Tennis - and Argentina has beaten Chile by taking an unassailable 3-1 lead in the Davis Cup South American Zone finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Davis Cup Tennis, Buenos Aires, Argentina SCU Guillermo Vilas of Argentina serving to Jaime Fillol of Chile - Vilas catches Fillol out of position after rally and plays passing shot down line
GV Crowd watching and Vilas serving-Fillol lobs ball over base line after rally to give Villas game, set and match
GV Scoreboard with people shouting in background.
GV Vilas and Alvarez (nearest camera) receiving service from Fillol and Cornejo-Vilas unable to return.
GV Rally in progress and point won by Fillol and Cornejo.
GV Fillol serves for match point-Alvarez returns ball over base line after long rally to give Chileans game, set and match 5-3, 6-0, 10-8.
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Background: Tennis - and Argentina has beaten Chile by taking an unassailable 3-1 lead in the Davis Cup South American Zone finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentina took a one-match lead on the first day's play, held the lead with a tie on the second day, and took their unbeatable 3-1 lead in the five-match series on the third day.
SYNOPSIS: In the second day's play, Guillermo Vilas of Argentina met Chile's Jaime Fillol for the singles, resuming their match abandoned the previous evening because of poor light. Vilas was leading 8-6, 3-6, 6-2, when the match resumed on Saturday (19 March) and they tied 1-1 in the final set. It was Vilas' serve and after a long rally, he caught Fillol out of position and returned the ball on the base line.
It was match point for Vilas, but the young Chilean put up a valiant effort. Once again ti was Vilas' serve and after another long, tense rally, Fillol lobbed - but it went over the base line. Game, set and match to Vilas - 8-6. 3-6, 6-2, 6-3.
With Argentina now holding a two-nil lead, Chile began to put on the pressure in the doubles with Fillol and Patricio Cornejo. Vilas was partnered by Elio Alvarez.
The Chileans exhibited a great deal of skill, keeping Vilas and Alvarez on their toes throughout the match. Fillol and cornejo comfortably won the first set 6-3. But it was in the second that they put on the pressure - defeating the home team six-nil.
Fillol serving for match point-to win game, set and match 6-3, 6-0, 10-8.