Davis Cup: There was joy for Harel Levy as Israel completed a remarkable comeback to defeat Sweden 3-2 in their Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group first round tie in Malmo today. The 30-year-old defeated home town player Andreas Vinciguerra 64 46 64 36 86 in 3 hours 34 minutes to inspire celebrations among his teammates and the small but enthusiastic group of Israeli supporters.This is only the second time in its history that Israel has reached the World Group quarterfinals, and the team can now look forward to a home tie against Russia. For Sweden it was the first defeat ever in the Davis Cup history leading 2-1, since the country made the debut in the tournament in 1925.Historical achievement by Israel“We made history this weekend and I hope people at home appreciate our win over a fantastic Davis Cup country”, we have learned a lot from the Swedish team from last year. How they had a good spirit together and behaved very professional. We are also really looking forward to a quarter final against Russia in July, said the captain Eyal Ran in the final press conference.
Racist demonstrations outside the hall does not deter the Israeli squad
Bless ya boys! KGS
H/T: (Finn) buuri johannesbuurista :”Sweden loses the match too. I never been this happy after a tennis match… Hmm… this was the first time I ever followed tennis a bit.”