Hungary took a 2-1 lead over EGYPT at the end of the second day of play of their European Zone "B" Davis Cup meeting on Saturday (17 May).
Hungary took a 2-1 lead over EGYPT at the end of the second day of play of their European Zone "B" Davis Cup meeting on Saturday (17 May). The Hungarians, R. Machan and B. Taroczy, beat Egyptians Ismail Shafie and Ali Dawoody in three straight sets, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3.
On the first day of play, the Men's Singles had been shared between the two teams, both taking a match, and on Saturday, the Egyptian pair appeared set for a victory. However, that was not the way the match went.
The Hungarians pair played with marked harmony and accuracy, concentrating on Dawoody, who was not on top form.
As the match progressed, the tall Hungarians mounted pressure on Dawoody, who was playing on his home court, and Shafie, too, began to falter.
Dawoody's undercut backhand let him down - a usually reliable stroke, the ball ended in the bottom of the net more often than not.
On the other hand, the Hungarians played tirelessly under the Cairo sun. They demonstrated an almost classical grass court game on the Gezira hardcourt.