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Monday, June 17, 2024

Davis Cup: Great Britain lose 2-1 to United States in opening group tie

Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury
Great Britain are the only nation to have competed in every edition of the Davis Cup since 1900
Group stage venues: Bologna, Glasgow, Hamburg and Valencia Dates: 13-18 September
Coverage: Live TV coverage of Great Britain’s matches on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app, with selected live text commentaries and match reports on the website and app

Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury lost a late-night doubles decider as Great Britain were beaten 2-1 by the United States in their Davis Cup group opener.

With the clock approaching 01:00 BST in Glasgow, the pair lost 5-7 6-4 7-5 to Rajeev Ram and Jack Sock to settle an agonisingly close tie.

Briton Cameron Norrie had fought back to beat Taylor Fritz and level the tie after Dan Evans lost to Tommy Paul.

GB play two more ties in Glasgow as they aim for November’s knockout stage.

A minute’s silence was held at the start of the tie at Emirates Arena following the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the British players are wearing black armbands or ribbons for their three Group D ties this week.

Great Britain will play the Netherlands on Friday and Kazakhstan on Sunday as they seek one of the two qualifying spots in the group.

Each nation plays two singles matches and one doubles against their group opponents in a best-of-three sets format. There are three other cities hosting groups this week as 16 nations chase spots in November’s finals in Malaga.

More to follow.

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