Posted March 27, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Austria will travel to next week's Davis Cup quarterfinal against defending champion Spain with the same team that beat Russia 3-2 in the first round. The 22nd-ranked Jurgen Melzer along with Andreas Haider-Maurer, Oliver Marach and Alexander Peya were nominated on Tuesday by captain Clemens Trimmel, who added Martin Fischer and Julian Knowle as hitting partners. ''We are the absolute underdogs,'' Trimmel said. ''Any other result than a Spanish win would mean a major sensation. Every single point we might win there would be a great success for Austrian tennis.'' In its first quarterfinal since 1995, Austria plays Spain in Oropesa del Mar from April 6-8.
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