Thiem beats De Minaur to give Austria 3-1 win over Australia
GRAZ, Austria (AP) — Dominic Thiem overcame a spirited fightback by Alex de Minaur to give Austria a 3-1 victory over Australia in a Davis Cup World Group playoff on Sunday.
The eighth-ranked Austrian won 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 but had to come back twice from a break down in the fourth set.
The meaningless last singles rubber, between Dennis Novak and Jordan Thompson, was canceled.
Davis Cup: Hewitt steps in to keep playoff alive for Aussies
GRAZ, Austria (AP) — Captain Lleyton Hewitt stepped in to help Australia reduce its deficit against Austria to 2-1 in a Davis Cup World Group playoff on Saturday.
Hewitt teamed with John Peers to win the doubles rubber against Oliver Marach and Jurgen Melzer 6-1, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.
Former No. 1 Hewitt, who came out of retirement this year to compete on the ATP doubles circuit, had not played in the Davis Cup since 2016.
Thiem, Novak win to give Austria 2-0 lead over Australia
GRAZ, Austria (AP) — Dennis Novak upset Alex de Minaur 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 to give Austria a 2-0 lead over Australia in a Davis Cup World Group playoff on Friday.
In front of a crowd of 6,000, the 133rd-ranked Austrian broke De Minaur's serve nine times and closed out the win on his second match point.
Playing on his beloved clay, Dominic Thiem gave Austria an early lead as he routed Jordan Thompson 6-1, 6-3, 6-0.
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):
The third-round match between 13th-seeded Milos Raonic, the 2016 Wimbledon runner-up, and 171st-ranked qualifier Dennis Novak has been suspended because of fading light.
Play was halted with Raonic ahead 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-5. Novak will be serving when they resume Saturday.
It is the only singles match scheduled for Friday that did not finish.
LONDON (AP) — Austrian qualifier Dennis Novak is through to the third round at Wimbledon, with a little help from the Thiem family.
The 171st-ranked Novak defeated 17th-seeded Lucas Pouille 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (8), 3-6, 6-2 on Wednesday to double his Grand Slam win tally.
Novak, in the main draw at the All England Club for the first time, trains alongside French Open runner-up Dominic Thiem and is coached by his countryman's father, Wolfgang.