Argentina lost against Italy in the first round of the Davis Cup
Argentina, February 2, 2014
The series was 2-1 for the Italians, and Argentina had to win both singles today to save the playoffs. However, Fognini defeated Berlocq. The team led by Jaite will play a match in September to stay in the World Group.
The defeat was a 7-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. Despite the efforts of Charly, Fognini gave the necessary point for Italy to get into the next round of the Davis Cup.
Berlocq, No. 44 in the world, played high to low an interesting match. However, the No. 15 was in good shape, as in the whole series, and achieved the victory (and the point of classification) 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.
With this defeat, the team led by Martin Jaite must fight to stay in the World Group after 13 years of not playing that instance.
The series will be in September, against an opponent that has to be yet chosen, but could be another defeated in the first round of the Davis Cup and a winner of the continental zones (Americas, Asia/Oceania and Europe / Africa).