Aslan Karatsev and Andrey Rublev beat Marcel Granollers and Feliciano López four-vi, half-dozen-two and 6-4 to eliminate Spain from the Davis Cup and place Russia in the quarterfinals that they had assured by winning a set.
Russia was proclaimed first in Group A after beating Spain and Ecuador. Sergi Bruguera's team did not reach one among the places for the simplest seconds that went to the hands of Serbia and Sweden.
Spain shot their options with the victory in the first game of Feliciano López against Rublev by 2-vi, half dozen-three and half dozen-four. But Pablo Carreño may not beat Daniil Medvedev , who equalized for Russia by winning half dozen-a pair of, seven-half-dozen (3).
In the doubles the Hispanic duet started solid. His break within the ninth game triggered him to beat the set. Russia reacted and widened the gap within the second. It was three-zero. A difference that Bruguera's team was unable to amend. In the third the balance was maintained until the top. But the Russians closed the victory to the remainder when 2 hours of play.
The clash was left within the hands of the doubles where Russia won to satisfy Sweden within the quarterfinals.