There is equality in Lima. With public, Peru draws 1-1 with Bosnia and Herzegovina in a duel for World Group I of the Davis Cup, with the best two from each country in the ATP world rankings on court. Juan Pablo Varillas marked equality at home, after the initial fall of Nicolás Álvarez.
In the series, on the clay of the Estadio de los Hermanos Buse of the Lawn Tennis Club, in Lima, Varillas, No. 122 in the world, suffered to beat Mirza Basic (269 °) by 7-5 and 7-6 (7) in two hours and 17 minutes.
Rods was more effective than his rival in the closings, although it was difficult for him to define the match. In fact, he had match points serving Basic 4-5 in the second set and when he served 5-6. In addition, he had a good advantage in the tiebreak, until he could win with just enough.
Thus, Peru partially ties with Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the opening of this series, Álvarez (372 ° in the world) could not face the greater experience and solidity of Dzumhur (126 °, ex-Top 25 in the ranking and owner of three ATP titles), who won 6-2 , 6-7 (4) and 6-3 in two hours and 23 minutes.
The local made two of the six break possibilities, while the European broke the Peruvian serve in five of the 13 chances that he generated in the match.
The winner will qualify for the 2022 Davis Cup qualifying phase. On Saturday, in doubles, Peru will form with Sergio Galdós and Jorge Brian Panta against Tomislav Brkic and Basic.
Later, Varillas will be measured against Dzumhur and, if the series is not defined, it will be resolved with the cross between Álvarez and Basic.