Belgium set up clash with France in Davis Cup final

Belgium set up clash with France in Davis Cup final

France will meet Belgium in the final of the 2017 Davis Cup after both countries won their semi-final matches on Sunday.
World number 12, David Goffin and Steve Darcis won their reverse singles matches as Belgium came from behind to defeat 28-time champion Australia 3-2 in the Davis Cup semifinals in front of a raucous crowd.
Australia had the lead earlier, but Belgium recovered from a 2-1 deficit when Goffin beat Australian Nick Kyrgios to level the tie at 2-2 ahead of the final rubber between Steve Darcis and Jordan Thompson.

Jubilant Belgium Davis Cup Team

Goffin dug deep to beat 20th-ranked Kyrgios 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-4 6-4 as Belgium levelled.
World number 38 Darcis completed the win, seeing off Thompson in straight sets, to complete a remarkable comeback from Belgium.
Darcis beat Jordan Thompson 6-4 7-5 6-2 to send Belgium to the final in November.

Earlier, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga came from a set down to beat Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-2. Tsonga who changed his mind after pulling out of the Davis Cup helped France get to her 18th final.

Nine time champions France won 3-1 in the first of the reverse singles to seal their place in the final.
France will play 2015 runners-up Belgium on 24-26 November on a surface yet to be announced in France.

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