ATP CUP: GB beaten by Aussies in quarter-finals

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The GB doubles pairing, Jamie Murray and Joe Salisbury, failed to win the decisive doubles rubber against Australia’s Nick Kyrgios and Alex de Minaur despite having four match points. Had they won they would have been through to the semi finals against Spain or Belgium on Saturday.

The quarter-final produced eight hours of entertainment, ending with an incredible 30-minute tie-break. Despite GB having four match points at one point, Australia’s 2-1 win was eventually sealed by a 101mph serve from Nick Kyrgios.

The second of those match points is bound to haunt Jamie Murray. A short exchange of volleys with Kyrgios at the net left him with an easy ball to put away but somehow he blasted his backhand long.

“I missed that shot basically on top of the net, which was ridiculous. I should have never missed that shot, and I’ll probably never miss it again in my career.”

Jamie Murray

The hero of the campaign has been Dan Evans. His record in the Davis Cup is no better than moderate, but here he won three of his four matches as British No 1, two of them against top-20 opposition.

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Sunday 5th April - US Racing Acca

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17:52

Tampa Bay Downs

Lem Me Tel Ya To Win

He has won four times from 6f to 7f. A winner at 14-1 at Tampa Bay Downs over 6f on his latest outing last month, beating Resident. Expect another bold showing.

18:48

Tampa Bay Downs

Kalu To Win

Successful twice at 6f. Won on his latest outing when 11-10fav at Tampa Bay Downs over 6f last month, beating Minnesota Lucky. Another bold bid from the front beckons as he drops in class.

19:19

Tampa Bay Downs

Majestic Melody To Win

Won on his latest outing when 2-5fav at Tampa Bay Downs over 7f in February last year, beating Alfred The Great. The absence has to be a worry, but his stable is in form.

19:50

Tampa Bay Downs

Classy Of Course To Win

Successful twice at 1m on good ground. A winner at 5-1 at Tampa Bay Downs over 1m (good) on her latest outing last month, beating Don’t Fight by 3 1/2l. Expected to give another good account from on or near the pace.

20:20

Tampa Bay Downs

Speeding Starlet To Win

Winner of five races at 1m. Third of 7 behind Scarlet Bow beaten at 2-1 on her latest outing at Tampa Bay Downs over 1m in February. Having her first run for a new stable today, previously with Gerald Bennett. Goes well at this venue and a bold bid seems assured.

20:51

Tampa Bay Downs

Jais’s Solitude To Win

He has won three times from 7f to 1m 4f on good ground. Beaten 6l behind March To The Arch at 8-1 when last of 9 on his latest outing at Gulfstream over 1m (good) in January. Drops significantly in grade and it will be disappointing if he fails to make his presence felt.

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