Edmund puts Britain on cusp of Davis Cup final

Edmund puts Britain on cusp of Davis Cup final

Edmund puts Britain on cusp of Davis Cup final

Edmund gave Great Britain the flawless start with a 6-3 7-5 win over Philipp Kohlschreiber and again produced an excellent performance after Thursday's win over Mikhail Kukushkin.

The only disappointment was the size of the crowd, which appeared noticeably smaller than for Britain's two group matches - a concern Murray had raised ahead of the event.

Edmund kept his nerve superbly, though, sending down big serves to save them both, and was much the better player in the tie-break.

"We feel great. Coming into this I knew we had a really good squad".

Kyle Edmund gave Leon Smith's team the ideal start by beating Feliciano Lopez - a very late substitute for Pablo Carreno Busta - 6-3 7-6 (3) but Evans was unable to pull off a miracle as he went down 6-4 6-0 against the world number one.

When the final point was over, Evans dropped his racket and ran at full pelt towards Smith and jumped into his arms. "I felt like I had let the team down the last two days". So to come back and get it that way, it's great. They supported me in everything. I am so happy for them that we are through.

"He could play, but I wouldn't say he's in his best condition". I didn't feel great before the match, you are down, you are losing. Everybody in team got me going.

Heck of an attempt by Dan Evans GB to the semi & # 39; s.

Novak Djokovic's Serbia is out of the competition after a dramatic defeat in the quarterfinals against Russian Federation. Yesterday, though, he dealt with the ferocious serving of Struff and clung on like a limpet to win 7-6, 3-6, 7-6.

With the draw reaching a decisive double, Djokovic was replaced by teammate Viktor Troicki against Khachanov and Rublev, but it was the Russians who came out on the top 6-4 4-6 7-6 (10-8).

The winners will face Canada in Sunday's final after the North Americans edged out Russian Federation in the first last-four tie.

"I have never seen such a moment in my career, in my life". And I disappointed my team, and I apologize to them. We did not do it. "We didn't. I was wrong at the crucial moments".

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal both played singles and doubles on Friday, but only the Spaniard was able to lead his team into the last four at the Davis Cup Finals. Now he took it away. That reaction at the end I will savour for ever. We had sort of prepared to play against the No. 2.

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