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Wawrinka rallies to keep Swiss alive in Davis Cup

Geneva, Switzerland (SportsNetwork.com) - Stanislas Wawrinka rallied for a four-set victory over Mikhail Kukushkin to keep Switzerland alive in its Davis Cup quarterfinal against Kazakhstan on Sunday.

Wawrinka dropped the first set in a tiebreaker, but rebounded to claim a 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 victory to even the best-of-five tie at 2-2.

Roger Federer will now try to win it for the Swiss, as the 17-time Grand Slam champion faces Andrey Golubev in the decisive fifth rubber.

Golubev has carried the Kazakhs thus far, beating Wawrinka in Friday's opening singles action before teaming with Aleksandr Nedovyesov to pull off a stunning four-set win over Federer and Wawrinka in Saturday's doubles contest.

Federer won his first singles match Friday in straight sets against Kukushkin.

Kazakhstan won the lone Davis Cup meeting between the two nations in Astana in 2010.

The winner in Geneva will meet Italy in a semifinal in September. The Italians rallied with two singles wins on Sunday to edge Great Britain, 3-2.