Davis Cup 2020: John Millman beats Thiago Monteiro in decider as Australia advance to Finals with tight win over Brazil

Millman took the court after Australia's doubles team of James Duckworth and John Peers lost to Brazil's Marcelo Demoliner and Felipe Meligeni Rodrigues Alves 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (6)

The Associated Press March 07, 2020 16:09:39 IST
Davis Cup 2020: John Millman beats Thiago Monteiro in decider as Australia advance to Finals with tight win over Brazil
  • Australia has advanced to the Davis Cup Finals in November with a tight 3-1 win over Brazil on hard courts at the Memorial Drive tennis centre on Saturday

  • Millman took the court after Australia's doubles team of James Duckworth and John Peers lost to Brazil's Marcelo Demoliner and Felipe Meligeni Rodrigues Alves 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (6)

  • Nick Kyrgios has a left wrist injury that forced him out of a tournament in Mexico and Alex De Minaur aggravated an abdominal injury which sidelined him for last month’s Australian Open

Adelaide: Australia has advanced to the Davis Cup Finals in November with a tight 3-1 win over Brazil on hard courts at the Memorial Drive tennis centre on Saturday.

Davis Cup 2020 John Millman beats Thiago Monteiro in decider as Australia advance to Finals with tight win over Brazil

File image of John Millman. AFP

John Millman beat Brazil's Thiago Monteiro 6-7, (6), 7-6 (3) 7-6 (3) in the deciding match.

Millman took the court after Australia's doubles team of James Duckworth and John Peers lost to Brazil's Marcelo Demoliner and Felipe Meligeni Rodrigues Alves 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (6).

On Friday, Millman came from a set and break down to beat Thiago Seyboth Wild 4-6, 7-6 (0), 6-2 to give Australia its 2-0 lead heading into Saturday's matches.

Australia was playing without its two top-ranked players. Nick Kyrgios has a left wrist injury that forced him out of a tournament in Mexico and Alex De Minaur aggravated an abdominal injury which sidelined him for last month’s Australian Open.

Australia joins 11 other qualifiers and the 2019 semi-finalists — Canada, Britain, Russia and Spain — as well as the 2020 wildcards, France and Serbia, in November in Madrid.

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