In their second match against Germany in the intermediate round of the Davis Cup, the Australians beat France to extend their lead in the table.
After an opening win over Belgium two days ago, the Australians secured their second win in the group final in Rothenbaum with a doubles match between Matthew Epton/Max Purcell. This year’s Wimbledon winners beat Nicolas Mahut/Arthur Rinderknecht 6:4, 6:4.
Frenchman Benjamin Ponsi forced Alex de Minaur to a third set in the second singles of the day after a weak first set. There, despite falling behind, the Australian won 6:3, 1:6, 6:4 to tie the game. Earlier, the world number 79 lost. Richard Casket gave France a first-game lead with an easy 6-2, 6-4 win over Davis Cup rookie Jason Kubler.
Earlier in the day, France had already lost 2-1 to Germany after wins by Jan-Lenard Struff in singles and Tim Putz/Kevin Kravitz in doubles. Before the fight between the German team and Belgium, the Australians lead the table, followed by the Germans.
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