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Israel attains historic semifinal berth

Updated: July 11, 2009, 3:00 PM ET
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TEL AVIV, Israel -- Israel reached its first Davis Cup semifinal by taking an insurmountable 3-0 lead over Russia with a five-set win in the doubles match.

Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich defeated Marat Safin and Igor Kunitsyn 6-3, 6-4, 6-7, 4-6, 6-4 Saturday to decide the best-of-five series. Israel will take on either Germany at home or Spain away in September.

Ehrlich, who teamed with Ram to win the 2008 Australian Open doubles champions, said the win was the biggest moment ...

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