After the first day of Davis Cup quarterfinals, we have a clear situation in three matches and the only one game has certain amount uncertainty, and that is Australia vs the USA.
Belgium leads against Italy with 2-0, the same result is in France where the home team has an advantage over Great Britain and it was expected in Belgrade for Serbia to lead against Spain with the same result.
Quite surprisingly Jordan Thompson easily defeated Jack Sock with 3-1 and brought the advantage for the home team yesterday, at Pat Rafter arena in Brisbane. This was something unexpected forum many tennis experts, because Sock is in good shape at the moment, and he was considered as the key player in the USA team. At the end 6-3, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4 for Thompson.
Nick Kyrgios had an extremely difficult match against John Isner where we have seen some fireworks after serves, but the young Australian talent won 3-0. Many of you who didn't watch this match would easily say that he had no troubles, but when you look at the results of the sets, everything will be clear to you. 7-5 7-6 7-6.
A lot of effort was put in this match by Kyrgios.
The US team fought back in doubles, where Jack Sock and Steve Johnson defeated Sam Groth and John Peers after a fantastic match which lasted maximum five sets. 3-6 6-3 6-2 2-6 6-3, and this preserved the hope of the American team, for some miracle during the final day.
Serbia is leading confidently against Spain. Novak Djokovic and Viktor Troicki easily defeated their opponents. Both matches were finished quickly and in three sets. In the first duel of the day, Djokovic defeated Albert Ramos Vinolas 6-3 6-4 6-2 while
Victor Troicki was excellent against Pablo Carreno Busta 6-3 6-4 6-3. After a long time, Serbian racquet No.2 was showing his true face. Serbia is close to the semifinals, and we think that this clash is pretty much decided, as the other two in which the home nations have and advantage of two points.
In Rouen, Lucas Pouille and Jeremy Chardy were also pretty confident against their opponents from Great Britain.
Pouille won against Kyle Edmund 3-0, 7-5 7-6 6-3, and number 68 in the world Jeremy Chardy defeated Dan Evans much easier than anyone expected 6-2 6-3 6-3.
The visiting team has no chances without injured Andy Murray and yesterday's results prove that claim.
Jamie Murray and Dom Inglot will play Nicolas Mahut and Julien Benneteau in today's doubles.
Finally, we come to the match which is currently played at Charleroi. Without Fabio Fognini the Italian side didn't stand a chance against the Belgians who are in good shape lately. Steve Darcis lost the first set against Paolo Lorenzi and then he swept the Italian player with three consecutive sets won. 3-1, 6-7 6-1 6-1 7-6.
For a brief moment there was a small hope for the visiting team, but eventually, everything disappeared when Darcis started controlling the game.
In the second match as expected David Goffin had no troubles handling Andreas Seppi and the final outcome shows that. 3-0, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 for the home player.