Having in its composition Stefanos Tsitsipas, the Hellas will face Ecuador in the closed OAKA (February 4-5), aiming to advance to the first group of the Davis Cup.
The national team is very likely not to have him at their disposal Michalis Pervolarakis, due to an injury to his right hand, with the three-time champion of Greece, Aristotle Thanos, expected to take his place.
Stefanos and Petros Tsitsipas, Alexandros Skorilas, Michalis Pervolarakis and Aristotelis Thanos are on the mission of our representative group.
As for the match schedule, Stefanos Tsitsipas will make his debut on Saturday (4/2) at 11:00 against Alvaros Guillen, No. 2 of Ecuador, followed by the match between Michalis Pervolarakis (or Aristotle Thanos) and Andres Stand up.
On Sunday (5/2) the program will start with the doubles match, where according to the original schedule the Tsitsipas brothers will compete in doubles, with the OAKA expected to be full. The roles will then be reversed, with Stefanos playing against Andrade and Pervolarakis (or Thanos) playing against Guillain. The team that wins three games wins.
Speaking about the matches of the National team against the South Americans, o Stefanos Tsitsipas he mentioned, among other things, that his dream is to win the Davis Cup in 3-4 years from today.
“I want to say at the outset that being here is a great honor for us. Our goal is, as extreme and absurd as it sounds, the Davis Cup title, 3-4 years from now.
It’s something I believe in, I’ve dreamed of it since childhood and I’m glad that the event has returned to its old format. Winning the Davis Cup, together with my teammates, is one of the three tennis goals I want to achieve in my career”, were his words.
The national team has – undeniably – a much superior roster than Ecuador and it is certain that if it finds itself on a good day and with Stefanos Tsitsipas as leader, it will get promotion to the top division of the tournament.
The detailed schedule of the matches:
Saturday 04/02 (Games start at 11.00)
Stefanos Tsitsipas – Alvaro Guillen (No. 731)
Michalis Pervolarakis – Andres Andrade (No. 564)
Sunday 05/02 (Competitions start at 12.00)
Stefanos Tsitsipas – Petros Tsitsipas / Gonzalo Escobar (No. 44) – Diego Hidalgo (No. 76)
Stefanos Tsitsipas – Andres Andrade (No. 564)
Michalis Pervolarakis – Alvaro Guillen (No. 731)
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