Alexander Zverev powered Germany through to the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup World Group, beating Australia’s Nick Kyrgios 6-2, 7-6(7/3), 6-2 in the reverse singles on Sunday. Germany leading by 2-1 after doubles. The finals singles match between Australia’s Alex De Minaur and Jan-Lennard Struff was not played giving Germany a 3-1 win. “ it’s an amazing feeling, hopefully, this is just the beginning for us,” Zverev said. Michael Kolhmann the German captain agreed “Against a really strong Australian team it makes us really confident. We showed we have a lot of good players, a lot of strong players. We showed that we are able to go further than this.” Germany will play Britain or Spain in the quarterfinals while Australia will September’s World Group playoffs.
Fabio Fognini powered Italy through to the quarterfinals of Davis Cup World Group beating Japan’s Yuichi Sugita 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6(8/6), 7-5in the first reverse singles on Sunday. Italy leading by 2-1 after doubles win on Saturday and Fognini’s five-set victory in his opening singles match on Friday. Fognini trailed 4-1 in the final set as Sugita but rallied to secure to victory.