The quarterfinals are ready
END OF THE MATCH: RUSSIA QUALIFIES FOR THE QUARTERFINALS
3º Set Granollers - Feliciano López (6-4 2-6 4-6) Karatsev - Rublev
From the baseline Karatasev takes advantage of the first match ball to give Russia the victory.
3º Set Granollers - Feliciano López (6-4 2-6 4-4) Karatsev - Rublev
The Russians have not matched more than one point in each game.
3º Set Granollers - Feliciano López (6-4 2-6 3-3) Karatsev - Rublev
No clearance continues to be given at the Madrid Arena
3º Set Granollers - Feliciano López (6-4 2-6 2-2) Karatsev - Rublev
Blank game for the Russians, the Spanish team suffered the most, but managed to win the game.
3º Set Granollers - Feliciano López (6-4 2-6 1-1) Karatsev - Rublev
Both win their first games on the serve, neither notices the pressure
Russia forces third set
2º Set Granollers - Feliciano López (6-4 2-6) Karatsev - Rublev
The pair Karatsev vs Rubles beat the rest to take the set and everything will be decided in the final third set where the pass to the quarterfinals will be seen.
2º Set Granollers - Feliciano López (6-4 2-5) Karatsev - Rublev
It is difficult for the Spaniards to serve the game, white game for the Russians who have this second set well on track
The first set point for the Spanish team
1º Set Granollers - Feliciano López (6-4 1-4) Karatsev - Rublev
The first set was won by Granollers and Feliciano Ló pez, but in the beginning of the second set the Russian couple broke the service.
1º Set Granollers - Feliciano López (4-4) Karatsev - Rublev
Neither one suffers in their service and continue with equality
1º Set Granollers - Feliciano López (2-2) Karatsev - Rublev
First four games where none has lost in their game, the Spanish couple had a break ball in the first game with rest, but did not take advantage of it.
Doubles match started
The match that will decide the passage to the quarterfinals begins
Everything is decided in doubles
Granollers and Feliciano Ló pez will face Karatsev and Rublev in a doubles that will decide the pass to the quarterfinals.
2º Set Carreño (2-6 6-7 ) Medvedev
Russian player wins in the tie break and takes the match, this will be decided in doubles.
2º Set Carreño (2-6 6-6 ) Medvedev
We go to the tie break where the match can be decided if Medvedev wins it.
2º Set Carreño (2-6 5-5 ) Medvedev
Incredible performance by Pablo Carreño who saves two match balls and makes a break to keep the match level.
2º Set Carreño (2-6 4-5 ) Medvedev
The Russian tennis player even had a match ball, but Pablo Carreño saved it.
1º Set Carreño (2-6 3-4 ) Medvedev
Pablo Carreño took a 3-0 lead, but the Russian wasted it to turn the score around.
MEDVEDOV TAKES THE FIRST SET
1º Set Carreño (2-6) Medvedev
Set for the Russian tennis player who takes the lead in the match
1º Set Carreño (0-4) Medvedev
Perfect start by Medvedev who again breaks serve and does not concede any game.
1º Set Carreño (0-2) Medvedev
Like his partner Rublev, the No. 2 starts by breaking serve. He then rallies from 0-30 to confirm the break of serve.
The match begins
The Spanish tennis player, Pablo Carreño, starts serving.
The second match will be Carreño vs. Medvedev
This year they have met three times, twice the Russian and once Pablo Carreño in the Olympic Games.
Feliciano Lopez's victory point
SPAIN WINS THE FIRST POINT
3º Set Feliciano López (2-6 6-3 6-4) Rublev
He had two match points at the rest, he did not get it, but he did, with the serve in favor.
3º Set Feliciano López (2-6 6-3 5-3) Rublev
Both win the game in white with the service in favor, the match can be decided if Feliciano wins the rest or serving.
3º Set Feliciano López (2-6 6-3 4-2) Rublev
Both suffer, but continue to win on their serves, the Spanish tennis player still retains the lead
3º Set Feliciano López (2-6 6-3 3-1) Rublev
Heroic Spanish tennis player breaks the break to take the lead
3º Set Feliciano López (2-6 6-3 1-1) Rublev
Neither had it easy in these first serves, Rublev had to come back from 0-30 and Feliciano had to save two break balls.
