BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA: David Nalbandian played through the pain barrier to get Argentina off to the perfect start against Romania. Juan Monaco won the second rubber and then the hosts wrapped things up in Saturday's doubles.
The full results are listed below:
R1: David Nalbandian (ARG) d. Adrian Ungur (ROU) 63 62 57 64
R2: Juan Monaco (ARG) d. Victor Hanescu (ROU) 76(5) 16 61 61
R3: Juan Ignacio Chela / Juan Monaco (ARG) d. Victor Hanescu / Horia Tecau (ROU) 62 76(8) 61
R4: Eduardo Schwank (ARG) d. Victor Crivoi (ROU) 76(3) 62
R5: Adrian Ungur (ROU) d. Juan Monaco (ARG) 64 26 63