Kazakhstan leads Czech Republic 1-0 in Davis Cup

Updated: 05 March 2011 01:44 IST

Kazakhstan took a 1-0 lead over the Czech Republic after Andrey Golubev outlasted Jan Hajek 7-6 (4), 6-7 (3), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in the opening singles match in the first round of the Davis Cup on Friday.

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Kazakhstan took a 1-0 lead over the Czech Republic after Andrey Golubev outlasted Jan Hajek 7-6 (4), 6-7 (3), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in the opening singles match in the first round of the Davis Cup on Friday.

The 43th-ranked Golubev broke his 101st-ranked opponent in the seventh game of the decisive fifth set and again in the ninth, converting his second match point with a forehand winner to win in 3 hours, 37 minutes.

Seventh-ranked Tomas Berdych plays Mikhail Kukushkin in the second singles later on an indoor hard court at CEZ Arena.

The doubles are scheduled for Saturday and the reverse singles for Sunday.

Topics : Tennis Andrey Golubev Juan Monaco Novak Djokovic Rafael Nadal Jan Hajek Czech Republic
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