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Today it is Jamie Murray and Dominic
Inglot. I say the all-important
doubles match because what happened
yesterday, Liam Brodie stepped out
onto court, played very well but
lost in straight sets. Then out came
22-year-old Cameron Norrie making
his Davis Cup debut and a similar
result looked likely as he was 2-0
down and a break of serve down and
then this happened.
COMMENTATOR: For the second time,
Cameron Norrie, to the delight of
his captain, breaks straight back.
Definitely have to give Norrie a lot
of credit in this third set. It
would've been so easy to disappear.
He has not done that. Is right back
in this set. Stunning touch.
in this set. Stunning touch. And
what a way to get the break. Cameron
Norrie will serve for set number
three. Great Britain have been
working hard for nearly five yards
and they do have something to smile
about. They've just taken their
first set of the weekend. To visit
effort. -- terrific effort for the
nice. It's almost like he's trying
to teach himself how to play on clay
in this very match. It so good, so
clinical. Great play.
clinical. Great play. How is that
for a hole? Three break points
saved. He has got the break. He
deserves it. Made it! The shot of
the match? He is absolutely inspired
just now. Amazing! He has got the
double break in the fourth set.
Would you believe it? Cameron Norrie
has taken Roberto Bautista Agut the
distance here. The thinking, let
alone the execution, that's just too
good. Three break points saved. How
damaging could that be for his
opponent? Norrie breaks. Amazing.
The quality of the tennis right
now... Norrie holds. Fall apart,
full of guts. Plenty of big points
in this matter. This maybe is the
biggest so far.
biggest so far. Norrie has got the
double break. It is 5-2, final set.
He will be wrapped in cotton wool if
you get this done. He is making it
look easy. Two match points.
Has there ever been a better debut
in the Davis Cup than that? Cameron
Norrie, from 2-0 down, has won it to
level the tie. A start has been born
Thanks to my team. The
barmy Army up there. I looked at my
forehand the whole match and just
made a point by point. Obviously I
was a little bit nervous. I'm really
pumped with my efforts and it's
given me a lot of confidence. I'm
I'm almost a little bit
lost for words. They fight like
hell. If the quality can come with
that, we always said no matter what
happened, if you win or lose there
will be something to be gained from
playing away in Spain. The
clay-court against top 20 players.
He's gained a lot more and he fully
deserves every bit of praise he
There will be plenty of praise
from the studio here. John, first of
all, what a massive upset but what a
It was one of those
matches where you are watching it
and you can't believe what you are
seeing. I was watching it thinking
this can't be happening. It was
brilliant. 2-0 down and the break
against a world-class player on your
debut, your first professional
clay-court match, and it made him
look like he was the class player
and his opponent was a rank amateur.
It was brilliant, as a performance.
Jamie, you are watching not so
closely. He just got better and
better and no sign of nerves on his
Davis Cup debut.
Watching it back,
it almost happened so quickly. At
the end he ran away with it.
Watching so many things you can talk
about comments tactics about how he
went about the match, they were
spot-on and he executed it
perfectly, but the main thing
really, we heard him say it at the
end, it felt like he was tougher.
That an astonishing statement for
your first match, and, to be honest,
it's a massive positive sign of
things to come and how he can, if he
can put it in the gold box, and take
it onto the tour, I don't
it onto the tour, I don't think you
can underestimate how powerful that
will be for him going forward.
he'd never played more than three
sets. He's at the change of ends,
how are you feeling, and he said he
backs himself against this guy. No
physical problems at all.
didn't sound cocky, he was just
stating the fact that physically he
was ready to go. He looked like he
could play another two sets. The
nerves, the tension of playing your
first match on clay, your legs would
feel it and he would start to get
tired, but his opponent wilted
fulfil it was staggering, what a
performance. It's tough to put into
words how great this was.
staggering performance will stop
let's hear more from Leon Smith the
British captain about this youngster
was pulled off this massive upset.
