Argentina Qualify For Davis Cup Tennis Final

Leonardo Mayer fired Argentina into the Davis cup tennis final after his victory over Dan Evans handed his side a 3-2 victory over holders great Britain. The hopes of the holders had been on Evans after Andy Murray hauled Britain level in the tie with a straight sets victory over Guido Pella in the first reverse singles. Murray made light work of Pella to claim his 30th win from 33 Davis cup singles matches in just over two hours. The world number two had to leave the court for a medical timeout in the third set but returned to wrap up a 6-3, 6-2 and 6-3 victory. In the last and deciding match, the 29-year-old leonardo mayer, a late replacement for juan martin del potro, secured argentina’s place in their first final since 2011 with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 and 6-4 win to clinch the best-of-five tie. Argentina, who have been finalists four times in the past 10 years, will attempt to win their first davis cup when they travel to croatia from november 25-27. Croatia, the 2005 champions, booked their berth in the final with a 3-2 win over france in zadar. Mayer’s victory, his 11th in 14 davis cup singles rubbers, ends britain’s hopes of retaining the trophy they won for the first time in 79 years with a win over belgium last year.

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