Nick Kyrgios has ripped apart the veneer of friendship between him and fellow Australian Bernard Tomic, saying his former Davis Cup teammate has "lost his way" and "doesn't make sense". Switzerland are without Roger Federer or Stan Wawrinka in a tie with Belarus, Canada minus injured Milos Raonic host India, Germany face Portugal, the Czech Republic clash with the Netherlands, and Russian Federation play Hungary.
Kyrgios, who has often spoken of his love for Davis Cup tennis and relishes the nature of team sport, eventually wore down world no 77 Darcis in a match lasting three and a half hours on Friday.
Millman took the opening set in a tie break before Goffin fought back to level the match by taking the second 6-4.
Jordan Thompson and John Peers will play the doubles against Arthur De Greef and Ruben Bemelmans with the reverse singles to be played on Sunday.
Sugita beat Guilherme Clezar 6-2, 7-5, 7-6 with quiet efficiency in Osaka before Soeda nearly snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in a nail-biting 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-7, 6-4 win over Thiago Monteiro.
"He has played against and beaten the best players and will be a key man for us". His record is less convincing on clay, though, at 1-3, including a loss in the doubles.
Follow France vs Serbia semi-final scores in our Davis Cup scorecentre. He has created history when representing his country before, however.
Nick Kyrgios prevailed in a thrilling, topsy-turvy encounter with Steve Darcis to level Australia's Davis Cup semi-final with Belgium at 1-1 after the first day of action.
In the play-offs, where the winners will compete in the World Group next season, 2016 champions Argentina are 1-1 against Kazakhstan after US Open quarter-finalist Diego Schwartzman eased past Dimtri Popko 6-4, 6-2, 6-2.
Peers, part of the world No.1 doubles team with Finland's Henri Kontinen, will play in the crucial second-day rubber on Saturday in Brussels.
Things looked bleak for Australia after Darcis took the third set in a tiebreak to leave the visitors staring down the barrel of 2-0 deficit ahead of the doubles rubber.
Kyrgios played Jan Satral and won comfortably as you'd expect to help Australia move on to the quarterfinals, where they faced the United States.
Kyrgios battled back to keep alive his nation's hopes of first final appearance in the prestigious team event in 14 years, seeing off a determined Darcis in a five-set thriller to level the tie at 1-1.
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