ATP Cup 2022: Jamie Murray ‘excited’ as Great Britain keep semi-final hopes alive with win over USA | Tennis News

The UK must now hope that Germany will beat Canada in the Group C match if they are to advance to the semi-finals; “It has been a really exciting day for the team, we are energized to win and hopefully the results will work in our favor so that we have a chance to return to the pitch on Saturday,” says Murray.

Last updated: 06/01/22 8:36


Jamie Murray and Dan Evans fought to beat the United States in their doubles match

Jamie Murray says he is thrilled that Britain kept on course to reach the semi-finals of the ATP Cup after a comeback win over the United States in their doubles clash.

35-year-old doubles partner Dan Evans recovered from a set and service break to beat Taylor Fritz and John Isner 6-7 (3-7), 7-5, 10-8, securing a 2-1 aggregate win for the British team.

GB’s progress now hinges on Germany beating Canada in their Group C clash on Thursday, but Murray was still delighted with how he and Evans fought to defeat the American pair.

Jamie Murray and Daniel Evans give their reaction after Great Britain's 2-1 victory over the United States in the ATP Cup.

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Jamie Murray and Daniel Evans give their reaction after Great Britain’s 2-1 victory over the United States in the ATP Cup.

Jamie Murray and Daniel Evans give their reaction after Great Britain’s 2-1 victory over the United States in the ATP Cup.

“We knew that if we could get the points, we could use our skills to win them,” Murray said.

“Obviously, recovering that break at 4-2 gave us some momentum in our favor and then we finished the game really strong.

“It has been a really exciting day for the team, we are energized to win and we hope that the results go well so that we can get back on the pitch on Saturday.”

Evans had opened the clash against the USA with a 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) win over Isner in the singles, but a 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-1 defeat for British number 1 Cam Norrie against Fritz ensured the result boiled down to a decisive double.

Daniel Evans and Jamie Murray recovered from a set-and-a-break to beat Taylor Fritz and John Isner 6-7 (3-7), 7-5, 10-8, clinching Britain's 2-1 win against United States at the ATP Cup.

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Daniel Evans and Jamie Murray recovered from a set-and-a-break to beat Taylor Fritz and John Isner 6-7 (3-7), 7-5, 10-8, clinching Britain’s 2-1 win against United States at the ATP Cup.

Daniel Evans and Jamie Murray recovered from a set-and-a-break to beat Taylor Fritz and John Isner 6-7 (3-7), 7-5, 10-8, clinching Britain’s 2-1 win against United States at the ATP Cup.

However, the British pair kept their nerve to clinch the victory and Evans hailed team spirit as the key to the result.

“We’re all close, it’s great we did it,” Evans said. “I liked it two years ago and it’s the same this year too.

“Whatever happens, we did great things, and the bench lit up and they let us through. They kept our energy high, that’s why it’s a team event and we’re proud of our bench.”

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