France gets closer to final
France takes the lead in a duel with Serbia.Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert win an important point in the doubles, Australia is also allowed to cheer.
The nine-time champion France has a good hand in the fight for his third Davis Cup final within seven years.
The doubles with the world ranking 109.Nicolas Mahut and the Ranking-66.Pierre-Hugues Herbert defeated the Serbs Nenad Zimonjic (no. 39) and Filip Krajinovic (no. 111)6-1,6-2,7-6 (7-3) and took the lead 2-1.
In the second semi-final, Australia is leading 2-1.Jordan Thompson and John Peers handled the Belgians Arthur De Greef and Ruben Bemelmans 6-3,6-4,6-0.
On the previous day, Australia’s top player Nick Kyrgios (No. 20) had equalised against Steve Darcis (No. 77) after David Goffin (No. 12) had put the Belgians in the lead.For the Australians, it is the first final since the title win in 2003.
The final decision will be made on Sunday from 11.00 a. m. onwards.Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (no. 18) meets Dusan Lajovic (no. 80), Lucas Pouille receives Laslo Djere (no. 95).In Brussels, Goffin meets Kyrgios and Darcis meets John Millman (no. 185).