Davis Cup: Great Britain edge past Kazakhstan 2-1 to reach quarter-finals
Deadly doubles duo Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski helped their Place is sealed by Great Britain in the Davis Cup quarter-finals with a 2-1 Victory over Kazakhstan on Thursday.
The tie opened on a winning-note having a 6-3 6-3 victory over Mikhail Kukushkin from the opening rubber before British # 1 Dan Evans went down 5-7 6-4 6-1 defeat into an inspired Alexander Bublik.
As they proved too good for Kazakh Kukushkin 6-1 6-4 and matching of Bublik jamie Murray and Skupski replicated their heroics in the deciding doubles out of Wednesday against the Netherlands.
Edmund wasn’t part of the group’s opening round against the Netherlands and came to the team player with this decisive clash.
To the two singles games with Andy Murray leon Smith had elected to area Evans and Edmund. Skupski and jamie Murray retained their areas.
As he raced to a straight-sets win over Kukushkin, who’s rated than 32, on court in the Caja Magica at Madrid, a figure that is decided cuts.
The Brit was called as the fifth member of the group of Great Britain and pipped Cameron Norrie to the post following a solid run.
“Now I just wanted to go on court and give it my all. It was such a buzz to thrive this particular audience off. Davis Cup, playing for your country – it will not get any better,” Edmund said.
The performance of edmund establish precisely the right tone to your day by a Great Britain view.
He struck his hefty groundstrokes pounced on any chunks and remained hard saving all the break points he faced.
“The job’s half done so we really need to push it home today,” Edmund added.
From the second rubber Evans was unable to replicate the result of Edmund and send the tie to a key deciding doubles rubber.
The Kazakh often sent instant serves down in excess of 125mph, and also one that landed about the research gave Evans the very first set, Bublik.
But a break of the Evans serve for 5-4 in the next turned the tide and that he was overpowered at the decider.
It had been left to Skupski and Jamie Murray, that made his Davis Cup debut this week, even as their superior doubles understanding proved too bright for Bublik and Kukushkin to find Great Britain on the line.
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