Serbia & Germany through to Davis Cup semis as Great Britain miss out

Canada beat Australia in the final of the Davis Cup in Malaga to win the event for the first time in their history. They got off to a strong start as Denis Shapovalov beat Thanasi Kokkinakis in straight sets 6-2 6-4.

Wimbledon Champion Novak Djokovic won both his singles & doubles matches as Serbia battled past Kazakhstan 2-1 to secure their place in the semi finals of the Davis Cup.

Djokovic beat Alexander Bublik in straight sets 6-3 6-4 and needed to win to level the tie overall at 1-1. He then partnered Nikola Cacic in the doubles rubber match and beat Aleksandr Nedovyesov and Andrey Golubev 6-2 2-6 6-3 to progress into the semis. Serbia will now play Croatia in the last four.

Great Britain played their first Davis Cup quarter finals match for 7 years but were unable to progress any further after losing a close tie to Germany. British number two Dan Evans got GB off to a perfect start after he demolished Peter Gojowczyk 6-2 6-1. However, Cam Norrie’s defeat to Jan-Lennard Struff 7-6 (8-6) 3-6 6-2 meant the tie went down to a deciding doubles match. British pair Joe Salisbury & Neal Skupski were eventually beaten 7-6 (12-10) 7-6 (7-5) by Kevin Krawietz & Tim Puetz ending their campaign. The Britons will be rueing missed opportunities as they let four set points slip in the first set tie-break and then gave up a 5-0 lead in the second set.

Germany now face the Russian Tennis Federation in the semi-finals.

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