It was heartbreak for Australia this morning as they were knocked out of the Davis Cup Finals by Canada.
An inspired Vasek Pospisil led the Canadians to the 2-1 quarterfinals victory in Madrid.
Nick Kyrgios, who was suffering collarbone soreness, was replaced by John Millman in the opening singles rubber, which Pospisil claimed 7-6(7) 6-4 for Canada.
Alex de Minaur levelled the tie for Australia with a gutsy 3-6 6-3 7-5 win over Denis Shapovalov.
John Peers and Jordan Thompson then went down 6-4 6-4 to Pospisil and Shapovalov in the tough doubles decider.
The Australians will now have to earn their place at next year’s Davis Cup Finals through the qualifiers in March, but first they will come together once more for the ATP Cup in Brisbane in January.
John Peers has just hit a MIRACLE shot. 🤯
— Wide World of Sports (@wwos) November 21, 2019
It brings to an end a long season for Peers, who will now return to Perth for a well-earned break with his family.