The Davis Cup matches befell over the weekend, and one of many greatest surprises in tennis historical past occurred in Buenos Aires, the conflict between Argentina and Belarus.
World quantity 15 tennis participant Diego Schwarzman and Belarusian teenager Daniel Ostapenkov performed the primary match of the primary world group conflict. Ultimately with stunning victories 6-4 and 6-3, Belarus is a tennis participant who isn’t ranked in any respect within the ATP rankings. The younger tennis participant’s odds of successful are 101, whereas Schwarzman’s odds of successful are 1.01. In a match that lasted 1 hour and 38 minutes, Ostapenkov scored 11 extra factors, served 3 extra aces, and took benefit of 6 of the 8 break alternatives. Belarus is the 63rd junior on the earth. It has by no means received any sturdy youth tournaments, has by no means participated in an ATP occasion, and just lately even misplaced to the 804th junior within the standings.
Even on the official web site of the Davis Cup, they doubted whether or not Ostapenko’s victory in Argentina was the most important shock within the historical past of the sport.
The Argentine then received the following three video games and secured the victory. Within the following Davis Cup competitors, Ostapenkov received 4 video games (6:3, 6:1) in opposition to the world quantity 62 Federico Corea.