Davis Cup QFs: Russia Advances, Djokovic And Serbia Stay Alive

by Staff | November 28th, 2021, 8:05 pm

After five days of round robin group play, the Davis Cup quarterfinals are set. From a field of 18 teams, the event is down to eight.

Today, Russia overcame a shock loss as Andrey Rublev fell to Feliciano Lopez in three. But Daniil Medvedev topped Pablo Carreno Busta then Karatsev/Rublev edged Granollers/Lopez in the 3-set decider.

The win moved Russia into the quarters, eliminated Spain and then advanced Novak Djokovic and Serbia also into the last eight.

The USA was also eliminated in a shock loss to Colombia. American Frances Tiafoe got the U.S. on the board with a deciding set breaker win over Nicolas Mejia. John Isner then fell in a final set breaker to Daniel Elahi and then Jack Sock, partnering with Reilly Opelka, retired down 3-0 however the USA had been eliminated from the event after Germany defeated Austria in Group E.

Great Britain won their deciding doubles over the Czech Republic to reach the knockout round. Joe Salisbury and Neal Skupski where the heroes after Cameron Norrie kept Team GB alive after Dan Evans fell in the opener.

Croatia defeated Hungary and Kazakhstan took out Canada.

Tomorrow, the first of 4 days of quarterfinals begins with Italy hosting Croatia in Turin. Jannik Sinner and Marin Cilic will feature.

Italy v Croatia
Monday 29 November 2021 (1600 CET)
Pala Alpitour, Turin, Italy

Great Britain v Germany
Tuesday 30 November 2021 (1600 CET)
Olympiahalle, Innsbruck, Austria

Serbia v Kazakhstan
Wednesday 1 December 2021 (1600 CET)
Madrid Arena, Madrid, Spain

Russian Tennis Federation v Sweden
Thursday 2 December 2021 (1600 CET)
Madrid Arena, Madrid, Spain

Final Round Robin Results
Group A winners – Russian Tennis Federation
Group B winners – Kazakhstan
Group C winners – Great Britain
Group D winners – Croatia
Group E winners – Italy
Group F winners – Germany
Best runner-up – Sweden (Group B)
2nd-best runner-up – Serbia (Group F)

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8 Comments for Davis Cup QFs: Russia Advances, Djokovic And Serbia Stay Alive

chrisford1 Says:

Probably be many posts to come on Vaxx and the AO and Djokovic, and if this is the 1st post, it’s more questions than conclusions. Especially given we don’t know for sure what his status is.

1. Recently, early October, ATP player director said 85% of the ATP was vaccinated, but Djokovic was in the other population. Enough time to get vaccinated still, but ….

2. I understand that childhood vaccinations were mandatory in Yugoslavia. That earlier on tour, players needed typhus shots to play in certain countries, countries Novak played in. We know that he took his loved poodle with him and his wife everywhere in the world, so that beast was stuck good with all the needed vaccinations. His kids? Vaccinated I hope.

3. Novak’s likeable but cantankerous old Dad said Novak would “never be blackmailed” into getting vaccinated. But fortunately, there are times when Srjdan believes one thing, and Novak believes and does another.

4. If any Djokovic is vaccinated, I hope it is Dad Srjdan given he almost died 10 years ago from lung issues and is 60 now.

5. Vaccine mandates for international travel are trending to becoming universal and not being vaccinated is no longer a matter of access but one of refusal. Countries are ending exceptions except for medical and religious ones one nation may honor, but another won’t. The US, UK, France – all talking Covid passports. Novak’s own SERBIA is planning Covid passports for bars, restaurants, other indoor activities.

6. Things are heading in a direction where if you won’t be vaccinated, you won’t be able to continue as an elite athlete in any international sport requiring travel between nations.

7. It would be a sad way to end a career as stellar as Djokovic’s on some Conspiracy group cause. If the vaccines are safe and are credited with making Covid manageable, ending lockdowns, saving millions of lives – that would not look good for Novak down the road. A chance to show in his last year or two he was the best – and instead he quits over anti-Vaxxerism.

lylenubbins Says:

There is absolutely no reason for Novak to get vaccinated, nor his small children. If he gets it, he’ll be fine and he will quarantine if he has symptoms so there is no rick to anyone else. On the other hand, there have been hundreds of athletes who have suffered heart attacks due to blood clotting which even the vax makers admit is a side effect of the vax. Jeremy Chardy got vaxxed and has not been able to train and thinks he may have to retire. These athletes should be allowed to make that decision for themselves. I applaud Novak’s decision to not play the AO. WE have to push back against the Covid insanity, particularly in Australia which has gone full authoritarian over this stupid virus.

skeezer Says:

“…hundreds of athletes who have suffered heart attacks due to blood clotting…”
Link please?

Django Says:

LeBron got Covid and was double vaxxed. Didn’t seem to do him any good to try and prevent it. Yet LeBron will get vaccine passport based on a vax that did not work and Novak who also had virus wil not.

Jeffrey M Glass Says:


compilation of athletes collapsing/having heart attacks . . .

lylenubbins Says:


Compilation of athletes collapsing on the field/court, etc. Heart attacks, myocarditis, etc.

Wog Boy Says:

You can add on that list Serbian basketball player, Stevan Jelovac, who died few days ago from brain hemorrhagic after collapsing on the parquet, he was 32 and vaccinated.

Until recently they listed almost everyone who died and had virus as covid victim, regardless that he maybe died because of kidney, heart failure or it was just his time to go. Now is completely opposite, they are going to list any other illness as a cause of death, since 90% are vaccinated?!
Too many unknown things, until this virus the fastest ever developed vaccine was around four years, this one was developed in a less than a year, really?!

tennismonger Says:

Be careful not to confuse causation with correlation.

I believe that this is the link you are looking for:


Also, please try to refrain from posting nonsense links to TX (bitchute.com…really??)…I’ve been told that impressionable young minds sometimes come to TX for the latest tennis news & views…

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