Davis Cup: Canada defeat Australia to reach semi-finals

As Denis Shapovalov and Vasek Pospisil combined to defeat Australia and become the of the Davis Cup the remarkable rise of Canadian tennis lasted.
Canada have been enjoying a two-man team because of injury but Pospisil specifically has been inspired and he defeated John Millman 7-6 (9-7) 6-4 in the opening singles rubber.
Surrounded the absence matches but was encouraging from the sidelines this time.
Captain Lleyton Hewitt afterwards explained:He has injured last night. We did not actually have a decision. He could not play. So Johnny had to step up to the plate. He had a collarbone injury
Alex De Minaur maintained Australia in contention in the battle of the young guns in front of a small but enthusiastic crowd with a 3-6 6-3 7-5 victory over Shapovalov.
But the Australians were unable to finish the comeback, with Pospisil, who is ranked a 150 following injury, and Jordan Thompson and Shapovalov beating John Peers 6-4 6-4 to set up a battle with Serbia or Russia .
Serbia eased through following triumph over Japan up with a 2-1 success against France that removed the best seeds.
This is the most ideal scenario for us, said Novak Djokovic. Winning both ties after singles rather than being really pressured from the doubles.
So we are coming to the quarters now and enjoying against Russia tomorrow. That is unquestionably one of the best quality teams . Its definitely going to be a large challenge.
Russia were one of the two best-placed runners-up along with Argentina, who will take on hosts Spain.
Spain will be with their number two singles player, Roberto Bautista Agut, that left the competition to return following his father was taken seriously sick. The Spanish federation afterwards announced that Bautista Aguts dad had died.
The 31-year-old, that lost his mother suddenly a year ago, had been expected to get married next week.
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