Great Britain qualified for the ATP Cup quarter-finals thanks to victory over Moldova. Daniel Evans was the leader by winning two of his three matches in Sydney, including the latest against Radu Albot. The Brits triumphed 3-0.
In the opening match, Cameron Norrie beat Alexander Cozbinov 6-2 6-2 in 71 minutes to give Great Britain the early lead. "It would have been difficult if [Cam] went down, and then we were losing, to stay in the tournament," Evans said.
"But obviously there was still a bit of pressure out there, but I thought I played pretty good, and hopefully the boys get it done." He achieved a 68% effectiveness in the first service, did not commit any double fault and took 74% of the points to serve.
The Brit used his backhand slice to great effect and baited Albot into mistakes. Jamie Murray and Joe Salisbury closed out the tie with a 6-2, 6-2 victory against Albot and Cozbinov. The Brits have won two of their three doubles matches in Sydney.
"My question to him today was, 'Can you go out there and back it up?' He's done exactly that," said Great Britain's captain Tim Henman. "This is a guy that beat him in a Tour final last year.
He's a proper player, and Dan's dismantled him. Looking for a reaction, he was disappointed with his performance against Darcis, but you get another opportunity. The way that he's come out and delivered is fantastic."