By hand. This is how Chile was left in the visit to Slovakia, in the Davis Cup series for the playoffs in Group I. The team led by Nicolás Massú took the lead due to the triumph of Cristian Garin and finally Nicolás Jarry lost his single and they are 1 -1.
Garin, with his best position in the ATP world ranking, being No. 17, beat Alex Molcan (117 °) 6-2, 6-4 in one hour and 13 minutes in the first point of the tie in Bratislava , on hard surface and indoors.
With solidity and a high level, Garin achieved a clear victory in Slovakia. He broke Molcan’s serve on three of the six occasions he had and did not give him any chance of breaking.
Later, Jarry (214 °) was surpassed by the best rival, Norbert Gombos (115 °), by 6-3, 6-7 (5) and 6-3, after two hours and nine minutes of play. He almost lost in two sets, he struggled and stretched the fight, but did not reach him.
On Saturday the doubles will be played, in the first turn, being the third point of the series. Tomás Barrios (159 °) and Alejandro Tabilo (183 °) were chosen to face Filip Polasek (10th in doubles) and Lukas Klein (245 °), although the captains can make changes.
Later, Garin would face Gombos, in the clash between the leaders of each formation. If necessary, in the event of a 2-2 draw, Jarry will close the action against Molcan.