sentence.

Davidovich, on the fast track

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Next, Alexander Davidovich He gave Spain the first point by winning quickly, with a double 6-4 in 1 hour and 19 minutes against number one Soonwoo Kwon, whom he has already faced on one occasion with victory for the Malaga native.

In the doubles with which the day will be completed, they will be Marcel Granollers and Albert Ramos those who face Nam Jisung and Song Min-kyu. Roberto Bautista will not make his debut in this Group Phase, unless Ferrer introduces a last-minute change for the doubles, as the regulations allow.

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