Davis Cup Djokovic, Kyrgios target final duel

Tennis- Davis Cup Quarter Finals- Australia vs USA- Pat Rafter Arena Brisbane Australia

That worked for a while Sunday during an evenly-played first set, but Kyrgios gradually overpowered the American with his strong serves and backhand. "They've put so much effort into this campaign and they deserve this".

"But [with coach] Lleyton (Hewitt) on the side, telling me to compete for every point, and obviously the crowd, it's easy to get up out here".

Australia will play either Belgium or Italy in September's semifinals, with Belgium leading that quarterfinal 2-1 ahead of Sunday's reverse singles.

The American rallied to win the second set, then recovered from 4-1 down to level the third set before Thompson won it in a tiebreaker.

Australia, captained by Lleyton Hewitt, will play either Belgium or Italy in the semi-finals.

"(I tried to) play within myself, not try to hit it too big, because that is not really my style". I'll be out there for some of Thommo's match and I think it's a good match up with him against Sock.

The Americans had needed the victory to remain in the quarter-final tie after Jordan Thompson stunned Sock 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4 and Nick Kyrgios eased past John Isner 7-5, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5) in the opening singles on Friday.

Nick Kyrgios has proved he can perform under pressure, sending Australia through to the Davis Cup semifinals with a straight set win over American Sam Querry.

The tie finished 3-2 in Australia's favour after Isner defeated Sam Groth in the final rubber.

"I'm going out there and playing the game how it's supposed to be played, and I'm playing hard", he said. Despite being 35 years old and one of the oldest players in every tournament he enters, Roger Federer is once again the dominant player on the ATP Tour. "My game is feeling good", Sock said.

Steve Johnson and Jack Sock of the US celebrate a point in their doubles match.

Kyrgios did not even drop a set in his two matches at Pat Rafter Arena and stayed focused through many moments where previously his concentration lapsed.

In the first match, Jack Sock of the United States took on the 79 ranked Jordan Thompson, and the Nebraska native struggled to find consistency on his serve throughout the match.

Matches resume on Saturday as the doubles take place in Rubber 3.

Hewitt said it was no surprise Sock - the highest-ranked player in the tie - was subbed into the doubles after United States captain Jim Courier had telegraphed the possibility of a late change.

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