Madrid (AFP)

Belgium won Monday in Madrid against Colombia's first match of the new Davis Cup formula by leading 2-0 after both singles and before the doubles.

Steve Darcis started by beating Santiago Giraldo 6-3, 6-2, before David Goffin reversed the situation against Daniel Elahi Galan to win 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Belgium has thus taken the lead in Group D, which also includes Australia.

Colombia will however try to save the furniture thanks to his pair Robert Farah-Juan Sebastain Cabal, N.1 world doubles, in order to preserve against the Belgians Sander Gille-Joran Vliegen of the chances for the qualification.

Since this year, the final phase of the Davis Cup brings together 18 separate teams in 6 groups of 3. The top 6 in each group as well as the 2 best runners-up, divided by the number of sets and games won, qualify for the quarter-finals. final.

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