Davis Cup finals 2019: Canada beat Australia to reach semi-finals

Vasek Pospisil (left) and Denis Shapovalov
Canada have never won the Davis Cup - they had twice previously reached the semi-finals (1913 and 2013)

Canada will face either Russia or Serbia in Saturday's Davis Cup semi-finals after a 2-1 win over Australia.

The match came down to a deciding doubles where Vasek Pospisil and Denis Shapovalov secured Canada's passage with a 6-4 6-4 win over John Peers and Jordan Thompson.

Pospisil put his country in front with a 7-6 6-4 victory over Australia's John Millman.

Alex de Minaur levelled the tie with a 3-6 6-3 7-5 win over Shapovalov.

Earlier, Novak Djokovic ensured Serbia moved into the last as Group A winners with a straight-set victory over France's Benoit Paire. The world number two won 6-3 6-3 after team-mate Filip Krajinovic overcame Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5 7-6 (7-5) earlier.

Serbia's tie against Russia takes place from 09:30 GMT.

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic was part of the Serbia squad which won the Davis Cup in 2010

Germany beat Chile 2-1 to win Group C and set up a last-eight tie with Great Britain on Friday (16:30 GMT), and Spain face Argentina in Friday's other quarter-final.

Scheduled start times of both sessions have been moved forward 30 minutes after late finishes earlier this week, with a tie between Italy and USA concluding at 4:04am local time on Thursday.

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