Davis Cup Tennis San Diego Schedule
Great Britain leads the U.S. 2-1
The United States’ Bob and Mike Bryan gave their country a chance at a historic Davis Cup rally by beating Great Britain’s Jamie Murray and Dominic Inglot, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-7(8), 9-7, in Saturday’s doubles match at Emirates Arena in Glasgow. It was Bob and Mike’s first five-set win in Davis Cup competition, having lost two five-set matches in 2013. The match today lasted three hours and 39 minutes.
After falling behind, 0-2, following Friday’s singles matches, the United States found itself at unfavorable odds at a comeback—the U.S. is 1-39 all-time in Davis Cup ties when trailing, 0-2, and 0-19 since the World Group format was introduced in 1981. The United States’ only win from trailing 0-2 took place in the 1934 Inter-Zonal Zonal Final in London against Australia.
The U.S. has achieved five comebacks all-time from 1-2 down and holds a 3-20 record when facing a 1-2 deficit since the World Group format was introduced in 1981. Great Britain has never lost a Davis Cup tie from 2-0 down.
The Bryans are now 23-4 together in Davis Cup with their win today and are the all-time winningest U.S. Davis Cup doubles team.
DAY/LOCAL MATCH TIME EVENT DETAILS/PAIRING
Friday, 1:00 p.m. Singles A: Andy Murray (GBR) def. Donald Young (USA), 6-1, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
Singles B: James Ward (GBR) def. John Isner (USA), 6-7(4), 5-7, 6-3, 7-6(3), 15-13
Saturday, 1:00 p.m. Doubles: Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (USA)
def. Jamie Murray/Dominic Inglot (GBR), 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-7(8), 9-7
Sunday, 1:00 p.m. Singles C: John Isner (USA) vs. Andy Murray (GBR)
Singles D: Donald Young (USA) vs. James Ward (GBR)
DAY THREE TIDBITS
Tomorrow’s first match will feature each country’s top player—world No. 20 John Isner vs. world No. 5 Andy Murray and world No. 47 Donald Young vs. world No. 111 James Ward. With Great Britain leading, 2-1, Murray could clinch the tie with a victory over Isner in Sunday’s first singles match. In that case, if Murray wins in three sets, the dead fifth rubber between Young and Ward will be played best of three sets. Should Murray win in four or five sets, the dead fifth rubber likely will not be played.
Isner and Murray have met four times on the ATP World Tour, with Murray holding a 4-0 record over Isner (2010 Australian Open, 2011 US Open, 2011 Hopman Cup, 2014 Cincinnati). Murray is the fifth Top 5 player that Isner has faced in Davis Cup competition with Isner holding a 1-4 record after upsetting Roger Federer in the 2012 World Group First Round in Switzerland. Isner is competing in his 10th Davis Cup tie and holds an 8-8 record in singles after falling to Ward yesterday in an epic five-set match that became the longest-ever U.S. Davis Cup match at four hours and 57 minutes. Murray is 20-2 in Davis Cup competition after defeating Young yesterday in four sets.
Young and Ward met for the first and only time on the ATP World Tour in 2014 in Eastbourne, U.K., where Young won the match, 6-3, 6-2. Ward won his second straight Davis Cup match against the U.S. yesterday by upsetting Isner, also defeating Sam Querrey last year in the World Group First Round in San Diego. Ward now holds an 9-8 singles record in Davis Cup. Young is 0-2 in Davis Cup after losing to Murray yesterday and in San Diego last year.
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