Above all, he had to show incredible
hard and fight, 2-0 down, against
someone that much higher ranked than
you on a clay court, in their
backyard, its first and foremost,
you had to work extremely hard
that's what he did. He just started
a process, it was great, got the
break back, to get back on serve,
and then he built himself into the
match and started dictating a lot of
the points. I also think he invested
well. A couple of very, very long
rallies and he came out on top and
he sent out a very good message he
was physically ready to go the
distance and he kept saying to me at
the end, I backed myself physically,
so that was giving them confidence
that he could go deep in the match,
and then, of course, not just your
heart which has to take it, you have
two plates brave tennis and executed
and he did it well with his drop
shots. A good sense of when to come
forward and finish at the net, and
everything was impressive.
said, he took so much from the team
and the barmy Army, as he called
them, he's very much a team man
having come through college tennis
and relief arrived on the
He did, use the energy
in the crowd on the stadium, the
whole experience is unbelievably
well but that, yesterday, for me, it
was a journey of beliefs also the
start of the match really well and
he thought he was in this match and
then went through a dodgy spell when
he last seven games in Rome and you
thought all the belief was seeping
out and you thought, OK, there's no
way back but sure enough,
step-by-step, point by point, he got
a gift of a game at 1-0 in the third
set which I think was the massive
turning point in the match and from
there on in it was flawless. The
variety of his play combined with a
heart was unbelievable to watch.
you wear captain, you were in that
seat thinking of where the two
captains are, you would rather be
Leon Smith, wouldn't you because
neither of his players played to
their full ability?
No, to be
honest, in the first match, the
Spanish player was shaky. If you
look at Liam Broady, he had set
points in the third set, and in the
second match, I don't know what went
wrong with him. To be honest I was
surprised at the way the captain who
was talking to the players
particularly in the first match, and
the captain was still have a go at
him, and when you have got players
ranked as high as they are, a
captain, normally you don't say too
much, you encourage sharing their
thoughts when you have young players
on the court, then you get into
their heads and really help them but
I thought he talked too much and I'm
not sure the players liked it.
always difficult playing a hungry
young person as a top-ranked player
and that's what happened with Liam
and Cameron yesterday, so it means
we are poised at 1-1 going into the
second day of this type and the
doubles, well, we're hoping so much
for Jamie Murray and Dominic Inglot.
They are up against Luciano Lopez
and then tomorrow, they have got
five players in the team and we
don't know whether either will be
used, the singles players who played
yesterday. Maybe he will bring in
Pablo Carreno Busta and David
Ferrer. We haven't got a clue what's
going to happen and no one will know
until tomorrow because they don't
have to let anybody know until one
hour before play and it's going to
be fascinating, isn't it?
from Great Britain underboss point
of view, it depends on what happens
in this match and how Kyle Edmund is
feeling fulfilled if we win the
doubles and our 2-1 up, I would not
be surprised to see Cameron Norrie
staying in and then Kyle Edmund
coming in to give as potentially the
best chance of pulling out what
would be an incredible upset. Nobody
gave us a chance before the match
When you look at all five
players ranked inside the top 40, no
chance, it just shows how amazing
this competition is, so we're down
to the doubles now and Jamie and
Dominik are playing. Pablo Carreno
Busta and Cristiano Lopez. We can
hear from the British pair.
be selling some cannons, Felly, and
that will be making returns and
putting the ball in court, so we
will just have to find a way to
manage it, but they haven't played
together and that could be a bonus
for us but these guys are
exceptionally good and clay-court
doubles is different to the standard
faster called so you have to stay
back a bit more and we will try to
put our spin on things and hopefully
come out successful.
How do you
prepare for this, Jamie come in
terms of getting used to the clay?
You haven't had much time to make
I think the guys
are in that situation coming back
from Australia, playing a lot hotter
weather, faster conditions,
different balls, as well. Here it is
quite cold. I think we still have a
good game. I've had a good bit of
success against those guys on clay
before so I know what I can do that
they don't like and maybe tried to
do that on Saturday.
And what don't
they like? I suppose that's pouncing
all over the net which is what he
does so well, Jamie Murray.
he's brilliant at that. Dominic
Inglot goes for the big shots and
Jamie polishes them off at the net.
I think we are slight favourites in
this match for them it will be a
tough one, I think.
Looking at the
Spanish pair, Lopez, huge service,
and Pablo Carreno Busta also was a
Lopez has played
doubles in the Davis Cup and have
been playing here for many, many
years but the British team will be
trying to take time away from the
Spaniards but Davis Cup doubles on
clay will be a roller-coaster.
thriving on the momentum of
yesterday, so we already now for
this doubles match and we can join
it. It is just under way for the
Jamie and John are on their way to
the comedy box to join Chris Bradman
and it's just in the first game of
the match. All yours, Chris.
