British number one Andy Murray sealed Team GB’s Davis Cup victory in the World Group against Team USA with a straight-sets win on the final day against John Isner at The Emirates Stadium in Glasgow. This victory gave Team GB an unbeatable 3-1 lead and booked the team’s place in the quarter-finals against France in July.
On the first day, Murray who was playing in Scotland for the first time since 2011 beat Donald Young in the opening match 6-1, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 and teammate James Ward beat Isner in an epic five-set battle 6-7 (4-7), 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3), 15-13 to give Team GB a 2-0 lead at the end of day one.
On Day Two, Britain still needed a point to reach the quarter-finals but there was a set back when Jamie Murray and Dominic Inglot lost a dramatic five-set doubles match against world number ones twins Bob and Mike Bryan 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-7 (8-10), 9-7 in the match that lasted just over three and a half hours and give the brothers their 23rd Davis Cup win together. The anticipated Murray brothers versus Bryan brother match did not happen as captain Leon Smith made the decision to keep Andy fresh for his final singles match the following day, an excellent decision as it turned out.
Murray beat Isner and Team GB recorded their second consecutive win against the Americans after beating them in San Diego last year. Ward then played Young in the fifth rubber but lost 7-5, 0-1 after being forced to retire due to injury in the second set and the final overall score was 3-2.