Mar del Plata, Argentina (SportsNetwork.com) - Carlos Berlocq and Fabio
Fognini were Friday's opening singles winners, as host Argentina and Italy are
all-square at 1-1 in a best-of-five opening-round Davis Cup battle.
Berlocq got the Argentines on the board with a come-from-behind 4-6, 6-0, 6-2,
6-1 victory over Andreas Seppi. But the lead was short-lived, as Fognini
foiled the hosts' Juan Monaco 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 in the nightcap on the red clay at
Saturday's pivotal doubles match will pit an Argentine duo of Eduardo Schwank
and Horacio Zeballos against an Italian pairing of Simone Bolelli and Filippo
The Argentines are 1-0 all-time versus Italy, with the victory coming in Rome
back in 1983.
Four-time runner-up Argentina has never captured the Davis Cup, while the
Italians' lone title came in 1976.
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