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Davis Cup: Spain advances to the final phase, Ecuador falls to France

Roberto Bautista added the third and final point for Spain by defeating Marius Copil 6-2, 6-3 on the clay of Marbella.

Copil himself had been part of the Romanian duo moments before that won the doubles match, rushing his country’s options for a comeback that ultimately did not happen.

In that doubles match, Copil and Horia Vlad Tecau defeated Alejandro Davidovich and Pedro Martínez in straight sets, 7-6 (7/2) and 6-4.

In the first match on Friday, Roberto Bautista, world number 15 and the first Spanish racket in this tie, had beaten Gabi Adrian Boitan (721st) 6-3, 6-1.

Carlos Alcaraz, a great promise of Spanish tennis at 18 years old and 19th in the world, made his long-awaited debut in this tournament, defeating Copil (261st in the ATP ranking) 6-4, 6-3 in the second individual match.

“I am very happy to have won the match in two good sets, to have given my team two points and to have qualified,” Bautista said on Saturday.

The one that will not be in the final phase of this edition of the Davis is Ecuador, whose defeat in the duel of doubles meant the classification of France, ten times champion of the competition.

Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut defeated Gonzalo Escobar and Diego Hidalgo 6-3, 7-5, this Saturday in Pau (France).

The French duo made it 3-0, synonymous with classification after the victories the day before in the first two singles duels of Arthur Rinderknech against Emilio Gómez (6-2, 7-5) and Adrian Mannarino against Roberto Quiroz (6- 4, 4-6, 6-1).

The French thus solved this tie without any shock, despite the absence of their first three players in the ATP ranking, especially Gael Monfils (28th).

The entrance Davis Cup: Spain advances to the final phase, Ecuador falls to France was first published in diary TODAY.

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