Defending champion Czech Republic reaches Davis Cup semifinals; Federer, Wawrinka lose doubles tie

published: Apr, 05, 2014

by: Nima Naderi

JAPAN 0, CZECH REPUBLIC 3
Venue: Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan (hard – indoor)

Radek Stepanek (CZE) d. Tatsuma Ito (JPN) 67(5) 76(5) 61 75
Lukas Rosol (CZE) d. Taro Daniel (JPN) 64 64 36 46 62
Lukas Rosol (CZE) / Radek Stepanek (CZE) d. Tatsuma Ito (JPN) / Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN) 64 64 64
Tatsuma Ito (JPN) vs. Lukas Rosol (CZE)
Taro Daniel (JPN) vs. Radek Stepanek (CZE)

*****

FRANCE 1, GERMANY 2
Venue: Palais Des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy, France (hard – indoor)

Tobias Kamke (GER) d. Julien Benneteau (FRA) 76(8) 63 62
Peter Gojowczyk (GER) d. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 57 76(3) 36 76(8) 86 – saved 2 M.P.
Julien Benneteau (FRA) / Michael Llodra (FRA) d. Andre Begemann (GER) / Tobias Kamke (GER) 61 76(5) 46 75
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs. Tobias Kamke (GER)
Julien Benneteau (FRA) vs. Peter Gojowczyk (GER)

*****

ITALY 1, GREAT BRITAIN 2
Venue: Tennis Club Napoli, Naples, Italy (clay – outdoor)

Fabio Fognini (ITA) d. James Ward (GBR) 64 26 64 61
Andy Murray (GBR) d. Andreas Seppi (ITA) 64 75 63
Colin Fleming (GBR) / Andy Murray (GBR) d. Simone Bolelli (ITA) / Fabio Fognini (ITA) 63 62 3-6 7-5
Fabio Fognini (ITA) vs. Andy Murray (GBR)
Andreas Seppi (ITA) vs. James Ward (GBR)

*****

SWITZERLAND 1, KAZAKHSTAN 2
Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland (Hard, Indoor)

Andrey Golubev (KAZ) d. Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 76(5) 62 36 76(5)
Roger Federer (SUI) d. Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 64 64 62
Evgeny Korolev (KAZ) / Aleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ) d. Roger Federer (SUI) / Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 64 76(5) 46 76(5)
Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) vs. Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)
Roger Federer (SUI) vs. Andrey Golubev (KAZ)

Nima Naderi

http://www.tennisconnected.com

Founder and Creative Director of TennisConnected.com. He has over 25 years of coaching experience and is an award winning coach with the PTR. Nima has written articles for the ATPWorldTour.com, TennisCanada.com, TennisViewMagazine and Tennis Pro Magazine. He is also the co-host of the TennisConnected PodCast, the Operations Director for Premium Court and the Tournament Director for the Caribbean Cup Tennis Series.

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