Goffin declares himself fit for Australia Davis Cup tie

  • Goffin declares himself fit for Australia Davis Cup tie

Goffin declares himself fit for Australia Davis Cup tie

Kyrgios fired 34 aces and 41 winners to take his Davis Cup singles record to seven wins in eight, as Australia finished the day at 1-1 after world number 12 David Goffin had beaten 185-ranked John Millman 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 6-3, 7-5.

Soeda crumpled into a heap as the ball flew past the baseline after more than three and a half hours on court. It was tough out there and I managed to find my rhythm after the tiebreak.

"The weeks we had in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney. that is what I love about Davis Cup". "I'm not really too sure about what to expect in Brussels, but I'm sure the crowd will be really one-sided". But I've done everything right.

Looking to bounce back from a stinging defeat by France in February and return to the competition's top tier, Japan are without former US Open finalist Kei Nishikori, who has ruled himself out for the rest of the season with a wrist injury. "Rusty (Hewitt) has helped me a lot".

"We combine well together and played together at Hertogenbosch on the grass where we got to the semis but played out some tight wins".

Australia's Nick Kyrgios, left, is congratulated by his team captain Lleyton Hewitt.

Thompson, who is yet to lose in three Davis Cup matches, would then partner Peers in the doubles, with Kyrgios and Kokkinakis playing in the singles games.

"But just that whole week, building that chemistry with a team. You can't get away from it", Fitzgerald said on the Channel 7 commentary.

Next up on the indoor clay court in the Belgian capital Australia's gifted but combustible Nick Kyrgios (20th) faces 33-year-old Steve Darcis (77).

After an engrossing back-and-forth clash, Kyrgios eventually triumphed 6-3 3-6 6-7 (5-7) 6-1 6-2 to leave the tie tantalisingly poised.

Darcis managed to survive his first serve game but soon crumbled, allowing Kyrgios to tie things up.

It allowed Kyrigios to see out the match to seal one of his best victories in an Australian shirt.

The 80th-ranked Lajovic made a strong start and capitalised on Pouille's mistakes to prevail 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (5).

Despite his strong form on the world stage, Peers was overlooked by a succession of Davis Cup captains until Hewitt took over and gave him his debut against the US previous year.

The victor of the best-of-five tie will face either France or Serbia in November's final.

In the other semi-final, nine-time champions France lead Serbia, who are without Novak Djokovic, 2-1.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was made to work hard to take the first set of his clash with Laslo Djere, but having done so powered to a convincing 7-6 6-3 6-3 victory to ensure that France will resume control of the tie if winning the doubles.