Davis Cup: Australia leads US 2-0 in quarterfinal

09 April 2017, 02:52 | Shawn Tate

The United States and Australia are facing off in a Davis Cup World Group Quarterfinal, and the Aussies jumped out to an early 2-0 lead after the first two rubber matches on Friday.

The victor will move on to face either Belgium or Italy in the semi-finals of the yearly tournament, in September.

"We saw a player who's come of age, there's no doubt about that", Woodbridge said during Channel Seven's commentary.

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 past year.

Late in the first set of the doubles, former Australian Davis Cup victor Todd Woodbridge said on Channel Seven commentary that Sock looked as "flat as he was when he finished the match" on Friday. The visitors have Sam Querrey and Steve Johnson listed to play Sam Groth and John Peers but that can all change until an hour before play.

"He does a lot of things for a lot of juniors as well, coming up, so there's a lot of stuff that doesn't really get spoken about Nick Kyrgios off-court, either". Lets hopefully close it out tomorrow, ” world number 16 Kyrgios said on court after the win.

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It is the 47th Davis Cup meeting between the USA and Australia, the two most successful countries in the history of the competition - the US has won the title 32 times, Australia 28. They would hang on to take the two sets to one lead but the Aussies soon rallied, winning five straight games to seal the fourth set and take the opening game of the decider.

American captain Jim Courier had said publicly all week that he respected the tenacity and fitness of Thompson, especially in a competition with the Davis Cup's capacity for upsets.

"Just playing within myself, not trying to go too big", Thompson said post-match.

It will be the 47th installment of the most-played tie in Davis Cup history between the great rivals, with the Americans leading 26-20.

In the fifth set, the Americans broke Peers' serve to love and outplayed the Australians to clinch the match.

Kyrgios took his Davis Cup singles win-loss record to 6-3 with his 7-5, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-5) win over Isner, who saved four break points in the third set and a match point at 5-6 in the third set.



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