ARAG World Team Cup II
PTA World Tour 250 - Tuesday (Day Three) - Düsseldorf, Germany - Clay (Red)
- DR CWLand's slim chances of making this weekend's final were snuffed out in dramatic style as Italy took an unassailable 2-0 lead in Düsseldorf. In the first rubber, Spas Delev's sorry form continued against top thirty player Antonio Bachunelli as the Italian stormed to a 6-1, 6-3 victory over the World No. 47. Delev's form has plummeted over the past few weeks and this was his worst loss of the lot as his Roland Garros preparation took a massive hit. Meanwhile, compatriot Roy Daniels claimed East CWLand's first set of the week but was beaten in three sets by an impressive Michael De Kinsele. De Kinsele dropped his first match on Monday to Gunther Heug, but hit back well against the enigmatic Daniels to win 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
- Heath Davis has handed West CWLand a 1-0 lead as he took a hard fought straight sets win over Serbia's Srđan Ivić. Ivic has now taken both his opponents to the brink so far this week as Davis struggled to shake the impressive Serbian revelation. Both sets went to a tiebreaker and Davis was forced to save two first set points at 4-6. He did well to claim the breaker 9-7, and made far lighter work of it in the second as he won 7-6(7), 7-6(2). West CWLand need to win at least one point tomorrow and then their tie against Spain to have any chance of making the final.
- Elsewhere, a Darcy Cowan-less United States drew level with Germany thanks to Hugh James's three set win while János Varga made up for his brother's second straight sets loss to level Hungary's tie with Spain at 1-1. This is good news for West CWLand.