Austria takes 2-0 lead over Russia in Davis Cup
Andreas Haider-Maurer defeated No. 1 Russian player Alex
Bogomolov Jr. 6-1, 6-4, 6-7 (1), 6-2 on Friday to give Austria a
2-0 lead in the first round of the Davis Cup.
Austria needs one more win in the best-of-five series to enter
the quarterfinals of the World Group for the first time since
Russia has managed to win from 0-2 only once, against Germany in
Austria’s leading player, Jurgen Melzer, beat Igor Kunitsyn 6-2,
6-7 (3), 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 in the early match.
The 34th-ranked Bogomolov, who has been living in the United
States since 1992 but opted to play for his country of birth,
looked nervous on his Davis Cup debut. Bogomolov dropped serve
three times in the fourth set and lost the match on his third