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Murrays put GB ahead in Davis Cup semi-final

MurraysAndy and Jamie Murray won their doubles rubber against the big-serving Australian pair Lleyton Hewitt and Sam Groth to move Great Britain one step closer to the Davis Cup Final.

The Scottish brothers tipped the scales 4-6 6-3 6-4 6-7 (6-8) 6-4 in a tight match to give Great Britain a 2-1 lead in the semi-final at the Emirates in Glasgow.

Afterwards, a clearly exhausted Andy Murray said: “It was an incredible match, 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.”

Brother Jamie, who reached the US Open men’s doubles final, said:  “We let it slip a bit but we kept fighting and got right back on it. It was so good, it was so noisy, it was magic. Scottish people don’t get the chance to se Andy play very much and when they do they let him know it.”

Hewitt is expected to return to future tournaments as Australia’s Davis Cup captain.

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