Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul
Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul

Thailand is one point away from Davis Cup defeat

sports September 15, 2018 18:18

By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam
The Nation

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Thailand’s chance to get a promotion to Group I looks uncertain after they trailed Lebanon 0-2 in the Davis Cup Zone Asia/Oceania Qualifying Group II final round at the Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand on Saturday.

The host team lost the first rubber after  Thai No 1 Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul was forced to retire from the match against Hady Habib with a cramp on his left thigh. The Thai ace decided to call it a day after he was trailing 6-4 6-7 (2-7) 3-5.

Then Thai No 2 Palaphhom Kovapitakted lost the second rubber to Benjamin Hassan 4-6 4-6. Thailand cannot afford to lose the last three matches as Lebanon will be promoted to Group I next year if they win one of the Sunday’s rubbers.

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