December 13, 2019

Davis Cup – Great Britain without Andy Murray to face Spain in semi-finals

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By Alex Bysouth

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  1. Lopez is bouncing around now, assembly Edmund passing attempts and geeing up the crowd with clenched fists. 0-15.

  2. How’d ya fancy that?!

    Kyle Edmund eyes up the road and whips a forehand previous the despairing outstretched arm of Feliciano Lopez.

    The Spaniard finally grinds to a bunch.

  3. Feliciano Lopez thunders into this provider game and cranks up the volume on the Spanish brass band. The Spaniard soars to 40-0 earlier than mistiming a buy up on the find.

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    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Caja Mágica

    There became as soon as easiest one stipulation, made by Andy Murray on Instagram earlier, on the free British tickets: other folks who bagged them needed to create some noise.

    The British Barmy Military are following that instruction to the letter, drowning out the subdued Spanish as a result of of Edmund’s sturdy launch.

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    Miles Maclagan

    Vulnerable British Davis Cup player on BBC Radio 5 Are living Sports activities Further

    It’s a lawful set from Edmund, you wonder if it does him a
    favour to possess a tight game. Issues were going alongside so completely but at some
    stage you are going to earn challenged.

  6. Edmund holds

    GB 4-1 Spain*

    Nice, wide again from Kyle Edmund to leave him with heaps of court docket to play with from Feliciano Lopez’s short return. The Brit goes on the assault at income and punches Lopez previous the baseline, landing a knockout blow with an unreturnable forehand. Vital set.

  7. Factual from Kyle Edmund, his fifth ace of the match.

    He wriggles into the find but dices a volley lawful long. Deuce.

  8. Feliciano Lopez is beginning to buy up, he’s softened the steam prepare-fancy launch from Kyle Edmund severely. The Brit flicks one on to the tramline and, despite Lopez’s grief, it lawful kisses the chalk. 30-15.

  9. Lopez holds for Spain

    *GB 3-1 Spain

    Feliciano Lopez does set to earn Spain on the board, but it indubitably’s Kyle Edmund and Wide Britain who’re silent a spoil to the lawful.

  10. Sizable forehand winner from the left-handed Lopez from deep, and a fist bump in appreciation of his corner-cracking effort. But then a double fault.


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    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Caja Mágica

    Well, that is quietened the dwelling followers…

    Kyle Edmund continues in the the same free-hitting vogue which helped him beat Mikhail Kukushkin and Philipp Kohlschreiber.

    Feliciano Lopez, who it’s seemingly you’ll perhaps be conscious gained the Queen’s title, hasn’t played in the singles this week. And it’s miles exhibiting.

  12. Feliciano Lopez has gained lawful two points so a ways.

    He rips down a pleasant again to procure the lead in a game for the significant time, and then meets an Edmund forehand on the find for 30-0. He is double his tally for the match.

  13. A nerve-settler for Feliciano Lopez, lastly a degree on the Edmund again.

    But it’s miles accessible in vain. Kyle Edmund screeches into a 3-0 lead.

  14. Leon Smith is on his feet, the GB captain clapping his payment.

    Kyle Edmund draws Feliciano Lopez into the find and then yanks a passing winner previous the Spaniard.

    He follows up with an ace. 30-0.

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    Miles Maclagan

    Vulnerable British Davis Cup player on BBC Radio 5 Are living Sports activities Further

    Absolute dream launch from Edmund, he in point of truth couldn’t interrogate for
    extra. He’s hitting the ball so cleanly. That’s lawful perfection

  16. Edmund breaks for GB

    *GB 2-0 Spain


    That return screamed previous Lopez earlier than he might perhaps blink. Edmund breaks, and provides GB a 2-0 lead in this opening singles rubber.

  17. Feliciano Lopez digs in and saves the significant. That will get the dwelling crowd roaring.

    Two to transfer for Kyle Edmund and Wide Britain.

  18. Destroy points Edmund

    GB 1-0 Spain*

    Double fault.

    Three spoil points for Kyle Edmund.

  19. Edmund picks off the Spaniard with a gratifying lob that has Lopez scurrying lend a hand in opposition to the baseline, and he can easiest hook it into the find. 0-30.

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    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Caja Mágica

    Jam-packed in the Caja Magica’s necessary teach-court docket – the 12,500 capacity Manolo Santana enviornment.

    “Wide Britain are you here?” shouts the excitable man with the microphone.

    A loud cheer indicates, yes. The 1,000 or so Britons are all in one block of seats to the left of the baseline from the build Kyle Edmund is serving.

    “Madrid, estamos listo?” he says, asking the vivid dwelling followers if they are ready. A gargantuan shout is punctured by some tooting from the Spanish band.

    The brass gamers then roll into the Twentieth Century Fox fanfare, indicating that the drama is able to launch…

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