November 30, 2022

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After defeating the Netherlands, Australia advances to the Davis Cup semifinals

After defeating the Netherlands, Australia advances to the Davis Cup semifinals

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OKBET ALLSPORTS : By defeating the Netherlands in the quarterfinals, Australia advanced to the semifinals of the Davis Cup for the first time since 2017. The victory was aided by singles victories from Alex de Minaur and Jordan Thompson.

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De Minaur won the series 2-0 with a 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 victory against Botic van de Zandschulp. He will now face either Spain or Croatia in the semifinals.

According to De Minaur, “we’ve got a tremendous squad, a lot of belief, and a lot of enthusiasm.” “Winning today means a lot to me.” Everyone on our team is committed to giving 100% of their effort. We pledge to serve our nation to the best of our abilities.

Australia has won 28 team championships, making them the second most successful country, however their last championship was in 2003.

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On an indoor hardcourt in the southern Spanish city of Malaga, De Minaur finished his rally with a break in the tenth game of the deciding set, on route to a 40-0 lead and the first match point.

The first and final games of the second set both ended with him breaking Van de Zandschulp, signaling the beginning of his comeback. A break in the 12th game of the opening set gave the Dutch player the victory. In the preliminary round, he was 3-0, including a victory against the American Taylor Fritz.

Australia now has a one point advantage over the Netherlands after Jordan Thompson won 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 against Tallon Griekspoor.

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After a three-hour battle in which the Australian smacked 16 aces, he eventually defeated his Dutch opponent.

Thompson said that he was nervous at the outset because of the added pressure he felt playing in the Davis Cup. I held my own, even grew more aggressive as the match progressed, even though he was playing terrific tennis. It’s a huge deal.

After being down 2-1 in the last set, Thompson broke for a 4-2 lead and went on to win. Despite dropping the first set, the Australian managed to rally and take the lead for good in the 12th game of the second.

Australia’s Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell, who won Wimbledon, were scheduled to face the Netherlands’ Wesley Koolhof and Matwe Middelkoop in the final doubles match, however the match was postponed.

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On Wednesday, the 2021 runner-up Croatia will face the 2019 champion Spain in a quarterfinal match.

On Thursday, the United States will take on Italy, while Canada will face Germany in the remaining two quarterfinal matches. Friday and Saturday are the semifinals, and Sunday is the championship game.