Australia is leading 2-0 in the challenge valid for the World Group playoffs against Slovakia, thanks to the victories of Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic, who respectively defeated Andrej Martin and Jozef Kovalik both in straight sets.
Japanese Taro Daniel has also won his match against the Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky, after three exciting sets. Now Japan leads the match against Ukraine for 2-0 after Yoshihito Nishioka's victory against Illya Marchenko, ended in four sets, and ended with a final score of 6-4 5-7 6-4 7-5.
Uzbekistan and Switzerland are on the score of 1-1 after the first two singles matches. Henri Laaksonen defeated in three sets and with a triple 6-2 Sanjar Fayziev. In the other match, the expert Denis Istomin defeated Antoine Bellier in three easy sets, balancing the score.
Germany leads 1-0 against Poland, after the beautiful and tough victory of Jan-Lennard Struff against the young Kamil Majchrzak, number 277 of the ATP world rankings in five sets and after a great comeback.
Excellent however the performance of the Polish player. In the other match, Florian Mayer had some difficulties to defeat the nineteen Hubert Hurkacz, but in the end he was able to win the match in four sets.
Germany now leads 2-0. After the physical problems of Rafa Nadal, Feliciano Lopez won the first match of the challenge between Spain and India, after defeating the twenty-two tennis player Ramkumar Ramanathan in four sets, and after a convincing performance.
Even David Ferrer won his match against the Indian player Saketh Myneni, at the end of a match dominated by the Spaniard, who then led his team on a score of 2-0. Belgium is very close to secure their place in the World Group draws thanks to the wins of Steve Darcis (over Bellucci), and of David Goffin over Monteiro.
In the tie between Canada and Chile, Frank Dancevic won the first rubber beating Christian Garin in four sets, while Vasek Pospisil beat Nicolas Jarry. Canada is up two zero. DAVIS CUP - WORLD GROUP PLAYOFFS RESULTS Australia v/s Slovakia 2-0
Nick Kyrgios (AUS) d.
Andrej Martin (SVK) 6-3 6-2 6-4
Bernard Tomic (AUS) d. Jozef Kovalik (SVK) 7-6 (5) 6-4 6-4 Japan v/s Ukraine 2-0
Daniel Taro (JPN) d. Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 7-6 (4) 7-6 (2) 6-1
Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) d.
Illya Marchenko (UKR) 6-4 5-7 6-4 7-5 Switzerland v/s Uzbekistan 1-1
Henri Laaksonen (SUI) d. Fayziev Sanjar (UZB) 6-2 6-2 6-2
Dennis Istomin (UZB) d. Antoine Bellier (SUI) 6-3 6-2 6-4 Spain v/s India 2-0
Feliciano Lopez (SPA) d.
Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) 6-4 6-4 3-6 6-1
David Ferrer (SPA) d. Saketh Myneni (IND) 6-1 6-2 6-1 Germany v/s Poland 2-0
Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) d. Kamil Majchrzak (POL) 6 (8) -7 6-3 5-7 6-2 6-1
Florian Mayer (GER) d.
Hurkacz Hubert (POL) 1-6 7-6 (6) 6-4 7-5 Belgium v/s Brazil 2-0
David Goffin (BEL) d. Thiago Monteiro (BRA) 6-2 6-2 6-0
Steve Darcis (BEL) d. Thomaz Bellucci 6-7(5) 6-1 6-3 6-3 Canada-Chile 2-0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) d.
Christian Garin (CHL) 6-3 6-7(5) 6-1 6-4
Vasek Pospisil (CAN) d. Nicolas Jarry (CHL) 6-1 5-7 7-6(2) 6-3 ALSO READ: Davis Cup Semi-Finals Preview: Can Great Britain repeat the 2015 final? .