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Murray seals rare British Davis Cup win over U.S.

(Reuters) - Britain celebrated their first Davis Cup victory over the United States since 1935 when Andy Murray beat Sam Querrey 7-6 6-7 6-1 6-3 on Sunday in the World Group first-round tie in San Diego. Wimbledon champion Murray broke his big-serving opponent five times on the red clay surface to give Britain an unassailable 3-1 lead and the final match of the rubber, between James Ward and American Donald Young, was scrapped.

Tennis: Davis Cup - USA 1 Great Britain 3

Results of the Davis Cup World Group first-round tie between United States and Great Britain on clay at Petco Park in San Diego on Sunday: USA 1 Great Britain 3 (Great Britain qualify for quarter-finals) Andy Murray (GBR) bt Sam Querrey (USA) 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (3/7), 6-1, 6-3 Playing later Donald Young (USA) v James Ward (GBR) Played Saturday Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (USA) bt Colin Fleming/Dominic Inglot (GBR) 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 Played Friday

Tennis: Davis Cup - USA 1 Great Britain 2

Result of the Davis Cup World Group first-round tie between United States and Great Britain on clay at Petco Park in San Diego on Saturday: USA 1 Great Britain 2 Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (USA) bt Colin Fleming/Dominic Inglot (GBR) 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 Friday Andy Murray (GBR) bt Donald Young (USA) 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 James Ward (GBR) bt Sam Querrey (USA) 1-6, 7-6 (7/3), 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 Sunday (1900 GMT) Sam Querrey (USA) v Andy Murray (GBR) Donald Young (USA) v James Ward (GBR) afp

Tennis: Bryans keep US alive against Britain

Bob and Mike Bryan kept America alive in their Davis Cup World Group first-round tie against Great Britain on Saturday with a four-set doubles win over Colin Fleming and Dominic Inglot. With world number six Andy Murray -- originally slated for doubles duty -- taking the day off, the Bryan brothers defeated Fleming and Murray's replacement Inglot 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 to pull the Americans within 1-2 in the best-of-five match tie.

Tennis: Ward upsets Querrey to give Brits 2-0 lead

James Ward rallied to shock Sam Querrey in five sets as Great Britain seized a 2-0 lead over the United States in their Davis Cup World Group opener on Friday. Wimbledon champion Andy Murray set the tone, breezing past Davis Cup newcomer Donald Young in straight sets as Britain moved closer to a berth in the Davis Cup quarter-finals. Ward won 10 of the last 11 games to come from behind and beat Querrey 1-6, 7-6 (7/3), 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, while Murray needed just 98 minutes to dispatch world number 79 Young 6-1, 6-2, 6-3.

Tennis: Davis Cup - USA 0 Great Britain 2 - collated

Result of the Davis Cup World Group first-round tie between USA and Great Britain on clay at Petco Park in San Diego on Friday: USA 0 Great Britain 2 Andy Murray (GBR) bt Donald Young (USA) 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 James Ward (GBR) bt Sam Querrey (USA) 1-6, 7-6 (7/3), 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 Saturday Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (USA) v Colin Fleming/Andy Murray (GBR) Sunday Sam Querrey (USA) v Andy Murray (GBR) Donald Young (USA) v James Ward (GBR) afp

Tennis: Davis Cup - USA 0 Great Britain 1

Result of the Davis Cup World Group first-round tie between USA and Great Britain on clay at Petco Park in San Diego on Friday: USA 0 Great Britain 1 Andy Murray (GBR) bt Donald Young (USA) 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 Sam Querrey (USA) v James Ward (GBR) Saturday Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (USA) v Colin Fleming/Andy Murray (GBR) Sunday Sam Querrey (USA) v Andy Murray (GBR) Donald Young (USA) v James Ward (GBR) afp

Tennis: USA v Great Britain Davis Cup draw

Draw for the Davis Cup World Group first round tie between USA and Great Britain at Petco Park, San Diego: Friday (1900 GMT) Donald Young (USA) v Andy Murray (GBR) Sam Querrey (USA) v James Ward (GBR) Saturday (2000 GMT) Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (USA) v Colin Fleming/Andy Murray (GBR) Sunday (1900 GMT) Sam Querrey (USA) v Andy Murray (GBR) Donald Young (USA) v James Ward (GBR) afp

Tennis: Querrey hits 19 aces to reach ATP last eight

Sam Querrey stepped up his rivalry with countryman John Isner on Wednesday, the 29th-ranked American blasting 19 aces in reaching the quarter-finals of the ATP Winston-Salem Open. Sixth seed Querrey beat 11th seed Jarkko Nieminen 4-6, 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (12/10) a day after the 40th-ranked Finn had advanced when American Mardy Fish could not continue due to heat stroke. Home-state hero Isner and Querrey have long been friendly rivals, with both standing over two meters tall and relying on huge serving games.

Tennis: US men slump to 100-year Wimbledon low

The United States suffered their worst men's singles performance at Wimbledon for over a century when they were left without a player in the third round for the first time since 1912. World number one Novak Djokovic delivered the fatal blow by beating the last American man standing, world number 156 Bobby Reynolds, 7-6 (7/2), 6-3, 6-1 in the second round. In all, 11 American men started out in the main draw on Monday but their only two seeded players -- John Isner and Sam Querrey were out by Wednesday.
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