Davis Cup Tennis 2020: Final Scores and Results from Round 1 Bracket

Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistMarch 8, 2020

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 26: Marin Cilic of Croatia plays a backhand in his fourth round match against Milos Raonic of Canada on day seven of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 26, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by TPN/Getty Images)
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The 18-nation lineup for the 2020 Davis Cup is set, with the qualifying round for the competition coming to a dramatic conclusion on Saturday.

The biggest surprise of the day saw Belgium, who have made two of the previous five finals, fail to make the cut, as they were upset 3-2 by Hungary. In others shocks, Japan and Argentina were eliminated by Ecuador and Colombia, respectively.

Top seeds Croatia made it into the 18-team bracket, winning 3-1 against India. The United States had no issues in their rubbers, either, coasting to a 4-0 success over Uzbekistan.

                     

Davis Cup Qualifying Round Results

Croatia 3-1 India

Hungary 3-2 Belgium

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Colombia 3-1 Argentina

United States 4-0 Uzbekistan

Australia 3-1 Brazil

Italy 4-0 South Korea

Germany 4-1 Belarus

Kazakhstan 3-1 Netherlands

Slovakia 1-3 Czech Republic

Austria 3-1 Uruguay

Japan 0-3 Ecuador

Sweden 3-1 Chile

Match results in full area available via the Davis Cup website.

                 

Following the conclusion of Saturday's matches, the Finals' Twitter account confirmed the 18 teams that will fight it out for the trophy later this year:

The Davis Cup Twitter account shared a clip of some of the best shots from the qualifiers:

It will be a surprise not to see Belgium in contention given they have been regular challengers in recent years.

After Friday's play, they were locked at 1-1 with Hungary, and on Saturday, they were unable to lift their levels. After winning the doubles, Belgium were in control, but Attila Balazs secured a comfortable win over Kimmer Coppejans to tie the match.

It meant Hungary's Marton Fucsovics would meet Ruben Bemelmans in the deciding match. After falling behind, Fucsovics recovered to win 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-2. This is the moment victory was confirmed:

"I'm the happiest person in the world right now," Fucsovics said after securing Hungary's first-ever appearance at the Davis Cup finals, per the competition website. "This is a huge achievement for my career and for my country to get to Madrid. I can't wait."

Hungary will be one of five countries making their debut in the finals, with Austria, Czech Republic, Ecuador and Sweden also making it through for the first time.

The United States coasted into the finals, with iconic doubles duo Bob and Mike Bryan picking up a win in their final Davis Cup match. Unsurprisingly, the veteran pair celebrated their success with gusto:

Meanwhile, Germany were able to advance, putting a difficult Friday behind them to breeze past Belarus.

Spain, Canada, Great Britain, Russia, France and Serbia had already qualified for the finals, which will take place at Caja Magica in Madrid between November 23 and 29.