Arthur Rinderknech (71st worldwide) did honor to his first selection for the French Davis Cup team, but he could not avoid a defeat on Saturday against Cameron Norrie (12th) 6-2, 7-6 (10/8) , thus recording the defeat of the Blues against Great Britain after the failure of Mannarino against Evans.

The French, difficult winners Thursday of the Czech Republic, now count on a victory of their double Nicolas Mahut / Pierre-Hugues Herbert against the British Jo Salisbury / Neal Skupski to limit the damage for a possible qualification as best second .

Better in the second set

In the first set, the Rinderknech breakwater held to 2-2 before giving in and allowing a surge to pass: Norrie had four games in a row to pocket the first set. The French stopped the bleeding at the start of the second set by winning his throw-in before offering himself three break points. But Norrie held her face-off and tied it at 1-1.

Based on a very good serve, Rinderknech held in the second set until the tie-break.

In the decisive game, he immediately hit the minibreak and led 4-1, but Norrie came back to 4-4 and then offered himself a first match point at 6 points to 5, well saved by the Frenchman on his serve. .

After saving two set points for Rinderknech, Norrie then got a second match point, on his serve this time, and did not fail to conclude after 2:06 of play.


Davis Cup: Mannarino beaten by Evans, the France team led 1-0 by Great Britain


Davis Cup: The Blues get away with the Czechs after suffering a lot

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