Britain is in the quarter finals of the Davis Cup second year running due to Andy Murray who beat John Isner of the United States in Glasgow on Sunday. Thus, he helped his country go past the U.S. with a hard fought victory over the American, Isner.
Murray, cheered on by a partisan crowd, survived early scares to defeat Isner 7-6 (4), 6-3, 7-6 (4) to hand Britain an unassailable lead of 3-1 over the U.S. Britain would face France in the quarterfinals. France defeated Germany in the pre-quarterfinals. He described the whole week as incredible, and was happy to lead his country to the quarterfinals second time in a row. He added that people thought John to be tired, and forecasted an easy win over him, but it turned out to be a tough fight.
Isner was defeated in five sets by the Briton, James Ward, the number two British player on Friday, and was supposed to have exhausted. He had three set points in the opening set, but failed to convert. Similarly, in the third set, he gave a tough fight to Murray. On the other hand, Italy who had defeated Britain last year in the quarterfinals has been beaten by Kazakhstan at Astana. The Kazakhstan player, Aleksandr Nedovyesov,130 ranked, stunned Fabio Fognini, world number 22, in five sets to seal his country’s victory over Italy 3-2. Kazakhstan faces Australia which has reached quarterfinals stage first time since 2006. Serbia meets the winner of Argentina Vs Brazil after crushing Croatia 5-0, and Switzerland, the last year’s winner is locked 2-2 against Belgium.
Thus, battle line for the quarterfinals almost drawn, Murray has made Britain proud by taking it to this stage consecutively for the second year.