Belgians knock Swiss out of Davis Cup tourney
AFP · 8 Mar 2015, 22:10
Published: 08 Mar 2015 22:10 GMT+01:00
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David Goffin, competing for the first time this weekend after suffering a back problem, sealed the winning point by beating Adrien Bossel 6-4, 6-0, 6-4.
Switzerland, missing big guns Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka, had earlier levelled 2-2 after Henri Laaksonen survived a five-setter against Steve Darcis 6-3, 3-6, 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-1.
Belgium were to next play either Canada or Japan, with the Canadians leading 2-1 in Vancouver.
The Swiss, who won the Davis Cup for the first time last year beating France 3-1 in Lille, will now compete in the World Group playoffs on September 18th-20th.
Belgium's best previous performance was finishing runner-up in 1904, although more recently the reached the semifinals in 1999.