, , and Italy have won His Davis Cup ties to make it Through the 18-nation World Cup-style event in Madrid in November.

Belgium, , Chile, Colombia, Japan, , Netherlands and Russia also won their ties.

Automatic qualifiers are joined by the winners Argentina, Croatia, France, Great Britain, Spain and USA at the finals.

Uzbekistan, without land numberone , gave a scare but emerged 3-2 victors.

Uzbekistan were 2-0 down just to level at 2-2, together with Denis Istomin partnering Sanjar Fayziev to a 6-3 win over Nikola Milojevic and Viktor Troicki at the doubles until Istomin beat Dusan Lajovic 6-3 6-4 in the singles.

But, went through after Filip Krajinovic came from a set down to overcome Fayziev 46 6-3 6-0 in the final rubber.

Felix Auger-Aliassime beat Norbert Gombos 6-3 6-4 at a decider to ship through at the expense of Slovakia, while Chile pumped out Austria because of ’s 6-2 6-1 victory over Jurij Rodionov at the final rubber.

Switzerland, that were overlooking Stan Wawrinka and 20-time Grand Slam winner , fell 3-1 to Russia.

There were 3-1 wins for Italy over , against Portugal and for Netherlands within their tie together with all Czech Republic.

Even the Davis Cup structure has undergone an overhaul and was substituted by the event to be held at Madrid together with matches to be played across two days in the place of three on the best of 3 sets.


Austria 23 Chile

13 Belgium

China 23 Japan

Colombia 4-0 Sweden

Czech Republic 13 Netherlands

5-0 Hungary

13 Italy

3-1 Portugal

Slovakia 23

Switzerland 13 Russia

Uzbekistan 23