colombia vs. UK in Davis Cup: Everything you need to know

The Colombian national team before a duel with the United Kingdom.

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With the draw held today, Thursday, at the facilities of the Pueblo Viejo Country Club, the path that Colombia and the United Kingdom will have to take in the qualifying series has become clear. Playoffs From the Davis Cup, which will be held on February 3 and 4.

On Friday, Nicolas Mejia will open the day against Dan Evans, in what will be a duel between the number one bat of the national team and the number two bat of the British national team. The second duel will be between Nicolas Barrientos and Cameron Norrie, two from Colombia and one from Great Britain.

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“It’s a big responsibility and I’m used to it. I’ve already mentioned that I want to play first and I hope I can give Colombia the first point to start on top.” “We are excited to play in front of our fans,” were Mejía’s words after learning of the path the national team will take.

“We are well prepared and this is an opportunity to surprise. The times I played I felt good, other times I felt nervous in the lead-up to the match, but when it comes time to play, things are going well for us,” Barrientos said.

In the doubles, which will be the first match on Saturday, there was only one surprise from the visitors, as Leon Smith (captain) Dan Evans paired with Neal Skupski to face Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah, a duel that did not last long. It has all the characteristics of a Grand Slam final.

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“Hopefully things will go well tomorrow and the day after. My son has just been born, but I spoke to my wife and explained to her the importance of playing in the Davis Cup for me. Hopefully, from Friday, things will go the way we want against this opponent,” Farah commented. Difficult”.

After that, the last two singles matches will be as follows: Nicolas Mejia vs. Cameron Norrie and then Nicolas Barrientos vs. Dan Evans.

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It is worth noting that Friday’s game will start at 3:00 PM (Colombia time), while Saturday’s first game will start at 12:00 PM, all at the Pueblo Viejo Country Club facilities.

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