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Davis Cup: Hong Kong level with Latvia, Coleman Wong wins after rain delay


Davis Cup: Hong Kong draw level against Latvia as Coleman Wong leads fightback after big rain delay

Coleman Wong races through to victory against Martins Rocens in Saturday’s second singles match in Victoria Park following three-hour breakRobert Strombachs earlier battled past Hong Kong No 2 Jack Wong Hong-kit in three sets to give visitors the lead in five-rubber tieHong Kong Tennis Association (HKTA)Nicolas AtkinPublished: 3:02pm, 16 Sep, 2023Why you can trust SCMP

Hong Kong’s Davis Cup tie against Latvia became the latest sporting fixture to fall victim to the city’s record-breaking September rain on Saturday. But Coleman Wong Chak-lam made quick work of his opponent once play resumed at Victoria Park Tennis Stadium to bring his side level at 1-1 going into Sunday’s decisive matches.

Jack Wong Hong-kit had lost to Robert Strombachs in three sets earlier on Saturday, the Latvian No 1 winning 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in two hours and 10 minutes.

Coleman Wong was then leading the city’s fightback in their world group II first-round tie when rain halted play around 3.30pm in Causeway Bay.

The 19-year-old two-time junior doubles grand slam champion was up by a set and a break against Martins Rocens in the second singles rubber when the rain came.

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