Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman and Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut led their respective groups to comfy victories Saturday on the opening day of the 16-team ATP Cup match.
Argentina beat Georgia 3-0, whereas Spain simply accounted for Chile by the identical margin within the opening ties of the team-based match being performed throughout two Sydney stadiums.
World quantity 13 Schwartzman defeated Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-1, 6-2, after compatriot Federico Delbonis gained by the identical rating towards Aleksandre Metreveli to offer Argentina an unassailable 2-0 lead from the singles matches.
Maximo Gonzalez and Andres Molteni then gave the Argentines a clear sweep defeating Georgian pair Saba Pertseladze and Zura Tkemaladze 6-1, 6-2 within the doubles tie to offer Argentina a 3-0 win.
Within the day’s different tie, World No 20 Pablo Carreno Busta gave Spain an early lead as he rallied from being a break down in each units to defeat Chile’s Alejandro Tabilo 6-4, 7-6 (7-4).
Roberto Bautista Agut appeared in wonderful kind as he disposed of Chile’s world No.17 Cristian Garin 6-0, 6-3 to seal the tie for Spain.
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina and Pedro Martinez clinched a clear sweep for Spain with a 7-6 (3), 4-6, 10-7 win over Chile’s Tomas Barrios Vera and Tabilo.
Even with out Rafael Nadal, who’s preparation for the Australian Open has been disrupted by a constructive take a look at for coronavirus, Spain confirmed why they’re among the many favored groups on the match.
“Right this moment was a very good begin for me, a really stable sport, actually joyful. I like these circumstances,” world No.19 Bautista Agut mentioned.
Serbia, which is with out world No.1 Novak Djokovic, begins its match towards Norway, led by world No.8 Casper Ruud, in a while Saturday.
Greece play Poland within the night’s different tie, which is able to see the match’s first top-10 rubber with world No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas dealing with Ninth-ranked Hubert Hurkacz.
The opposite eight groups start play Sunday: Russia vs France, Italy vs Australia, Canada vs america and Germany vs Britain.