Triumph for Greece over Romania in the Davis Cup 2024

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The Greek national team has celebrated its return to World Group 1 of the Davis Cup, following a 4-0 victory over Romania over the weekend at the Ano Liosion Olympic Centre.

On Sunday, the second day of the Davis Cup, the Greek fans were proud to see Stefanos and Petros Tsitsipas, who, playing together in doubles, reached victory with an upset over Marius Copil and Victor Vlad Cornea with 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4.

The Greek team completed three victories (after the two successes of Stefanos Tsitsipas and Aristotle Thanos in Saturday’s games).

“We had very good opponents on the other side of the net. We had to show strength and composure. We did our job very well after the first set. I think our chemistry improved a lot after we lost the first set,” Stefanos Tsitsipas said.

Greek tennis team
The Greek team. Photo: Tennis News.gr.

“I want to thank all the fans and supporters. You move us and give us a lot of energy.”

Speaking about the goals of the Greek National Team in the world’s leading tennis event at the level of National Teams, Stefanos said, “I don’t put limits on the team. I believe it is capable of accomplishing anything. I am here to support them in my own way.”

“I have now gathered a lot of experience from the ATP Tour and I think that this helps me to pass it on to the whole team. I think this is also our advantage,” the tennis star added.

“I am proud of all our efforts over the last few years to get promoted. I wouldn’t put any limit, because of the work of the kids, but also the way they have dedicated themselves in recent years to this amazing team we have built. I even believe in winning the Davis Cup one day.”

For his part, Petros Tsitsipas said: “It was a very good game from start to finish.”

“I thank the people who supported us and supported us through the difficult times. That’s the biggest difference in Davis Cup, having the world on your side and going all the way to win the match,” Petros said.

The fourth and final match had a procedural nature. The captain of the national team, Dimitris Hatzinikolaou, gave the opportunity to the champion of Greece, Yannis Xylas, to compete against Luca Preda, whom he defeated 6-1, 6-4.

“I had an incredible time! I’m a little sad that tomorrow I’m going back to reality. It’s been really nice this week,” Yannis said following his victory.

“We worked very hard and I learned a lot from Dimitris Hatzinikolaou and Stefanos Tsitsipas and Apostolos Tsitsipas. I got a lot of things, a lot of knowledge and I’m looking forward to the next time.”

The captain of the team, Dimitris Hatzinikolaou said “Congratulations to our national team. We are all proud of it.”

“I don’t set limits. We started this team with Stefanos Tsitsipas since 2019. Our goal is to go to the final stage and as long as the team is improving, surely no one can say that there are limits. We’ll go ahead and see.”

The Greek National Team will compete in World Group 1, on the two days of September 13-14 or 14-15, 2024. Their next opponent will be decided in the draw that will be held on Thursday, February 8.

Source: Tennis News.gr.

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