Junior Davis Cup Finals 2018: Find out how Great Britain fared in Budapest
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Last week, Great Britain’s Junior Davis Cup team travelled to Budapest for the 2018 Junior Davis Cup Finals. The team, captained by Chris Wilkinson and featuring Felix Gill, Jack Pinnington-Jones and Joel Pierleoni, were in fine form and finished eighth overall.
Great Britain were amongst the 16 teams to qualify for the finals which were played on red clay at Hungary’s National Tennis Centre.
Teams were split into four groups of four for the initial round-robin stage of the event, before the top two teams of each group progressed to the knockout stages.
Monday’s draw meant the team were placed in Group B with Brazil, the USA and Uzbekistan. First they faced USA and battled brilliantly to defeat the third seeds 2-1.
They went on to achieve the same feat against Uzbekistan to guarantee a spot in quarter-finals, before they faced Brazil on the final day of the round-robin stage.
Brazil proved too strong and captured a 2-1 win, which meant the Brits finished second in their group. They narrowly fell 2-1 to eventual champions Spain in Friday’s quarter-final and secured their final eighth berth after close play-offs against Denmark and Brazil.
Get the lowdown on all results from the week here.
Who said what?
Chris Wilkinson, Great Britain’s Junior Davis Cup captain
"The whole week was a great experience and it is a fantastic achievement to finish in the Top 8. Mixing with the best players in the world really gave the players belief and an understanding of the level they need to aspire to."
Felix Gill, Junior Davis Cup player
"It was an amazing experience - it feels amazing to be playing some of the best boys in the world, the atmosphere was incredible and I can’t compare it to any other tournament I have played."
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