09/15/2022 at 04:07


    The American couple defeated Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury 5-7, 6-4 and 7-5

    Tommy Paul beat Dan Evans and Cameron Norrie beat Taylor Fritz

    The pair of doubles formed by Rajeev Ram and Jack Sock finished the comeback Britain and gave the first tie to United States (2-1) at midnight in Glasgow.

    Great Britain started the day with Dan Evans’ loss to Tommy Paul, but resurfaced with Cameron Norrie’s win in three hard-fought sets and came close to coming back in the doubles, where Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury they went 7-5 and 3-1 up. However, Ram and Sock turned the score around and gave the Americans the win on aggregate.

    The United States dominates, together with the Netherlands, Group D of this Davis Cup, while Kazakhstan and Great Britain have zero victories in their locker.

    USA struck first

    Paulin the second game of his life in Davis, put the first point in the locker of the United States by beating Dan Evans by 6-4, 4-6 and 6-4 in a very balanced match against the British number two. The long balls and powerful attacks of the American tennis player caused the 32-year-old veteran Evans to fall in the first match of the day between the United States and Great Britain.

    The first set was erratic, with unforced failures on both sides of the court until 4-4, after which the American took the last two points and beat the host tennis player. Evans responded in the second round, a more balanced and less erratic one, in which he asserted the only service break (2-3), to extend his advantage in the next game definitively to repeat the previous adverse result. . In the last round, the tension was noticeable in both players, but it was Paul who broke the British’s serve and volley to score victory on his third match point and thus avenge the defeat he suffered in the last Canadian Masters 1,000 .

    Great Britain forced the doubles

    With the United States ahead and with no margin for error, cameron norrie forced the doubles to be played after coming back to the North American number one, Taylor Fritzby 6-2, 6-7 (2-6) and 5-7in the big game of the evening.

    The tough British started very badly, dominated by his opponent in a first set in which he was very nervous -Norrie made up to 12 unforced errors, something that the American tennis player took advantage of by endorsing him 6-2. The number one from Great Britain recovered in the second round, with a 0-3 run and despite the fact that the advantage did not last long, he was better in the ‘tie break’, where he comfortably won 7-2 . The comeback gave him wings, along with the local fans of the Emirates Arena pushing, and he managed to undo the equality of the third set with two breaks in a row and confirm the victory with a 7-5 that got the first British point and left the tie alive.

    And Murray appeared

    The British captain, Leon Smith, called up Andy Murray, who has won 40 games in Davis in his career, and he bordered on the epic. Along with Joe Salisbury, number one in doubles, he dreamed of victory and the couple had it in hand. They dominated 7-5 and 3-1, but they did not finish and the Americans rowed until they closed the victory by 5-7, 6-4 and 7-5 in almost three hours.