Slovak team loses in Davis Cup against Poland, with Kližan as the lone hero

THE DAVIS CUP will continue without Slovakia. The Slovak tennis team lost 2:3 against Poland during the weekend of September 18-20, with its leader Martin Kližan garnering two points – but remaining alone in points earned.

Captain Miloslav Mečíř (R) briefs tennist Norbert Gombos at the Davis Cup duel with Poland.Captain Miloslav Mečíř (R) briefs tennist Norbert Gombos at the Davis Cup duel with Poland.(Source: TASR)

The Friday, September 18 matches still offered some hope: Kližan beat Polish Michal Przysiezny and radiated optimism. However, his teammate Norbert Gombos lost on the same day against Jerzy Janowicz.

The next day, teams of neighbouring countries played doubles, with Poles Lukasz Kubor and Marcin Matkowski smoothly beating Igor Zelenay and Andrej Martin, the Sme daily wrote.  

On Sunday, Kližan earned his second victory, against Janowicz; while Gombos – in the decisive match – lost against Przysiezny 0:3, thus marring the hopes of his national team to return to the best group of the Davis Cup in 2016. Poland, which has been playing in the Davis Cup since 1925, will experience its first matches in the elite group next year, Sme wrote.     

         

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