Safin and Southern have brought Russia a place in World group of the Davis CupMarat Safin and Michael Juzhnyj have brought Russian national team a place in World group of the Davis Cup in 2005. In a pair meeting of a match against a national team of Thailand our guys have changed brothers of Thais of Sonchata and Sanchai Rativatana - 6:2, 6:1, 6:4. The meeting account between Russian national teams and Thailand became, thus, 3:0 in our advantage.
basically, from this match we also did not expect other result. The unique tennis player for whom Thais - Paradorn Shrichaphan hoped. But also it on Friday has conceded to Igor Andreevu. So hopes of a victory at Thailand as those does not remain.
In pair game in spite of the fact that to Russians resisted very harmonious pair of brothers with a surname of Rativatana, Safin and Southern were much stronger. Already in the first set it became clear, what exactly the pair meeting and will define the winner. And, the team of Russia will be naturally, this winner.
Only two games were given by Russians in the first set, in the second in general Thais managed to take only one point - 6:1. And only the third set was a little tightened. Thais have imposed struggle to Safin and Southern which for some time have dared to relax, but soon all has risen again on the places - 6:4, and a victory of Russian national team over Thailand with joint account 3:0.
two more games in the single category Tomorrow will take place, however, they already solve nothing.
Russia - Thailand 3:0
Marat Safin/ Michael Juzhnyj - Sonchat Rativatana/ Sanchai Rativatana 6:2, 6:1, 6:4