In a winner-takes-all tie between Nice Britain and France, Daniel Evans and Neal Skupski delivered on Sunday within the deciding doubles match to information Nice Britain to the Davis Cup Last 8 at their opponents’ expense.
Evans and Skupski held serve from 4-5, 0/40 within the third set, earlier than they raised their stage within the third-set tie-break to triumph after two hours and 50 minutes. Evans and Skupski’s win clinched a 2-1 tie win for Nice Britain.
“I don’t know the way we received that match,” Skupski stated. “Sheer battle. Evo produced an unbelievable efficiency to win within the singles then to return again and win with me. It’s an unbelievable effort from him.”
Earlier, Evans had given Nice Britain a 1-0 lead in Manchester when he defeated #NextGenATP Frenchman Arthur Fils 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. The World No. 27 Evans was competing in his twenty fifth Davis Cup tie, drawing stage with third-placed Andy Murray on probably the most performed by a British participant.
Nice Britain joins Group B runners-up Australia within the Davis Cup knockout rounds in Malaga in November.
Croatia Overcomes The Netherlands
Already-eliminated Croatia beat The Netherlands 2-1 in Group D in Cut up.
Within the first rubber of the day, Dutchman Botic van de Zandschulp beat Ajdukovic 6-3, 3-6, 7-5. Borna Gojo then defeated Tallon Griekspoor 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-4. The Netherlands had certified from Group D after downing the USA and Finland.