Just over 8 hours of incredible tennis has seen Australia through to the semi-finals of the ATP Cup!
After a quick start to the day with Kyrgios and Norrie on court at 10am local time the Australian however only took 75 minutes to see off the Brit 6-2 6-2 with a flawless performance.
Next up was Alex de Minaur up against Dan Evans. It was the Australian who raced ahead early on but the Brit never gave up and took the first set 7-6.
Alex did take us to three sets winning the second 6-4 but in an epic three set match which went to the wire with the Brit winning 7-2 in the tie-break after 200 minutes of tennis.
Three sets were needed once again in the doubles. A change in the tie for the host country Australia where Nick Kyrgios and Alex de Minaur replaced Chris Guccone and John Peers in the doubles.
It turned out to be an inspired choice. De Minaur finished his day with over 5 hours on the court and has 23 hours to prepare for tomorrow’s semi-final now!
A match-tiebreak which was fitting of this encounter between the two countries was won by Nick and Alex who edged ahead after 34 points winning 18-16 and saving four match points.
A missed opportunity for the British side led by Tim Henman as they failed to serve out the match late on following a stunning return winner pass from De Minaur and then Kyrgios before finally serving to win the match.
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