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Kazaks Complete Dramatic Win; Roddick Wins 12th Tie-Winning Rubber For United States

World Group, First Round

Golubev© AFP/Getty ImagesAndrey Golubev improved to 3-6 lifetime against Top 10 players after beating Czech Tomas Berdych on Sunday.

CZECH REPUBLIC 2 KAZAKHSTAN 3
Ostrava, Czech Republic; Hard, Indoor

Kazakhstan completed a remarkable final day comeback on its Davis Cup World Group debut to set up a quarter-final against three-time finalist Argentina.

Inspired by Andrey Golubev's heroics in the first reverse singles rubber on Sunday, Mikhail Kukushkin committed just 16 unforced errors to record a 6-4, 6-7(4), 7-6(8), 6-0 win over Jan Hajek of the Czech Republic in the deciding rubber.

Earlier in the day, Golubev kept alive Kazakhstan's hopes after he beat World No. 7 Berdych of the Czech Republic 7-5, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 to level the tie at 2-2. Golubev improved to a 3-6 lifetime record against Top 10 opponents after he hit 15 aces and a whopping 90 winners past his higher-ranked opponent for victory in three hours and 30 minutes.

On The Rise... Golubev (November 2010)

ARGENTINA 4 ROMANIA 1
Buenos Aires, Argentina; Clay, Outdoor

Three-time former runner-up Argentina and Romania split the two dead rubbers in Buenos Aires on Sunday. Eduardo Schwank, a replacement for David Nalbandian, who has picked up a left leg injury, scored a 7-6(3), 6-2 win over Victor Crivoi of Romania in the fourth rubber, while Adrian Ungur  beat Juan Monaco of Argentina 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 in two hours and 23 minutes.

CHILE 1 USA 4
Santiago, Chile; Clay, Outdoors

Andy Roddick recorded his 33rd Davis Cup singles rubber win for the United States on Sunday when he edged past Paul Capdeville of Chile 3-6, 7-6(2), 6-3, 6-3 in three hours and six minutes.

"My plan was to make him work hard," said Roddick, who is now five singles rubbers shy of John McEnroe's 49 matches played. "I knew I was fresher, I had better legs and that won me the match."

Roddick has now won 12 rubbers to clinch ties for the United States. John Isner beat Guillermo Rivera-Aranguiz 6-3, 6-7(4), 7-5 in the fifth dead rubber. The United States will meet Spain after Wimbledon in July.

BELGIUM 1 SPAIN 4
Charleroi, Belgium; Hard, Indoor

Spain, through to the Davis Cup World Group quarter-finals for the fifth straight year, extended its lead to 4-0 when World No. 1 Rafael Nadal overcame Belgian Olivier Rochus 6-4, 6-2 in 76 minutes in the fourth rubber. Later, Belgian Steve Darcis defeated Feliciano Lopez 67(4), 7-6(6), 7-6(3) in an entertaining fifth dead rubber.

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