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Uzbeks race to 2-0 Davis Cup lead over N Zealand

Uzbekistan's Davis Cup team took an early stranglehold in its tie against New Zealand in Tauranga on Friday, convincingly winning the first two rubbers to open up a 2-0 lead.

sports Updated: Feb 11, 2012 11:00 IST
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Uzbekistan's Davis Cup team took an early stranglehold in its tie against New Zealand in Tauranga on Friday, convincingly winning the first two rubbers to open up a 2-0 lead.

World number 58 Denis Istomin cruised past Rubin Statham 6-1, 6-1, 6-3, taking barely 90 minutes to dispose of a player almost 500 places below him in the men's tour rankings.

Farrukh Dustov had a slightly tougher assignment against Michael Venus, coming back from a set down to win 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2.

The result means New Zealand must win Saturday's doubles rubber to retain any hope of claiming victory.

First Published: Feb 10, 2012 13:41 IST