Tennis...and Chile pulled off a surprise 3-2 victory over Argentina at Santiago on Sunday (19?
Tennis...and Chile pulled off a surprise 3-2 victory over Argentina at Santiago on Sunday (19 March) to win the American zone south section Davis Cup tennis final. The star of the tie for Chile was their number one player, Hans Gildemeister, who defeated the Forest Hills champion Guillermo Vilas in four sets on Friday (17 March).
SYNOPSIS: Gildemeister serves for set point in the first set. He had played strong tennis throughout the set breaking Vilas' service twice.
The Chilean takes the point and the set 9-7 much to the delight of his compatriots in the crowd.
Guillermo Vilas, who beat American Jimmy Connors at Madison Square Garden in January, won this rally but still lost the second set 3-6.
Vilas serving here, is the fifth highest money earner in world tennis and he came back strongly to take the third set by six games to three.
The fourth set with Gildemeister serving from the far end to Vilas now wearing blue shorts after a ten minute break.
Both players held service throughout the set and Gildemeister takes this point to go ahead by five games to four.
Match point to Gildemeister on Vilas serve.
A fine victory for Gildemeister. The Chilean won 9-7, 6-3, 3-6 and 6-4.