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Davis Cup semi-finals: Australia and France lead after winning doubles

Davis Cup semi-finals: Australia and France lead after winning doubles

It will be the fifth meeting between the two nations.

Both semifinals are played on clay.

Millman took the opening set in a tie break before Goffin fought back to level the match by taking the second 6-4. Goffin, ranked 12th in the world, has also been under an injury cloud since Roland Garros.

In the first round of the Davis Cup, Kyrgios and Australia faced off against the Czech Republic in Kooyong, Australia.

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In France, the home crowd will be cheering on Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert when they take on Nenad Zimonjic and Filip Krajinovic, while in Belgium, Australian duo Jordan Thompson and John Peers will attempt to silence the crowd with a victory over Ruben Bemmelmans and Arthur De Greef.

Kyrgios appears to be over the shoulder injury which short-circuited his US Open campaign, and a 3-0 head-to-head record against Belgian no.1 Goffin augurs well for the Aussie no.1. Darcis has the experience and nous to lead his country back to the final. Hewitt has the option of using Thompson should he wish to mix things up for the reverse singles but can't name a player from outside the four-man team.

Australia captain Lleyton Hewitt has sensationally axed Thanasi Kokkinakis from the Davis Cup semi-final against Belgium.

"I can't relate to anything (Tomic) says anymore", said Kyrgios, who met Steve Darcis in the second singles match yesterday.

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With Novak Djokovic out of the Davis Cup semifinals, even a French lineup struggling for form is heavily favored to reach the team event final for the 18th time. He has created history when representing his country before, however.

In the play-offs, where the winners will compete in the World Group next season, 2016 champions Argentina are 1-1 against Kazakhstan after US Open quarter-finalist Diego Schwartzman eased past Dimtri Popko 6-4, 6-2, 6-2.

Australia went into the doubles as the favorites and dominated from the start, quickly breaking service in the first two sets, as Peers overcame some early hiccups on his serve to find some powerful deliveries.

Neither of the Belgians play a great deal of doubles but with Peers' regular Davis Cup partner Sam Groth not in the team, the Aussies will field a new-look doubles team.

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Speaking to the playersvoice.com.au website, Kyrgios said the contradictory messages sent out by Tomic left him scratching his head. Set to face David Goffin on Day 1 and Steve Darcis on Day 3, the Australian will like his chances.


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