Demon on fire to seal Aussie win
ALEX de Minaur has reinforced his reputation as one of the most exciting young players in world tennis, seeing off Belgium’s David Goffin to book Australia’s spot in the Davis Cup quarter-finals.
The 20-year-old Sydneysider beat the world No.11, 6-0, 7-6 (8-6) to seal Australia’s first victory over Belgium since 1991 and finish top of Group D, setting up a clash with a talented Canada side this morning.
De Minaur won the first set in 26 minutes as Goffin struggled to find an answer to the red-hot Australian’s powerful return game.
The Belgian No.1 finally got on the board in the opening game of the second set, but de Minaur sealed his 40th victory of the season.
Earlier, Nick Kyrgios kept his emotions in check to put Australia 1-0 up, beating wily 35-year-old Steve Darcis 6-2, 7-6 (10-8).