Davis Cup: Canada defeat Australia to reach semi-finals

The rise of Canadian tennis lasted as Denis Shapovalov and Vasek Pospisil combined to conquer Australia and become the initial semi-finalists of this new-look Davis Cup.
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.
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Captain Lleyton Hewitt later clarified:He has injured . We did have a selection. He couldnt play. So Johnny had to measure up to the plate. He needed a collarbone injury.
Alex De Minaur maintained Australia in contention with a 3-6 victory over Shapovalov in the struggle of the firearms before a disappointingly small but enthusiastic crowd.
But the Australians were not able to complete the comeback, even with Pospisil, whos ranked a lowly 150 after injury, and Shapovalov beating John Peers and Jordan Thompson 6-4 6-4 to set up a clash with Serbia or Russia .
Serbia eased on Thursday, following up triumph over Japan using a 2-1 success against France that removed the top seeds.
This is definitely the most perfect scenario for us, said Novak Djokovic. Winning both twists after singles rather than being pressured from the doubles.
So we are coming to the quarters now and enjoying against Russia tomorrow. That is definitely among the best quality teams . It is likely to be a major obstacle.
Russia were one of the two along with Argentina, who will take on hosts Spain.
Spain would be without their number 2 singles player, Roberto Bautista Agut, that left the competition following his father was taken seriously sick, to return. The Spanish federation afterwards announced that Bautista Aguts father had sadly died.
The 31-year-old, who lost his mother suddenly a year ago, had been due to get married next weekend.
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