France, Italy reach Davis Cup quarterfinals; Kazakhstan, Argentina, Czech Republic, USA and Croatia take 2-1 tie leads

published: Mar, 05, 2016

by: Nima Naderi

WORLD GROUP FIRST ROUND
GREAT BRITAIN 2, JAPAN 1
Venue: Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, GBR (hard – indoor)

Andy Murray (GBR) d Taro Daniel (JPN) 61 63 61
Kei Nishikori (JPN) d Daniel Evans (GBR) 63 75 76(3)
Andy Murray/Jamie Murray (GBR) d Yoshihito Nishioka/Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN) 63 62 64

*****

SERBIA 1, KAZAKHSTAN 2
Venue: Pionir Hall, Belgrade, SRB (hard – indoor)

Novak Djokovic (SRB) d Aleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ) 61 62 63
Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) d Viktor Troicki (SRB) 75 62 64
Andrey Golubev/Aleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ) d Novak Djokovic/Nenad Zimonjic (SRB) 63 76(3) 75

*****

ITALY 3, SWITZERLAND 0
Venue: Adriatic Arena, Pesaro, ITA (clay – indoor)

Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) d Marco Chiudinelli (SUI) 76(14) 63 46 57 75
Andreas Seppi (ITA) d Henri Laaksonen (SUI) 75 76(4) 36 63
Simone Bolelli/Andreas Seppi (ITA) d Marco Chiudinelli/Henri Laaksonen (SUI) 63 61 63

*****

POLAND 1, ARGENTINA 2
Venue: Ergo Arena, Gdansk, POL (hard – indoor)

Guido Pella (ARG) d Michal Przysiezny (POL) 61 64 76(5)
Leonardo Mayer (ARG) d Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 62 76(3) 62
Lukasz Kubot/Marcin Matkowski (POL) d Carlos Berlocq/Renzo Olivo (ARG) 63 64 64

*****

FRANCE 3, CANADA 0
Venue: Vélodrome Amédée Detraux, Guadeloupe, FRA (clay – outdoor)

Gael Monfils (FRA) d Frank Dancevic (CAN) 63 61 63
Gilles Simon (FRA) d Vasek Pospisil (CAN) 75 63 63
Richard Gasquet/Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) d Philip Bester/Vasek Pospisil (CAN) 76(4) 61 76(4)

*****

GERMANY 1, CZECH REPUBLIC 2
Venue: TUI Arena, Hannover, GER (hard – indoor)

Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) d Lukas Rosol (CZE) 36 63 64 26 63
Tomas Berdych (CZE) d Alexander Zverev (GER) 76(6) 16 46 76(5) 64
Tomas Berdych/Radek Stepanek (CZE) d Philipp Kohlschreiber/Philipp Petzschner (GER) 76(7) 75 64

*****

USA 2, AUSTRALIA 1
Venue: Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Kooyong, AUS (grass – outdoor)

John Isner (USA) d Samuel Groth (AUS) 76(2) 62 62
Bernard Tomic (AUS) d Jack Sock (USA) 76(2) 63 36 64
Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (USA) d Lleyton Hewitt/John Peers (AUS) 63 63 46 46 63

*****

BELGIUM 1, CROATIA 2
Venue: Country Hall du Sart-Tilman, Liège, BEL (clay – indoor)

Marin Cilic (CRO) d Kimmer Coppejans (BEL) 75 63 75
David Goffin (BEL) d Borna Coric (CRO) 63 62 26 36 63
Ivan Dodig/Franko Skugor (CRO) d Ruben Bemelmans/David Goffin (BEL) 76(5) 63 61

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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