China 2-0 up in Davis Cup tie against New Zealand

New Zealand were newly promoted to Group 1 after they beat the Philippines in September. In both matches, China's singles players came from behind to win.

updated: January 27, 2014 19:08 IST
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Beijing: China's Davis Cup singles tennis players both came from behind to win the opening matches in the Asia/Oceania Group 1 tie against New Zealand on Monday.

In the first rubber in the northern port city of Tianjin, the home side's Wu Di needed five sets to overcome Michael Venus, despite sitting 180 places above him in the world rankings.

World number 383 Venus took the first set but Wu, listed as 203, drew level on a tiebreak in the second, eventually winning 3-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-2, 1-6, 6-3.

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