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Vladimir Voltchkov about legendary Davis Cup match in 2004

Vladimir Voltchkov, head coach of the Belarusian national tennis team has given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev.

Max Mirnyi had his own way in life as well. It turned out that in 2004 Belarus saw tennis in a way it had never seen the sport before. You and Max brought Belarusian tennis into the elite of world tennis. A match of such a level was held in Minsk for the first time in 2004. Tribunes gathered. It is necessary to say that it is five matches in three days. A lot has been said about it. So here is the first match and everyone feels that Vladimir Voltchkov is about to overcome the situation in the match with Andreev. And this shout. Everyone froze. In two days’ time you brought victory to the team. What is more, Max Mirnyi won two matches then as well. Time has passed, how can you comment on this situation?

Vladimir Voltchkov, head coach of the Belarusian national tennis team:
I’ll tell you one small secret. The day before the match I went to Victory Square and walked to the eternal flame.

People go to church, but you…

Vladimir Voltchkov:
Yes, it happened to be so. Probably it is the national spirit, and probably it played its part in that match.

Being a professional sportsman, I understand that such matches do not fit into the format of an ordinary tennis match.

Vladimir Voltchkov about legendary Davis Cup match in 2004