Uzbekistan were promoted to World Group II yesterday after beating New Zealand 2-1 in the final of the Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group I at the National Tennis Development Centre, Muang Thong Thani.
Thailand’s 2004 Olympic champion Manus Boonjumnong was among 19 boxers to win a spot at the Beijing Games via this week’s Asian Olympic qualifying tournament.
After taking 3 set win against Indonesia, NZ now plays Uzbekistan in group 1 final of tennis Fed Cup Asia/Oceania in Thailand.
Uzbekistan coach and non-playing captain Peter Lebed said Thursday that his side has an edge over India in their forthcoming Davis Cup because of the uncertainty over veteran Indian Leander Paes’s participation.
Uzbekistan players are in New Delhi to train ahead of their Davis Cup tie against India. Their head to head is tied at one-all and the visitors are aware that India at home is going to be tough, CNN-IBN reported.
Thailand’s chances of reaching the final of the Fed Cup Asia/Oceana Zone Group I tournament suffered a major blow yesterday when they lost 2-1 to Uzbekistan at the National Tennis Development Centre, Muang Thong Thani.
Uzbekistan continued preparations for the opening match of their 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign with a 3-1 victory over 2005 Belarus Cup winners FC MTZ-RIPO on Wednesday.
Japan Youth team was crowned champions of the 7th edition of international U-19 Friendship tournament on Wednesday, January 30, that after defeating their Poland counterpart in the final match which held in Grand Hamad Stadium of Al Arabi SC.
Uzbekistan Davis Cup team’s desire to undergo a two-week practice stint on the grass courts here, before their crucial Asia-Oceania group tie against India, did not start according to schedule. But captain Denis Istomin is hopeful of causing an upset, Indian news websites reported.