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September 16, 2018
WORLD GROUP
Winners to WG final, Nov. 23-25
Semifinals
France 3, Spain 2
At Stade Pierre Mauroy
Lille, France
Surface: Hard-Indoor
Singles

Benoit Paire, France, def. Pablo Carreno Busta, Spain, 7-5, 6-1, 6-0.

Lucas Pouille, France, def. Roberto Bautista Agut, Spain, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.

Doubles

Julien Benneteau and Nicholas Mahut, France, def. Marcel Granollers and Feliciano Lopez, Spain, 6-0, 6-4, 7-6 (7).

Reverse Singles

Albert Ramos Vinolas, Spain, def. Richard Gasquet, France, 1-6, 6-4, 14-12.

Marcel Granollers, Spain, def. Nicolas Mahut, France, 6-7 (2), 6-3, 13-11.

Croatia 2, United States 2
At Sportski centar Visnjik
Zadar, Croatia
Surface: Clay-Outdoor
Singles

Borna Coric, Croatia, def. Steve Johnson, United States, 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-3.

Marin Cilic, Croatia, def. Frances Tiafoe, United States, 6-1, 6-3, 7-6 (5).

Doubles

Mike Bryan and Ryan Harrison, United States, def. Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic, Croatia, 7-5, 7-6 (6), 1-6, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5).

Reverse Singles

Sam Querrey, United States, def. Marin Cilic, Croatia, 6-7 (2), 7-6 (6), 6-3, 6-4.

Borna Coric, Croatia, def. Frances Tiafoe, United States, 6-7 (0), 6-1, 6-7 (11), 6-1, 6-3.

WORLD GROUP PLAYOFFS
Winners to 2019 World Group
Argentina 4, Colombia 0
At Estadio Cerrado Doctor Aldo Cantoni
San Juan, Argentina
Surface: Clay-Indoor
Singles

Diego Schwartzman, Argentina, def. Santiago Giraldo, Colombia, 6-3, 6-1, 6-7 (3), 6-1.

Guido Pella, Argentina, def. Daniel Galan, Colombia, 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Doubles

Maximo Gonzalez and Horacio Zeballos, Argentina, def. Alejandro Gomez and Cristian Rodriguez, Colombia, 6-4, 7-6 (3), 6-7 (4), 4-6, 6-4.

Reverse Singles

Horacio Zeballos, Argentina, def. Nicolas Mejia, Colombia, 7-5, 6-2.

Guido Pella, Argentina, vs. Santiago Giraldo, Colombia, abandoned.

Britain 3, Uzbekistan 1
At Emirates Arena
Glasgow, Scotland
Surface: Hard-Indoor
Singles

Daniel Evans, Britain, def. Denis Istomin, Uzbekistan, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 0-6, 6-4, 7-5.

Jurabek Karimov, Uzbekistan, def. Cameron Norrie, Britain, 0-6, 5-7, 7-6 (6), 6-2, 6-2.

Doubles

Dominic Inglot and Jamie Murray, Britain, def. Sanjar Fayziev and Denis Istomin, Uzbekistan, 4-6, 7-6 (8), 6-2, 6-3.

Reverse Singles

Cameron Norrie, Britain, def. Sanjar Fayziev, Uzbekistan, 6-2, 6-2, 6-0.

Daniel Evans, Britain, vs. Jurabek Karimov, Uzbekistan, abandoned.

Austria 3, Australia 1
At Messe Congress Graz
Graz, Austria
Surface: Clay-Outdoor
Singles

Dominic Thiem, Austria, def. Jordan Thompson, Australia, 6-1, 6-3, 6-0.

Dennis Novak, Austria, def. Alex de Minaur, Australia, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-2.

Doubles

Lleyton Hewitt and John Peers, Australia, def. Oliver Marach and Jurgen Melzer, Austria, 6-1, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.

Reverse Singles

Dominic Thiem, Austria, def. Alex de Minaur, Australia, 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.

Dennis Novak, Austria, vs. Jordan Thompson, Australia, abandoned.

Sweden 3, Switzerland 2
At Swiss Tennis Arena
Biel, Switzerland
Surface: Hard-Indoor
Singles

Markus Eriksson, Sweden, def. Marc-Andrea Huesler, Switzerland, 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-7 (10), 4-6.

Henri Laaksonen, Switzerland, def. Jonathan Mridha, Sweden, 7-6 (5), 6-2, 6-3.

Doubles

Markus Eriksson and Robert Lindstedt, Sweden, def. Antoine Bellier and Luca Margaroli, Switzerland, 6-2, 6-2, 6-4.

