SPLIT, Croatia — Frances Tiafoe was overwhelmed for the second straight time and the US misplaced to the Netherlands within the group stage of the Davis Cup finals Thursday.
Tallon Griekspoor defeated Tiafoe 6-3, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3) to safe the Netherlands the victory in Group D in Cut up. Botic van de Zandschulp had overwhelmed Tommy Paul 7-6 (2), 6-2 within the opening singles match. Tiafoe had misplaced to Croatian Borna Gojo on Wednesday in a tie the Individuals received 2-1.
The Netherlands had opened with a win in opposition to Finland.
Defending champion Canada earlier defeated Sweden to take the lead in Group A.
Gabriel Diallo secured the Canadians the purpose with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Elias Ymer. Vasek Pospisil had given Canada a 1-0 lead by defeating Leo Borg 7-6 (5), 5-7, 6-2. Borg is the son of 11-time Grand Slam champion Bjorn Borg.
Canada had opened its title protection with a win over host Italy on Wednesday in Bologna, whereas Sweden was swept by Chile on Tuesday.
Canada is making an attempt to safe its spot within the quarterfinals for the third time in its final 4 appearances, whereas Sweden was seeking to make it to the final eight for the second time in three years.
Sweden had received the 2 occasions that the nations confronted one another, together with within the group stage in Madrid in 2021, although Canada was with out its prime stars on the time — Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov.
Australia defeated France 2-1 after Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell defeated Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 7-5, 6-3 within the decisive doubles match in Group B in Manchester. Within the singles, Adrian Mannarino had defeated Purcell, whereas Alex De Minaur beat Ugo Humbert.
The Czech Republic defeated South Korea in Group C in Valencia.
The highest two groups in every of the 4 teams will advance to the ultimate eight, which will likely be performed in November within the southern Spanish metropolis of Malaga.