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06 March 2011

Mikhail Kukushkin delights in Kazakh team win

Audio interview


  • Alexandra Willis

OSTRAVA, CZECH REPUBLIC: Kazakhstan has reached the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas quarterfinals for the first time in its history after making its World Group debut this year. Mikhail Kukushkin talks of how the crowd helped him and how happy he was with his performance today against Jan Hajek.

Tomas Berdych felt that Kazakh No. 1 Andrey Golubev played a "perfect" match as the visitors drew level at 2-2 on the final day in Ostrava.


Captain Jaroslav Navratil (CZE) - 06/03/2011

Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) - 06/03/2011

Andrey Golubev (KAZ) - 06/03/2011

Tomas Berdych (CZE) - 06/03/2011

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