2018 Davis Cup: U.S., Kazakhstan advance to quarterfinals

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Sam Querrey (Getty Pictures)

The USA and Kazakhstan coasted into the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup with three-zero victories over Serbia and Switzerland respectively on Saturday.

The U.S. wanted simply the three rubbers to advance, Steve Johnson and Ryan Harrison beating Nikola Milojevic and Miljan Zekic in Nis.

A partisan crowd at Sportski Centar Cair have been left disillusioned after Johnson and Harrison prevailed 6-7 (three-7) 6-2 7-5 6-four following singles wins for Sam Querrey and John Isner on Friday.

Timur Khabibulin and Aleksandr Nedovyesov completed off the job for Kazakhstan, sealing an exciting 6-four 6-four three-6 6-7 (5-7) 6-three win over Marc-Andrea Huesler and Luca Margaroli in Astana.

Dias Doskarayev’s aspect have been the primary to attain the final eight and can tackle Croatia or Canada for a spot within the semifinals.

Defending champions France took a 2-1 lead over Netherlands in Albertville, Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut getting the higher of Jean-Julien Rojer and Robin Haase.

Rojer and Haase had three set factors within the opener and served to take the rubber right into a decider, however have been left to ponder what may need been after taking place 7-6 (eight-6) 6-three 6-7 (three-7) 7-6 (7-2).

Marton Fucsovics and Attila Balasz stored Hungary of their tie towards Belgium with a 6-three 6-four 6-7 (2-7) four-6 7-5 conquer Ruben Bemelmans and Joris de Loore to path 2-1.

Spain, Italy, Germany and Croatia additionally maintain 2-1 leads heading into the ultimate days of their ties towards Nice Britain, Japan, Australia and Canada respectively.