British Davis Cup Team Captain Leon Smith didn't hide his enormous happiness and excitement after his side made the semifinals of the inaugural Davis Cup Finals. Great Britain's Kyle Edmund and Dan Evans delivered for their side on Friday at Caja Magica in Madrid as the British team saw off Germany to make their first Davis Cup semifinal since 2015.
Kyle Edmund registered a straight-set win over Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3 7-5, before Dan Evans closed out the tie with his tight 7-6 (6) 3-6 7-6 (2) win over Jan-Lennard Struff. Former world No. 1 Andy Murray sat out the tie against Kazakhstan on Thursday and was also inactive for the quarterfinal tie against Germany.
Next up for Great Britain will be Spain, who edged out Argentina 2-1. "I actually can’t believe it,” Smith said, per the Davis Cup Finals website. “Dan had a tough couple of days, but boy, did he step up today.
I’m absolutely thrilled for him because he loves playing Davis Cup, and that reaction at the end I’ll savour forever. “Coming into this I knew we had a really good squad, but with what’s happened to Andy the last couple of days, people might have started doubting us.
But everybody’s come out strong, everyone has now posted wins, which I think is a great feeling to go into the semi-finals. We’ve just got to roll with it and see what happens, come back tomorrow and go again”.