Reverse Singles

Henri Laaksonen, Switzerland, def. Markus Eriksson, Sweden, 6-2, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-1.

Jonathan Mridha, Sweden, def. Sandro Ehrat, Switzerland, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (4).

Serbia 4, India 0
At Kraljevo Sports Venue
Kraljevo, Serbia
Surface: Clay-Indoor
Singles

Laslo Djere, Serbia, def. Ramkumar Ramanathan, India, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (2), 6-2.

Dusan Lajovic, Serbia, def. Prajnesh Gunneswaran, India, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4.

Doubles

Nikola Milojevic and Danilo Petrovic, Serbia, def. Rohan Bopanna and Saketh Myneni, India, 7-6 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (4).

Reverse Singles

Pedra Krstin, Serbia, def. N. Sriram Balaji, India, 6-3, 6-1.

Laslo Djere, Serbia, vs. Prajnesh Gunneswaran, India, abandoned.

Canada 3, Netherlands 1
At Coca-Cola Coliseum
Toronto
Surface: Hard-Indoor
Singles

Milos Raonic, Canada, def. Thiemo de Bakker, Netherlands, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.

Denis Shapovalov, Canada, def. Robin Haase, Netherlands, 3-6, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4.

Doubles

Matwe Middelkoop and Jean-Julien Rojer, Netherlands, def. Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil, Canada, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.

Reverse Singles

Milos Raonic, Canada, def. Scott Griekspoor, Netherlands, 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-4.

Denis Shapovalov, Canada, vs. Thiemo de Bakker, Netherlands, abandoned.

Czech Republic 3, Hungary 2
At Lurdy Haz
Budapest, Hungary
Surface: Clay-Outdoor
Singles

Zsombor Piros, Hungary, def. Jiri Vesely, Czech Republic, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-5.

Lukas Rosol, Czech Republic, def. Mate Valkusz, Hungary, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.

Doubles

Gabor Borsos and Peter Nagy, Hungary, def. Roman Jebavy and Lukas Rosol, Czech Republic, 3-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.

Reverse Singles

Jiri Vesely, Czech Republic, def. Mate Valkusz, Hungary, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.

Lukas Rosol, Czech Republic, def. Zsombor Piros, Hungary, 6-4, 7-6 (6), 6-3.

Japan 4, Bosnia-Herzegovina 0
At ITC Utsubo Tennis Center
Osaka, Japan
Surface: Hard-Outdoor
Singles

Taro Daniel, Japan, def. Tomislav Brkic, Bosnia-Herzegovina 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (3).

Yoshihito Nishioka, Japan, def. Mirza Basic, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3.

Doubles

Ben McLachan and Yasutaka Uchiyama, Japan, def. Tomislav Brkic and Nerman Fatic, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4.

Reverse Singles

Yosuke Watanuki, Japan, def. Darko Bojanovic, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 6-1, 6-3.

Yoshihito Nishioka, Japan, vs. Tomislav Brkic, Bosnia-Herzegovina, abandoned.

ZONAL GROUP I
Europe/Africa
First Round Playoffs
Loser to second-round playoffs
Ukraine 3, Portugal 1
At Campa Tennis Club
Bucha, Ukraine
Surface: Hard-Outdoor
Singles

Joao Sousa, Portugal, def. Illya Marchenko, Ukraine, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.

Sergiy Stakhovsky, Ukraine, def. Pedro Sousa, Portugal, 6-3, 6-2.

Doubles

Denys Molchanov and Sergiy Stakhovsky, Ukraine, def. Gastao Elias and Joao Sousa, Portugal, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (5).

Reverse Singles

Sergiy Stakhovsky, Ukraine, def. Joao Sousa, Portugal, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.

Illya Marchenko, Ukraine, vs. Pedro Sousa, Portugal, abandoned.

Belarus 3, Russia 2
At Luzhniki Small Sports Arena
Moscow
Surface: Hard-Indoor
Singles

Karen Khachanov, Russia, def. Egor Gerasimov, Belarus, 7-6 (4), 6-3.

Ilya Ivashka, Belarus, def. Danil Medvedev, Russia, 7-6 (2), 6-4.

Doubles

Max Mirnyi and Andrei Vasilevski, Belarus, def. Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev, Russia, 7-5, 6-3.

Reverse Singles

Karen Khachanov, Russia, def. Ilya Ivashka, Belarus, 6-2, 6-4.

Danil Medvedev, Russia, def. Egor Gerasimov, Belarus, 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3.

