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Thiem beats De Minaur to give Austria 3-1 win over Australia

8 days ago   |   By National Post

GRAZ, Austria - 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 cancelled.
Thiem and Novak won the singles on Friday to give the hosts a 2-0 lead, but Australia captain Lleyton Hewitt teamed with John Peers to win the doubles rubber the following day and keep the tie open.
The result means...
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