If you have been following the 2015 Davis Cup, then you are well aware of the heated battles which have already taken place. Unfortunately for John Isner and his fellow Americans, Great Britain stood in the way of reaching the next round. Great Britain and Andy Murray kept the United States from advancing for the second year in a row.
On Sunday, Andy Murray clinched the victory over John Isner with the scoreline 7-6 (4), 6-3, 7-6 (4). With the win, Murray and the Great Britain advance to the World group quarterfinals. They will maintain home court advantage against France, who finished 2nd last year.
The headline read similar to the US loss to Great Britain last year in San Diego. James Ward once again rose to the occasion, defeating John Isner after rallying from 2 sets down. The United States remained hopeful as Mike and Bob Bryan were victorious over Dominic Inglot and Jamie Murray, but Murray came out on top of Sunday’s match with a straight-set win.
The tournament delivered several upsets over the weekend. Both France and Serbia advanced to next round. Australia defeated the Czech Republic and will encounter Kazakhstan in the quarterfinals. Kazakhstan grabbed headlines as they surprisingly defeated Italy 3-2.
Another notable headline from the tournament came from the epic battle between Argentina and Brazil. Leonardo Mayer and Joao Souza battled for 6 hours and 43 minutes, with Mayer ultimately walking away with the victory. The match officially ranks as the second longest singles match in history.
Several matches remain to be played, but so far this Davis Cup has delivered some intensely entertaining world class tennis.