The British can rely on Andy Murrayu for Zawisza. Tennis player from Dunblane was the author of all the points that the United Kingdom won the confrontation with Japan. On Friday, she won the singles on Saturday, along with his brother Jamie zapunktował in doubles, and on Sunday won the second game with a single Keiem Nishikorim , which ensured its representation through to the quarter-finals.
The first two sets of the match Murray Nishikorim were extremely balanced, but fell prey to a Briton – respectively, 7: 5, 7: 6 (6). In parts of the third and the fourth was better but the Japanese (6: 3, 6: 4). The decisive set was full of the broken, but with one break of more Murray won, winning 6: 3. The whole clash lasted until four hours and 54 minutes.
– In the third and fourth set I tried to play short stocks, but it could not effect, and the fifth had to bite the bullet and fight the lengthy exchanges. During the game, I felt extreme emotions.After the first batch was calm, and after the third frustrated. On the other hand, in the fifth again I went back to what brought me to the effect at the beginning. The audience was amazing. He helped me a lot. She gave me positive energy – said Murray.
Beating Nishikoriego, Murray won the 14th game in a row, which is a record in the history of performances of British tennis players in the Davis Cup. Previous best achievement belonged to Fred Perry , who won in 13 consecutive games.
Defending champion British in the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup will play away to Serbia.
The Czechs came to Sunday’s game singles leading 2-1 with Germany and with the hope that the competition will end Tomas Berdych , who faced Philipp Kohlschreiber . But it did not happen. Moreover, the leader of the Czech team did not finish the meeting with Kohlschreiber, kreczując after two sets. – Injury experienced at the beginning of the match, in the second or third game she was serving as the passing felt a pain in his thigh. Treatments physiotherapist helped, but only for a moment. I decided that it makes no sense for me to continue the game, if I could not play at his level – revealed Berdych.
In view of the failure Berdych situation has changed 180 degrees, because in the decisive game, the Germans seemed to be the favorites, actually Alexander Zverev , who stood in front of Lukas Rosol . 18-year-old could write down a wonderful debut in the national team, but could not stand the pressure. Rosol lost with 2: 6, 3: 6, 1: 6.
– What made you won? The speech, which was heard in the locker room. I was told that anything can happen, and that no matter what will happen on the court, I have to play aggressively – said Rosol.
Czechs in the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup experience for the first time since 2014. Their opponents at this stage of the competition will be French, which will play at home. In the first round Trójkolorowi defeated Canada 5-0.