After a long return from Venezuelan David Souto, the game was defined and the Ecuadorian player Emilio Gomez celebrated his victory by 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 and turning point 3-1, as it meant that the balance now favors the Tricolor, in group 1 of the American Zone of Davis Cup.
Gomez scored his victory in 1 hour 37 minutes and still managed to pass the second round of the area against Brazil. “Ten minutes before the match I was in doubt, I never imagined what was going to happen, especially because I had not played much, but I think I learned to manage the pain and pressure that came to me. But, well, I’m happy with how I overcame and how the audience helped me with the task,” said Emilio, who plays for the first time as racket for the country in Davis Cup.
Gomez scored his fourth win in eleven games played on the Davis and like last year, he gave the point of classification over Chile. “Hopefully this routine continue for long, for many years, until I stop playing tennis,” he said. The Brazil match will take place between April 4 and 6, at a venue yet to be defined.