Portugal beat South Africa and ensures maintenance in Group I of the Davis Cup

Portugal secured their Group I fixture in the Davis Cup Europe / Africa zone against South Africa thanks to the victory of Gastão Elias and João Sousa at the match in Lisbon.

At the International Foot-Ball Club (CIF), Sousa and Elias broke the sequence of six consecutive triumphs of Raven Klaasen (18th of the peer ranking) and Ruan Roelofse in the Davis Cup, closing the match in three sets ‘, by the partial ones of 6-4, 6-7 (4) and 6-2, in two hours and eight minutes.

With the victory of the vimaranense (44th of the hierarchy) and the natural player of Lourinhã (200th), the Portuguese team won the third point in the tie against South Africa and, besides ensuring the permanence in Group I of the zone Europe / Africa, has secured qualifying for the World Group, which will take place in February 2019.

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