Aussies lose doubles, Davis Cup tie alive

Steve Larkin
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TENNIS DAVID CUP AUS BRAZIL

Jordan Thompson has given Australia a winning start in the Davis Cup tie against Brazil

Brazil have beaten Australia in the doubles rubber to keep their Davis Cup qualifying tie alive in Adelaide.

Australia hold a two-one lead ahead of Saturday's reverse singles at Memorial Drive.

Brazil's Marcelo Demoliner and Felipe Meligeni Rodrigues Alves downed Australia's James Duckworth and John Peers 5-7 7-5 7-6 (8-6) in the doubles encounter.