Czech Republic advance to Davis Cup semi-finals

Hard-serving Lukas fired 31 aces in the match to record his sixth Davis Cup win. The 63rd-ranked Czech landed his 15th ace to prevail on a first-set tiebreaker and his 30th to win the third set.

updated: April 07, 2013 20:00 IST
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Astana, Kazakhstan: Defending champion Czech Republic beat Kazakhstan to advance to the Davis Cup semifinals with a match to spare on Sunday.

Lukas Rosol defeated Evgeny Korolev 7-6 (5), 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5), 6-2 in the first reverse singles to secure an insurmountable 3-1 lead for the Czechs over Kazakhstan in the World Group quarterfinal series.

The Czech Republic took a 2-0 lead on Friday after Jan Hajek beat Mikhail Kukushkin and Rosol downed Andrey Golubev in the opening singles matches on indoor clay.

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