Last Update 21:29
Thursday, 14 November 2019

Tennis: Egypt loses to Finland in Group II of Davis Cup

Ahram Online , Saturday 15 Sep 2018
Egy team
From Left to Right: Egyptian team El-Sallali, Safwat , Sabri, Maamoun and their coach Naim. (Photo: Ghada Abdel-Kader)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 3696
Share/Bookmark
Views: 3696

Egypt lost hopes of earning promotion to Group I of the Europe/Africa Zone in the Davis Cup after losing 3-2 to Finland in the semi-final of Group II at Cairo's El-Gezira Sporting Club on Saturday.

Both sides were originally tied at 1-1 on Friday after Egypt's Mohamed Safwat defeated Emil Ruusuvuori with two clear sets before his compatriot Karim Maamoun lost to Harri Heliovaara.

Finland prevailed on Saturday to reach the final.

They beat Egypt in the double contest 6-3, 6-4 but Safwat gave his team some hope when he defeated Heliovaara 6-2, 6-4 in the fourth rubber.

However, Finland had the upper hand in the final rubber to secure a win, with Ruusuvuori overcoming Maamoun 6-1, 3-6, 6-1.

Egypt first competed in the Davis Cup in 1929. Their best performance was reaching the Europe/Africa Zone Group I semi-finals in 1982 and 1985.

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.