Jamie Murray backing brother Andy to do the business

07 March 2015 / 21:36

Jamie Murray is backing brother Andy to complete a British Davis Cup victory over America after a tough day two in Glasgow.

On day one Andy Murray and James Ward both won to hand hosts Great Britain a 2-0 lead, giving Jamie Murray and Dom Inglot the chance to claim an early victory.

Standing in their way though were veteran brother pairing Bob and Mike Bryan, and the Americans raced into an early two-set lead.

However Jamie Murray and Inglot dug deep and levelled the game, before succumbing to their visitors 9-7 in the fifth and final set.

All is not lost though with one final day to come, with Jamie Murray full of confidence that brother Andy can do the business against Isner in Glasgow, with the American having played for almost five hours against Ward.

“I think we're both very proud of the way we fought back and gave ourselves a chance to win the match,” Jamie Murray said.

"The first two sets were not particularly great, especially from my serving point of view. But when I started to serve better it was a much closer match.

“Dom served brilliantly the whole match. They hardly touched his serve. I think we did a bloody good job in the end. We're both really disappointed that we weren't able to come back and win after the effort it took to get back to that stage.

“But we should be proud of ourselves the way fought and the performance that we put out.

“I’m sure he’ll [Andy] be pretty confident. I don’t know if Isner is going to be exactly back-flipping out of bed tomorrow morning to play Andy.

“I’d rather be in his shoes than Isner’s but I guess with his serve you’ve always got a chance but I’d never back against Andy in this situation.

“He has 7,000 Scottish, British people cheering him. He will want to go out and put on a good performance and beat Isner. I think we’re all fully confident that he will do that.”

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