Chile on the verge of elimination: Tabilo and Barrios cannot play doubles against Peru in the Davis Cup

Chile on the verge of elimination: Tabilo and Barrios cannot play doubles against Peru in the Davis Cup

The national team bid farewell after losing 7-5, 6-3 at the National Stadium. The series now depends on Nicolas Jarry.

Chile is on the verge of elimination in the Davis Cup. Tomás Barrios and Alejandro Tabilo lost the doubles match and left the series 2-1 in favor of Peru, who will now be able to seal the ranking in the match between Nicolás Jarry and Juan Pablo Varillas. Total drama on the cement of Santiago.

Given Saturday’s outcome, this doubles duel was decisive for national aspirations. Not only because it would give an advantage on the scoreboard, but because it was also necessary to get rid of the setback caused by Nicolás Jarry’s defeat in singles against Ignacio Buse, number 438 in the world rankings. Another surprise defeat could be the final blow to a complicated series at the National Stadium. As happened in Lima in 2022, drama was the main actor in the confrontation against the Peruvians.

And the first set was very tense. The national duo failed to dominate from the start and for example had to fight for more than 20 minutes to finish 2-2. In this small section, they had to save four break points. The Peruvian duo, for their part, seemed calm, even if Conner Huertas del Pino was playing his first doubles match in the Davis Cup.

Parity which was broken just against Chile. It was the tenth game, when Barrios was serving 5-6. The nationals disconnected to the point of giving up the set without winning a single point in this match. A complex blow for the series, which obviously foreshadowed the worst.

The Chileans’ tennis has not changed and unfortunately a new punishment has fallen on the cement of the Nacional. It was in the fourth game, leaving the visitors 3-1 and serving. A context which obviously affected the national duo, already visibly overwhelmed, both by tennis and by attitude.

The match ended in the hands of the Peruvians, who finished the final set 6-3, causing the consternation of the 5,000 spectators present on the most important court in the country.

This victory leaves Peru one step away from the epic. They need a point to beat Chile for the first time in 30 years and secure their place in the Davis Cup final, an event where only the 16 best teams in the world advance. The inhabitants of Massú will have to row if they want to dream of changing things. Jarry will have no margin against Varillas. Everything will depend on that.

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Source: Latercera

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