Bogomolov to make debut for Russia in Davis Cup

Alex Bogomolov Jr. will make his Davis Cup debut for Russia next

week.

Russia captain Shamil Tarpischev says the 28-year-old Bogomolov

has been included in the team to play at Austria next month in the

first round.

In November, Bogomolov announced that he would play for Russia,

the country of his birth, instead of the United States, where he

had lived and trained since 1992.

After his debut, Bogomolov can apply for acceptance to play at

the Olympics later in the year.

Tarpischev also chose Mikhail Youzhny, Nikolay Davydenko and

Igor Kunitsyn for the best-of-five series in Austria.