12 Jul 2009

Israel win in Davis Cup

5:37 am on 12 July 2009

Israel have reached the Davis Cup semi-finals for the first time, defeating 2002 and 2006 champions Russia in their quarter-final.

Doubles pair Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram clinched the crucial point beating Igor Kunitsyn and Marat Safin 6-3 6-4 6-7 (3-7) 4-6 6-4 to open up an unassailable 3-0 lead.

Israel will face either defending champions Spain or Germany in September's semi-finals.