What a difference a day makes! A bumper crowd of 6500 at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena roared Team GB to a four-set victory over Uzbekistan to set up a thrilling final day in this Davis Cup World Group Play Off. Yesterday’s relatively subdued atmosphere was replaced a cauldron of noise as Dominic Inglot and Jamie Murray fought back from within a point of going two sets down to level the rubber in a second set tiebreak before going on to win by 4-6, 7-6, 6-2, 6-3 in two hours and fifty four minutes of pulsating action.
We were fighting hard in the first couple of sets but couldn't quite find a break. Jamie Murray
Uzbekistan’s pairing of the experienced Denis Istomin and 24 year-old Sanjar Fayziev played sensational tennis in the first two sets, and were only finally subdued when the British duo raised their level, mixing finesse with power to clinch an ultimately comfortable win.
“We were fighting hard in the first couple of sets but couldn’t quite find a break,” Murray said. “We were so close to being two sets to love down, then we relaxed a bit and played really well in the last two sets.”
“It got a little bit dicey but we kept it together,” Inglot said. “After we got that second set we were able to settle a little bit and the crowd really got involved and helped us out, so thank you so much.”
Attention now turns to Sunday’s two reverse singles rubbers, with Dan Evans ands Cameron Norrie both facing tough matches to secure the remaining point needed for victory.