COMMENTATOR: A shaky start in the
first couple of points but an ace
has got him to 15-30 in this opening
game. Missed by a whisker.
game. Missed by a whisker. Pablo
Carreno Busta's first time they're
playing together, the Spanish pair.
Lopez is far more experienced. In
Great defence. Great atmosphere.
Both sets of supporters. First break
Didn't look shaky from Dominic
Inglot who's been such a great team
member over the years for Team GB.
So often he's had to sit courtside
for the entire weekend. He has won
two of his Davis Cup rubbers. Both
of them with Jamie Murray. The
perfect start for the home side.
8000 seats. Pretty much packed.
Tensions running high. It's a huge
The doubles always is.
13 degrees. Jamie Murray looks
freezing! Really wrapped up for
this. I hope he has got... Maybe
he's got an injury and is keeping
warm but, fashion wise, come on,
Serving and staying back. Still
difficult to get your head round
that when you watch that in doubles
with the server and stay back. But,
on clay, it's effective.
Murray quick to get into sees the
net and break back the point.
The home crowd is in much better
Yes, I think they realised
that they got to try and make it
look and feel like a home match
yesterday. It didn't look that way
It's always been pivotal,
the doubles in Davis Cup, and to
have a regular pay is such a fillip
for nations, but not many do these
Lopez was a mainstay of the
Spanish team for years and years.
Lopez played in the 2003 final. In
2017 he still playing tennis at the
absolute highest level. Quite an
achievement, isn't it?
Huge gap down Inglot's line.
Lucky to get away with that.
Ranked tenth in the world in
singles, Pablo Carreno Busta, 78 in
doubles. This is just his sixth
Davis Cup rubber, in total. Strength
A lefty playing on the right court
Love hold to get on the scoreboard.
Obviously Jamie Murray and Dominic
Inglot play doubles all the time but
for the others, they played doubles
too but not many of the top players
do that any more.
Yes, that is the
pity, really. We would like to see
more of the top players playing
doubles but you just don't see it.
In the Davis Cup, if you can get a
partnership that plays a little bit
regularly, it certainly helps and
obviously it helps the United States
for many years having the Bryan
I wonder, there's so many
reasons you could look at for that,
aren't there? For the singles
players. They have shortened doubles
matches so you had the sudden death
tie-break. That doesn't seem to have
sparked any more activity from the
top players. Is that because the
prize money is not worth it for them
against what they get in singles? Is
it because there's just too many
tournaments on the calendar? There's
just a whole variety of reasons.
It's certainly very different to
when you were playing.
would play singles and doubles. Yes,
the first one who did not do it with
Bjorn Borg, he was the first player
who made it fashionable not to play
doubles and then the trend continued
from there unfortunately. So I blame
Bjorn Borg. It's his fault!
At least he gave us a few good
decent singles matches to watch.
Only a few. A few hundred.
He could probably give
some clothing to Jamie Murray now.
That's class, that is. I love
watching him serve. It is such a
beautiful motion and he's one of the
best volley is on the tour but that
service motion was a fine volley hit
to there. That's just about perfect
technique to there.
He is ranked 25
in the world, in doubles, Lopez.
Played semis insofar -- in the Doha.
Who lost to Murray. They got some
recent history, those two.
Solid, very solid.
Is Busta the one
to go to for breaks?
I think he is
one to go through at the net but
stay away from Lopez when both
players are a way at the net, that's
for sure. That's who you pick your
target against when there is a 50-50
That's exactly what Dominic Inglot
didn't want, having lost his serve
in the first game but, importantly,
he has a good confidence building
game here just to get himself into
Such quick hands, Jamie.
Stays in so close to
the net, as well. He picks it off
That is a major change
in doubles, how close they stand,
They back themselves to
get back. Very few players lob.
Jamie Murray is one of the few
players who lobs off the return of
serve. They back themselves in
opposition. Obviously much easier to
volley when you are right on top of
the net and they would rather come
after a good first serve, see if you
can lob me. I will take that chance.
I always thought when you play
doubles at this level, the first
couple of games when you are
returning I would go down the line
on almost every return, just send a
message out, because they are going
to cross half the time anyway.
It's better. A lot of the top
doubles players who will actually
see them do that, certainly right at
the start, if I can go down the line
and hit the tramlines I'm going to
win quite a few points and if I can
put a little bit of doubt on the net
players over the net at the main
part, then I have done a good job.
Yes. The difference of first serve
for Inglot. You consider yourself
unlucky if you got a seat next to
that, wouldn't you?
