Novak Djokovic fought encourage to beat Canada’s Denis Shapovalov and receive certain that Serbia reached the ATP Cup semi-finals.
World number two Djokovic rallied to beat Shapovalov 4-6 6-1 7-6 (7-4) and affords Serbia an unassailable 2-0 lead in the tie after Dusan Lajovic beat Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4 6-2.
Serbian pair Viktor Troicki and Nikola Cacic then beat Peter Polansky and Adil Shamasdin 6-3 6-2 in the doubles to stable a clear sweep in Sydney.
They may be able to play Russia in the closing four.
Australian Inaugurate champion Djokovic has won all of his singles rubbers at the ATP Cup however changed into as soon as made to work laborious by Shapovalov.
Shapovalov, who has beaten high-10 gamers Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev at the match, broke Djokovic in the penultimate game of the first draw earlier than serving it out.
On the other hand, Djokovic blasted by means of the second, changing all three of his atomize alternatives to force a decider.
Djokovic served for the match at 5-4 in the third draw and had a 30-0 lead when a spectator changed into as soon as taken in dejected health in the stands and play changed into as soon as halted.
The Serb gave the fan a bottle of frigid water as she changed into as soon as escorted out of the stadium however he misplaced the subsequent four options when play resumed and Shapovalov broke encourage.
Shapovalov saved four match options, along with two off the Djokovic encourage, however the Canadian despatched a forehand prolonged as Djokovic secured victory in two hours and 41 minutes.
“This changed into as soon as the closest match I surely have ever played towards Denis. It changed into as soon as so shut, it could most likely per chance have gone a particular draw without issues,” Djokovic stated.
“He changed into as soon as taking part in some terrific tennis and I desire to present a broad round of applause and credit to him.”
Spain will play Belgium afterward Friday, with the winner taking part in hosts australia in the second semi-final.