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Czech Republic Clinches Place in Davis Cup Tennis Semifinals

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Tennis Player Lukas Rosol defeated Kazakhstan’s Evgeny Korolev 7-6. Close

Tennis Player Lukas Rosol defeated Kazakhstan’s Evgeny Korolev 7-6.

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Tennis Player Lukas Rosol defeated Kazakhstan’s Evgeny Korolev 7-6.

Defending champion the Czech Republic clinched a place in the semifinals of tennis’s Davis Cup today after a win by Lukas Rosol.

Rosol defeated Kazakhstan’s Evgeny Korolev 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 in Astana to give the visitors an unassailable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five event.

In other quarterfinal ties this weekend, Canada leads Italy 2-1 in Vancouver, Serbia is 2-1 up against the U.S. in Boise, Idaho, and Argentina leads France by the same score in Buenos Aires.

The Davis Cup is the top team event in men’s tennis.

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