Gonzalo Escobar and Diego Hidalgo have sealed the Davis Cup deal…
The Ecuadorian tennis players defeated Ben McLachlan and Yasutaka Uchiyama 7-6(3), 6-3 in the doubles match at Bourbon Beans Dome on Saturday, to to complete a 3-0 victory over Japan and earn Ecuador a spot in the Davis Cup Finals in November.
Emilio Gomezbeat Go Soeda7-5, 7-6(3) in the first match on Friday. Roberto Quirozdefeated Uchiyama in three sets, 7-6(4), 2-6, 7-6(8).
Former world No. 4 Kei Nishikori, who is currently building up to make his return from right elbow injury, did not play.
The match-up was played behind closed doors because of the coronavirus and world number 17s Japan were without key players against 27th-ranked Ecuador.
The Davis Cup Finals will be held in Madrid from November 23-29.