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Spain advances in Davis Cup

Updated: February 11, 2012, 9:34 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Defending champion Spain secured its place in the Davis Cup quarterfinals by winning the doubles against Kazakhstan for a 3-0 lead Saturday.

Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez, partnering for the first time, eased to a 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 victory over Evgeny Korolev and Yuriy Schukin on indoor clay.

The hosts won their 22nd straight tie on home soil and 24th straight on clay. They won without second-ranked Rafael Nadal, who sat out the series.

Spain will play either Austria or ...

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