Australia Advances To Davis Cup Final

Team Australia (photo: Angel Martinez/Getty Images for ITF)

MALAGA/STARNBERG, November 24, 2023

On Friday, Australia’s Alex de Minaur dominated Emil Ruusuvuori with a 6-4, 6-3 victory, following Alexei Popyrin‘s 7-6(5), 6-2 win over Otto Virtanen. This 2-0 triumph for Australia over Finland secured the 28-time Davis Cup champions a spot in the 2023 Davis Cup final, marking their second consecutive appearance.

“For us this cup is a priority, we do everything we can to represent Australia, with pride and passion,” said De Minaur. “It’s not too bad to reach another final.”

Under the guidance of captain Lleyton Hewitt, the Australian team finished runner-up to Canada in the 2022 final and missed an opportunity to narrow the gap with the 32-time champions, the United States.

“Our boys dug really deep. We’re a tight-knit unit and we’ve given ourselves another opportunity on Sunday,” said Hewitt.

Australia are set to clash with the winner of the Serbia vs. Italy semi-final, scheduled for Saturday.