Sander Gillé and Joran Vliegen put Belgium ahead against Uzbekistan in Davis Cup with a doubles victory


Belgium took a 2-1 lead in the Davis Cup match against Uzbekistan. Sander Gillé and Joran Vliegen won the doubles match in Hasselt on Sunday.


The Limburgers, 20th and 21st respectively in the doubles ranking, defeated the Uzbeks Sergey Fomin (ATP 347 in doubles) and Maxim Shin (ATP 778 in doubles) 6-1, 3-6 and 6-2. The match lasted one hour and 43 minutes.

After the first two singles matches it was tied 1-1 on Saturday. Kimmer Coppejans (ATP 184) lost the opening match 7-6 (10/8), 3-6 and 7-6 (8/6) against Khumoyun Sultanov (ATP 421). Joris De Loore (ATP 166) then won 7-5, 7-6 (7/2) against Sergey Fomin (ATP 700).

In the third singles match, De Loore will face Sultanov. This may be followed by a decisive fourth singles match between Coppejans and Fomin.

David Goffin, Belgium’s number 1, is also part of the selection, but he indicated that he does not feel very fit and remains on the bench in Sports Hall Alverberg, where the games are played on hard courts.

If the Belgians win the meeting with Uzbekistan in the first round of World Group I, they can participate in the qualifications for the Davis Cup Finals in the spring of 2024. At the beginning of this year, Belgium lost 3-2 to South Korea in this phase. For Johan Van Herck it was his last meeting as coach of the team. Steve Darcis succeeded him. If they lose, Belgium will have to compete in the jump-offs to remain in World Group I.

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