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The Spanish will begin their Davis match against Ecuador, which will measure the extent of the losses of the champion team, which was quickly joined by Pedro Martínez, also a debutant.
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Marin Cilic beat Alex de De Miñaur (6-1, 5-7 and 6-4) and Borna Gojo beat Alexei Popyrin by 7-6 (5) and 7-5. Cilic noted after his match that he did not remember “playing this well, for so long” as in the first set and the beginning of the second.
Later, with enormous solvency Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic, the first doubles pair on the circuit, beat John Peers and Alex de Miñaur 6-3 and 6-1.
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Adrian Mannarino started by losing a set to Jiri Vesely, but his comeback (6-7 (1), 6-4 and 6-2) tied France and took the duel to the doubles, in which Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut defeated Jiri Leheka and Tomas Machac 3-6, 6-4 and 6-3. Friday’s matchday will feature the Spain-Ecuador clashes in Madrid (group A), Serbia-Austria in Innsbruck (group F) and the United States-Italy in Turin (group E).