09/19/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/19/2021 09:00
Wesley Koolhof and Matwe Middelkoop made light work of Ignacio Carou and Martin Cuevas, winning 6-2 6-1 to book Netherlands' place in the Davis Cup by Rakuten Qualifiers.
The Dutch, who were facing a Uruguayan team that couldn't call on its best player, Pablo Cuevas, due to injury, won all three live matches without the loss of a set in Montevideo.
Koolhof and Middelkoop's dominant display underlines Netherlands' potential to reach the 2022 Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals should they receive a favourable draw in February's Qualifiers.
For Uruguay, it will be a World Group I Play-off at the start of next year in order to retain their place at this level of the competition.
More to follow...