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Adelaide | Australia take command

The Australian team ended the opening day of their Davis Cup tie with Brazil with the first two rubbers won by Jordan Thompson and John Millman

I think I showed a bit of grit out there, That's what Davis Cup is all about, never giving up John Millman

.With a place in the Madrid Finals at stake, Thompson got the home side off to a good start beating the experienced Thiago Monterio 6-4 6-4 at Adelaide’s Memorial Drive to improve his record n the competition to 7-4.

There was little between the pair during the first set but Thompson lifted his game when in mattered to pocket it when his opponent netted a forehand.

He used that momentum to great effect by streaking into a 4-1 lead in the second only for te Brazilian to regain his touch and pull back for 4-4.

Again in it was Thompson who was able to grab his opportunity breaking Monterio in the 10th game for the first point.
“It was just a really solid match,” he said. “I’m really pleased with the result and the performance.”

For a while it looked like the visitors would level when Thiago Seyboth Wild served for the second rubber in the tenth game of the second set.

But the Aussie, cheered on by a patriotic crowd, recovered his service break to go and take the second set by dominating the tie-breaker and then romped away with the decider to post a very satisfying 4-6 7-6(0) 6-2 win.

“I think I showed a bit of grit out there,” said Millman. “I used the bench, the team and I soaked up the experience of (captain) Lleyton (Hewitt) and Rochey (coach Tony Roche).

“That’s what Davis Cup is all about, never giving up.”

The two Aussie stars, Nick Kyrgios and Alex de Minaur are unavailable – Kyrgios sidelined with a wrist injury and De Minaur suffering with an abdominal tear.

The winner of the tie will join 11 other qualifiers and the 2019 semi-finalists — Canada, Britain, Russia and Spain — along with wildcards France and Serbia in the Davis Cup finals in Spain in November.



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