Britain, Austria reach Davis Cup world group
BELGRADE -- Britain and Austria took winning 3-0 leads against their playoff opponents to reach the Davis Cup world group after Saturday's doubles.
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Tim Henman and Jamie Murray recovered from a set down to beat Croatia's Marin Cilic and Lovro Zovko on Wimbledon's No. 1 court and put Britain in the top flight for the first time since 2003 at the expense of the 2005 winners.
Henman got a rapturous send off from the home crowd after playing the last match of his career before retiring.
Japan took a 2-1 lead over Romania in Osaka while South Korea was ahead of Slovakia by the same score in Bratislava after Hyung Taik Lee and Kyu Tae Im raced to a 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 victory against Lukas Lacko and Michal Mertinak.
Israel had a 2-1 advantage over Chile at home while Peru was leading Belarus 2-0 in Lima after Luis Horna came back from two sets down to beat Vladimir Voltchkov 3-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in four hours 56 minutes of enthralling tennis.
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