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Adelaide | Aussie win as Davis Cup final line-up is completed

John Millman secured Australia’s place in the Davis Cup Finals scheduled for next November in Madrid.

He claimed the vital third point to defeat Brazil 3-1 in their qualifying rubber with a gritty display to defeat Thiego Monteiro 6-7(8) 7-6(3) 7-6(3) in three hours five minutes at Adelaide’s Memorial Drive.

It was the second time in two days that Millman has had to dig deep to keep Australian hopes alive having come back from a set down to post his first win over Thiago Seyboth Wild on Friday.

Lleyton Hewitt’s Australians will now join 11 other qualifiers and the 2019 semi-finalists for the Davis Cup finals in Spain next November when hopefully Nick Kyrgios and Alex de Minaur (both absent with injury) will be available.

In other qualifying action the United States are also through beating Uzbekistan 3-0 but Argentina, the 2016 champions, failed to qualify, losing out to Columbia 3-1 – Daniel Elahi Galan delivered the decisive blow in Bogota when he beat Juan Ignacio Londero 6-3 6-4.

The US victory in Honolulu marked the last appearance in Davis Cup of the Bryan twins, Bob and Mike, who secured the winning doubles point with a solid 6-3 6-4 win over Sanjar Fayziev and Denis Istomin.

Five nations will be making their debuts in the revamped Davis Cup final namely Ecuador, Sweden, Hungary, Czech Republic and Austria.

Ecuador’s 3-0 victory over Japan was perhaps not as surprising as it was played behind closed doors in Miri and Japan were without the injured Kei Nishikori and world number 48 Yoshihito Nishioka who feared he might be quarantined and unable to return to the US.

Sweden, who won the Davis Cup on seven occasions between 1975 and 1998 but have been in the doldrums, beat Chile 3-1 with Mikael Ymer claiming the decisive point.

Hungary claimed a thrilling 3-2 win over Belgium.

Trailing 2-1 after Saturday’s doubles, they went through with singles wins for Attila Balazs and Marton Fuscovics.

Fuscovics trailed Riben Bemelmans by a set but hit back to win 6-7(9) 6-4 6-2.

The Czech Republic travelled to Slovakia where they completed a 3-1 victory over their hosts n a late-night finish when Czech number one Jiri Vesely dug deep to beat Andrej Martin 4-6 7-5 7-5.

Austria, without world number three Dominic Thiem, ended the hopes of Uruguay in Graz with Dennis Novak beating Pablo Cuevas to give his side a 3-1 win.

India caused a stir in Zagreb where veteran duo Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna edged Mate Pavic and Franko Skugor in Saturday’s doubles to keep the tie alive but Marin Cilic quickly crushed Indian hopes with a 6-0 6-1 win over Sumit Nagal.

Germany beat Belarus 4-1 and Kazakhstan will be in Madrid for the second year after beating Netherlands 3-1.






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