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Davis Cup: Murray Brothers Keep GB Alive

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Great Britain kept alive their hopes of successfully defending the Davis Cup title after beating Argentina in the doubles’ rubber of their semi-final in Glasgow.


World number two, Andy Murray combined with brother, Jamie to score a 6-1 3-6 6-4 6-4 victory over the Argentinean pair of Juan Martin del Potro and Leonardo Mayer, setting up an intriguing final day.

Murray had been widely expected to feature in Saturday’s doubles rubber, despite spending over five hours on court in a gripping loss to del Potro just 24 hours earlier.

It was however surprising to see del Potro return for doubles action, given his country’s strong position in the tie.

It didn’t quite work out for the visitors, as Britain dragged their way back into the contest with a four-set victory.

The home side must now win both of Sunday’s reverse singles to advance into the final.

Murray is scheduled to take on Guido Pella in the first match of the day, while del Potro is billed to face Kyle Edmund in the potentially decisive fifth rubber.

Captains have up to an hour before the start of play to alter their line-ups, and the indications from the Argentine camp is that an exhausted del Potro may not feature at all on Sunday.

It could all be a part of typical Davis Cup mind games, of course.

Should Andy Murray level the tie at 2-2, it is highly unlikely that Argentina will hold back their most potent weapon in a fifth rubber shoot-out for a place in the Davis Cup final.

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