Germany advances to Davis Cup quarter-finals

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Brisbane, Feb 4 (IANS) Germany on Sunday secured a place in the Davis Cup quarter-finals after its star Alexander Zverev defeated Australia’s last hope Nick Kyrgios 6-2, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2, giving Germany a 3-1 lead in the World Group team competition.

Germany is to compete in the quarter-finals tie against the winner of the duel between Spain and Great Britain, reports Efe.

On Friday, Zverev started off strong, beating Australia’s Alex De Minaur 7-5, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(7-4), while Kyrgios evened the score after defeating Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.

However, Kyrgios did not take part in Saturday’s doubles rubber, and Germany’s Tim Puetz and Struff beat the Australian duo of Matthew Ebden and John Peers 6-4, 6-7 (1-7), 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4.

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