Murrays put Britain 2-1 up against France in Davis Cup

Jul 18, 2015, 10:18 AM
Britain’s Andy Murray, left, and Jamie Murray during their doubles match against France&#8217...
Britain's Andy Murray, left, and Jamie Murray during their doubles match against France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Nicolas Mahut during the quarterfinal match of the Davis Cup at the Queen's Club in London, Saturday July 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
(AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

LONDON (AP) — Andy and Jamie Murray came from a set down to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Nicolas Mahut 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-1 in the doubles to give Britain a 2-1 lead over France in their Davis Cup quarterfinal on Saturday.

“We played an unbelievably high level match against a top team,” Andy Murray said. “It was an absolutely fantastic atmosphere. To play and represent your country with your brother in a match like this is very special.”

The Murrays had not played together since losing in the second round at Indian Wells in 2013.

Third-ranked Murray is set to play 11th-ranked Gilles Simon in the first of the reverse singles on Sunday, giving him an opportunity to put Britain into the World Group semifinals for the first time since 1981.

James Ward will face Tsonga in the final match.

Andy Murray beat Tsonga in straight sets on Friday to pull Britain level in the tie, after Simon defeated Ward in straight sets in the opening singles on the Queen’s Club grass.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Penguin Air

Other

Associated Press

Royals rally on Murphy’s error, beat Mets, lead Series 3-1

The Kansas City Royals keep finding new ways to win this October. And now with one more victory in November, they will be World Series champions.
7 years ago
...
Associated Press

Shock beat Mercury in final regular-season game before move

Rookie Brianna Kiesel scored a career-best 28 points to help the Shock beat the Phoenix Mercury 91-87 Sunday in the team's final regular-season home game before the franchise moves to Dallas next year.
7 years ago
Follow @AZSports...
Arizona Sports

Fox Sports’ Mike Pereira wants high school football team suspended for vicious hit on official

If Fox Sports NFL rules anyalist Mike Pereira had his way, a high school football team in Texas would forfit its season for the conduct of two its players on a game official Friday.
7 years ago
Calais Campbell (93) is wrapped up by guard Mike Iupati after coming down with an interception duri...
Adam Green

Notes from the Nest: Arizona Cardinals training camp – Aug. 4

Tuesday's afternoon practice had a different feel to it because Carson Palmer did not participate.
7 years ago
Arizona Sports

Mardy Fish handed first-round loss to Dudi Sela in Atlanta

The first stop of Mardy Fish's farewell tour ended quickly with a 6-4, 6-4 first-round loss to Dudi Sela in the Atlanta Open on Tuesday night.
7 years ago
UEFA President Michel Platini watches the preliminary draw for the 2018 soccer World Cup in Konstan...
Arizona Sports

AP Sources: Michel Platini will run for FIFA president

Michel Platini will run for FIFA president and plans to announce his intentions this week.
7 years ago
Murrays put Britain 2-1 up against France in Davis Cup