Murray puts Britain into Davis Cup semifinals

London - An out-of-sorts Murray, who was playing his third rubber of the weekend following Saturday's doubles victory alongside brother Jamie, looked to be in trouble as he trailed Simon by a set and a break.

By Reuters

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Published: Mon 20 Jul 2015, 8:59 PM

Andy Murray carried Britain to their first Davis Cup semifinal since 1981 after he beat France's Gilles Simon 4-6 7-6(5) 6-3 6-0 on Sunday to give the hosts an unassailable 3-1 lead.
An out-of-sorts Murray, who was playing his third rubber of the weekend following Saturday's doubles victory alongside brother Jamie, looked to be in trouble as he trailed Simon by a set and a break.
Simon had two medical timeouts during the match following heavy falls and Murray, a double grand slam winner, was able to capitalise in front of partisan crowd at the sun-kissed Queen's Club in west London.
The gritty Frenchman was able to continue despite the falls but was severely limited in his movement and could only chase gingerly as Murray moved him around the court with his pounding groundstrokes and delicate dropshots.
Murray completely dominated the final set and sealed the victory when Simon skewed a backhand wide. "Obviously it feels unbelievable to get through that, it wasn't looking great," a triumphant Murray, who jumped around on court and punched the air before sitting with his head in his hands, told the BBC. - Reuters



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