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Belarus see off Austria in Davis Cup to enter World Group playoff

The Belarusian national tennis team have ousted their opponents from Austria in the Davis Cup Europe/Africa zone Group I 2nd round.

Belarus' Egor Gerasimov won against Gerald Melzer 6:3, 6:3, 6:3 and on the same day Ilya Ivashka made it 2:0 after a hard win over Jurgen Melzer 7:6 (10:8), 6:3, 4:6, 7:6 (7:1).

Then Austrians pulled one back after Julian Knowle and Jurgen Melzer won against Max Mirnyi Yaraslav Shyla 4:6, 6:7 (6:8), 7:6 (7:3), 4:6.

It was all decided on Sunday, when Ilya Ivashka overpowered Gerald Melzer 7:6 (7:3), 3:6, 6:3, 6:1, to the roar of the home crowd at Minsk Olympic Reserve Center.

Thanks to this result, Belarus has entered the World Group playoff, which matches will take place in September 2017.

Photo: tennis.by

Belarus see off Austria in Davis Cup to enter World Group playoffs