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Tennis: Kazakhstan’s Andrey Golubev secured victory over Austrian team 04 февраля 2013, 17:08

Australian team withdrew after Kazakhstan's Golubev won over Austria's Melzer as part of the Davis Cup tournament in Astana.
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Photo courtesy of Astana Tourism, Physical Education and Sport Department's press service Photo courtesy of Astana Tourism, Physical Education and Sport Department's press service
The match between Andrey Golubev and Jurgen Melzer opened the third match day between Kazakhstan’s and Austria’s teams as part of the Davis Cup tournament held in Astana. Kazakhstan’s team was leading 2:1 after the first two match days, Vesti.kz reports. The leader of the Australian team could not afford to make any mistakes and started the match actively by sending the blows back to Kazakhstan’s Golubev at the Kazakhstan tennis player's serve. Then he won his own serve as well. The score made 0:2. Golubev won two next games convincingly: he served without many any mistakes and then Austria’s Melzer made three double mistakes in a row making the score 2:2. The key point of the first set happened during the ninth game, when Melzer managed to convert a break point. Then he won his own serve as well and won the first set with the score of 4:6. Kazakhstan’s Golubev won three games in a row in the beginning of the second set. He had a chance to convert a break point in the sixth game, but failed. However, Kazakhstan’s player managed to win the second set 6:3. Kazakhstan’s tennis professional made Kazakhstan’s fans nervous in the third set when he nearly let his rival win on his own serve. He was leading with an advantage of three points in the seventh game, when he converted the second break point 4:3. His prominent Australian rival could not regain his strength after such a 'knockdown' again and lost the set 6:4. In the fourth set Golubev again won the third game when Melzer was serving. Then he won his own serve 3:1. Austria’s tennis professional yielded the victory in the seventh game during his own serve 5:2. Golubev won his next serve and secured the third victory over Austria’s team 3:1. Australian team refused to play the fifth match. Tennis. Davis Cup, 1/8 finals Andrey Golubev (Kazakhstan) – Jurgen Melzer (Austria) 4:6, 6:3, 6:4, 6:2.

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