Feliciano Lopez wins the second set
2nd Set Feliciano López (2-6 6-3) Rublev
Incredible the Spanish tennis player who had to save three break balls in the last game and come back from 0-30 to win this game and even the match.
2º Set Feliciano López (2-6 4-2) Rublev
Feliciano had three break balls and broke serve to give Spain an advantage in the second set.
2º Set Feliciano López (2-6 1-1) Rublev
The first two games are won by both players with an easy serve.
Spanish fans cheer in the stands
RUBLEV TAKES THE FIRST SET
Feliciano López (2-6) Rublev
Russian wins the game in white to close out the first set
Feliciano López (1-5) Rublev
The lack of success in the first serves and two consecutive double faults caused the second break, which equaled a 0-40.
Feliciano López (1-3) Rublev
First serve won by the Spanish tennis player and Rublev did not fail to continue to have advantage
Feliciano López (0-2) Rublev
On his second break point, the Russian did not waste the opportunity and broke serve in the first game. However, it was not easy for Rublev to win with his serve.
The game started
Sacará Feliciano López
Tennis players warm up
Both Feliciano López and Rublev are already warming up on the Madrid Arena
The moment of truth is approaching
Both players are already arriving on stage for the start of the match.
We are still waiting
The match has not yet started because Canada and Kazakhstan are still playing in the doubles.
Feliciano Lopez vs Rublev
They will face the number 106 as is the Spanish player against the number 5 which is Rublev. The last confrontation between them was on February 13 at the Australian Open where the Russian tennis player won 7-5 6-2, 6-3 to Feliciano López.
Finally, Feliciano López will play first
The first clash of the match will be Feliciano Ló pez vs. Rublev
In a few moments the last round of the group will begin.
Order of play
The first match will be Pablo Carreño vs Medvedev, then Feliciano López vs Andey Rublev, finally in doubles it will be Lopez - Granollers vs Rublev - Karatsev.
Spain wants to retain its title
The Spanish team wants to win the Davis Cup again, but it will not be easy with the casualties of Rafa Nadal, Bautista and Carlos Alcaraz.
España quiere revalidar el título
El cuadro español quiere volver a ganar la Copa Davis, pero no lo tendrá nada fácil con las bajas de Rafa Nadal, Bautista y Carlos Alcaraz
Group A standings are as follows
In exactly one hour, Spain will play against Russia, where the winner will qualify for the quarterfinals.
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Argentina: 7:00 hrs. Bolivia: 9:00 hrs. Brazil: 10:00 hrs. Chile: 9:00 hrs. Colombia: 9:00 hrs. Ecuador: 9:00 hrs. Spain: 16:00 hrs. México: 9:00 hrs. Paraguay: 10: 00 hrs. Peru: 9:00 hrs. Uruguay: 11:00 hrs. England: 15: 00 hrs EEUU:10:00 hrs. Australia: 00:00 hrs. India: 19:15 hrs
Recap of the 2019 Davis Cup final where Nadal beat Shapalov to give Spain a 2-0 win over Canada.
Moment in which the Spanish pair: Pablo Carreño and Granollers seal the first victory of the Davis Cup 2021.
How does Russia arrive?
Russia in the last edition of 2019 was left at the gates after falling in the semifinals, they came second in the group after beating Croatia and losing to Spain, in the quarterfinals they defeated Serbia 1-2 and in the semifinal they were defeated by Croatia, who then fell in the final against Spain.
How does Spain arrive?
The Spanish team will seek to revalidate the Davis Cup title after winning it in the last edition in 2019. In 2020 it could not be held, due to the sanitary circumstances caused by COVID-19. An edition where Spain won all the matches, defeating Cá nada, Great Britain and Argentina in the group stage. In the quarterfinals they defeated Argentina, in the semifinals again Great Britain and in the final against Canada. Spain has already played in the first match of the group stage of the Davis Cup 2021, with the triumphs of Feliciano Ló pez, Carreño and in doubles with the pair of Carreño and Granollers.
They have faced each other twice in the Davis Cup, once in 2019 where Spain won 2-1 in a group stage match, finally the Spanish team won that Davis Cup. The other was in 2015 in the group stage, where the Russian team won 3-2 against Spain;
The match will be played at the Madrid Arena located in the capital of Spain, which has a capacity for 12,000 spectators.
Preview of the match
Spain and Russia face each other in the second and last Davis Cup group stage match
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