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Dutch beat Americans to finish top of Davis Cup Finals group

United States v Netherlands - Davis Cup by Rakuten Group Stage 2022 Glasgow

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: USAs Jack Sock (l), Tommy Paul, and Taylor Fritz observe a minutes silence during the Davis Cup Group D match between United States and Netherlands at Emirates Arena on September 17, 2022 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Dodd - CameraSport via Getty Images)

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GLASGOW, Scotland -- Botic van de Zandschulp and Tallon Griekspoor won their singles against Americans Taylor Fritz and Tommy Paul for the Netherlands to finish top of their Davis Cup Finals group.

Van de Zandschulp settled the tie when he defeated Fritz, the world No. 12, 6-4, 7-6 (3) after Griekspoor opened with a 7-5, 7-6 (3) victory over Paul.

The Dutch had an unassailable 2-0 lead, and Rajeev Ram and Jack Sock were playing for American pride in the doubles against Wesley Koolhof and Matwe Middelkoop.

The United States and Netherlands were already assured of reaching the quarterfinals with two wins each in Group D. As group winner, the Dutch next face the runner-up in Group C, either Australia or Germany.

The U.S. will play the Group A winner, most likely Italy. The Italians play on Sunday in Bologna against Sweden.

Croatia was 2-0 up against Argentina for its second win after losing its opener to Italy.

Canada’s tie against Serbia was 1-1 in Valencia and being decided by the doubles in Group B.

France defeated Belgium 2-1 in Group C, where Australia and Germany were already assured of reaching the final eight.