Melbourne, Feb 5 : Australia advanced to the quarter-fils of the Davis Cup tennis tourment after defeating the Czech Republic 4-1 here on Sunday. Australia suffered their first loss of the rubber as Jiri Vesely defeated Sam Groth 3-6, 7-5, 6-3, reports Efe.
However, during Sunday's second match, the fil singles between the two teams, Australia's Jordan Thompson defeated Jan Satral 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 to end the encounter against the Czech with an overall 4-1 victory.
Australia had already guaranteed qualification to the next round on Saturday in the doubles match as Sam Groth and John Peers defeated Czechs Satral and Vesely 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.
Australia will play the semi-fils against the winner of the match between the US and Switzerland. IANS