Chile have already set the venue to face Kazakhstan at home for the Davis Cup

The duel against the team that has Alexander Bublik as its main card will be played in the Coquimbo region between February 4 and 5.

After the draw that took place on November 27, Chile’s fate was determined to face the 2023 Davis Cup Qualifiers. There it was established that the national team must be measured against Kazakhstan during February .

As the two countries had no previous confrontations, the locality was determined by drawing lots and this established that the series would be played on national territory, although until then the place was still unknown.

Well, the Chilean Tennis Federation has established that the duel for the qualification for the 2023 World Group will take place on Saturday February 4 and Sunday February 5 at the Trentino Complex (Cuatro Esquinas with Highway 5 North), in the town of La Serena and this has already been confirmed to FIT .

The field is one of the main weapons that the national team seeks to establish the advantage, since it is a super slow and heavy clay court . This setting has already hosted a Davis Cup series.

In 2007, Chile faced Russia at the sports venue, although on that occasion the Eurasian team won 3-2.

This style of surface will have as main objective to stop the capacity of Alexander Bublik (37th in the ATP ranking), who appears as the best placed kajazo in the ranking. . Timofey Skatov (142nd) and Mikhail Kukuskkin (188th) are the other strong cards in the country who will be visitors in February.

Massú trusts the team

In the last series against Peru in Lima, team captain Nicolás Massú had to deal with the absences of Christian Garin and Tomás Barrios due to injuries, which led him to summon Gonzalo Lama and Diego Fernández. Of course, for the duel against Kazakhstan, the double Olympic champion should already be able to count on all the players to go in search of a return to the elite. .

“We have a spectacular team. Winning or losing is a process. It continues regardless of what happens in the next game. We had to lose many series in a row and difficult draws. Today we had a very difficult situation because we could have won in the fourth and we had to define in a fifth point. These situations help to strengthen and the boys have shown it. I’m very proud of them,” Massú said after the win over Peru.

In this series, one of the most outstanding participations was that of Nicolás Jarry who gave Chile the fifth point to win the series. “He was number one in Chile for a long time and he had all the faith. I felt very calm. Every time I needed Nico Jarry he was “, he claimed.

Thus, the national team should be composed of Christian Garin (85th), Alejandro Tabilo (100th), Nicolás Jarry (152nd) and Tomás Barrios (230th). Fifth place, on the other hand, should be disputed between Gonzalo Lama (261°), Matías Soto (537°), Diego Fernández (926°) and Daniel Núñez (1077°).

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Source: Latercera

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