Germany, Italy win Davis Cup away ties

Updated: Feb 05, 2018, 10:02 IST | AFP | London

German number one Alexander Zverev beat Nick Kyrgios in straight sets to give his country a 3-1 win over Australia in their Davis Cup World Group tie in Brisbane yesterday

Alexander Zverev
Alexander Zverev

German number one Alexander Zverev beat Nick Kyrgios in straight sets to give his country a 3-1 win over Australia in their Davis Cup World Group tie in Brisbane yesterday. Zverev produced some superb tennis to down Kyrgios 6-2, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 in one hour and 48 minutes.

Meanwhile, Italy's No. 1 Fabio Fognini beat Japan's Yuichi Sugita in five hard-fought sets to give his country a 3-1 victory in their Davis Cup World tie at Morioka in Japan yesterday. Fognini, ranked 22nd in the world, edged past Sugita 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6, 7-5 in a marathon tie lasting four hours, eight minutes.

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