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Andy helps Great Britain to a 2-0 Lead
Great Britain are on the verge of reaching the Davis Cup World Group quarter-finals after Andy won his singles emphatically, and James Ward fought back to beat Sam Querrey..
Andy beat Donald Young 6-1 6-2 6-3 in the opening rubber of the best-of-five tie on the San Diego clay. Andy’s fellow countryman James Ward then recovered from two sets to one and a break down to beat Querrey 1-6 7-6 (7-3) 3-6 6-4 6-1.
Britain now lead 2-0 and need one point from Saturday’s doubles or Sunday’s two reverse singles to win the tie and secure a first World Group win since 1986. Andy and doubles specialist Colin Fleming are scheduled to face world number one pairing Bob and Mike Bryan in the doubles tonight.
In the opening match, Andy was far too strong for Davis Cup first timer Donald Young and surrendered very little throughout the match, losing just 6 games throughout.
Speaking after the match Andy said “It’s important to get off to a good start. The court is still pretty slippery but it’s been raining, it’s colder, there’s a lot of cloud cover, so the court’s obviously going to play a bit slower. The conditions being like this helped.”
You can watch the Davis Cup on BBC Three tonight from 8PM.