Great Britain’s Davis Cup team makes it to the quartersPosted on 04/02/2014 in Tennis
The Great Britain Davis Cup team are set to play their biggest match in 25 years after overcoming the US.
A 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (3-7) 6-1 6-3 victory for Andy Murray over Sam Querrey was enough to land GB a place in the competition's quarter-finals – a stage they haven't reached since 1986.
Captain Leon Smith said: "Andy was superb there. Sam came out swinging, playing risk-free tennis. Once Andy started to move the ball around more he tired out Sam.
"But this is a massive team effort. People don't see the work off the court. We should be proud of the team spirit and what the guys have achieved here."
Now he will have to prepare Murray and the rest of the team to play Italy. They are sure to pick a clay court as their team consists of top-35 clay-court specialists Fabio Fognini and Andreas Seppi.
How far can Smith and Murray take the Davis Cup team? Will another clay tie prove to be too big of an ask?
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