Davis Cup in circumpolar North
PR and Media Relations Service, Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg
Qualifying matches of the first round of the Europe/Africa Zone of Davis Cup took place in Novy Urengoy between March 6 and 8. Men’s national teams of Russia and Denmark met at the court of the Health and Sports Center of Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg.
It was for the first time that Davis Cup took place in the circumpolar North. Novy Urengoy turned out to be the northernmost venue of tennis matches for more than one hundred years of Davis Cup. Gazprom was one of the tournament sponsors.
Shamil Tarpishchev headed the Russian national team. Andrey Kuznetsov, Evgeny Donskoy, Konstantin Kravchuk and Andrey Rublev participated in singles and doubles.
Captain Kenneth Carlsen led the Danish team comprising Frederik Nielsen, Thomas Kromann and Martin Pedersen.
Andrey Kuznetsov scored a victory for the Russian team in the first round of Davis Cup . On March 8, the last day of the tournament, he defeated Frederik Nielsen scoring 7–5, 6–3 and 6–2. The final match, which could not make any difference for the Danish team anyway, resulted in Andrey Rublev’s victory over Martin Pedersen with the score of 6–4 and 6–3.
Now our sportsmen will be playing with the Spanish national team, five-time champion of Davis Cup. The match is scheduled for July 17–19, 2015 in Vladivostok.
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Davis Cup – is the major international men’s tennis team contest. It is held annually starting from 1900, and since 1979 – under the auspices of the International Tennis Federation. Teams representing different countries play elimination matches.
The World Group represents the highest level of Davis Cup. Teams having lost in the first round get to the World Group play-offs, where they play against the winners of each zone competing for the right to stay in the World Group.