Davis Cup 2014: Kazakhstan strolls to win over Belgium
Feb 02. KAZINFORM. ASTANA
Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan routed Ruben Bemelmans in the deciding Sunday match of the Davis Cup tie in Astana, Kazinform has learnt from Vesti.kz.
By beating the Belgian pro in three straight sets 6:2, 6:3, 6:1, the 26-year-old Golubev lifted Kazakhstan to anticipated quarterfinal of the tournament.
Now Kazakhstan will face tough competition from Switzerland. The Swiss team led by Roger Federer and 2014 Australian Open champ Stanislas Wawrinka will play on home soil against the Kazakh side on April 4-6, 2014.
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Kazakhstani tennis player drops 100 spots in ATP ranking
Feb 03. KAZINFORM. ASTANA
Evgeny Korolev is sliding down the ATP ranking, Kazinform has learnt from Vesti.kz. The Kazakhstani tennis player fell to №426, losing 102 spots Monday.
Unlike Korolev, another tennis pro Mikhail Kukushkin playing for Kazakhstan slipped into the top 60, moving eight spots up to №59. Andrey Golubev and Alexandr Nedovyesov hold №86 and №95 respectively.
Rafael Nadal tops the ranking with 14 330 points in his pocket. Novak Djokovic of Serbia is №2 and Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland who snatched the 2014 Australian Open title last week is №3.