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Group I Europe/Africa 1st Round

31 Jan - 02 Feb 2014, Aegon Arena, National Tennis Centre, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, Hard, Indoor

Team nominations

    • Lukas LACKO
    • Date of birth:  03 Nov 1987
    • Singles ranking:  84
    • Doubles ranking:  1220
    • Martin KLIZAN
    • Date of birth:  11 Jul 1989
    • Singles ranking:  65
    • Doubles ranking:  212
    • Andrej MARTIN
    • Date of birth:  20 Sep 1989
    • Singles ranking:  153
    • Doubles ranking:  245
    • Michal MERTINAK
    • Date of birth:  11 Oct 1979
    • Singles ranking: 
    • Doubles ranking:  90
  • Team captain Miloslav MECIR
    • Andis JUSKA
    • Date of birth:  22 May 1985
    • Singles ranking:  716
    • Doubles ranking:  980
    • Martins PODZUS
    • Date of birth:  29 Jun 1994
    • Singles ranking:  740
    • Doubles ranking:  1102
    • Janis PODZUS
    • Date of birth:  29 Jun 1994
    • Singles ranking:  761
    • Doubles ranking:  1103
    • Arturs LAZDINS
    • Date of birth:  09 Apr 1997
    • Singles ranking:  2168=
    • Doubles ranking:  1681=
  • Team captain Karlis LEJNIEKS

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  • Tie Summary

    Without Ernests Gulbis, their hero from the 2013 season, it was always going to be a huge challenge for the Latvians in an away tie against Slovak Republic. However, they put up a strong fight with Martins Podzus taking a set off Lukas Lacko, and Andis Juska pushing Martin Klizan all the way, finally going down 68 in the final set. At 2-0 up, the Slovak pair of Andrej Martin and Michal Mertinak knew they could relax, and this allowed them to play some high quality tennis in a four set victory which sees Slovak Republic progress to a tie against Austria in April, with a World Group play-off on offer for the winners.

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