Americas
Second Round Playoffs
Loser to 2019 Group II
Eduador 4, Barbados 0
At National Tennis Centre
St. Michael, Barbados
Surface: Hard-Outdoor
Singles

Roberto Quiroz, Ecuador, def. Matthew Foster-Eastwick, Barbados, 6-0, 6-1.

Emilio Gomez, Ecuador, def. Darian King, Barbados, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

Doubles

Gonzalo Escobar and Diego Hidalgo, Ecuador, def. Darian King and Haydn Lewis, Barbados, 6-4, 7-6 (0).

Reverse Singles

Diego Hidalgo, Ecuador, def. Xavier Lawrence, Barbados, 6-0, 6-1.

Matthew Foster-Eastwick, Barbados, vs. Emilio Gomez, Ecuador, abandoned.

Asia/Oceania
Second Round Playoffs
Loser to 2019 Group II
South Korea 3, New Zealand 2
At Gimcheon Sports Town Tennis Courts
Gimcheon, South Korea
Surface: Hard-Indoor
Singles

Rubin Stratham, New Zealand, def. Hong Seong-chan, South Korea, 7-6 (10), 6-2.

Lee Duckhee, South Korea, def. Michael Venus, Australia, 7-5, 6-7 (7), 6-2.

Doubles

Ajeet Rai and Artem Sitak, New Zealand, def. Hong Seong-chan and Lee Jea Moon, South Korea, 7-5, 6-3.

Reverse Singles

Lee Duckhee, South Korea, def. Rubin Stratham, New Zealand, 6-4, 6-1.

Lim Yong-kyu, South Korea, def. Michael Venus, New Zealand, 7-6 (5), 6-4.

ZONAL GROUP II
Winners to 2019 Group I
Europe/Africa
Third Round
Poland 3, Romania 2
At Sala Polivalenta Cluj-Napoca
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Surface: Clay-Indoor
Singles

Marius Copil, Romania, def. Kamil Majchrzak, Poland, 6-2, 6-4.

Hubert Hurkacz, Poland, def. Adrian Ungur, Romania, 7-6 (3), 7-5.

Doubles

Florin Mergea and Horia Tecau, Romania, def. Lukasz Kubot and Marcin Matkowski, Poland, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.

Reverse Singles

Hubert Hurkacz, Poland, def. Marius Copil, Romania, 6-3, 6-4.

Kamil Majchrzak, Poland, def. Adrian Ungur, Romania, 6-3, 6-2.

Finland 3, Egypt 2
At El Gezira Sporting Club
Cairo
Surface: Clay-Outdoor
Singles

Mohamed Safwat, Egypt, def. Emil Ruusuvuori, Finland, 6-4, 7-6 (7).

Harri Heliovaara, Finland, def. Karim-Mohamed Maamoun, Egypt, 6-3, 6-2.

Doubles

Henri Kontinen and Patrik Niklas-Salminen, Finland, def. Sherif Sabry and Mohamed Safwat, Egypt, 6-3, 6-4.

Reverse Singles

Mohamed Safwat, Egypt, def. Harri Heliovaara, Finland, 6-2, 6-4.

Emil Ruusuvuori, Finland, def. Karim-Mohamed Maamoun, Egypt, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1.

Americas
Third Round
Uruguay 3, Mexico 1
At Carrasco Lawn Tennis Club
Montevideo, Uruguay
Surface: Clay-Outdoor
Singles

Pablo Cuevas, Uruguay, def. Luis Patino, Mexico, 7-5, 6-2.

Martin Cuevas, Uruguay, def. Lucas Gomez, Mexico, 6-4, 6-3.

Doubles

Santiago Gonzalez and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela, Mexico, def. Rodrigo Arus and Nicolas Xiviller, Uruguay, 6-1, 6-1.

Reverse Singles

Pablo Cuevas, Uruguay, def. Gerardo Lopez Villasenor, Mexico, 1-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3.

Martin Cuevas, Uruguay, vs. Luis Patino, Mexico, abandoned.

Asia/Oceania
Third Round
Lebanon 3, Thailand 2
At The National Tennis Development Center
Nonthaburi, Thailand
Surface: Hard-Outdoor
Singles

Hady Habib, Lebanon, def. Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul, Thailand, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 5-3 retired.

Benjamin Hassan, Lebanon, def. Palaphoom Kovapitukted, Thailand, 6-3, 6-4.

Doubles

Sanchai and Sonchat Ratiwatana, Thailand, def. Jad Ballout and Giovani Samaha, Lebanon, 6-0, 6-3.

Reverse Singles

Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul, Thailand, def. Benjamin Hassan, Lebanon, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

Hady Habib, Lebanon, def. Palaphoom Kovapitukted, Thailand, 6-3, 6-3.

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