Holders Spain ease into Davis Cup quarter-finals

Updated: 11 February 2012 22:05 IST

Defending champions Spain reached the Davis Cup quarter-finals for a sixth successive year on Saturday when they secured an unassailable 3-0 lead over Kazakhstan in their World Group first round tie.

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Defending champions Spain reached the Davis Cup quarter-finals for a sixth successive year on Saturday when they secured an unassailable 3-0 lead over Kazakhstan in their World Group first round tie.

Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez defeated Evgeny Korolev and Yuriy Schukin 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 in the doubles to put Spain, playing without Rafael Nadal, into a last eight clash against either Austria or Russia.

In Friday's opening singles, Juan Carlos Ferrero had beaten Mikhail Kukushkin 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 4-6, 6-4 whole Nicolas Almagro saw off Andrey Golubev 6-3, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1.

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