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Sport Nadal dethrones Croatia and puts Spain into last eight

10:15  21 november  2019
10:15  21 november  2019 Source:   performgroup.com

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Rafael Nadal ended Croatia 's reign as Davis Cup champions and put Spain into the quarter-finals after history was made in Germany's clean sweep of Argentina on Wednesday. Nadal sealed the hosts' passage into the last eight at La Caja Magica with a 6-4 6-3 victory over Borna Gojo

Croatia 's hopes of retaining the Davis Cup are over after they were beaten by hosts Spain in Madrid.

Rafael Nadal in a red shirt standing in front of a crowd: World number one Rafael Nadal © Getty Images World number one Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal ended Croatia's reign as Davis Cup champions and put Spain into the quarter-finals after history was made in Germany's clean sweep of Argentina on Wednesday.

Nadal sealed the hosts' passage into the last eight at La Caja Magica with a 6-4 6-3 victory over Borna Gojo, the world number one's 26th consecutive singles win in the competition.

That gave Spain a 2-0 lead and ensured Croatia could not finish above Russia in Group B due to Andrey Rublev's defeat of Roberto Bautista Agut on Tuesday.

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Bautista Agut earlier made amends for that loss by easing to a 6-1 6-3 thrashing of Nikola Mektic in the opening rubber on day three.

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Rafael Nadal 's Spain ease into the Davis Cup quarter-finals, as the day's action in Madrid continues beyond 4am. Rafael Nadal helped Spain beat defending champions Croatia in front of a jubilant home crowd.

Germany made a dream start in Madrid, beating Argentina 3-0 with Philipp Kohlschreiber seeing off Guido Pella 1-6 6-3 6-4 and Jan-Lennard Struff a 6-3 7-6 (10-8) victor over Diego Schwartzman.

Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies put the icing on the cake against Maximo Gonzalez and Leonardo Mayer by winning the longest Davis Cup tie-break – taking the final set 7-6 (20-18).

Germany are top of Group C and denied Argentina the chance to seal a spot in the quarter-finals. 

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Rafael Nadal ended Croatia 's reign as Davis Cup champions and put Spain into the quarter-finals after history was made in Germany's clean sweep of Argentina on Wednesday (November 20). Nadal sealed the hosts' passage into the last eight at La Caja Magica with a 6-4

The host nation Spain is through to the quarter-final at the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid, toppling the defending champions Croatia to enter the last eight . World no. 9 lost just nine points on serve, fending off the only break point he faced and securing four breaks to move over the top and put

Andy Murray marked his first Davis Cup appearance in over three years with a hard-fought 6-7 (7-9) 6-4 7-6 (7-5) win over Tallon Griekspoor in Great Britain's 2-1 Group E success over Netherlands.

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Novak Djokovic eased past Yoshihito Nishioka  6-1 6-2 in Serbia's 3-0 triumph over Japan, while Australia progressed after beating Belgium 2-1 and the United States edged Italy 2-1 in a clash between two nations already eliminated.

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