Kokkinakis does it for Australia in Davis Cup

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Thanasi Kokkinakis has won over Zsombor Piros, securing Australia’s victory over Hungary in the Davis Cup qualifier at Ken Rosewall Arena.

Kokkinakis claimed a 6-4 6-4 win in the fifth live match against Piros, making sure Australia advances to the round-robin stage of the 2022 Davis Cup Finals.

The 25-year-old’s first match win in the world team event since September 2015, when he last represented Australia in the World Group semifinals against Great Britain.

“It’s been a seven years since I played Davis Cup and this is incredible, playing in this atmosphere,” Kokkinakis smiled.

The group stage of the finals will take place in September, ahead of the knockouts in late November.