After the first day, Argentina and the Czech Republic are tied at 1-1.
Delpo defeated Radek Stepanek 6-4, 6-4, 6-2. (But he was in pain after the match and said he doesn't know yet whether he'll be able to play on Sunday.)
Whereas Pico lost to Tomas Berdych, who prevailed 6-1, 4-6, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4.
In the other semifinal, Spain leads 2-0 after Ferrer beat Querrey and Almagro beat Isner.
Apart from that, David gave a press conference today. Everything about that tomorrow.
And the doubles.
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It's the first day of the Davis Cup semifinal at the Parque Roca (and in Gijon, where Spain and the USA face off in the other semifinal). And that means it's time for the first two singles rubbers - that David will be following from the stands.
Apparently, he has spent the last couple of days in Buenos Aires, hoping that there might still be a chance for him to play. But to no avail. So David will be at the Parque Roca today but to support and cheer on the team. And it looks like there's also going to be a press conference where he'll talk about what it's like for him to follow this tie as a supporter of the team, instead of being part of it (source).
As mentioned in the previous post, Delpo will open the tie for the Argentine team by taking on Radek Stepanek. In the second match of the day, Pico will then face Tomas Berdych.
Play starts at 10.45am local (2.45pm GMT/9.45am EST).
For those who want to take a look at the matches and/or at David in the stands I'll post stream links in the sidebar, in time for the first match.