x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Davis Cup team win two for new coach

Emphatic victories over Turkmenistan and Yemen both by 3-0 margins leave the team well-placed to occupy one of the four places in the play-offs.

The UAE's Davis Cup squad have responded positively to the appointment of Spain's Jorge Martin, who arrived from the Madrid Tennis Federation, as their new coach by winning their first two group matches in their efforts to climb off the bottom rung of the international tennis ladder. Emphatic victories over Turkmenistan and Yemen both by 3-0 margins leave the team well-placed to occupy one of the four places in the play-offs on Saturday when two nations will earn promotion from Asia/Oceania Zone Group IV.

The Emiratis are leading their five-team section which includes Bahrain and Myanmar, their opponents later this week. The other section of four nations that hope to make the play-offs includes Iraq, Qatar, Singapore and Jordan, who are hosting the event.