Argentina leads 2-0 over Germany in Davis Cup
David Nalbandian rallied to beat Florian Mayer 2-6, 6-0, 6-1,
7-6 (5) and give Argentina a 2-0 lead over Germany Friday in the
first round of the Davis Cup.
Earlier, Juan Monaco defeated Philipp Petzschner 6-3, 6-3,
Nalbandian fell behind 4-0 and failing to mount much of a
challenge in the first set. But the 30-year-old Argentine veteran
dominated the next two sets. He fired an ace to serve out the third
set before Mayer began playing well again.
The German broke for 2-0, saved three break points to lead 3-0
and held serve for 4-1. But Nalbandian finally broke back in the
A net-cord helped Mayer take a 6-5 lead, but Nalbandian held to
reach a tiebreaker. He had five match points when leading 6-1, but
allowed Mayer to pull back to 6-5 before converting his fifth.