Ghana bows out of Davis Cup without a win

Ghana’s Golden Rackets bowed out of the Davis Cup tennis tournament yesterday after suffering a 2-0 defeat in the hands of Tunisia.

The Rackets thus finished bottom of Pool A of the ongoing tournament that would see the two table-toppers qualify to the Euro-Africa zone of the competition.

The Tunisia defeat followed earlier defeats by Namibia and Algeria and consigns Ghana to the Africa zone three group.

It brings to an end every effort by the Ghana Tennis Federation (GTF) geared towards qualification for the lucrative Euro-Africa zone that has eluded Ghana for more than a decade.

Playing more for pride after the fate of the Rackets was determined on day two of the tournament, the team approached yesterday’s encounter with verve but it was not to be as the Tunisians proved superior, defeating Ghana’s candidates in straight games.

Ghana was represented by All Africa Games doubles gold medalists, George Darko and Wisdom Na-Adjrago as well as Japhet Bagabasseh and Pascal Ziyab Alome.

Meanwhile, Phillipina Frempong, Secretary General of the GTF has expressed surprise at the outcome of the competition.

She told the Times Sports that ‘I was surprised at the result our boys have churned out because they have beaten some of these guys (Opponents) at other platforms.’

“We were very confident after the draw because we knew we are at par with them if not better but this result has proven to us we saw things differently.”

By Andrew Nortey

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