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Belgium defeat Australia 3-2 in Davis Cup semifinal

Belgium has defeated Australia 3-2 on day three of the Davis Cup semifinals. Belgium’s world No.12 David Goffin defeated Nick Kyrgios in four sets 6-7(4) 6-4 6-4 6-4 to level the tie and secure his first win over the Australian in four meetings.

Captain Lleyton Hewitt called upon Jordan Thompson to take on Steve Darcis in the live fifth rubber. The Davis Cup veteran was too strong for the Sydneysider defeating the 22-year-old 6-4 7-5 6-2 to take the win and the tie.

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Draws announced for 2017 Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup

The ITF has announced the draws for the 2017 Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Finals, to be held in Budapest, Hungary on 19-24 September. Sixteen boys and 16 girls teams will take part in the competition.

Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, now in its 33rd year, is the ITF’s official team competition for players aged 16-and-under. A total of 180 teams from 102 nations participated took part in regional qualifying in 2017, with 15 boys and 15 girls teams joining hosts Hungary in the Finals.

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Canada beat India to earn 2018 Davis Cup World Group berth

The Canadian Davis Cup team’s spot in the elite 16-team World Group has been cemented for a seventh consecutive year following Denis Shapovalov’s 6-3, 7-6(1), 6-3 victory over Ramkumar Ramanathan of India on Sunday. The 18-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont. captured a straight-sets win to secure Canada’s triumph over India in their Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group play-off tie at Edmonton’s Northland Coliseum. The final score for the weekend is 3-2 in Canada’s favour following a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 loss by Canada’s Brayden Schnur to Yuki Bhambri in the last match of the weekend.

Shapovalov, ranked world No. 51, exuded confidence from the beginning of his two hour and five minute battle against Indian No. 1 Ramanathan. A total of 23 of Shapovalov’s 30 winners came on the forehand, while his powerful serve was another impressive point of play, with his fastest serve clocking in at 213 km/h. In his third-ever Davis Cup tie, and first as the team’s No. 1 player, Shapovalov posted a 2-0 record.

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Shapovalov quells Yuki fightback to level Davis Cup tie at 1-1

The Canadian Davis Cup team is tied 1-1 with India after the opening day of competition at the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group play-off tie at Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton. Canada’s No. 2 singles player Brayden Schnur (Pickering, Ont.) fell 5-7, 7-6(4), 7-5, 7-5 in the first rubber to Indian No. 1 Ramkumar Ramanathan, before Canada’s top player Denis Shapovalov defeated Indian No. 2 Yuki Bhambri 7-6(2), 6-4, 6-7(6), 4-6, 6-1.

Ramanathan dispatched Schnur in three hours and 16 minutes, and recorded 20 aces to Schnur’s 14. While the 22-year-old Canadian captured the first set in his first-ever Davis Cup match, Schnur struggled to capitalize on his break point opportunities, only converting 3 of

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Nick Kyrgios levels Davis Cup semifinal tie 1-1 in Belgium

Nick Kyrgios has levelled the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas semifinal tie between Australia and Belgium 1-1. Kyrgios overcame Steve Darcis in a five-set thriller 6-3 3-6 6-7(5) 6-1 6-2 in a match that lasted three hours and 35 minutes.

Earlier today John Millman made his Davis Cup debut for Australia and fell just short to world No.12 David Goffin 7-6(4) 4-6 3-6 5-7.

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