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World Group 1st Round

10 Feb - 12 Feb 2012, Arena Nova, Wiener Neustadt, Austria, Hard, Indoor

Team nominations

    • Jurgen MELZER
    • Date of birth:  22 May 1981
    • Singles ranking:  111
    • Doubles ranking:  60
    • Alexander PEYA
    • Date of birth:  27 Jun 1980
    • Singles ranking: 
    • Doubles ranking:  6=
    • Oliver MARACH
    • Date of birth:  16 Jul 1980
    • Singles ranking:  979=
    • Doubles ranking:  46
  • Team captain Clemens TRIMMEL
    • Alex BOGOMOLOV JR.
    • Date of birth:  23 Apr 1983
    • Singles ranking:  275
    • Doubles ranking:  314
    • Mikhail YOUZHNY
    • Date of birth:  25 Jun 1982
    • Singles ranking:  31
    • Doubles ranking:  89
    • Nikolay DAVYDENKO
    • Date of birth:  02 Jun 1981
    • Singles ranking:  208
    • Doubles ranking:  256
    • Igor KUNITSYN
    • Date of birth:  30 Sep 1981
    • Singles ranking: 
    • Doubles ranking: 
  • Team captain Shamil TARPISCHEV

News from the tie

  • Austria end 17-year wait to reach quarterfinals
    Jurgen Melzer sweeps aside Alex Bogomolov Jr 62 64 61 to put Austria into the World Group quarterfinals for the first time since 1995
  • Russia wounded but not yet out
    Russia salvage a point after Nikolay Davydenko and the injured Mikhail Youzhny come through in five sets
  • Austria pull ahead
    Wins from Jurgen Melzer and Andreas Haider-Maurer have put Austria firmly in the driving seat on day one and within touching distance of a first World Group victory since 1995

Photos

  • Austrian team
  • Igor Kunitsyn (RUS)
  • Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT)
  • Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
  • Austrian team celebrating
  • Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
  • Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
  • The Austrian bench
  • Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
  • Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
  • Alex Bogomolov Jr (RUS)
  • Nikolay Davydenko and Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)
  • Oliver Marach hugs captain Clemens Trimmel (AUT)
  • Captain Clemens Trimmel (AUT)
  • Alexander Peya (AUT)
  • Oliver Marach (AUT)
  • Oliver Marach (AUT)
  • Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)
  • Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) and Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)
  • Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)
  • Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT)
  • Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT)
  • Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT)
  • Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT)
  • Alex Bogomolov Jr (RUS)
  • Austrian Fans
  • Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
  • Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
  • Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
  • Igor Kunitsyn (RUS)
  • Austrian fans
  • Austrian captain Clemens Trimmel
  • Russian and Austrian teams
  • Alex Bogomolov Jr (RUS) and Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
  • Igor Kunitsyn (RUS) and Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
  • Referee Norbert Peick and
  • Mikhail Youzhny/Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) and Alexander Peya/Oliver Marach (AUT)
  • Alex Bogomolov Jr (RUS)
  • Tie Summary

    Austria go in search of their first win over Russia when the two teams clash in Wiener Neustadt, near Vienna. The two previous meetings between the nations, both in the early 1980s, ended in defeat for the Austrians, although at that time the Russians were playing under the combined Soviet Union flag.

    Austria will be hoping for a different outcome to their home tie against France this time last year. Playing in a converted Vienna airport hangar, they slipped to a narrow 3-2 loss when Jeremy Chardy stepped up to win the decisive fifth rubber. However, Gilbert Schaller’s men comfortably avoided relegation with an away win against Belgium.

    Russia suffered a disappointing defeat at the hands of Sweden in last year’s first round, leaving them facing a relegation battle with Brazil at home. After falling 2-1 behind, Mikhail Youzhny led a rousing comeback with a titanic five-set victory over Thomaz Bellucci, and Dmitry Tursunov finished off the job by beating Ricardo Mello.

    Russia, two-time Davis Cup champions, have been ever-present in the World Group since they started playing as an independent nation in 1993, while Austria, who have yo-yoed between the top two divisions in recent times, were relegated in 2009 but bounced straight back the following year.

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