Aussies lose doubles, Davis Cup tie alive

Australia have lost the doubles against Brazil but hold a two-one lead entering the reverse singles of the Davis Cup tie in Adelaide.

JORDAN THOMPSON of Australia plays a backhand during the ydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre in Australia.
JORDAN THOMPSON of Australia plays a backhand during the ydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre in Australia. Picture: Zak Kaczmarek/Getty Images

Brazil have beaten Australia in the doubles rubber to keep their Davis Cup qualifying tie alive in Adelaide.

Australia hold a two-one lead ahead of Saturday's reverse singles at Memorial Drive.

Brazil's Marcelo Demoliner and Felipe Meligeni Rodrigues Alves came from a set down on Saturday to pip Australia's James Duckworth and John Peers in a tense encounter, prevailing 5-7 7-5 7-6 (8-6).

Australia's John Millman and Jordan Thompson won Friday's singles rubbers, with Millman to meet Thiago Monteiro in the first reverse singles fixture.

The winner of the tie will advance to the cup finals in November in Spain.


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