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Croatia excludes France from the United Cup


Croatia has reached the next round. Gojo was the hero of his country after defeating Mannarino in an epic battle. Garcia had previously given hope to the French.

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Garcia gives hope to France (7-6(9), 6-4)

France needed an epic comeback Croatia. After going 0-2 on Monday, it was Caroline Garcia the one who played the first point and made it in front Petra Martic. Both had defeated Podoroska in this tournament. Five previous meetings were head-to-head, four of which were victories at the gala and one against Croatia.

Martic was very solid from the start and knew he had to practice his tennis to try and overcome his rival’s aggressive game. Garcia suffered in the first round and had to fend off two break points, but he did it to force a tiebreak. In sudden death, Petra Martic had a set point, but Garcia closed out a very even first set on the fifth chance.

The same thing happened in the second period. Garcia and Martic played a very even set, but Garcia was the most successful on break points and thanks to that 6-4 break, he got the win and gave the first point to France, who were excited about their comeback. against the Croats.

Gojo gives the last blow to France (7-6(5), 3-6, 7-6(5))

Mannarino and Gojo They were the next main characters. The Frenchman needed a win to force a point in the mixed doubles and the Croatian could take his country to the next round. The first quarter was very even. Both were very stable with service and not a single break point was seen. Gojo ended up setting his law in a 7-5 tie, so he was ahead of the match.

Mannarino responded and started to improve in the second round. Thanks to his good work, he always took the initiative on the scoreboard and finally 6-3 forced a third set. Everything seemed to turn upside down for the Frenchman in the third set and that’s because, thanks to the break and his formation, he went 3-1 up. Mannarino came to serve at 5-4 to end the match, but Gojo suddenly broke. They all returned against the French and Mannarino had three match points against him in the twelfth game. He saved them and they died suddenly. Borna Gojo was better again and all of Croatia celebrated progressing to the next round, leaving France out of the United Cup.

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