World Group action starts in

World Group 1st Round

31 Jan - 02 Feb 2014, National Tennis Centre, Astana, Kazakhstan, Hard, Indoor

Team nominations

    • Mikhail KUKUSHKIN
    • Date of birth:  26 Dec 1987
    • Singles ranking:  56
    • Doubles ranking:  369
    • Andrey GOLUBEV
    • Date of birth:  22 Jul 1987
    • Singles ranking:  160
    • Doubles ranking:  173
    • Evgeny KOROLEV
    • Date of birth:  14 Feb 1988
    • Singles ranking:  921
    • Doubles ranking:  1410=
    • Denis YEVSEYEV
    • Date of birth:  22 May 1993
    • Singles ranking:  816
    • Doubles ranking:  1375=
  • Captain Dias DOSKARAYEV
    • David GOFFIN
    • Date of birth:  07 Dec 1990
    • Singles ranking:  15
    • Doubles ranking: 
    • Ruben BEMELMANS
    • Date of birth:  14 Jan 1988
    • Singles ranking:  107
    • Doubles ranking:  180
    • Olivier ROCHUS
    • Date of birth:  18 Jan 1981
    • Singles ranking: 
    • Doubles ranking:  942
    • Kimmer COPPEJANS
    • Date of birth:  07 Feb 1994
    • Singles ranking:  108
    • Doubles ranking:  601
  • Captain Johan VAN HERCK

News from the tie

  • Kukushkin to start in Astana
    Mikhail Kukushkin will take on Ruben Bemelmans in the opening rubber of the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group first round tie between Kazakhstan and Belgium
  • Kazakhstan in the driving seat
    Victories from Mikhail Kukushkin and Andrey Golubev on Friday put Kazakhstan just one point away from a quarterfinal berth for the second straight year
  • Belgium keeps hopes alive with doubles win
    Ruben Bemelmans and Olivier Rochus battled past Evgeny Korolev and Mikhail Kukushkin to prevent a Kazakh whitewash and force a deciding day of play in Astana
  • Kazakhstan secures quarterfinals berth
    A straight sets victory for Andrey Golubev halts Belgium's impressive fightback and secures Kazakhstan a place in the quarterfinals for the second successive year


  • Team Kazakhstan celebrate victory
  • Andrey Golubev (KAZ)
  • Team Kazakhstan celebrate victory
  • Ruben Bemelmans (BEL)
  • David Goffin (BEL)
  • David Goffin (BEL)
  • David Goffin (BEL)
  • David Goffin (BEL)
  • Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)
  • David Goffin (BEL)
  • David Goffin (BEL)
  • Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)
  • Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)
  • Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)
  • David Goffin (BEL)
  • David Goffin (BEL)
  • Andrey Golubev (KAZ)
  • Kazakh fan
  • Andrey Golubev (KAZ)
  • David Goffin (BEL)
  • David Goffin (BEL)
  • David Goffin (BEL)
  • Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)
  • Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)
  • Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)
  • Ruben Bemelmans (BEL)
  • Kazakh fans
  • Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)
  • Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)
  • Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)
  • Belgian fans
  • Olivier Rochus (BEL) and Ruben Bemelmans (BEL)
  • Ruben Bemelmans (BEL), David Goffin (BEL) and captain Johan van Herck (BEL)
  • Captain Dias Doskarayev (KAZ) and Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)
  • The Kazakhstan team
  • The Kazakh and Belgian teams at the draw
  • Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) and Andrey Golubev (KAZ)
  • Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) and Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)
  • The draw in Astana


  • Tie Summary

    Kazakhstan was able to resist a Belgian fightback to progress once again to the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group quarterfinals, a third appearance in four years.

    Mikhail Kukushkin defeated Ruben Bemelmans in four sets to get the 2014 Kazakh campaign off to a positive start. Andrey Golubev and David Goffin then proceeded to slug it out for four hours and 38 minutes, with Golubev eventually winning the fifth set 1210. Wins for Bemelmans and Olivier Rochus in the doubles and Goffin in the first of the reverse singles hauled Belgium back into the tie, but Golubev was able to record a straight sets victory to send the Kazakhs into the quarterfinals.

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