Video | Davis Cup | Romania

Video | Davis Cup | Romania
Video | Davis Cup | Romania

article written by Digi Sport
02/03/2024, 20:40

Romania and Greece meet, live on Digi Sport, in the play-off for World Group I of the Davis Cup.

The first match of the confrontation was won by Greece, through Stefanos Tsitsipas, who defeated Marius Copil 6-3, 6-4.

In the second match of Saturday, Nicholas David Ionel lost, score 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, to Aristotelis Thanos.

Davis Cup action continues on Sunday:

  • Petros Tsitsipas / Stefanos Tsitsipas – Marius Copil / Victor Cornea – from 12:00, live on Digi Sport 2
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas – Nicholas David Ionel – from 13:30, live on Digi Sport 2
  • Aristotelis Thanos – Marius Copil – from 15:00, live on Digi Sport 3

Nicholas David Ionel – Aristotelis Thanos 6-4, 3-6, 2-6

UPDATE, 20:35: The return is complete. Aristotelis Thanos wins the decider, score 6-2, and prevails in the match which he initially lost a set.

UPDATE, 19:53: Aristotelis Thanos wins the second set, 6-3, and sends the match into the decider.

UPDATE, 19:02: Nicholas David Ionel wins the first set, 6-4.

UPDATE, 18:10: Start the match.

Stefanos Tsitsipas – Marius Copil 6-3, 6-4

UPDATE, 17:20: Stefanos Tsitsipas – Marius Copil 6-3, 6-4. The Greek wins the match after one hour and 20 minutes without ever giving up his serve.

UPDATE, 16:40: Stefanos Tsitsipas – Marius Copil 6-3. The Greek wins the first set of the meeting, without giving up a break.

UPDATE, 16:00: The match has started!

Copil has only met Stefanos Tsitsipas once before, in 2017, in the semifinals in Brest, when the Greek won 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/3).

In the second singles match, Nicholas David Ionel (21 years old, 265 ATP) and Aristotelis Thanos (22 years old, 1,433 ATP) will meet, a duel for the first time.

Sunday will start with the doubles match (12:00), which will oppose the pair made up of Marius Copil (815 ATP doubles) and Victor Vlad Cornea (30 years old, 68 ATP doubles) and the brothers Petros Tsitsipas (23 years old, 107 ATP in doubles) and Stefanos Tsitsipas (125 ATP in doubles).

In the third singles match, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Nicholas David Ionel will face each other, a first. The final singles match will pit the Child against Thanos, who have also never met before.

The matches will take place on a hard surface, in the Liossia Olympic Sports Hall in Athens.

  • Non-playing captain Gabriel Trifu he still has them available Cezar Creţu (22 years old, 359 ATP singles) and Luca Preda (17 years old, 1,099 ATP).
  • The team led by Dimitris Hatzinikolaou also includes Alexandros Skorilas (23 years old, 75 ATP singles) and Ioannis Xilas (22 years old, 1,286 ATP singles).

The history of the confrontations between Romania and Greece at the Davis Cup

Romania and Greece faced each other twice in the Davis Cup, each having one victory. In 1933, Greece won 4-1 in Athens in the second round of the Europe zone. Romania won in 1970, with 5-0, in Bucharest, in the quarters of the Europe zone, the victories being achieved by Ilie Năstase, Ion Ţiriac, Viorel Marcu, Sever Mureşan and the pair Ilie Năstase/Ion Ţiriac.

In the previous match, Romania was defeated 3-1 by Taiwan in the first round of World Group I of the Davis Cup, at Tennis Club Idu in Mamaia. Greece lost in the same phase against Slovakia 1-3, in Athens.

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