Nicholas Mahut and Pierre-Hughes Herbert, the second crowned champions of the Masters doubles, defeated Thomas Machak and Jiri Leheka 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the Davis Cup on Thursday to bring the points to a point. France wins match against Czech Republic.
After losing 7-6 (7/3), 6-2 to Richard Casket (86th) and Tomas Machak (143rd), Adrian Mannarino (71st) defeated Giri Wesley (82) 6-7 to give the Blues confidence. 1/7), 6-4, 6-2.
Second success and merit in view
Great Britain, much stronger than the Czech Republic, will play France in their quarter-final match against Group C’s third team on Saturday. If successful, the Blues are guaranteed to take first place on the team and qualify. If they fail, they will have to finish in the top two runners-up in this group stage with six teams.
Pierre-Hughes Herbert, disappointed by his service, broke the Czech players 4-2 in the first set. The French will not be returning to this set. Overall, the Czech players lost only three points in their service in the first set.
In the second set, the Czech players saved four break points and tied 4-4. But in their next service game, they allowed the French to level the game with the same set everywhere. In the end, the Blues took a 3-1 lead in the decisive set and maintained their advantage until the end.
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