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World Group 1st Round

10 Feb - 12 Feb 2012, Palacio Municipal de los Deportes, Oviedo, Spain, Clay, Indoor

Team nominations

    • Nicolas ALMAGRO
    • Date of birth:  21 Aug 1985
    • Singles ranking:  27
    • Doubles ranking:  564
    • Marcel GRANOLLERS
    • Date of birth:  12 Apr 1986
    • Singles ranking:  44
    • Doubles ranking:  10
    • Marc LOPEZ
    • Date of birth:  31 Jul 1982
    • Singles ranking:  1031
    • Doubles ranking:  13
  • Team captain Alex CORRETJA
    • Mikhail KUKUSHKIN
    • Date of birth:  26 Dec 1987
    • Singles ranking:  89
    • Doubles ranking:  150
    • Andrey GOLUBEV
    • Date of birth:  22 Jul 1987
    • Singles ranking:  65
    • Doubles ranking:  68
    • Yuriy SCHUKIN
    • Date of birth:  26 Jun 1979
    • Singles ranking: 
    • Doubles ranking: 
    • Evgeny KOROLEV
    • Date of birth:  14 Feb 1988
    • Singles ranking:  541
    • Doubles ranking:  604
  • Team captain Yegor SHALDUNOV

News from the tie

Photos

  • Marcel Granollers (ESP)
  • Marcel Granollers (ESP)
  • Andrey Golubev (KAZ)
  • Captain Alex Corretja and Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP)
  • Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP)
  • Evgeny Korolev (KAZ)
  • Evgeny Korolev (KAZ)
  • Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
  • Nicolas Almagro and Alex Corretja (ESP)
  • Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez (ESP)
  • Marc Lopez and Marcel Granollers (ESP)
  • Marc Lopez (ESP)
  • Marcel Granollers (ESP)
  • Andrey Golubev (KAZ)
  • Nicolas Almagro with chair umpire Louise Engzell
  • Nicolas Almagro (ESP) with captain Alex Corretja
  • Nicolas Almagro (ESP
  • Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
  • Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
  • Spanish fans
  • Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)
  • Kazakh fans
  • Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP)
  • Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) and captain Alex Corretja
  • Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP)
  • Spain and Kazakhstan doubles teams
  • Nicolas Almagro (ESP) and Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)
  • Spainsh team
  • Spain and Kazakhstan teams
  • Kazakhstan team
  • Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) and Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)
  • Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) and
  • RFET President José Luis Escañuela
  • Tie Summary

    Spain begin their title defence at home against Kazakhstan in a first meeting between the two nations. The hosts enter the tie as firm favourites given their considerable strength in depth with ten players currently ranked inside the Top 50. They also possess a formidable home record having not lost on Spanish soil since 1999, a run that now stretches 21 ties and is a World Group record.

    Spain’s last outing was in December when a 3-1 victory over Argentina at the Olympic Stadium in Seville sealed their fifth Davis Cup triumph. That tie was Albert Costa’s last in the captain’s chair with new skipper Alex Corretja taking over in time for this tie. The two-time Roland Garros runner-up enjoyed a distinguished Davis Cup playing career himself and was a key member of the first Spanish team to lift the famous old trophy in 2000.

    Kazakhstan, who competed under the combined Soviet Union flag until 1994, are relative new boys in the World Group, having made a successful debut in the top division in 2011. Led by Andrey Golubev and Mikhail Kukushkin, they scored a famous 3-2 away win against Czech Republic before falling to eventual runners-up Argentina in the quarterfinals. Yegor Shaldunov’s men are still awaiting their first taste of World Group action at home.

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