The Davis Cup Finals group stage set after qualifiers

Davis Cup

The dozen teams joining Canada, Australia, Italy and Spain in the Davis Cup Finals group stage later this year have been settled.

Great Britain sealed their place thanks to a pair of Cameron Norrie wins and a doubles triumph in a tricky tie against Coombia played out on clay.

Croatia would run roughshod over the Austrians to secure their place having come into the round as the highest-ranked team involved.

France were made to sweat to get beyond Hungary after Ugo Humbert beat Fabian Marozsan 6-3, 6-3 in the deciding encounter.

The United States breezed past Uzbekistan with little resistance as they seek to add the Davis Cup to their United Cup success earlier this season.

The match between Switzerland and Germany was one of the most anticipated, and it did not disappoint. Marc-Andrea Huesler gave the Swiss the lead with a 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory over Oscar Otte, before Alexander Zverev leveled things up with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Stan Wawrinka. The Germans seized a 2-1 lead after winning the doubles match, but Huesler stunned Zverev 6-2, 7-6(4) to tie the match up at 2-2.

Former world No 1 Stan Wawrinka then booked Switzerland their Davis Cup finals berth with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 victory over Daniel Altmaier in the deciding match.

South Korea shocked Belgium, winning 3-2, in what has to be considered the shock result of the round.

Belgian No 1 David Goffin failed in his bid to wrap up the tie, with Kwon Soonwoo coming from behind to take the match 3-6, 6-1, 6-3.

Meanwhile Sweden trounced Bosnia & Herzegovina, winning 3-1. Finland also won 3-1 over Argentina, with Emil Ruusuvuori winning both of his singles bouts against Pedro Cachin and Facundo Bagnis. With victories over Portugal and Kazakhstan, the Czech Republic and Chile both qualified for the finals.

Davis Cup results

Croatia 3-1 Austria at Centar Zamet, Rijeka.
France 3-2 Hungary at Multifunctional Arena, Tatabanya
United States 4-0 Uzbekistan at Olympic Tennis School, Tashkent
Switzerland 3-2 Germany at Trier Arena, Trier
Great Britain 3-1 Colombia at Pueblo Viejo Country Club, Cota
Serbia 4-0 Norway at Oslo Tennisarena, Oslo
Chile 3-1 Kazakhstan at Campus Trentino, La Serena
South Korea 3-2 Belgium at Olympic Tennis Court, Seoul
Sweden 3-1 Bosnia and Herzegovina at Royal Tennis Hall, Stockholm
Netherlands 4-0 Slovakia at MartiniPlaza, Groningen
Finland 3-1 Argentina at Espoo Metro Areenam Espoo
Czech Republic 3-1 Portugal at Complexo Municipai de Tenis, Maia

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