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Alexander Lukashenko attends Fed Cup 2017 Final

The Fed Cup 2017 final between Belarus and the USA has begun at Chizhovka Arena in Minsk. President Alexander Lukashenko is among the fans of the tournament, he was watching the first match between Aliaksanadra Sasnovich and Coco Vandeweghe.

However, before the match kicked off, Alexander Lukashenko spoke to the tennis players and coaches of team Belarus. The Belarusian President wished success and expressed his certainty in their high professionalism.

Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus:
We are people, Americans are people, and we are all the same. I feel that today our chances are fifty-fifty, I think. The tournaments were played on the same level and the matches were finished practically in the same time.

Everyone prepared for the tournament in equal conditions, and you can win.

There is little time left! You only have to walk out onto the court and win. And the cup is ours. The only thing I am asking from you today is to show everyone your game.

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Alexander Lukashenko attends Fed Cup 2017 Final