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Portugal 3 x 1 Brazil: Monteiro fails to shine as Brazil fall in Davies – 17/09/2022

Beating Portugal away from residence, on a tough floor, was by no means going to be a simple process for the present Brazil crew competing in the Davis Cup. Joao Sousa (at the moment #56 in the world) is an skilled, clever veteran who was as soon as ranked in the highest 30, which speaks volumes for his professionalism and skill to overcome opponents who’ve extra deadly pictures; Nuno Borges (#93) had a good time in singles and doubles and on the US Open broke qualifying by successful powerful video games and narrowly lacking the third spherical; and the duo of Borges and Francisco Cabral got here from nice outcomes together with the ATP 250 Estoril title.

Brazil’s triumph is probably going to embrace a win for the duo and at the very least a terrific efficiency from Thiago Monteiro. Still, with only one good play from Thiago, it will have taken victory Felipe Meligeni, which might be an underdog towards Sousa or Borges. The dilemma is that Monteiro does not have many nice Davis Cup performances on his resume. There are extra losses in video games received (Copejans in Uberlandia, Galan in Barranquilla, Hernandez-Fernandez in Santo Domingo, Soeda and Sugita in Osaka) than wins in video games the place he would theoretically be the underdog.

It was the case as soon as once more this weekend in Viana do Castello. On Friday, when Monteiro was crushed by Borges after squandering a 4/2 lead in the third set, solely a miracle would save Brazil. Shortly earlier than, Sousa had already proven himself in lovely kind when he did 6/1 and 6/3 on Meligeni to begin the confrontation. When Borges triumphed for 6/7(5), 6/4 and seven/6(3)left captain Jaime Onsins’ aspect needing to win all three of their matches this Saturday.

the duo of Rafael Matosas good as he’s modest, and Felipe Meligeni, who in doubles is healthier in a position to “cover” a few of his weaknesses, achieved a strong victory with 6/3, 0/6 and 6/3 to give survival and hope to Brazil. An awesome efficiency adopted from Monteiro, who as soon as once more didn’t come. When Sousa opened up 3/0 in the primary set, you would already really feel the distinction in their faces. Thiago hesitated as Sousa attacked with out hesitation with the angle of somebody who knew he “simply” had to present his superiority. I did 6/3 and 6/1 and secured the victory of the Portuguese.

And now?

With the outcome, Portugal will begin the 2023 Davis Cup season in the qualification part. That is, in case you win your duel in March, you’ll earn a spot in the ultimate stage of the competitors.

Brazil, who began 2022 in qualifying after they have been crushed by Germany on the Olympic Center in Rio de Janeiro, are successfully out. In 2023, Oncins and his gamers will begin the yr taking part in in the World Group I playoffs. They will want to win at this stage and once more in September to return to the 2024 qualifiers.

Things I believe I believe:

– Marcelo Melo’s non-name may additionally be a consequence of the emoji episodes posted by his brother, Daniel, when Brazil confronted Germany (keep in mind right here). In addition to the dearth of nice outcomes on the observe, in fact. Perhaps there isn’t any extra local weather for the Minas Gerais participant in the crew that was revamped by Jaime Onsins.

– The name-up of Thiago Wilde, who’s underperforming even on the Challenger circuit, additionally appears to have rather a lot to say about Oncins’ confidence in the remainder of the brand new Brazilian era at this level.

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