Davis Cup: Andy Murray wins his 20th match for Great Britain, James Ward gives 2-0 lead!



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Davis Cup: Andy Murray wins his 20th match for Great Britain, James Ward gives 2-0 lead!

In Great Britain’s tie against USA, Andy Murray won his singles rubber against Donald Young. Murray opened strongly, but a mid-match comeback from Young pushed the rubber to four sets in the Briton’s favour, 6-1, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 in one hour 58 minutes.

The win marked the Scot’s 20th triumph representing Great Britain. Murray served 10 aces and had two double faults, and won 88% of his first serve points. The American, at the other end, hit three aces and had one double fault, and won 61% of his first serves.

Murray hit 34 winners and had 18 unforced errors, and 19 forced errors, while Young had 24 winners, 39 unforced errors and 33 forced errors. Murray also converted seven of the eight break point chances he received, while Young converted the only break point he received in the match.

Totally, Murray won 106 points, while Young won 61 points. In the other match, James Ward beat John Isner with the final score of 6-7 5-7 6-3 7-6 15-13, after nearly five hours of play. The Englishman, after being down by two sets, came back against the American, needing six match points before finally seeing off the world no.20.

The win gave Great Britain a 2-0 lead against the USA on the first day of the World Group first round. ALSO READ Davis Cup: Novak Djokovic and Viktor Troicki give Serbia a solid lead on Day One