Czech Republic keeps alive its Davis Cup hopes, Vesely and Pavlasek triumph


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Czech Republic keeps alive its Davis Cup hopes, Vesely and Pavlasek triumph

Czech Republic kept its chances in the Davis Cup first round with its doubles team of Jiri Vesely and Adam Pavlasek rallying to defeat the Australian team of Sam Groth and Lleyton Hewitt in five sets. The Czechs defeated the Australians 1-6, 7-6, 3-6, 7-6, 6-2 in three hours 14 minutes to keep the contest alive on the third and final day of play.

The Czechs won 159 points, while the Australian pair won 167 for the match. The Czechs hit only 44 winners to the Australians' 72, but had a fewer margin of unforced errors, 37 to the Australians' 60. They hit four aces and double faults respectively, while the Australians hit seven aces and four double faults.

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