Australia Stages Epic Comeback to Secure Davis Cup Semifinal Berth

Witness Australia’s thrilling comeback securing a Davis Cup semifinal spot after De Minaur’s stunning display. Read about their epic victory over Czechia!

Australia displayed remarkable resilience, staging an extraordinary comeback to secure a 2-1 victory over Czechia and advance to the semifinals of the Davis Cup for the second consecutive year.

The opening singles match saw Tomas Machac from Czechia take the lead with a 6-4, 7-5 triumph over Jordan Thompson. Subsequently, the Australian team faced potential elimination when Jiri Lehecka led Alex de Minaur 6-4, 5-3 in the second singles match.

De Minaur, however, orchestrated a stunning turnaround. Despite facing a challenging situation at 3-5 in his service game, the 24-year-old remarkably won 10 consecutive points, ultimately securing victory with a hard-fought 4-6, 7-6(2), 7-5 triumph.

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Captain Lleyton Hewitt praised De Minaur’s never-say-die spirit, stating, “I’ve always admired a never-give-up attitude, and he undoubtedly embodies that spirit. For him to carry the team once again, we’re immensely proud. He displayed immense determination and, once again, saved us.”

The duo of Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell sealed the deal, ensuring De Minaur’s heroic efforts didn’t go in vain. They clinched a decisive 6-4, 7-5 victory in the doubles match against Lehecka and Adam Pavlasek.

Purcell humorously remarked post-match, “It would’ve been tough facing Alex in the hotel if we hadn’t won.”

With 28 Davis Cup titles to their name, the Australian team, second only to the United States (32 titles) on the all-time trophy list, will now prepare to face unexpected semifinalists Finland on Friday.

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