Australia vs Poland – 2013 Davis Cup World Group reverse singles: Tennis live scores, blog

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    Bernard Tomic was involved in another strange match on the ATP Tour. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Australia still remains one match away from qualification to the World Group after Poland kept alive the tie with a doubles win last win. Join The Roar from 8.00pm AEST as we live blog the final day of the tie between Australia and Poland.

    The scenario remains the same as last night with Australia still only needing one more victory to return to the World Group.

    Last night, the inexperienced duo of Nick Kyrgios and Chris Guccione almost wrapped up the tie by pushing the Polish doubles team to five sets.

    They fell just short with Australia still in a great position to return back to the World Group.

    Bernard Tomic will have the first opportunity to win the tie for Australia as he faces Lukasz Kubot in the first match of the day.

    The duo has faced each other before at the Sydney ATP event in 2011 with Tomic the winner.

    On that day, Tomic was the winner with a 6-3 6-2 victory.

    I expect Tomic to be strong in the match and if Kubot plays like he did against Lleyton Hewitt on day 1, then Tomic will win the match.

    Having said that, Davis Cup is a funny sport and anything can happen.

    I’m going to go Tomic in four sets.

    If Australia loses that match then the tie will be down to the last rubber and Hewitt will face Michal Przysiezny in the decider.

    Both players haven’t faced each other before and the Polish player was impressive against Tomic in their match on Friday.

    The problem for Przysiezny was that at crucial moments in the match, he struggled with the occasion, and lost any momentum he had.

    If Hewitt is given that opportunity, he won’t relinquish it and punish Przysiezny at every opportunity he gives.

    Hewitt with the extra days rest should be primed and ready to go if he is needed.

    Personally though, I can’t see that happening and Australia should win the tie.
    Tomic should get the job done and Hewitt can certainly do it if he gets the opportunity.

    It could be a historic day for Australian tennis as they return to the World Group for the first time since 2007.

    Join me at 8.00pm AEST for the final day of action.

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    • Roar Guru

      11:25pm
      Shane Jones said | 11:25pm | ! Report

      That wraps up the tie and wraps up my coverage of the Davis Cup tie. Thank you for tuning in and I hope you enjoyed the live blog of the event.

      It’s time to celebrate, Australia are into the World Group!!

      Good night.

    • Roar Guru

      11:22pm
      Shane Jones said | 11:22pm | ! Report

      Well that ended quickly. Przysiezny retires with the score at 4-1. Kyrgios wins his first match in Davis Cup and Australia win 4-1 to wrap up the tie.

    • Roar Guru

      11:15pm
      Shane Jones said | 11:15pm | ! Report

      Kyrgios breaks again. He leads 4-1 in the first set.

    • Roar Guru

      11:03pm
      Shane Jones said | 11:03pm | ! Report

      Kyrgios starts his singles career in the Davis Cup perfectly. Wins the first 8 points and races to a 2-0 lead. He’s playing Przysiezny in the dead rubber.

    • Roar Guru

      10:47pm
      Shane Jones said | 10:47pm | ! Report

      Despite the result, there is still one tie to play. Nick Kyrgios will play in the dead rubber. I will provide sporadic updates of that match.

    • Roar Guru

      10:34pm
      Shane Jones said | 10:34pm | ! Report

      Tomic is talking to Polish television.

      He says his belief won the second set. He said he just focused and concentrated on each point.

      Rafter and Luczak are celebrating with the Fanatics.

    • Roar Guru

      10:30pm
      Shane Jones said | 10:30pm | ! Report

      Australia will now compete in the World Group for the first time since 2007. Fantastic effort from Tomic, Kyrgios, Hewitt and Guccione.

    • Roar Guru

      10:27pm
      Shane Jones said | 10:27pm | ! Report

      Bernard Tomic WINS and Australia are into the World Group.

      Australia defeat Poland 3-1 in the tie and Tomic defeats Kubot 6-4 7-6 6-3 in the 4th rubber.

    • Roar Guru

      10:26pm
      Shane Jones said | 10:26pm | ! Report

      Kubot saves the first match point.

    • Roar Guru

      10:25pm
      Shane Jones said | 10:25pm | ! Report

      A smash into the net hands Australia three match points.

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