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Brazil beat Russia 5-0 in Davis Cup World Group playoff

Posted on Sep 17, 08:07PM | IANS

Brazil completed a 5-0 series whitewash over Russia in their Davis Cup World Group playoff in Sao Jose do Rio Preto.

World No.41 Thomaz Bellucci defeated Alex Bogomolov Jr. 7-6 (4), 6-3 before Rogerio Dutra Silva overcame Stanislav Vovk 6-2, 6-2 in Sunday's reverse singles, reports Xinhua.

The result means Brazil will next year play in the elite teams competition for the first time since 2003.

"This is a dream come true," Bellucci said after his match.

"Six years ago I didn't think I would be representing Brazil in the Davis Cup or that I would be Brazil's No. 1," he recalled.

"But it has become reality. I feel comfortable playing in the Davis Cup and have been able to lift my game to another level representing Brazil."