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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