Davis Cup: Great Britain edge past Kazakhstan 2-1 to reach quarter-finals

Deadly doubles duo Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski Aided Great Britain Secure their Place in the Davis Cup quarter-finals with a 2-1 success over Kazakhstan on Thursday.

Kyle Edmund opened the tie onto a winning-note having a 6-3 6-3 victory over Mikhail Kukushkin in the opening rubber British # 1 Dan Evans went down 5-7 6-4 6-1 defeat to an motivated Alexander Bublik.
As they proved too good for Kazakh Kukushkin 6-1 6-4 along with matching of Bublik jamie Murray and Skupski subsequently repeated their heroics at the deciding doubles from Wednesday against the Netherlands.
Edmund was not part of this teams opening round against the Netherlands and came back to the team because the No 2 singles player with this clash.
Leon Smith had chosen to field Edmund and Evans for its two singles games with Andy Murray. Jamie Murray and Skupski retained their places for the doubles rubber.
As he raced to a straight-sets triumph over Kukushkin, who is ranked than 32, on courtroom at the Caja Magica in Madrid, on a figure that is set cuts.
The Brit was called late as the fifth member of Great Britains group and pipped Cameron Norrie into the post following a run at the Paris Masters.
Today I only wanted to move on court and give it my all. It was a buzz to prosper this crowd off. Davis Cup, playing for your country – it does not get any better, Edmund said.
The performance of edmund establish exactly the right tone to the day.
He pounced on some chunks, struck his heavy groundstrokes with authority and remained tough in the face of almost any pressure, saving all the break points he faced.
The jobs half done thus we actually will need to drive it home now, Edmund added.
At the rubber Evans was unable to emulate the outcome of Edmund as world no 57 Bublik came back from a set down to level things and send the tie into a deciding doubles rubber.
The Kazakh sent down instant serves also one which landed about the baseline gave Evans the group, Bublik beating his racket.
But a break of the Evans serve for the wave was turned by 5-4 in the second and he had been overpowered at the decider.
It had been made to Jamie Murray and Skupski, who was making his Davis Cup debut to find Great Britain over the line as their superior knowledge proved too smart for Bublik and Kukushkin.
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