videoButch awarded van de Zandscholp the Netherlands’ victory over Kazakhstan in the Davis Cup Finals. After Talon Groenbauer won earlier, Van de Zandschulp also won his match against Alexander Bublik in three sets: 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.
Van de Zandschulp started off somewhat volatile against Boeblik. Thus the tennis player from Kazakhstan managed to win the serve from the Dutchman 2-1. Boeblik maintained this lead and won the group. In the second set, Van de Zandschulp had a lot of trouble winning his first service match. He survived several stopping points and won his game. Then he immediately won the service from the Kazakh. After the second half, he won the set 6-1.
We have a strong team and we have a good chance of reaching the finals.
In the decisive match, Van de Zandschulp immediately broke his opponent. But Boeblik returned in the next match. An exciting set followed, with Van de Zandschulp fighting from 40-0 to 3-3. He took advantage of a stopping point and then ran to 5-3. On Boeblik’s serve, the Dutchman got his first two points of the match, but was unable to convert them. It was a hit on its own.
Van de Zandschulp was satisfied with his game. I played a dirty game in the first set and lost. Very well served. In the second set I came back very well and was happy with my level. I tried to focus on my game and it moved well.”
With the win in his pocket, the tennis player is looking forward to the upcoming matches. “This is an important victory,” said Van de Zandschulp. “We have a strong team and we have a good chance of reaching the finals.”
The Orange team will meet Great Britain on Friday and the United States on Saturday. The top two nations in the group qualify for the quarter-finals, at the end of November in Malaga, Spain.
Win the Greek Talon Gate
Greece’s Talon Racecourse gave Holland a 1-0 lead earlier in the day. The 26-year-old North Hollander won in three sets against Mikhail Kukushkin: 6-1 3-6, 6-3.
The Greek track advanced convincingly in the first set and won 6-1 after 28 minutes. In the second set, the Dutchman immediately took a break, but Koekushkin returned to 2-2. The tennis star from Kazakhstan, who is currently number 221 in the world, kept his serve at 3-3 with a long match, then also won the Greek track service. He took the second set 6-3.
In the third set, the Greek track came out with a score of 3-0. He kept this margin well. At 5-3, he served in the match and rounded the second of the two match points with a forehand.
The Greek track was happy as it got his team to 1-0. , it may have looked like it was going to be an easy match, but you never know against Michael. “He’s still a tough player and although he looks good, he kept fighting,” the Dutch coach said of his 34-year-old opponent.
Wesley Kolhoff and Matwe Middelkoop are still playing the duo against Andrei Golubev and Oleksandr Nedovjisov.
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