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16 September 2011

Youzhny discusses his victory over Mello

Audio interview


  • Dmitry Osipov

KAZAN, RUSSIA: Russian No. 1 Mikhail Youzhny talks to our reporter Dmitry Osipov about his match with Ricardo Mello that put Russia 1-0 ahead on day one of their World Group play-off tie against Brazil.

Youzhny whitewashed the Brazilian 62 60 61 in just one hour and 32 minutes.

The other winner of the day, Thomaz Bellucci, looks back on his win against Igor Andreev.


Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) - 16/09/2011

Ricardo Mello (BRA) - 16/09/2011

Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) - 16/09/2011

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    Dmitry Osipov

    For the last five years, Dmitry has worked as a broadcast journalist and reporter for Russia Today Sports. Prior to that he worked as press secretary for Spartak Moscow Region, the professional women's basketball club.



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