Bad news for Colombia shortly to face Great Britain in the Davis Cup. Daniel Galán, the number one racket in the country and ranking 81 in the ATP, is out due to injury for the tough series of Qualifiers. This Wednesday, the Colombian Tennis Federation reported that the Santanderean will not be part of the team led by Alejandro Falla.
“Due to the physical problems in the abdomen that Daniel Galán has been enduring since his tour of Australia, we see ourselves in the obligation to desist from its call ”, says the statement.
Last Monday, Falla acknowledged at a press conference that Galán was doubtful due to the inconvenience and said that they were going to evaluate with the medical staff to determine if he could play against the British. Colombia is left without its best singles player, who debuted in the Davis Cup in 2018 and So far he maintains a record of eight wins and four losses.
Fedecoltenis confirmed that in his place, Cristian Rodríguez, current # 96 of the world doubles ranking, enters. The Bogotá tennis player joins Nicolás Mejía, Nicolás Barrientos, Juan Sebastián Cabal and Robert Farah for the series that will be played on February 3 and 4 at the Pueblo Viejo Country Club in Cota.
Days ago, Sports Minister María Isabel Urrutia presented the National Pavilion to the Colombian team who will look for a historic victory in Davis. At the event, held in Bogotá, Falla spoke to the media and valued the preparation of its leaders to face Great Britain.
“From the way our players have trained so far, there is how to compete with them and how to beat them. You have to plan the matches well from the strategic point of view and You have to play to win, there is nothing to lose, they are the favorites. We are going to give everything to fight the series to the maximum, but it should not be ignored that they have players of a very good level. Very confident that we can move the series forward, ”he said.