Murray brothers move Britain closer to Davis Cup final
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Murray brothers move Britain closer to Davis Cup final

19 September 2015 / 19:48

Great Britain edged closer to its first Davis Cup final in almost 40 years as Andy and Jamie Murray sealed a thrilling doubles victory over Australian duo Lleyton Hewitt and Sam Groth.

In a dramatic encounter in Glasgow the Murray brothers came through in five sets 4-6 6-3 6-4 6-7 (6-8) 6-4 which means Britain are now one win away from an historic final.

It was an engrossing match of tennis from start to finish with the Aussies taking the first and the Brits the second with a break apiece.

Things were looking bleak for the Murray brothers in the third when they found themselves 4-1 down but both the Scots rallied and went on a rampage to win five games in a row.

The visitors edged out a tie break in the fourth but that was not before they managed to hold their nerve to save a match point.

In the end it came down to a thrilling deciding set with Britain racing ahead only to be pegged back to 3-3.

But Britain regained their momentum and, when a second match point arose, there was no mistake.

"It was an incredible match,” said Andy. “To come back from the disappointment of losing the fourth set.

"We kept creating chances, we stuck together like brothers should and managed to come up with enough good returns.

"We had to keep the energy up at the beginning of the fifth set - it was important for us to get a good start."

Sunday will now see the conclusion of the semi-final with Andy Murray expected to take on Bernard Tomic knowing a win will send them to the final. 

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