Despite adding two resounding victories in the qualifiers against Chile and Norway (each 3-0), Spain is playing it today (07:30, #Come on) against Serbia to be in the semifinals of the ATP Cup 2022. As the tournament’s qualification criteria show, Spain would reach the crosses if they beat the Balkans in the tie (by any result) or if they managed to win a single match and Chile defeated Norway (both already eliminated). Serbia classifies 3-0 or 2-1 with victory for Norway about Chile.
Those in charge of opening fire will be Filip Krajinovic (42nd) and Pablo Carreño (20th), who count their two individual matches by victories so far in the competition. A disputed clash is anticipated, as both have met twice with a win for each (Carreño won the last precedent in Hamburg 2021). If Chile prevails previously in the tie against Norway, the Navy would get a direct ticket to the semifinals if the Asturian wins this first match.
In necessary case, Dusan Lajovic (33rd) and Roberto Bautista (19th) would play the second match (not before 09:00 hours) with clear favoritism from the Castellón tennis player. Rober is performing at a sensational level in this ATP Cup, with two resounding victories against two top-20s of the stature of Christian Garín (6-0 and 6-3) and Casper Ruud (6-4 and 7-6). As if that were not enough, the Spanish clearly dominates the particular face-to-face with the Serbian (4-0). The Spanish doubles, formed by Pedro Martínez and Alejandro Davidovich, It also counts their matches by victories in this ATP Cup, so if they had to decide the last point, the Spanish team would also be in good hands.
ATP Cup semi-final qualification cases
Spain goes to the semifinals if:
- defeat Serbia (by any result)
- win a match against Serbia and Chile defeat Norway (by any result)
Serbia progresses to the semi-finals if:
- beat Spain 3-0
- if they beat Spain 2-1 and Norway beat Chile (by any result)