Kyrgios: I've saved my best for Australia

David Goffin of Belgium

"I think he's the best captain we've ever had".

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios is willing to "run through a brick wall" for captain Lleyton Hewitt to ensure his country reaches its first Davis Cup final in 14 years. Australia have not beaten Belgium since 1991. Goffin, ranked 12th in the world, has also been under an injury cloud since Roland Garros.

Both 2017 Davis Cup semi-finals are tied after Friday's action, as David Goffin and Nick Kyrgios took care of business in Brussels in the tie between Belgium and Australia.

Kyrgios and Australia will face Belgium in the World Group semi-final at the Babolat French Open All Court in Brussels between September 15 and 17.

Dusan Lajovic made a mockery of the absence of Novak Djokovic to give Serbia a shock 1-0 lead. 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.

John Peers and Jordan Thompson will take on the wily Ruben Bemelmans, who played in the last meeting between the two nations in Townsville seven years ago, and rookie Arthur De Greef in Saturday's doubles rubber.

"Davis Cup for me is one of the most important events that I can play".

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Belgian's medical team have been working round the clock to ensure Goffin's presence after the Belgian star injured his left knee at the US Open.

In Brussels, Belgium's David Goffin (ranked 12 in the world) will be out to embellish his phenomenal record in the competition against 185th ranked Australian John Millman. Hewitt has the option of using Thompson should he wish to mix things up for the reverse singles but can't name a player from outside the four-man team.

Aussie coach Lleyton Hewitt explained the switch, telling the Davis Cup's official website: "John is match hardened, he's played a lot of five-set tennis, particularly in NY".

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.

DOUBLES specialist John Peers could prove to be the key for Australia in this weekend's Davis Cup semi-final against Belgium.

Having taken the first set, Kyrgios was broken at the start of the second and although he saved three set points in game nine, the Australian netted a forehand, allowing Darcis to level.

Kyrgios's commitment to the tournament has grown in importance since Bernard Tomic, the country's other half-hearted talent, has crashed out of the top 100 through a combination of missing tournaments and not training very hard.

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