Tennis-Kokkinakis wins decisive singles match to seal Australia's spot in Davis Cup Finals

  • Tennis
  • Saturday, 05 Mar 2022

FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Nottingham Open - Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, Britain - June 7, 2021 Australia's Thanasi Kokkinakis in action during his round of 32 match against Britain's Dan Evans Action Images via Reuters/Molly Darlington

(Reuters) - Thanasi Kokkinakis held his nerve to beat Hungary's Zsombor Piros 6-4 6-4 in the deciding qualifying singles rubber on Saturday to help Australia win the tie and seal a place in the Davis Cup Finals later this year.

Australia were level with Hungary before the final day after world number 30 Alex de Minaur's victory was cancelled out by Marton Fucsovics' defeat of Kokkinakis on Friday.

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