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Serbia, France, Argentina Advance to Davis Cup Tennis Quarters

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Feb. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Serbia, Argentina and France won today’s doubles matches to advance to the Davis Cup tennis quarterfinals.

Serbia won in four sets against Belgium, as did Argentina against Germany, while France beat Israel in straight sets. The victories give each an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the best-of-five first-round matchups.

The defending champion Czech Republic took a 2-1 lead over Switzerland as Tomas Berdych and Lukas Rosol beat Stanislas Wawrinka and Marco Chudinelli in a five-set match that lasted seven hours and two minutes. The fifth set finished 24-22 with the Czechs scoring the only service break in the final game.

Italy also took a 2-1 lead over Croatia, while Australia avoided elimination against Kazakhstan. The U.S. and Canada holds 2-0 leads going into their doubles matches later today against Brazil and Spain, respectively.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Bob Bensch at bbensch@bloomberg.net

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