Nicolás Álvarez needed a game to close the match against Nerman Fatic. In fact, the representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina had the first option, as he was with his service. However, an error by the European (he sent the ball out of the field) decided the victory for the Peruvian and the entire national team in the World Group I series of the Davis Cup.
When the Bosnian made a mistake in the delivery, everything happened on the Lawn Tennis field of the Exposition. First, Álvarez dropped the racket on the brick dust, stretched out his arms, and then waved them. At the same time, the rest of the members of the Peruvian team ran towards the hero of the night to congratulate him.
In parallel, the public joined in one voice to repeat: “Peru, Peru, Peru!”, As part of the celebration. There was also applause and the sound of a bugle to make the support felt for the team led by Américo ‘Tupi’ Venero, while the official voice of the event confirmed the victory over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
This was the series of Peru vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina
The key Peru vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina for World Group I of the Davis Cup has been one of the most even and this was reflected in each of the duels that took place since last Friday. In the first game, Peruvian Nicolás Álvarez fell to Damir Dzumhur 2-6; 7-6 and 6-3.
However, everything was equaled with the presentation of Juan Pablo Varillas, the best weapon of the ‘Blanquirroja’ in sport. After two sets, he knew how to impose conditions on Mirza Basic (7-5 and 7-6). The forces were even, but the European representative again took advantage, this time in doubles.
The duo made up of Tomislav Brkic and Mirza Basic had no problem in beating the Peruvian duo 7-5 and 6-2, made up of Sergio Galdos and Jorge Panta. The outlook was negative, but Juan Pablo Varillas appeared again to restore hope: he defeated Damir Dzumhur 6-1, 6-3.
The winner of the key for World Group I was to be defined in the fifth and decisive match, which was also even. Nicolás Álvarez had a managed to stay with the first set against Nerman Fatic by 7-6 (7-4) and the second was just as exciting: the Peruvian managed to win by 6-4.
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