2013 Group I Asia-Oceana Semi-Finals

Australia Beats Uzbekistan 3-1

Tomic. Photo Sebastian Costanzo theage.com.au

theage.com.au: April 7, 2013 - Bernard Tomic completed an impressive Davis Cup return as Australia clinched victory over Uzbekistan on Sunday to advance to September's World Group play-offs. Tomic defeated Uzbek No.1 Denis Istomin 4-6 6-2 6-2 6-3 in the opening reverse singles match on clay in Namangan to give Australia an unassailable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five Asia-Oceania second-round tie. It capped a welcome return for the top-ranked Australian, who initially planned to skip the tie before patching up his frosty relationship with Australian captain Pat Rafter. Full article


theaustralian.com.au: April 6, 2013 - Australia holds all the aces heading into the final day of their crunch Davis Cup tie against Uzbekistan. It comes after Lleyton Hewitt and Matt Ebden secured a gutsy five-set doubles win today. The pair defeated Denis Istomin and Farrukh Dustov 7-5 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 3-6 6-3 on clay in Namangan to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five tie. Read full article

Venue: Pahlavon Complex, Namangan, Uzbekistan

R1 Farrukh Dustov vs Bernard Tomic 6-7(6) 4-6 4-6

R2 Denis Istomin vs Marinko Matosevic 6-4 7-6(1) 3-6 6-4

R3 F.Dustov/D.Istomin vs M.Ebden/L.Hewitt 5-7 7-6(4) 4-6 6-3 3-6

R4 D.Istomin vs B.Tomic

R5 F.Dustov vs M.Matosevic

Around the web

Daviscup.com: Tomic to start for Australia in Namangan 

Tennis.com.au: Tomic, Matosesevic to play opener

Sydney News: Hewitt takes back seat vs Uzbeks

2013 Group I Asia-Oceana Semi-finals

Japan Defeats South Korea 3-2

Date: 05 Apr - 07 Apr 2013

Venue: Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan

R1 Tatsuma Ito d. Suk Yeong Jeong 6-1 6-4 6-4

R2 Go Soeda d. Min Hyeok Cho 5-7 2-6 6-4 6-4 6-2

R3 H.Moriya/Y.Uchiyama vs YK Lim/Ji Nam 5-7 1-6 4-6

R4 G. Soeda vs S. Jeong 7-5 6-7(5) 4-6 3-6

R5 T. Ito vs M.Cho 6-3 6-3 6-0

Around the web

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