Argentina Beats Great Britain in Davis Cup Semifinal

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Argentina has ousted Great Britain to earn a spot in the Davis Cup final against Croatia, which got into the finals by beating France 3 – 2 in Zadar.

The Argentinians beat the bogs by the same score and will travel to Croatia in November to settle this year’s winner.

Argentina captain Daniel Orsanic received the benefits of a stellar performance by Leonardo Mayer that was instrumental in securing Argentina’s fourth final in the past 10 years. Mayer beat Dan Evans with the match tied 2- 2 in a decisive singles victory.

The South Americans had to travel to Glasgow for the match, so it perhaps means even more to them to have won without having home court advantage.

Argentina last made it to the Davis Cup finals in 2011 and Mayer’s four set win over Evans came in a must-win situation after Andy Murray had kept Great Britain’s hopes alive with a straight-set victory over Guido Pella.

Mayer, ranked outside the top 100 in the world, played above his level against Evans, something that Orsanic said was not unexpected. He was in the match as a late replacement for Juan Martin del Porto after del Porto was chosen to play doubles.

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