Rafael Nadal and Pablo Carreno Busta have sent Spain to the ATP Cup semi-finals after taking out the deciding doubles matchup with Belgium.
Earlier in the night, Roberto Bautista Agut got Spain on the board with a 6-1 6-4 opening singles win over Kimmer Coppejans.
Spain were in the box set until world No.11 David Goffin scored the biggest upset of the ATP Cup with his 6-4 7-6 (7-3) defeat of Rafa. Goffin’s big win forced our champ to enter the deciding doubles matchup with scores locked at 1-1.
But Rafa and Carreno Busta pulled off a stunning comeback in the doubles, defeating Belgium’s Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen 6-7 7-5 10-7.
Spain will now face Australia in Saturday night’s semi-final in Sydney.
“Coming from Perth we didn’t have a lot of time to adapt and today the conditions were very heavy with humidity. Playing against David in the singles was a very difficult thing. But we are super happy to be in the semi-finals,” Rafa said. “We’re excited to play a very tough one against Australia. We will give our best like we have done all through our careers.”
Source: Wide World of Sports