Coric edges Croatia ahead of Australia in Davis Cup semi-finals




 

Borna Coric gave Croatia the lead over Australia in their Davis Cup semi-final on Friday, sweeping aside Thanasi Kokkinakis in straight sets.

World number 26 Coric triumphed 6-4, 6-3 in 92 minutes on the back of six aces and 18 winners as the two-time champions edged closer to a return to the final having lost to Russia in the 2021 title match.

Former US Open champion Marin Cilic tackles Alex de Minaur in Friday's second tie.

Australia will be looking to stay alive and reach a first final since 2003 when they won the last of their 28 Davis Cup crowns.

Coric, Cilic and doubles specialist Mate Pavic, who could be called into action later Friday, all played in the Croatia team which were crowned champions in 2018.

The eventual winners will face either Canada or Italy in Sunday's final.

dj/nr

COMMENTS

More Related News

Ukraine urges Australian Open to ban Djokovic
Ukraine urges Australian Open to ban Djokovic's father

Ukraine's ambassador to Australia on Friday urged tennis officials to ban Novak Djokovic's father from the Australian Open after he was filmed posing with fans brandishing Russian flags.A video posted to a pro-Russian Australian YouTube account on Thursday showed Djokovic's father Srdjan posing with a man holding a Russian flag with Vladimir Putin's face on it. 

Asia Stocks to Rally as Tech Pulls S&P 500 Higher: Markets Wrap
Asia Stocks to Rally as Tech Pulls S&P 500 Higher: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) -- Stocks in Asia are set to follow US equities higher Friday after a rally in tech shares helped investors shake off mixed economic data that...

EXPLAINER: What is an Australian Black Voice to Parliament?
EXPLAINER: What is an Australian Black Voice to Parliament?
  • World
  • 2023-01-26 05:12:05Z

Australians expect to vote this year in a referendum that would enshrine in the nation's constitution a mechanism for Indigenous people to advise Parliament ...

Global shares mixed, China markets closed for holidays
Global shares mixed, China markets closed for holidays
  • US
  • 2023-01-25 06:48:43Z

Global shares were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street indexes finished little changed as investors awaited earnings results from major global companies. The ...

Australia
Australia's Accelerating Inflation Boosts RBA Rate-Hike Bets

(Bloomberg) -- Australian inflation accelerated to the fastest pace in 32 years in the final three months of 2022, exceeding forecasts and prompting money...

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: Tennis