Davis Cup: Canada defeat Australia to reach semi-finals

The increase of Canadian tennis lasted since Vasek Pospisil and Denis Shapovalov united to defeat Australia and eventually become the initial semi-finalists of the Davis Cup.
Canada have been playing as a two-man team because of injury but Pospisil specifically has been inspired and he conquered John Millman 7-6 (9-7) 6-4 in the opening singles rubber.
Surrounded the absence of Nick Kyrgios, who had played in the opening two games but was encouraging this time.
Captain Lleyton Hewitt later clarified:He got injured last night. We did have a selection. He couldnt play. So Johnny had to step up to the plate. He had a collarbone injury
Alex De Minaur kept Australia in contention from the struggle of the firearms in front of a crowd having a 3-6 6-3 7-5 victory over Shapovalov.
But the Australians were not able to finish the comeback, even with Pospisil, whos ranked a lowly 150 following injury, and Jordan Thompson and Shapovalov beating John Peers 6-4 6-4 to set up a clash with Serbia or Russia on Saturday.
Serbia eased on Thursday, following up success over Japan using a 2-1 success against France that removed the seeds.
This is the most ideal scenario for us, said Novak Djokovic. Winning both twists after singles and not being pressured by the doubles.
So we are coming into the quarters today and enjoying against Russia tomorrow. Thats undoubtedly one of the highest quality teams . Its going to be a significant challenge.
Russia were one of both best-placed.
Spain will be with their number two singles player, Roberto Bautista Agut, that left the competition following his father was taken seriously ill to go. The Spanish federation declared that Bautista Aguts father had sadly died.
A year ago the 31-year-old, who lost his mother, was due to get married next week.
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