Nick Kyrgios went througha tough battle against Steve Darcis, prevailing in five sets. 'It was incredibly tough', recognized Kyrgios. 'I knew it was going to be tough, especially on this very slow clay court.
But I’ve done everything right. I made it my objective this week to get a win for Australia. I’m just glad I got my team a win today. Hopefully the boys can get it done in doubles tomorrow.' 'Davis Cup, for me, is one of the most important events that I can play', added a motivated Kyrgios.
'You’re not playing for yourself, and I find it easier to play for these guys. And I feel it’s helped me so much throughout my career. These are the most fun weeks of my career, no doubt.' David Goffin defeated John Millman by 67(4) 64 63 76(4) after three hours and a half.
'It was such a big fight', Goffin said. 'Before the match I expected a big fight like this. John is such a big fighter. He’s really solid, really strong physically. I had to fight really hard on every point because he nerver does any mistakes.
I gave everything. I put my heart on the court and that made the difference to finish the match.' Lleyton Hewitt: '"It was a really tough day of tennis all around. Both matches were quality tennis and long matches as well.
I’m pretty proud of both my boys. Obviously delighted with the way that Nick was able to turn it around in the fourth and fifth to come up with the win.' Johan Van Herck: 'We saw what we’ve expected, big fights, close matches.
Ok it’s tough to lose the second match but Australia deserved to win and we have to accept it.' .