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Belarus to face Switzerland in Davis Cup World Group playoff on Sep. 15-17

Yegor Gerasimov and Ilya Ivashko - the leaders of the national team of Belarus - will miss the match against the Swiss team in the Davis Cup World Group playoffs through injuries.

According to Vladimir Voltchkov, the captain of the Belarusian national tennis team, everything was done so that the athletes recover, but it did not work out.

Their places will be taken by Yaraslau Shila and Dmitry Zhirmont.


Dmitry Zhirmont. Photo source: instagram.com/belarustennis/

"All the guys will fight for our country, for every point, for every ball," said Yegor Gerasimov to the website of the Belarusian Tennis Federation.


Yegor Gerasimov. Photo source: instagram.com/belarustennis/

Yegor Gerasimov, tennis player (Belarus):
Even before the US Open I was injured. Unfortunately, I could not recover to the full. Therefore, we decided not to go and aggravate the injury. In the next couple of weeks I will be intensively be treated. I attended several training sessions and I can say with confidence that we have a great team. I think that they are ready to win and go to the World Group, which I sincerely wish them. All the guys will fight for our country, for every point, for every ball.


Ilya Ivashka. Photo source: http://tennis.by/news/view/6920

Ilya Ivashka will be at home and his team playing against Switzerland.

Ilya Ivashka, tennis player (Belarus):
Problems with the hand began to bother me before and during the US Open. I hoped that everything would be ok, but I could not show a good game at the US Open. And the recovery is a little delayed. I will cheer for the team from home, watch the broadcast.

The playoff of the Davis Cup World Group at Swiss Tennis Arena, Biel, will be held on September 15-17.

Belarus to face Switzerland in Davis Cup World Group playoff on Sep. 15-17