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India ease past New Zealand 4-1 in Davis Cup tie

India defeated New Zealand 4-1 in Asian Oceania Group 1 Davis Cup tie on Sunday. Following the win, India will now take on Uzbekistan in the second round of the Asia-Oceania Group I in April.

Ramkumar Ramanathan and Yuki Bhambri won their respective reverse singles matches to hand India a comfortable victory at the Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune.

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Great Britain open up 2-1 lead in Davis Cup

Despite a heartfelt performance in front of an impressive crowd, Canada couldn’t solve a solid British team who now holds the 2-1 edge after the second day of Davis Cup by BNP Paribas play at TD Place in Ottawa. Canadian doubles veteran Daniel Nestor (Toronto) and Vasek Pospisil (Vancouver) fell to Great Britain’s Jamie Murray and Dominic Inglot 7-6(1), 6-7(3), 7-6(3), 6-3 in a closely-contested duel on Saturday afternoon in their World Group first-round tie.

For the second straight day, Canada and Great Britain battled before an electric stadium of supporters. The 7,023 fans in the crowd broke the record for highest-attended Davis Cup daily attendance in Canada, previously set just one day ago. However, even with the home court advantage, Canada was unable to contain a strong serving British team that won 82 percent of points on the first serve and had combined for 17 aces.

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Thompson leads Australia to 4-1 victory over Czech Republic

Undefeated debutant Jordan Thompson led Australia to an emphatic 4-1 victory over Czech Republic in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group first round tie at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club today (Sunday).

Czech Republic’s No.1 player Jiri Vesely overcame Sam Groth 3-6 7-5 6-3 in the fourth rubber, before Thompson maintained his 100 per cent record by defeating world No.157 Jan Satral 7-6(5) 6-2.

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Davis Cup: Canada - Great Britain locked at 1-1

The Canadian Davis Cup team sits tied with Great Britain 1-1 following the opening day of action at the Davis Cup World Group first-round tie at TD Place in Ottawa. Great Britain’s top player, Daniel Evans, secured the first victory of the day on Friday, defeating Denis Shapovalov (Richmond Hill, Ont.) 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 before Canada’s No. 1 player, Vasek Pospisil (Vancouver), overcame Kyle Edmund 6-4, 6-1, 7-6(3).

World No. 45 Evans unhinged Shapovalov in one hour and 50 minutes, breaking the 17-year-old Canadian four times in the three-setter to give Great Britain the early lead. While Shapovalov flaunted his powerful serve, firing 13 aces to Evans’ three, young nerves seemed to have contributed to his 39 unforced errors on the scoresheet.

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Groth and Peers seal Australia's place in the Davis Cup quarterfinals

Australia have advanced to the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group quarterfinals after Sam Groth and John Peers defeated Czech Republic’s Jiri Vesely and Jan Satral in the doubles rubber on hardcourt at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, in Melbourne, today (Saturday).

Groth and Peers defeated their Czech counterparts in straight sets 6-3 6-2 6-2 to give Australia an unassailable 3-0 lead.

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