Great Britain's Davis Cup mission impossible in Spain gets even tougher after dispiriting doubles defeat

By On February 03, 2018

Great Britain's Davis Cup mission impossible in Spain gets even tougher after dispiriting doubles defeat

If Great Britain are going to complete their Davis Cup mission impossible in Spain, they'll have to do it the hard way after a dispiriting doubles defeat.

Jamie Murray and Dominic Inglot were beaten 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 by Pablo Carreno Busta and Feliciano Lopez to leave Britain needing victory in both of Sunday's singles rubbers to win the tie. Anything less, and Spain will record their 28th success from their last 29 clay-court ties in the competition.

The stage is set for the possible return of Kyle Edmund, who has not been named for either of Sunday's matches but could still be picked if team captain Leon Smith deems him fit enough.

Smith indicated that Edmund could well feature, saying: "We are hopeful that Kyle can play so he is going to practice on the match court and we'll make an assessment after that. If he is feeling fit and ready to go then it would be great to have him out there.

"If he's pain free and the medical team are happy to sign it off [he'll play]. But most important is that he's happy to do it. It's his decision. I'm not going to throw him in if he's not wanting to play, that's not fair. If he wants to play, clearly as good a player as he is, he'll get a shot.

Source: Google News Spain | Netizen 24 Spain

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