Davis Cup: Australia leads US 2-0 in quarterfinal

Apr 10, 2017, 01:23
Davis Cup: Australia leads US 2-0 in quarterfinal

After a similar lull in the third set, he fought back from 4-1 down to close the match and the quarter-final 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 6-4.

Kyrgios and Jordan Thompson put Australia in the box seat when they won the opening singles on Friday, with Thompson scoring an upset win over American number one Jack Sock before Kyrgios downed Isner.

BELGIUM'S David Goffin defeated Italy's Paolo Lorenzi in straight sets to seal a 3-1 Davis Cup victory for the hosts in Charleroi and a semifinal showdown with Australia.

The 24-year-old American has already won two ATP titles this year and beat Grigor Dimitrov, the Brisbane International victor and Australian Open semi-finalist, two weeks ago.

"We don't know what's going to come, we're not part of that process", Courier said.

Australia progressed to the semi-finals of the Davis Cup after Nick Kyrgios won his singles match against Sam Querrey of the United States to secure a 3-1 victory today.

In the second match, Nick Kyrgios took on John Isner, and it was Kyrgios who was able to play his best tennis in the big points.

In the decisive reverse singles on Sunday, Sock will face Kyrgios and Isner takes on Thompson.

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"I'm sure he'd much rather play in a dead rubber", Hewitt said.

Australia has charged to 2 games to nil lead over the United States in the Davis Cup quarterfinals in Brisbane on Friday.

France need to win just one more rubber to eliminate Great Britain, who are severely weakened with the absence of Andy Murray.

"I'm looking forward to getting back here and having some home support", Kyrgios said.

"They are likely to pick red clay at Roland Garros or Monte Carlo for the clash and I will do my best to make myself available for the semis because we all value playing for our country", Djokovic said.

However, Kyrgios produced another commanding performance and showed more signs of his newfound ability to produce under pressure, breaking Querrey twice, after the American led 4-1, as he attempted a comeback in the third set.

I found out [I was playing] just the night before you guys. "It would be pretty special to get to the final four".

The right-hander had won one match only since the February tie and also suffered an ankle injury, but has rallied when representing his country, pointing to a big tattoo on his right biceps of the Australian Olympic logo, inked after his Rio Games campaign previous year.