- Associated Press - Friday, February 3, 2017

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Defending Davis Cup champion Argentina fell behind Italy 2-0 in their first-round tie on Friday.

Italy’s Paolo Lorenzo defeated Guido Pella 6-3, 6-3, 6-3, and Andreas Seppi won over Carlos Berlocq 6-1, 6-2, 1-6, 7-6 (6).

Italy could knock out the Argentines in the doubles on Saturday, when Diego Schwartzman and Leonardo Mayer face Seppi and Simone Bolelli.

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