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Davis Cup Results

September 14, 2018
WORLD GROUP
Winners to WG final, Nov. 23-25
Semifinals
France 2, Spain 0
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.

Croatia 2, United States 0
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).

WORLD GROUP PLAYOFFS
Winners to 2019 World Group
Argentina 2, 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.

Britain 1, 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.

Austria 2, Australia 0
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.

Switzerland 1, Sweden 1
At Swiss Tennis Arena
Biel, Switzerland
Surface: Hard-Indoor
Singles

Marc-Andrea Hüsler, Sweden, def. Markus Eriksson, 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.

Serbia 2, 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.

Hungary 1, Czech Republic 1
At Lurdy Haz
Budapest, Hungary
Surface: Clay-Outdoor
Singles

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

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

Japan 2, 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.

ZONAL GROUP I
Europe/Africa
First Round Playoffs
Loser to second-round playoffs
Ukraine 1, 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.

Russia 1, Belarus 1
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.

Americas
Second Round Playoffs
Loser to 2019 Group II
Eduador 2, 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. Daian King, Barbados, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

Asia/Oceania
Second Round Playoffs
Loser to 2019 Group II
South Korea 1, New Zealand 1
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.

ZONAL GROUP II
Winners to 2019 Group I
Europe/Africa
Third Round
Egypt 1, Finland 1
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.

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