Argentina and Brazil evenly poised on Day 1 of the Davis Cup tie


Argentina and Brazil evenly poised on Day 1 of the Davis Cup tie

Tennis: South American nations Brazil and Argentina are evenly poised, level at 1-1 at the end of the Day 1 of the World Group Davis Cup 2015 tie at Tecnópolis in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The four-time Davis Cup finalists, hosts Argentina decided to play World No.67 Carlos Berlocq instead of World No.63 Diego Sebastian Schwartzman against Brazilian No.1 Joao Souza (World No.75) in the first rubber.

The Brazilian took the first set 6-4 but the Argentinian, backed by the crowd made a comeback and won the next two sets 6-3, 7-5 to go two sets to one up. But the Brazilian did not give up and earned a crucial win for his team by winning the next two sets 6-3, 6-2.

The match lasted for 4 hours and 57 minutes, just 3 minutes less than 5 hours. In the second match, the Argentinian No.1 Leonardo Mayer (World No.29) was too good for World No.87 Thomaz Bellucci, as Mayer took first two sets 6-4, 6-3.

The Argentinian was a little relaxed in the third set which allowed Bellucci to make a comeback by taking the third set 6-1. But Mayer got the control of the match back in the fourth set and won it 6-3 to complete the win in 2 hours and 39 minutes.

Mayer hit 38 winners and made 64 unforced errors in the match. Also Read: France 2-0 up against hosts Germany in Davis Cup tie Belgium level 1-1 with Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka less Switzerland

Carlos Berlocq Leonardo Mayer Thomaz Bellucci