“Two years ago, Belgium lost to the United Kingdom in the Davis Cup final and we beat them at the Master U. We hope to reiterate against the French. “. The wish of Joeri Gijsels, the Belgian coach, did not come true. For him, the doubles were the key to the match because “our men are better and their daughters are better than ours”.
“We wanted to do the job well”
If the two teams had passed close to the feat in the quarter-finals (Belgium-Germany: 3-4, France-USA: 5-2), there was no match, Saturday, in the fight to the fifth place.
France folded the match by winning in all four matches. Everything changed when Julien Eon won against the formidable Mickael Geerts (7-6, 7-6). “It was a very close match. We did not have much opportunity to break, “said the winner. Thanks to his service and his first precise and powerful, he was able to unblock the situation. “I am very happy to have reported my point. The girls had played their roles, we wanted to do the job well and we did it. ”
Clémence Fayol and Mallaurie Noel won easily (6-2, 7-6, 6-2, 6-1). Robin Cocouvi finished the job against a Jonas Merckx who “quickly dropped” according to Cyril Monnet, coach of the blue. In 2016, his team beat Belgium (4-3) to conquer fifth place. Sunday, they will have to cross the Irish rock. His analysis is clear. “It’s a team of good players but not very homogeneous.” The hardest seems to have been done today. It remains only to confirm tomorrow