Boris Becker and Michael Stich rescued Germany for a 3-2 victory on Sunday over Italy in the first round of the Davis Cup.

Becker beat Omar Camporese 3-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3, giving Germany a tie at 2 in the best-of-5 match. Stich then defeated Paolo Cane 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (1-7), 7-5, 6-1.