Zhou Yi shines to lead China past Slovenia in Davis Cup qualifier

(Xinhua) 13:39, February 04, 2024

GUANGZHOU, China, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- 18-year-old Zhou Yi came back to beat Matic Kriznik to lift China to a 3-2 victory over Slovenia here on Saturday, to reach the Davis Cup World Group II finals.

Zhou fired nine aces and converted six break points to beat Kriznik 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 in one hour and 58 minutes.

"It was a match full of tension and pressure for me. I am very happy to win the match for me and for the country," Zhou said.

China had held a 2-0 lead after Zhang Zhizhen eased past Matic Kriznik and Zhou overcame Sebastian Dominko on Friday.

However, in Saturday's matches, Blaz Rola and Grega Zemljia beat Zhang and Bu Yunchaokete 6-3, 6-4 in the doubles before Dominko upset Zhang 6-3, 6-4 to help Slovenia pull level.

"I believe this match is a breakthrough for me, because I managed to keep calm and find a way to win in such a crucial moment," Zhou added.

(Web editor: Zhang Kaiwei, Liang Jun)


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