MALAGA, Spain — Alex De Minaur and Jordan Thompson gained their singles matches to assist Australia qualify for the Davis Cup semifinals for the primary time since 2017 on the expense of the Netherlands.
De Minaur beat Botic Van De Zandschulp 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 to clinch the sequence 2-0 and arrange a semifinal tie towards both Spain or Croatia.
“We have got an ideal workforce, lots of perception and lots of ardour,” De Minaur stated. “I am very blissful to win at the moment. ”Each single considered one of these gamers on our workforce goes to play their coronary heart out. We’ll do the whole lot we will for our nation.”
Australia is the second most profitable nation within the workforce competitors with 28 titles however the final triumph dates to 2003.
De Minaur accomplished his rally with a break within the tenth sport of the ultimate set by constructing a 40-0 lead and changing the primary match level on an indoor hardcourt within the southern Spanish metropolis of Malaga.
He began his comeback by breaking Van de Zandschulp within the first and final video games of the second set. The Dutch participant took the primary set with a break within the twelfth sport. He recorded three victories within the group stage, together with a win over American Taylor Fritz.
Earlier, Jordan Thompson additionally got here from a set all the way down to defeat Tallon Griekspoor 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 and provides Australia a 1-0 lead.
The Australian hit 16 aces to beat his Dutch opponent in a hard-fought match that took nearly three hours. Thompson obtained the decisive break to leap to a 4-2 lead within the last set and held on. After dropping the opening set, the Australian got here again with a break within the twelfth sport of the second set.
The quarterfinal tie between the 2019 champion Spain and 2021 runner-up Croatia is Wednesday.
The quarterfinals wrap up Thursday, when the U.S. meets Italy, and Canada performs Germany. The semifinals are Friday and Saturday, and the title will probably be determined Sunday.