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07 April 2012

Rain delay proves to be a turning point for Austria

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  • Emily Bevan

OROPESA DEL MAR, SPAIN: Alexander Peya and Oliver Marach were aware that they had some good fortune along the way as they produced a stirling performance to put Austria back in with a chance against Spain in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas quarterfinal.

Austria had failed to win a single set through the first two rubbers on Friday and the pattern continued as they fell 6-3 in the opener to Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez. However, a rain delay at the start of the second set shifted the momentum in their favour as they went on to take the next three sets and seal a 36 64 64 76(12) triumph.

The Spanish are still favourites for the tie leading 2-1 going into Sunday's play and captain Alex Corretja is confident that David Ferrer and Nicolas Almagro will prove to be too strong for Jurgen Melzer and Andreas Haider-Maurer who they play respectively in their reverse singles.

Captain Alex Corretja (ESP) - 07/04/2012

Alexander Peya and Oliver Marach (AUT) - 07/04/2012


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    Marina d'Or, Oropesa del Mar, Castellon, Spain

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    Emily Bevan

    Emily joined the ITF in 2008 and has worked in the Communications team for the last three years. She can be found in the press office at all four Grand Slams and, when back in the office, is responsible for producing the media guides for Davis Cup and Fed Cup. Away from work, Emily supports Hereford United FC and likes to climb mountains!



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