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Tennis: Australia beat Slovakia in Davis Cup World Group playoff

The duo went on to secure Australia's World Group status 3-0 in the 2017 Davis Cup competition with a 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (3/7), 7-6 (7/2) victory. Photograph: (AFP)

Sydney, Australia Sep 17, 2016, 07.06 AM (IST)
Australia have secured a place in the 2017 Davis World Cup World Group with a doubles win by John Peers and Sam Groth over Slovakia in Sydney on Saturday. 

Peers and Groth were taken to four sets by the Slovak pair of Andrej Martin and Igor Zelenay. 

The duo went on to secure Australia's World Group status 3-0 in the 2017 Davis Cup competition with a 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (3/7), 7-6 (7/2) victory in two hours and 21 minutes.

 Australia, who lost to the United States in this year's first round, will now extend their stay in the World Group to four years.

(WION with inputs from AFP)
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