Schwartzman and Garin in Davis Cup shocks

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World No.17 Cristian Garin has won just one game in a 50-minute Davis Cup demolition as Chile were upset 3-1 by Slovakia in their World Group tie.

Norbert Gombos, ranked nearly 100 spots behind Garin and a winner over Nicolas Jarry on Friday on the indoor hardcourt, recorded a 6-0 6-1 win to help advance Slovakia to the qualifiers for a third consecutive time.

Along with fifth-seeded Chile, India and Uzbekistan were also beaten in Europe.

India, already 2-0 down to Finland in Espoo, were bundled out after the doubles when Henri Kontinen and Harri Heliovaara beat Rohan Bopanna and Ramkumar Ramanathan 7-6 (7-2) 7-6 (7-2).

Norway hit a bump while leading Uzbekistan 2-0 in Oslo when they lost the doubles but 10th-ranked Casper Ruud clinched the tie in the first reverse singles by beating 567th-ranked Sanjay Fayziev comfortably and advancing his country to their highest Davis Cup level.

South Korea's Soonwoo Kwon clinched a 3-1 win over New Zealand on grass at the Hall of Fame in Rhode Island.

In ties that started on Saturday, Belarus' faith in a youthful line-up against second-seeded Argentina in Buenos Aires paid off when 18-year-old Daniil Ostapenkov, in his first competitive Davis Cup match, upset 15th-ranked Diego Schwartzman 6-4 6-3.

Argentina squared the opening singles when Guido Pella beat 16-year-old Erik Arutiunian.

Joao Sousa equalled Joao Cunha-Silva's all-time Portugal record of 37 Davis Cup match wins when he defeated Filip Cristian Jianu on his 20th birthday, but Romania won the second singles through Marius Copil at Cluj-Napoca in the teams' first meeting in 26 years.

The Netherlands were leading Uruguay 2-0 in Montevideo while Brazil lead Lebanon 2-0 in Jounieh.

Only the top eight highest-ranked of the 12 winning countries will participate in the 2022 qualifiers to try and make the 16-team Finals.

The other four will play World Group I elimination matches in November, with the two winners then advancing to the 2022 qualifiers.

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