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Kazakhstan breaks into Davis Cup quarterfinals winning Italy

11 march 2015, 11:29
Aleksandr Nedovyesov. Photo © Alexei Filippov / AP
Aleksandr Nedovyesov. Photo © Alexei Filippov / AP
Kazakhstan's No. 1 Mikhail Kukushkin. Photo © Alexei Filippov / AP
Kazakhstan's No. 1 Mikhail Kukushkin. Photo © Alexei Filippov / AP

Kazakhstan has broken into the Davis Cup quarterfinals after winning Italy in Astana, Tengrinews reports citing Vesti.kz.

Kazakhstan’s No.1 Mikhail Kukushkin defeated Andreas Seppi brining the score to 2:2. Kukushkin won with 7-6 (10/8), 6-0, 6-4 in two hours two minutes.

“The first set was very difficult. But after winning it I began playing more confidently. Luckily I managed to break early in the third and kept my lead to win the rubber," Kukushkin said.

"Mikhail (Kukushkin) played very solid and aggressive tennis, while I had around 20 minutes in the second set when I didn't know what to do. And unlike the first day my serve was not helping me," Seppi said.

Aleksandr Nedovyesovranked No. 130 in the world won Fabio Fognini (No. 22) in a three hour forty-five minute match with 7:6, 3:6, 4:6, 6:3, 7:5.

Currently, Kazakhstan ranks 12th in the ITF Davis Cup National Ranking. 


Full ranking is available on www.daviscup.com

Now Kazakhstan will meet with Australian team in July. The Davis Cup quarterfinals kick off from July 17 to 19.

By Gyuzel Kamalova

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