Davis Cup: Australia's Nick Kyrgios wins to level semi-final v Belgium


Unless there are any late changes on Sunday, Nick Kyrgios will take on David Goffin in the first singles match before Steve Darcis goes up against John Millman if a decider is needed.

World number 18 Tsonga made amends on the indoor clay court, overcoming his Serbian opponent - ranking 95 in the world - 7-6 (2) 6-3 6-3.

The result restored parity in the final-four match between Australia and Belgium after David Goffin had recorded a 6-7, 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 victory over Kyrgios' teammate John Millman.

Noah's team are favoured to progress to the final against a Serbian side sorely missing injured former world No.1 and 12-time Grand Slam victor Novak Djokovic, Viktor Troicki and Janko Tipsarevic.

Serbia began the day level at 1-1 following Friday's singles rubbers, with world number 80 Dusan Lajovic having secured a shock victory over 22nd-ranked Lucas Pouille.

Pouille staved off five match points in the fourth set but ultimately succumbed before Tsonga levelled matters in routine fashion, seeing off Laslo Djere 7-6 (7-2) 6-3 6-3.

"Davis Cup has done wonders for me this year", Kyrgios said.

Nick Kyrgios has ripped apart the veneer of friendship between him and fellow Australian Bernard Tomic, saying his former Davis Cup teammate has "lost his way" and "doesn't make sense". "I think we must be favourites going into the doubles' tomorrow".

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Belgium's Arthur de Greef and Ruben Bemelmans are expected to team up against Australians John Peers and Jordan Thompson in Saturday's doubles, with French pair Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut facing Filip Krajinovic and Zimonjic in Lille.

However, he was overjoyed by his performance in Brussels as Australia, the 28-time champions, seek a place in the Davis Cup final for the first time since they last won the title in 2003.

"It hurts a lot because I really wanted to do a job for my country, and for the boys" Millman said.

"There are players out there that are more dedicated, that want to get better, that strive to get better every day, the one-percenters". "I'll have to improve our communication for the next rubber".

The Frenchman's inconsistent serve came back to haunt him in the last two sets and Lajovic sealed the match at the net with a backhand volley, raising both arms in triumph.

Japan are 2-0 up on Brazil as are the Czech Republic in the Netherlands.

Canada and India were tied at 1-1.

"That's the truth. Being home is the only time I get to lead a normal life".