Kokkinakis win boosts Australia’s Davis Cup hopes-ZoomTech News

Australia final received the Davis Cup in 2003 when their facet included present captain Lleyton Hewitt (left)

Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis beat Switzerland’s Dominic Stricker to spice up his nation’s probabilities of reaching the Ultimate Eight of the Davis Cup.

The Australian facet, runners-up in 2022, would have been eradicated if they’d misplaced all three matches on Saturday on the AO Area in Manchester.

However Kokkinakis received 6-3 7-5 towards Stricker of their singles contest.

A 3-0 win for Australia would assure qualification, whereas Nice Britain will advance if Switzerland win 2-1.

Alex de Minaur performs for Australia within the second singles match of the day towards Marc-Andrea Huesler, who then companions Stricker towards Australians Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell in a doubles match.

Leon Smith’s Nice Britain facet beat Australia 2-1 on Wednesday and Switzerland 2-1 on Friday and face France of their closing Group B match on Sunday, with a crowd of greater than 13,000 anticipated.

If Britain beat France they are going to qualify for the Ultimate Eight, which can happen in Malaga, Spain between 21-26 November.

The Nice Britain versus France match might be proven stay on the BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport web site from 13:00 BST on Sunday.

Elsewhere within the Davis Cup on Saturday, Canada – high of Group A with two wins from two – tackle Chile in Bologna, Italy, with the South People needing victory to take care of their hopes of progressing.

In Group C, Serbia and the Czech Republic are each already assured locations within the Ultimate Eight they usually meet in Valencia, Spain.

America and Finland have each received one and misplaced one in every of their Group D matches and the winner of that tie, staged in Cut up, Croatia, will qualify.

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