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World Group 1st Round

31 Jan - 02 Feb 2014, Patinodromo Municipal ¨Adalberto Lugea¨, Mar del Plata, Argentina, Clay, Outdoor

Team nominations

    • Carlos BERLOCQ
    • Date of birth:  03 Feb 1983
    • Singles ranking:  72
    • Doubles ranking:  168
    • Juan MONACO
    • Date of birth:  29 Mar 1984
    • Singles ranking:  62
    • Doubles ranking:  154
    • Horacio ZEBALLOS
    • Date of birth:  27 Apr 1985
    • Singles ranking:  123
    • Doubles ranking:  79
    • Eduardo SCHWANK
    • Date of birth:  23 Apr 1986
    • Singles ranking:  774
    • Doubles ranking:  196
  • Team captain Martin JAITE
    • Fabio FOGNINI
    • Date of birth:  24 May 1987
    • Singles ranking:  20
    • Doubles ranking:  57
    • Andreas SEPPI
    • Date of birth:  21 Feb 1984
    • Singles ranking:  45
    • Doubles ranking:  139
    • Filippo VOLANDRI
    • Date of birth:  05 Sep 1981
    • Singles ranking:  213
    • Doubles ranking:  802=
    • Simone BOLELLI
    • Date of birth:  08 Oct 1985
    • Singles ranking:  60
    • Doubles ranking:  143
  • Team captain Corrado BARAZZUTTI

News from the tie

  • Berlocq takes the lead for Argentina
    Carlos Berlocq leads the Argentinian side into battle against Italy, facing Andreas Seppi in the opening rubber on Friday
  • Argentina level with Italy after first day
    Fabio Fognini draws Italy back level in its Davis Cup by BNP Paribas first round tie with Argentina after Carlos Berlocq puts the hosts in front in Mar del Plata
  • Italy edges ahead with doubles victory
    World No. 15 Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli give Italy a 2-1 lead after defeating Eduardo Schwank and Horacio Zeballos in the doubles on Saturday
  • Fognini triple earns Italy quarterfinal berth
    Fabio Fognini won his third rubber of the weekend to send Italy through to its second quarterfinal since 1998 and condemn Argentina to its first opening round defeat in 13 years
  • Italy break away team curse
    Italy overcame a passionate Argentine team and crowd to advance to the quarterfinals for only the second time since 1998, breaking a poor run of away form.

Photos

  • Team Argentina
  • Fabio Fognini (ITA)
  • Fabio Fognini (ITA)
  • Carlos Berlocq (ARG)
  • Carlos Berlocq (ARG)
  • Fabio Fognini (ITA)
  • Carlos Berlocq (ARG)
  • Fabio Fognini (ITA)
  • Argentinian fans
  • Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini (ITA)
  • Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli (ITA)
  • Horacio Zeballos (ARG)
  • Team Italy celebrate
  • Fabio Fognini (ITA)
  • Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli (ITA)
  • Juan Monaco (ARG)
  • Corrado Barazzutti (ITA)
  • Juan Monaco (ARG)
  • Fan
  • Fabio Fognini (ITA)
  • Martin Jaite (ARG)
  • Carlos Berlocq (ARG)
  • Andreas Seppi (ITA)
  • Andreas Seppi (ITA)
  • Argentine fans
  • Carlos Berlocq (ARG)
  • Carlos Berlocq (ARG)
  • Carlos Berlocq (ARG)
  • Carlos Berlocq (ARG)
  • Carlos Berlocq (ARG)
  • Carlos Berlocq (ARG)
  • Carlos Berlocq (ARG)
  • Argentine fans
  • Andreas Seppi (ITA)
  • Carlos Berlocq (ARG)
  • Carlos Berlocq (ARG)
  • Carlos Berlocq (ARG)
  • Andreas Seppi (ITA)
  • The Argentina team at the draw
  • The Italian team
  • Fabio Fognini (ITA) and Juan Monaco (ARG)
  • Andreas Seppi (ITA) and Carlos Berlocq (ARG)
  • Juan Monaco and Horacio Zeballos (ARG)
  • Andreas Seppi and Fabio Fognini (ITA)
  • The Argentine team
  • The Italian team at the draw
  • The Argentine team at the official dinner

Videos

  • Tie Summary

    Italy ultimately proved too strong for the Argentine team, who suffered a first loss at this stage since returning to the World Group in 2002.


    Carlos Berlocq gave Argentina a positive start by coming back from a set down to defeat Andreas Seppi, but Italian No. 1 Fabio Fognini levelled the tie with a straight sets win over Juan Monaco in the second rubber. Fognini then combined with Simone Bolelli to edge a remarkably tight doubles encounter with Eduardo Schwank and Horacio Zeballos in a four set match that included three tie-breaks. A four set win for Fognini in the reverse singles ensure a second consecutive quarterfinal appearance for the Italians.

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