After Serbia had defeated Russia in the first semifinal at the ATP Cup it was Australia vs Spain fighting to be the second team to advance to the final.
Nick Kyrgios faced world no. 10 Roberto Bautista Agut in the opening singles and pushed the Spaniard in the opening game but from there he struggled in the first set.
The world no. 29 Australian was broken twice in the first by the consistent Spaniard who made just two unforced errors in the opening set.
Kyrgios was broken early in the second set and had a few chances to hit back however Bautista Agut held firm to give Spain the opening match.
World no. 1 Rafael Nadal was defeated by David Goffin in the quarter-final and found himself down an early break against Australia’s no. 1 player Alex de Minaur.
The pair had met twice previously with Nadal winning convincingly at the 2019 Australian Open and at Wimbledon in 2018.
This time de Minaur was able to out hustle Nadal and he also managed to hit a lot more winners that his opponent to take the opening set.
Games went with serve in the second set until the 12th game where Nadal was able to break de Minaur to take the set 7-5.
Nadal raced to a 4-0 lead in the deciding set before wrapping up the match and sending Spain into the final. Nadal taking the match 4-6, 7-5, 6-1.