Novak Djokovic fought back to beat Canada’s Denis Shapovalov and be sure Serbia reached the ATP Cup semi-finals.
World quantity two Djokovic rallied to beat Shapovalov 4-6 6-1 7-6 (7-4) and give Serbia an unassailable 2-0 lead in the tie after Dusan Lajovic beat Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4 6-2.
Serbian pair Viktor Troicki and Nikola Cacic then beat Peter Polansky and Adil Shamasdin 6-3 6-2 in the doubles to gain a clear sweep in Sydney.
They’re going to play Russia in the final four.
Australian Commence champion Djokovic has gained all of his singles rubbers on the ATP Cup but became made to work laborious by Shapovalov.
Shapovalov, who has overwhelmed high-10 gamers Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev on the tournament, broke Djokovic in the penultimate sport of the first position sooner than serving it out.
On the opposite hand, Djokovic blasted during the 2nd, changing all three of his break alternatives to force a decider.
Djokovic served for the match at 5-4 in the third position and had a 30-0 lead when a spectator became taken in heart-broken health in the stands and play became halted.
The Serb gave the fan a bottle of wintry water as she became escorted out of the stadium but he misplaced the next four elements when play resumed and Shapovalov broke back.
Shapovalov saved four match elements, including two off the Djokovic back, however the Canadian sent a forehand long as Djokovic secured victory in two hours and 41 minutes.
“This became the closest match I in actuality have ever performed towards Denis. It became so shut, it goes to also have long gone a special formulation with out problems,” Djokovic mentioned.
“He became taking half in some terrific tennis and I wish to give a giant round of applause and credit rating to him.”
Spain will play Belgium later on Friday, with the winner taking half in hosts australia in the 2nd semi-final.