You got Kush'd!
WowWowWowWowWow. In a tie that I have to think everyone thought would go to the Czech Republic, World Group newbies Kazakhstan pulled off a shocking upset, with Mikhail Kukushkin clinching it in the fifth rubber over Halek. Sure, the Czechs were Steps-less, but still.
While KushKush will get the hero's welcome, let's not overlook the fact that he got his moment because Andrey Golubev (who I find totes adorbs) upset Tomas earlier in the day to keep the tie alive. Tomas? What happened there, buddy?
So Team Borat (comprised of four former Russians) advances to meet Argentina in the DC quarters, while Team Actual Russia got tossed by Sweden and will have to fight relegation to World Group II.
This. Is. Davis Cup.
(Pics: Getty, Reuters)