Australia, led by young Alex de Minaur, was the first to qualify for the ATP Cup quarter-finals after beating Canada, a finalist in the last Davis Cup edition, by a hard-hitting 3-0, and without the Nick Kyrgios contest.
De Minaur again vibrated the local crowd who attended Brisbane’s Pat Rafter Arena with a new comeback, this time against Canada’s Denis Shapovalov, and won 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-2 to qualify for his team to the quarter-finals.
Prior to this duel, Australian Millman, who replaced Nick Kyrgios as number two, because Canberra’s was “rigid and sore” according to Captain Lleyton Hewitt, he did his homework against Happy Auger-Aliassime by beating him by a hard-hitting 6-4, 6-2.
In that same group and also in Brisbane, Germany turned to the epic to overpower Greece 2-1. Meanwhile, in Perth, in Group D, he was relentless again and sentenced the match with the two singles matches against the United States to certify his victory (2-1).
The Spanish team, led by Rafael Nadal and Roberto Bautista, will seek after the victory against Georgia in their debut the pass to the quarter-finals against a Uruguay in low hours.
World number one will face Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas, a rival with which he faced each other five times and won four of them. For his part Roberto Bautista, who will be the first to play in the last turn of the day.