Davis Cup: starters ready
Marinko Matosevic opens Australia's bid to return to the World Group ranks of the elite teams competition today
Marinko Matosevic opens Australia’s bid to return to the World Group ranks of the elite teams competition today. The 101st player to represent Australia, Matosevic will line up against Chinese Di Wu at the Beijing International Tennis Centre.
Matosevic will be followed by Australia’s No.1 player, Bernard Tomic, who takes on Ze Zhang.
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The winner of the Asia/Oceania Second Round tie will progress to the World Group Play-Offs from 16-18 September for a place in the elite 16 nation World Group in 2012.
In Davis Cup action around the globe, Juan Martin Del Potro put Argentina ahead 2-0 in the World Group against Kazah
Del Potro crushed 67th-ranked Kukushkin 6-2 6-1 6-2 at Parque Roca in Buenos Aires after Juan Monaco also sped past Andrey Golubev 6-3, 6-0, 6-4.
Argentina, who could face holders Serbia in the semis, are keen to land the trophy for the first time after three final losses.
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is set to play Ervin Eleskovic on Friday when defending champion Serbia faces Sweden in the Davis Cup quarter-finals.
And in Austin, Texas, Mardy Fish will face Spain’s Feliciano Lopez of Spain while Andy Roddick, playing in his hometown, has drawn world No.6 David Ferrer.