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Tag: 上海千花网OF Andy Murray sends Britain into 1st Davis Cup final in 37 years

first_imgAndy Murray sent Britain into its first Davis Cup final in 37 years on Sunday, securing victory over Australia with a straight-set win over Bernard Tomic.Despite struggling with a back injury and coming off a five-set doubles match on Saturday, Murray managed to find another peak performance to beat Tomic 7-5, 6-3, 6-2.That, coupled with Murray’s win over Thanasi Kokkinakis on Friday and his doubles triumph with brother Jamie, gave Leon Smith’s team an unassailable lead. Kokkinakis later beat Dan Evans 7-5, 6-4 in the meaningless fifth match to make the final score 3-2.Belgium awaits Britain in the Nov. 27-29 final after beating Argentina by the same score in the other semifinal.Also read: India lose Davis Cup tie 1-3 to Czech Republic Now Murray has barely two months to ensure he is fully fit to help Britain win the Davis Cup for the first time since 1936.”My back has been giving me a lot of trouble this week,” the third-ranked Murray said. “It’s nothing to do with the previous issues I had with my back, it’s a completely different thing.”My back was absolutely fine during the U.S. Open, then I took five days off, started practicing again on Sunday here … and then on Tuesday night my back was extremely sore and got progressively worse the next couple of days.”But just as he was during Friday’s demolition of Kokkinakis, Murray was in top form as he treated about 8,000 fans at the Emirates Arena to an outstanding array of shots.advertisementThe Scotsman has now helped the British to their last seven Davis Cup points – along with Jamie Murray – to see off the United States, France and now Australia.last_img read more

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