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Davis Cup: Dan Evans wins on return but Cameron Norrie throws away lead

The Guardian
Friday 14 September 2018 23:14

• Evans beats Denis Istomin 7-6 (4), 4-6, 0-6, 6-4, 7-5
• Norrie goes down to world No 434 Jurabek KarimovSix times in nine Davis Cup ties over 13 years in Glasgow the crowds have flocked to acclaim the deeds of their own tennis knight, Andy Murray. In his absence from what will almost certainly be the last Cup fixture in the city of his birth in a long time they reserved their appreciation for the triumph of Dan Evans on his return from an enforced sabbatical, then were stunned by the five-set defeat of Cameron Norrie, a still unfamiliar son of a Glaswegian emigre.“I’m very proud to represent my country and win,” Evans said after a gruelling 7-6 (4), 4-6, 0-6, 6-4, 7-5 win over Denis Istomin in four hours and 11 minutes, the perfect start to Great Britain’s World Group play-off against Uzbekistan on Friday. Related: USA fall behind Croatia in Davis Cup as US Open umpire Carlos Ramos returns Related: Dan Evans and Cameron Norrie land on centre stage for a Davis Cup finale Continue reading...

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