Australia beat US to reach Davis Cup semis
Nick Kyrgios secured Australia’s Davis Cup quarter-final victory over the United States by beating Sam Querrey.
With Australia 2-1 up going into the final day, Kyrgios won 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 6-4 to give the hosts an unassailable lead in Brisbane.
USA’s John Isner beat Sam Groth 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 in the concluding dead rubber to leave the final scoreline 3-2.
Australia, captained by Lleyton Hewitt, will play either Belgium or Italy in the semi-finals.
Kyrgios and Jordan Thompson had put Australia 2-0 up with respective singles wins over John Isner and Jack Sock before the US hit back with victory in the doubles.
World number 16 Kyrgios lifted Hewitt up as Australia celebrated their victory.
“I knew that I hit a bit of a flat patch at the start of the third set but Lleyton told me to compete for every point and it’s easy to get up out here,” said Kyrgios.
Hewitt added: “I couldn’t be prouder of my boys. They’ve put so much effort into this campaign and they deserve this.”