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Team Russia won the Davis Cup (photos)

December 4 2006

Yesterday the Russian team tennis for the second time in its history, won the Davis Cup. In the final match on the courts of the sports complex "Olympic", with a total score of 3:2 Russians won the team Argentina.

Recall that on Friday, Nikolay Davydenko beat Juan Ignacio brow, then David Nalbandian beat Safin (1:1). Fortunately on Saturday, Marat Safin and Dmitry Tursunov in a hard struggle won the pair met, in bringing Russia forward (2:1).

The first in the resurrection played Nikolay Davydenko and David Nalbandian. Alas, Davydenko was unable to beat the Argentines held for the third match in three days. The Argentinian was great on the court and pulled out the most incredible saves.

The overall stiffness in the game and a lot of mistakes made by Russian to allow Nalbaldyanu win the first two sets with the same score 6:2. In the third installment Nikolay Davydenko won 6:4. Nick fought a long time and in the fourth installment. Alas, taking the supply of South American, Davydenko gave two theirs. 4:6 victory for Argentina. Account in the final was 2:2 and the fate of "silver salad" had to deal with Marat Safin and Jose Acasuso.

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The game turned out very hard. Marat Safin at the beginning of the meeting confident took the lead, taking the opponent's submission. But in the middle of the first set Argentine Acasuso due to strong innings (over 200 km per hour) leveled the game. Fortunately developed back in the beginning of the game (3:0), Safin was enough to bring it up to 6:3. In the second set, increased the number of errors by Safina lost the sixth game of the filing, the Russian lost (3:6).

In the third game began again left for Safin, he made a break in the second game of the. However, to retain the advantage of our tennis player did not succeed. In the seventh game of the filing Acasuso took Safin. But in the end the third set, Safin was left behind (6:3).

In the fourth installment of a very long time rivals kept their filing, and it came to the tie-breaker. Fortunately, the strength and nerves were higher in Safina (7:5). In the stands "Olympic" had a lot of famous personalities including Boris Yeltsin, Yuri Luzhkov, Oleg Gazmanov and even Diego Maradona. The latter, after losing their pets, which refused to give any interviews and autographs.

The coach of our team Tarpishchev told that the decision to release Marat Safin in the fifth match was made on Sunday: "I imagined that if we set Tursunov, and the load fell to him, in case of failure, we might have to" bury "... In the end we won the Davis Cup and retained Dima (Tursunov).
Until yesterday, local tennis triple play in the final of the Davis Cup, but only once celebrated a victory. Both Russia suffered a defeat on its site: in 1994, unequivocally conceded Swedes (1-4), and in the 1995th - the Americans led by the great Pete Sampras (2-3). But in our active and has a beautiful guest victory in 2002 in a dramatic final over against France (3:2). The decisive match then won Mikhail Youzhny.

Argentina squad for only the second time playing in the finals of the Davis Cup. The first time it happened in 1981, but then gave the Argentines the Americans.

Vitvitskiy Alex

Sources: Sov.Sport, Sport-Express, broadcast RTR-Sport


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