5 Apr 2014

Stan not the man as Roger levels Davis Cup tie

8:51 am on 5 April 2014

Australian Open tennis champion Stanislas Wawrinka has lost Switzerland's opening singles rubber in the Davis Cup quarter-finals to Kazahkstan's Andrey Golubev, in an epic four-setter in Geneva.

Swiss number two Roger Federer evened the ledger with a straightforward three-set defeat of Mikhail Kukushkin.

Elsewhere in the World Group quarter-finals, Lukas Rosol and Radek Stepanek led title-holders the Czech Republic to a 2-0 lead over Japan in Tokyo, while Italy took a 1-0 lead over Great Britain in Naples.

In the other quarter-final, France had a disastrous start against a weak Germany, losing both the opening rubbers in Nancy.