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Andy Murray takes Britain to Davis Cup quarters

San Diego: Andy Murray beat Sam Querrey in four sets late on Sunday night to send Great Britain into the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup for the first time since 1986.

Briton Andy Murray returns to USA's Sam Querrey during their  Davis Cup tie in California
Briton Andy Murray returns to USA's Sam Querrey during their Davis Cup tie in California

Wimbledon champion Murray posted his second singles victory of the tie, downing Querrey 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (3/7), 6-1, 6-3 to capture the needed third point in a 3-1 victory in the best-of-five match tie.

Britain had seized a commanding 2-0 lead on the opening day on Friday as 175th-ranked James Ward pulled off a remarkable comeback win over Querrey.

Ward won 10 of the last 11 games to grab the five-set triumph, after Murray had crushed Davis Cup newcomer Donald Young in straight sets.

Young was a late replacement in the US squad for injured John Isner. The formidable doubles duo of Bob and Mike Bryan had kept the Americans alive with a doubles victory over Colin Fleming and Dominic Inglot on Saturday.

However, Querrey couldn't prevent Great Britain from posting their first Davis Cup win over the United States since 1935. 

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