The rest of the world against the Czech hatchery. Who will stop them? Young hopefuls haven’t hesitated yet

The final tournaments of the Davis Cup and Billie Jean King Cup junior competitions are in full swing in Antalya, Turkey. The Czech teams – the biggest favorites in both categories – have mastered the grassroots groups.

The future of Czech tennis looks bright, judging by the performance of the Czech youth, there is no doubt. Proof of this is that the girls ‘and boys’ teams at the unofficial world championships are the top ranked teams, despite playing the role of the biggest favorites so far.

This week the Czech girls with a solid training of Sára Bejlek, Nikola Bartůňková, Brenda Fruhvirtová excel in Turkey without the slightest difficulty.

Young Peruvians crushed Tuesday. Bejlek swept Daniela Rubio 6: 1, 6: 1, Bartůňková swept Lucciana Pérez 6: 1, 6: 2. In the state already decided, they did not lose a set even in doubles, when the pair Bartůňková – Fruhvirtová won 6: 4, 6: 3.

Czech tennis players once again demonstrated unmistakable dominance on Wednesday. Another 3-0 match win came thanks to fourteen-year-old Fruhvirt. She won her duel 6: 1, 6: 1, only Bartůňková lost one more match in her match. In doubles, the two singles winners succeeded in a ratio of 6: 0, 7: 5.

Although the Czech players hesitated for the first time on Thursday, the 2-1 victory over Argentina propelled them from first place among the top eight teams. Brenda Fruhvirt outclassed her opponent again, this time 6: 1, 6: 0. However, Nikola Bartůňková then had to give up the second single, so the final double decided. Fruhvirt and Bejlek did not lose a set.

The Czechs face Mexico today in the quarterfinals of the Billie Jean King Cup.

The Czech juniors also won their group, although they had a somewhat more difficult course. At the start, they clearly faced the Turks, without losing a single set. Jan Hrazdil and Jakub Menšík won the singles, Hrazdil and Vojtěch Petr won the doubles.

The Czechs had to fight more against Chile. Menšík was sovereign, but Petr lost his first single in the final tournament. However, the double was a clear question. Menšík and Hrazdil lost a single gem there.

With a result of 2: 1, the Czech side also managed the battle with the Japanese on Thursday, who had so far performed excellently. Hrazdil won, Menšík fell and the double decided again. Hrazdil and Petr declassified their opponents 6: 0, 6: 2.

The Czech juniors’ opponent will be the Argentineans in Friday’s fight for promotion to the Davis Cup semi-finals.

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