- Switzerland loses the first two singles in the Davis Cup title against Russia.
- Henri Laaksonen (ATP 142) beat Daniil Medvedev (ATP 16) 6: 7 (8:10), 7: 6 (8: 6), 2: 6.
- Then, Marc Andrea Hüsler (ATP 362) will not have an opportunity before Karen Khachanov (ATP 11) at 3: 6, 5: 7.
The surprise was over on the first day of the Davis Cup in Biel. The Russians, who are much stronger in the role, played their favorite role and led 2-0 before double and two more on Saturday.
Especially Henri Laaksonen showed in the first duel, but had an excellent performance and demanded that more than 100 sites rank Daniil Medvedev for 2 hours.
Laaksonen is aware of Medvedev
116: 116 was the balance of the points won at the end. It was annoying for Laaksonen that the most important statistics of tennis, those of the won sets, turned out to be unfavorable. The 48th error after just under two and a half hours sealed the Swiss defeat of 3 sets against the world number 16.
It was Laaksonen Medvedev in the first two rounds, at least the same. The 26-year-old had lost the first set very unhappy in the tie-break. Also in the second management the class difference was not recognized. Once again, in the tiebreak Laaksonen he has obtained after the game of the party the compensation of the set.
Laaksonen could not take advantage of the second round. On the contrary: he had to deliver his first game of service in the final set. The 26-year-old man could not compensate for this backlog.
Hüsler without possibility
The second simple was more unilateral than the first one. Karen Khachanov did not miss the opportunity to break Marc-Andrea Hüsler, 22, of age. The number 11 in the world took the Swiss three times the service and won in 76 minutes safely with 6: 3, 7: 5.
Thanks to both individual victories, Russia can now resolve its ticket for the Davis Cup final on Saturday with a double victory. The following matches are scheduled on Saturday:
- Hüsler / Laaksonen vs. Donskoy / Rublev
- Laaksonen vs. Chatschanow
- Hüsler vs. Medvedev
Continue on the 2nd day of the Davis Cup match between Switzerland and Russia on Saturdays from 2:00 p.m. to SRF two and the SRF Sport App.
Broadcasting reference: SRF two, sportlive, 2.1.2019, 14 in point