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Youzhny mauls Somdev, Russia take 3-1 Davis Cup lead

Moscow, March 7 (IANS) Russia took an unassailable 3-1 lead over India as Mikhail Youzhny mauled Somdev Devvarman 2-6, 1-6, 3-6 in the first reverse singles of the Davis Cup World Group first round here Sunday.

India were down 1-2 in the tie and needed to win the first reverse singles to take the match to the fifth rubber.

Now, the fifth rubber of the tie is only of academic interest.

–Indo-Asian News Service

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2010-03-07-17:43:14