Norrie Sends Great Britain Through To Davis Cup Finals Group Stage | ATP Tour | Tennis

Cameron Norrie accomplished a Davis Cup double on Saturday to clinch victory for Great Britain towards Colombia in a 2023 Qualifier.

After scoring the guests’ first level with a win towards Nicolas Barrientos on Friday, the World No. 11 earned his workforce a decisive third level with 6-4, 6-4 victory towards Nicolas Mejia on Day 2 of the tie. In Saturday’s opening match in Cota, the doubles duo of Daniel Evans and Neal Skupski gave Great Britain a 2-1 lead with a 6-4, 6-4 outcome towards Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah.

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“Feelings are one of immense pride for what the boys have done, and the support team,” stated British captain Leon Smith. “Everyone’s dedicated lots of time to this, however hats off to the gamers. They got here right down to Colombia, most straight from Melbourne, got here sooner than we might ever usually do for Davis Cup, which is a giant dedication from them. But we did that to organize finest for what occurred these previous two days and it is positively paid off.

“There’s a lot of work that the players have done to be able to adapt in a short space of time, and they went out and they fought really hard… It needed a lot of grit and determination. The important thing is we got a win, which gives us a chance to keep being successful this year. Really looking forward to September now.”

Norrie completed the job with a battling victory towards Mejia, who scored his first Top 100 win towards Daniel Evans within the tie’s first rubber. The match sparked into life late within the opening set with three straight breaks of serve, the Briton claiming two of them to guide 5-4. 

The 27-year-old drove house his benefit by serving out the set to like, a feat he repeated when serving out the match behind the lone break in set two. Norrie saved 4 of 5 break factors within the match, aided by a 67 per cent first-serve proportion and a 83 per cent win fee on first-serve factors.

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Evans/Skupski didn’t face a break level of their victory towards longtime companions Cabal/Farah, who’ve gained 19 tour-level titles as a pair. The Britons claimed an on the spot break in units one and two, benefits they noticed house with relative ease till the ultimate sport of each units.

Pushed to deuce of their ultimate service sport of every set, Evans/Skupski denied their opponents — and the Colombian crowd — a lifeline as they stood tall within the essential late moments.

“It was a very good performance by me and Evo today,” stated Skupski. “I thought we stayed calm in big situations today and we stuck together, always communicating, always trying to feed off each other… We tried to use the bench as much as possible. We have a great team and a great environment from the coaching staff and also through the players.”

“We had good energy. We are good friends,” added Evans, who bounced again after his loss to Mejia. “He is No. 1 [in the Pepperstone ATP Doubles Rankings] and took care of the rest.”

With victory within the tie, Great Britain booked its place as one in all 16 groups within the group stage of the Davis Cup Finals by Rakuten, to be performed in September after the US Open. Other groups already confirmed for the group stage embrace 2022 champions Canada, 2022 finalists Australia, wild playing cards Spain and Italy, and qualifiers France, the United States, Switzerland, Serbia and Sweden.

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