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Davis Cup: Australia completes win over Uzbekistan

September 14, 2014

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australia completed a 5-0 Davis Cup win over Uzbekistan on Sunday a day after clinching a spot in next year’s elite World Group.

In reverse singles, Sam Groth of Australia beat Temur Ismailov 6-3, 6-2 before Nick Kyrgios defeated Sanjar Fayziev 6-1, 6-1 in just 40 minutes.

Australia did not drop a set in any of its five matches.

On Saturday, Lleyton Hewitt and Chris Guccione beat Denis Istomin and Farrukh Dustov in doubles to clinch the playoff. Kyrgios beat Istomin and Hewitt defeated Dustov on grass courts Friday at the Cottesloe Tennis Club.

Australia will find out next week who they’ll play in the opening round of the 2015 World Group. Uzbekistan has yet to qualify for the World Group in six attempts and will return to Asian qualifying.

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