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Kyrgios Comes Back To Even Davis Cup SF

Brussels, Belgium (Indoor Clay)

Two Top 25 players on the ATP World Tour stepped up big for their countries on Friday during the Davis Cup semi-final between Belgium and Australia. To start the day, World No. 12 David Goffin came back to beat John Millman 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 to give Belgium a 1-0 lead.

Nick Kyrgios beats Steve Darcis on Friday to even the Davis Cup semi-final between Australia and Belgium.
Goffin has now won 14 of his past 15 Davis Cup singles matches. His only loss during that stretch came in the 2015 Davis Cup final against Great Britain's Andy Murray.

But World No. 20 Nick Kyrgios of Australia evened the semi-final by coming back from two-sets-to-one down to beat Steve Darcis 6-3, 3-6, 6-7(5), 6-1, 6-2.

Belgium is attempting to reach the Davis Cup final for the second time in three years and the third time overall (1904, 2015). Australia last reached the final in 2003 (d. Spain).

Lille, France – (Outdoor Clay)

Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga evened France's semi-final contest against Serbia with a 7-6(2) 6-3, 6-3 win versus Laslo Djere, who was making his Davis Cup debut.

World No. 80 Dusan Lajovic had given Serbia a 1-0 lead by upsetting No. 22 Lucas Pouille 6-1, 3-6, 7-6(7), 7-6(5). Lajovic won almost 60 per cent of his second-serve points and hit 29 forehand winners.

He and Pouille had split their two prior FedEx ATP Head2Head meetings, with Pouille winning their only match-up on clay. The semi-final is a rematch of the 2010 Davis Cup final, which Serbia won. France is attempting to reach the final for the first time since 2014 (l. to Switzerland).

Source: http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/news/serbia-france-davis-cup-2017-sf-friday

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