Sunday, February 2, 2014

Murray completes Great Britain's historic win

Andy Murray had to endure tough resistance in the first two sets on his way to a four sets historic win over Sam Querrey. In the first set Murray had the chance to take it whilst serving 5-4 up. On the other hand Querrey put up fierce resistance with his teams fate resting on his shoulders to break back and force it to a tie break. In the tie break it was a very close encounter but Murray managed to edge his way past his big hitting rival to take it 75. 

In the second set it looked like a repeat of the first with each player matching each other game by game. Towards the end of the set and into the tiebreak there was however a shift in momentum to favour the Americans. Murray's game began to unravel with the Wimbledon champion making a series of uncharacteristic mistakes. This then gave Querrey the chance to take advantage in which he did to square the match at 1-1.

Going into the third set Murray dramatically upped his game in response with some fantastic shots and defensive play. Querrey didn't have the tools to tame the Brit and Murray changed on to take the set 61.For the delight of the British team and all their fans. The fourth set took a similar trend to the third set with Murray dominating from the start. Towards the end it was clear that Murray was getting nervous with the sight of the historic win inevitable. Despite this Murray used his experiance to take the historic win. The final score line was 76 67 61 63.After his match win quoting the BBC Murray said:-

“He came out playing extremely aggressively, especially on my serve. I changed tactics at the beginning of the third set and I was able to dictate many of the points after that. So that change of tactics helped.

"You have a responsibility to your team-mates to play well, but I also have a lot of experience in the Davis Cup and the Slams, so you know how to deal with it relatively well."

Great Britain now leads America 3-1 which means that they have now won the tie and achieved a trio of historical accomplishments. This is the first time Britain has beaten American since 1935, their first win on American soil for 111 years and the first time that they will be in the Davis Cup quarter finals since 1986. This weekend was truly a huge success for British tennis.

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