Argentina opens 2-0 lead over Germany

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP)—Carlos Berlocq and Juan Monaco each won their matches Friday to give Argentina a 2-0 lead over Germany in the first round of the Davis Cup, putting the South Americans one win away from the quarterfinals.

Berlocq defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber in the first singles match when the German retired with a left hamstring injury while leading 5-4 in the fifth set. Team officials said Kohlschreiber was having trouble walking after the match and it was unclear whether he will be available for Sunday's reverse singles.

Monaco beat Florian Mayer 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 to set the stage for David Nalbandian and Horacio Zeballos to wrap up the series against Tobias Kamke and Christopher Kas in Saturday's doubles.

Berlocq beat Kohlschreiber 3-6, 7-5, 2-6, 6-4, 4-5.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

Your chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime vacation to Australia

Enter for a chance to win airfare, accommodations and tickets to the 2019 Australian Open.

The Overnight—Happy days at Happy Slam for Edmund, Wozniacki, Dimitrov

grigor dimitrov caroline wozniacki kyle edmund 2018 australian open

Grigor Dimitrov's growth continues with high-wire victory over Kyrgios

An semifinalist last year, Dimitrov is into the Aussie QFs with a 7-6, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6 win.