Davis Cup in Astana: Kazakhs in doubles rescued victory from the Czechs
April 6. KAZINFORM. ASTANA
Astana has just completed the second day of the match of the Davis Cup quarterfinals. Today in doubles on the court there were Kazakhstan’s Yuri Schukin and Andrey Golubev against the Czechs Radek Stepanek and Jan Hajek.
Kazakhs have won in all three sets 7-6, 6-4, 6-3. This game is, in principle, can be called sensational, because Schukin and Golubev rescued victory from the current holder of the Davis Cup, and given the fact that our team in doubles is not strong. The overall result of today 1:2, while in favor of the Czech team.
In the ranking of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Golubev takes 205th place, Shchukin 463-th, Stepanek the 5th, and Hayek the 94th.
In the final, the third day of the Davis Cup match the play will be between Mikhail Kukushkin and Lukas Rosol, and Andrey Golubev against Jan Hajek.
Before the Kazakhs have been unsuccessful. April 5 at the National Tennis Centre Court were Kukushkin and Hayek. Unfortunately, Mikhail Kukushkin lost in three sets: 3:6, 2:6 and 4:6.
If, on the third day the Kazakh team shows better results in two games, we now in the final of the Davis Cup will meet with France or Argentina.
Davis Cup is the largest international team event in men’s tennis. It is held annually since 1900 by the International Tennis Federation. Team tennis players from different countries play games with each other with leaving the losing team from the tournament. Similar tournament for women’s teams is called the Federation Cup.