USA Ties Against Serbia 1-1; Czech Takes 2-0 Lead in Davis cup


The Davis cup quarter final matches were played yesterday in four different countries i.e, USA, Canada, Kazakhstan and Argentina. In the tie between USA and 2010 winners Serbia played in Indiana state’s city Boise on indoor hard courts, World Number 1 Novak Djokovic defeated John Isner 7-6(5), 6-2, 7-5 to earn 1 point for Serbia. In second singles rubber, Sam Querrey of USA leveled the tie by defeating Viktor Troicki 7-6(1), 3-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.


The tie between Canada and Italy was also even at 1-1. The matches were played on indoor hard courts in the city of Vancouver, Canada. Italian Andreas Seppi gave the visitors 1-0 lead as he came from 0-2 sets down to beat Vasek Pospisil 5-7, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3. Later, Milos Raonic leveled the tie when he defeated Fabio Fognini 6-4, 7-6(4), 7-5. The tie between Argentina and France was also tied at 1-1. The matches were played on outdoor clay courts in Buenos Aires, Argentina. France took 1-0 lead as Tsonga defeated Carlos Berlocq in five set thriller, prevailing 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 in almost four hours. Later on the day, Argentina leveled 1-1 as Juan Monaco beat Gilles Simon 7-6(2), 6-2, 6-4. An exciting doubles rubber is expected on Saturday when David Nalbandian and Horacio Zeballos will play Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra.

It was only the defending champion Czechs which took 2-0 lead over Kazakhstan and are the probable winners to enter semi finals. Both Jan Hajek and Lukas Rosol won their respective singles matches, defeating Mikhail Kukushkin and Andrey Golubev respectively. The matches were played on indoor clay courts in Astana, Kazakhstan. On Saturday, Ivo Minar and Radek Stepanek will play doubles rubber and are likely to prevail and qualify for the semi final. Czech will play either Argentine or France in the semi finals.