Austria wins Davis Cup doubles

April 7, 2012

Austria kept its Davis Cup campaign alive with a hard-fought doubles victory over Spain on Saturday, reducing the defending champions' lead to 2-1 in the quarterfinals.

Alexander Peya and Oliver Marach overcame a shaky start following a rain delay to beat Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (12) on the Marina d'Or clay court.

After squandering four match points, Peya hit a winner at the net to end the match at just over three and a half hours.

The decisive reverse singles will be on Sunday.


The five-time defending champions, playing without Rafael Nadal, will again look to David Ferrer and Nicolas Almagro, who brushed aside Jurgen Melzer and Andreas Haider-Maurer in Friday's opening singles.

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