The Chinese tennis players withdrew on Tuesday for the upcoming Davis Cup round. The team cannot leave the country due to the much-discussed corona virus.
In the play-offs in early China, China would stand in front of World Group I in and across from Romania. That country is now automatically through to the next round, as the Davis Cup organization has determined.
The absence of the Chinese team in the Davis Cup is not the first consequence of the corona virus in the sport. In Formula 1, for example, the Chinese Grand Prix was postponed and the Formula E race on Chinese soil was canceled.
At the next Davis Cup round, the Netherlands will face Kazakhstan in the qualifying round for the 2020 Davis Cup Finals in Madrid.
The loser of the meeting on Kazakh soil ends up in World Group I, in which Romania is therefore one of the possible opponents. This year is for the first time played in a new format in the Davis Cup.
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