World No. 12 Cameron Norrie was glad with the campaign Great Britain had at the Davis Cup Finals despite their heartbreaking quarterfinal exit. Great Britain won the opening rubber of theor quarterfinal tie but Germany recovered to book a semifinal ticket.
"Overall, the week was excellent,” Norrie said, per the Davis Cup Finals website. “It is a really enjoyable way to end the season and I'm so proud of everyone on the team as they left it all out there.
“I don't think anyone was too happy with their level at times throughout the week, but it’s a long season. It’s a tricky way to end, especially on a match like that. “But we all definitely enjoyed it.
We’re all gutted, but I think for the future, it’s going to be good to have experienced this and it is definitely going to make me and everyone else want it even more. I’m going to remember this”.
Norrie failed to deliver for Great Britain
Great Britain had a great chance to make the semifinal at the Davis Cup Finals but their top-ranked player Norrie failed to deliver.
Dan Evans gave Great Britain an early lead after beating Peter Gojowczyk in the opening rubber of the tie. Indian Wells Masters Champion Norrie was then the favorite to beat Jan-Lennard Struff and seal a semifinal ticket for Great Britain.
Unfortunately for the Great Britain team, Struff stunned Norrie 7-6 (6) 3-6 6-2 to force a decisive rubber. In the decisive rubber, Kevin Krawietz and Tim Puetz beat Joe Salisbury and Neal Skupski 7-6 (10) 7-6 (5). "Everyone is obviously gutted,” said Great Britain Davis Cup team captain Leon Smith.
“We’ve had some good days but this is a tough day to swallow. I cannot fault any of the guys’ efforts, all the team gave their best. “Let’s be honest, the sets [in the final match] could have gone either way and there could have been a different outcome but it wasn’t to be. They gave their best efforts, sometimes that isn’t enough, and Germany deserve to go through.