Visitors Kazakhstan took a 2-1 lead over Switzerland in the Davis Cup quarterfinals as Andrey Golubev and Aleksandr Nedovyesov beat Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 7-6(5), 4-6, 7-6(6) in the doubles rubber on Saturday.

In Tokyo, Czech Republic wasted little time wrapping up its quarterfinal against Japan after Radek Stepanek and Lukas Rosol paired up for a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Tatsuma Ito and Yasutaka Uchiyama.

The results: World Group quarterfinals: In Geneva: Switzerland 1 trails Kazakhstan 2 [Roger Federer & Stanislas Wawrinka lost to Andrey Golubev and Aleksandr Nedovyesov 6-4, 7-6(5), 4-6, 7-6(6); Federer bt Mikhail Kukushkin 6-4, 6-4, 6-2].

In Naples: Italy 1 trails Great Britain 2 [Andreas Seppi & Fabio Fognini lost to Colin Fleming & Andy Murray 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5; Andy Murray bt Andreas Seppi 6-4, 7-5, 6-3].

In Nancy: France 1 trails Germany 2 [Michael Llodra & Julien Benneteau bt Tobial Kamke & Andre Begemann 6-1, 7-6(5), 4-6, 7-5; Jo-Wilfried Tsonga lost to Peter Gojowczyk 5-7, 7-6(3), 3-6, 7-6(8), 8-6].

In Tokyo: Japan 0 trails Czech Republic 3 [Tatsuma Ito & Yasutaka Uchiyama lost to Radek Stepanek & Lukas Rosol 6-4, 6-4, 6-4]. — Agencies

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