"Rusty (Hewitt) is the best captain, the teammates have been supporting each other, being there for each other and that's paid off", Kyrgios said.
"That's why I play sport is for occasions like that".
The same is the case with the other semi-final, where Russian Federation will play either against Serbia or Canada.
Salisbury held serve again, and in response, de Minaur could only hold one of his two serves, but sent a pin-point backhand return down the line on Murray's serve to stave off yet another Great Britain matchpoint. "Just making it through to the semi-final, the first-ever ATP Cup in that type of fashion, was pretty special", he said. 'It was important for him to stay mentally strong, maintain his calm and see what's going to come.
"All the matches were won in singles, which is wonderful, and I think only Spain did the same so far".
In a daring selection gamble, Australian captain Lleyton Hewitt replaced doubles specialists John Peers and Chris Guccione with his two singles spearheads after an inspired Dan Evans levelled the tie for Great Britain with an epic victory over de Minaur.
A euphoric Kyrgios lifted de Minaur over his shoulder and carried him off the court after the doubles win, then told the crowd he would celebrate with a red wine.
After looking tired from his earlier singles match, it was de Minaur's lightning quick reflexes at the net on Kyrgios' serve that gave Australia a 7-4 lead, while Salisbury and Murray patiently and determinedly refused to break on the other side of the net. "But it was awesome". "Today was probably one of the best moments in my career, definitely".
Auger-Aliassime, the No. 21-ranked player from Montreal, began the day with a 6-1, 6-4 loss against No. 35 Jan-Lennard Struff before No. 14 Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., defeated No. 7 Alexander Zverev 6-2, 6-2. Facing a match point in the doubles draw, he removed a back-to-back victor from a service down a narrow gap. The one that Murray won't forget was at 11-10, when he had an nearly open court in front of him but somehow sent a backhand long.
"I can't believe he missed that, I'm sorry but that was tough". "It hurt a bit, but I enjoyed every minute of it out there. But today I missed it, and that cost us".