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Nick Kyrgios hails career highlight as Australia beat GB in ATP Cup

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An intense encounter went to the wire before Australia eventually prevailed 3-6 6-3 18-16.
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Nick Kyrgios claimed Australia’s dramatic ATP Cup victory over Great Britain ranked as one of the best moments of his career after helping Alex De Minaur defeat Jamie Murray and Joe Salisbury in the decisive doubles rubber.

An intense encounter went to the wire before Australia eventually prevailed 3-6 6-3 18-16 to advance to the semi-finals and a meeting with either Belgium or Spain.

Australia had to wait to celebrate, with Britain challenging whether Kyrgios’ serve landed on the service line after Salisbury missed a backhand return on Australia’s fifth match point, but once confirmed De Minaur and Kyrgios collapsed into an embrace on court.

“It was unreal,” Kyrgios said on the ATP Cup website. “The adrenaline has kind of worn off and I’m exhausted after that match. It was awesome.

“Today was probably one of the best moments in my career, definitely. Just making it through to the semi-final, the first-ever ATP Cup in that type of fashion, was pretty special… we genuinely care for each other, and (our team-mates) were genuinely just so ecstatic to get through.”

Speaking on court in the immediate aftermath, Kyrgios had joked he would need “a bit of red wine” to unwind after such a dramatic encounter.

“That was probably the most stressful tiebreak I’ve ever played in my life,” the 24-year-old said.

Russia also reached the semi-finals after singles victories for Karen Khachanov and Daniil Medvedev against Argentina.

Khachanov was a straightforward 6-2 7-6 (4) winner against Guido Pella but there was no shortage of drama in the clash between Medvedev and Diego Schwartzman.

Medvedev angrily confronted Schwartzman after winning the first set, prompting umpire Mohamed Lahyani to jump down from his chair and intervene before giving the Russian a warning.

After dropping serve in the second set, Medvedev confronted Lahyani about his decision, earning a point penalty for whacking his racket twice against the umpire’s chair.

But Medvedev regained his composure in the decider to win 6-4 4-6 6-3, with the victory ensuring he will be among the top four seeds at the Australian Open.

Russia will face either Serbia or Canada in the last four.

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2Manchester CityMan City25163665293651
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