Egypt surprised and all hopes vanished to get promoted to Europe/Africa Zone Workforce I subsequent 12 months after dropping 3-1 towards Solvenia in Europe/Africa Zone Workforce II of Davis Cup tie 2019 at El-Gezira Wearing Membership in Cairo on Saturday.

Slovenia’s dream got here true they get promoted for Europe/Africa Zone Workforce I whilst, Egypt remained in Workforce II.

On Friday, each groups Egypt and Slovenia ended the primary day’s singles play 1-1 after Egypt’s Karim Maamoun misplaced his fit towards Aljaz Bedene 5-7,1-4. His teammate Mohamed Safwat defeated Blaz Rola 6-4,1-6,7-6 in the second one singles rubber.

Egypt’s technical supervisor Mustafa Naim informed Ahram On-line, “Maamoun carried out smartly however sadly after the primary set, he get fatigue and suffered basically from heatstroke. Safwat additionally, has a just right a lot.”

On Saturday, Bedene, international no 75, has an excellent efficiency. He gained his two fits. In double fit, Bedene and Rola gave Solvenia a profitable get started once they defeated Egypt’s Sherif Sabri and Mohamed Safwat 7-5,6-3. Bedene beat Safwat once more 7-5,7-Five within the unmarried fit.

Naim believed that Egyptian group efficiency used to be getting stepped forward compared to final 12 months, he added, “Egyptian group have been a lot better this 12 months. Our degree now, we will be able to compete with most sensible nations that excel in tennis game.”

It used to be the primary time the tie performed within the new layout of Davis cup. “It is rather laborious for gamers however very fascinating for spectators,” Naim commented.

“Participant has two play two fits in the similar day as an alternative of 1 every day. It’s an excessive amount of drive and pressure,” concluded Naim.

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