Skip to main content
CNN.com International
The Web    CNN.com      Powered by
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ON TV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
World Sport

Belarus reach Davis Cup semifinals



Story Tools

MINSK, Belarus -- Max Mirnyi and Vladimir Voltchkov beat Agustin Calleri and Lucas Arnold 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 to give Belarus an unassailable 3-0 lead in the Davis Cup World Group quarterfinal tie against Argentina in Minsk.

Voltchkov and Mirnyi scored straight sets victories in the opening singles Friday and have not dropped a set in two days.

"For 10 years we struggled for this result and today's victory was a reward for it," said Belarus captain Sergei Teterin.

The Argentines were short-handed, playing without injured stars Guillermo Coria and David Nalbandian.

"Yes, it's a very heavy defeat, but we played against a very strong pair. I knew Mirnyi was a perfect player, but I didn't expected that level of tennis from Voltchkov," said Argentina captain Gustavo Luza.

Britain ahead

Greg Rusedski and Tim Henman beat Gilles Muller and Mike Scheidweiler 6-4, 7-6 (7), 6-3 to give Britain a 2-1 lead over Luxembourg in their Europe/Africa Zone Group 1 tie in Esch-Sur-Alzette.

It was Rusedski's first competitive match since January's Australian Open, but the Briton showed few ill-effects from his lay-off.

Britain dominated the first set, and Luxembourg failed to convert a solitary set point in a marathon second set tie-break before two big Rusedski serves got the British out of danger.

Luxembourg made one final push in the third set but failed to convert a break-back point in the Rusedski serve in the sixth game, and Henman served out two games later to put his team firmly back in command.


Story Tools
Click Here to try 4 Free Trial Issues of Time! cover
Top Stories
Three share U.S. Open lead
Top Stories
EU 'crisis' after summit failure
 
 
 
 

CNN US
On CNN TV E-mail Services CNN Mobile CNN AvantGo CNNtext Ad info Preferences
SEARCH
   The Web    CNN.com     
Powered by
© 2005 Cable News Network LP, LLLP.
A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms under which this service is provided to you.
Read our privacy guidelines. Contact us.
external link
All external sites will open in a new browser.
CNN.com does not endorse external sites.
 Premium content icon Denotes premium content.