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).
GTV Dawoody serves Machan, first service faulted, Dawoody takes second serve, Machan returns, Dawoody volley's into net. Point, game & first set to Hungary. PAN up to scoreboard.
SV Shafie serves, rally. Point game & second set to Hungary 6-4
GV Start of final game in third set Taroczy serves to Dawoody, Dawoody returns into net 15-0
GV Taroczy serves to Shafie. Shafie returns into net 30-0
GV Taroczy serves to Dawoody, Dawoody returns into net 40-0
GV Taroczy serving for match, Shafie returns into net game, set & match to Hungary, players shake hands & leave court.
Initials BJB/0150 BJB/0230
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Background: 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.