The national team of Ukraine is covered with lesions started in the home match of the Davis Cup against Portugal.
First on hard court tennis complex in Bucha left the former first racket of the Ukraine’s Illya Marchenko and the leader of Portugal’s Joao Sousa, who is in the current ATP rankings 49th position. In personal meetings Marchenko was leading 2:0, but the favorite of the match was considered his opponent.
At the start of the match Marchenko made the break and led 2:0. Sousa repeatedly tried to return his serve, but Illya managed to keep the minimal advantage. After having played three break points in the tenth game of the Ukrainian after a long struggle managed to make the last step to win the set.
In the second game Marchenko could immediately make a break, but your chance is not implemented. With the score 2:3 Elijah failed the game on his serve than the immediate advantage of making the end of the set another break.
In the deciding set, the key was the fourth game – Marchenko again lost her serve, and all attempts of Ukrainians to return to the game Sousa quietly neutralized.
In the second match of the day the court will be released Sergiy Stakhovsky and Pedro Sousa.
Ukraine – Portugal 0:1
Ilya Marchenko – Joao Souza – 6:4, 2:6, 3:6