Tennis: France out at the end of the suspense, the Davis Cup not dead?

Holder of a Master’s degree in sports journalism, I fell in love with tennis since childhood and have always loved reading the great stories of this sport. Today, I want to tell them about them, take full advantage of my passion and be as close as possible to the aces of the circuit.

On Sunday, the France team played a big match against Great Britain during the Davis Cup to try to take the last place for the final phase (November 21-26). Unfortunately, the Blues did not manage to win this last ticket despite 4 match points during the decisive doubles between the pair Mahut-Roger-Vasselin and Evans-Skupski. In Manchester, the British ended up winning in a supercharged atmosphere.

We cannot say that this meeting between the Britain and the France did not raise the hackles, the sign of a competition that we thought had disappeared forever, as Stan Wawrinka so well recalled earlier in the week. Sunday at Manchestera real meeting of Davis Cup took place. On the program: suspense, close clashes and a tight qualification in front of a dream atmosphere. What a shame that it only lasts for a day…

Arthur Angry Son

For his first with the blue jersey, Arthur Son was not unworthy. The French number 3 was deployed to face Dan Evans, 27th in the world. In a great atmosphere, the Frenchman initially dominated the match before suffering a bit of the law of an entire room committed to the cause of his opponent. The Briton being renowned for his sulphurous personality, the handshake between the two men was salty at the end of the meeting, when the latter ended up winning. Later, during the doubles, Arthur Sonon the bench, even exchanged a few words with the Englishman and clearly, they will not be going on vacation together…

Suspense until the end

For the second match, Ugo Humbert was lined up facing Cameron Norrie, the British number 1. The Frenchman resisted the pressure and offered the equalizer by winning the third set 7/5. It was therefore necessary to have a decisive double to decide the fate of the match, and also the last qualifier for the quarter-finals of the competition! The Blues largely dominated the debates before the British came back into the match and snatched a third set. Despite missed opportunities on both sides, the French pair had match points first, all saved on serve. Finally, the few “Allez les Bleus!” the stands were not enough and the Britain could celebrate in the tie-break of the third set against the stunned French…

A competition alive and well!

This meeting between the France and the Britain put on a show on every floor. It’s as if the Davis Cup had never ceased to exist in the old format given the atmosphere in the room in Manchester. Unfortunately, we must not dream: as Spain has been eliminated, the final phase in Malaga risks being very dull.

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