China beat New Zealand in Davis Cup

The last match of the tie was abandoned unplayed, after China took a 3-1 lead in the Davis Cup contest against New Zealand in the northern port city of Tianjin.

updated: January 29, 2014 20:10 IST
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Beijing: China's Wu Di came back from two sets down to give his country an unassailable 3-1 lead in the Davis Cup tie against New Zealand on Wednesday.

In the northern port city of Tianjin, world number 291 Rubin Statham took the first two sets for the visitors, both on tie breaks, but the home side's Wu, ranked almost 100 places higher at 198, fought all the way back to take it 6-4 in the decider.

The win put China 3-1 up in the tie, and the match between China's Zhang Ze and New Zealand's Michael Venus was abandoned unplayed, the Davis Cup website said.

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