Is that I half price tickets? It
would not be nice to have that for
four hours! His new captain made an
impression yesterday and had a lot
to say. Leon Smith seem to keep what
he was saying very simple.
quite a bit, that it looked very
well measured and he had two rookies
playing. There is a difference but
for me, when you have two
experienced players and you are
losing, they do different things,
you do things to help, but you
pretty much let the players manage
themselves do give them little hints
and there, but at the top 20, top 25
players who been around for a number
of years, I don't think they need
too much chat over and over again
and also it was the way he was doing
it. It was not in a calm fashion. I
don't know what he was saying
because I don't speak Spanish
unfortunately, but I thought he was
a little bit too aggressive at times
Just the opening break in the
opening game the difference between
There is that lob you talked about.
He hasn't got it zeroed down.
Probably they prefer somebody to
serve and volley? I think they
would. It is not easy on the clay,
you have got to hit a very good
He made the final of the
doubles in the US Open,
So he knows his way
Super. Is he going to change his
racket? Yeah. Maybe try to help the
Hmm. Uses that well.
The umpire's got to keep an eye on
the net players, because they're
virtually over it for the volley.
LAUGHTER. Wasn't sure about that
They did well to get away with that
That was great play from
Inglot. Perfect tactics. Shows you
how tough it is even on the doubles
court to put the ball away on clay.
Jamie still hasn't got the lob
working yet. Hasn't got the range.
I want that one!
Backhand return is normally more
solid for Jamie Murray.
he has managed to, how can I put?
Disguise the fact, he has built his
game around the backhand side and
the forehand he used that bumped
forehand and takes a short swing.
But he can't come over the ball on
the forehand side.
Surprising miss there. Looked at the
court as if it was a bad bounce.
That second serve was right in his
hitting zone there, shouldn't have
missed that one.
What an angle.
If there was one
place I didn't think he would do go
for. I thought he would play safe
and he goes for the tram line. Look
at the court there. Boom!
that angle existed.
That is a fabulous volley. It is
much sharper now than at the start.
Tactics are now clear. When you have
a guy serving and staying back, does
that make you feel, come on, we have
got to break this guy? How tough is
For me, it can be really tough.
Particularly on clay. The problem is
if you don't hit a good enough
approach shot, these players are so
good from the baseline, on the clay
it gives them extra time to prepare.
They will hit dipping shots and it
is difficult. I think they would
prefer to have someone stay back,
where they can at least chip and
come in and rather than somebody who
is serve and volleying. Maybe they
have got a good combination with
Lopez and Carreno-Busta.
on the opponent. For Jamie and Dom,
they want to get forward and it
gives them territory to go after and
if they execute well, they will get
some success from that. If you had
somebody of the ground strokes
quality of an Andy Murray for
example, he would love to see
somebody serve and volleying who is
not good at the net. Because I'm
going to dip and toy with you and
keep doing it.
New balls for Lopez.
That being the prime example. If you
had two singles players with that
second ball, they would almost never
be missing that.
Only lost two points on serve since
that tough hold from Carreno-Busta,
the second game of the set. The
regular coaches courtside.
At the moment, the British pair are
not hurting the Spanish team at all
on the return of serve. There's
nothing coming at them at all. It is
almost like they're in two minds.
Jamie's lobbying a lot. Doesn't look
like he has the confidence to come
over the ball. Dom Inglot has hit a
couple of good ones, but not
Dom Inglot would like to get a
higher percentage of first serves in
as well. The vast majority have been
missing in the net. So he is not
reaching up to the ball and pulling
The Spanish pair have
only hit four second serves between
There he tried to slow it up
to get the first serve in. Then you
take the risk of a good return of
serve coming at you.
Standing back for the second serve
The net caughts could go
anywhere. Could have bounced up into
a nice position to smack it away.
But that one, no, the old wrong-foot
It is a big serve. He is six foot
five. When it does go in. There is
not too much difference between the
first and second serve in terms of
Will he play tomorrow?
Carreno-Busta is the one they have
come closest to breaking.
John's right. The British team have
started OK. It is just the rhythm on
return of serve. It would be good to
get, obviously this is a critical
game coming up, but in the context
of the match, it would be good to
get a couple of games where they get
into every single point and make
them play a few more balls. It is
not like the Spanish team are
serving aces. On clay you tend to
get a chance to get your racket on
Is the trick not to block
the return to the server on the
baseline, but hit a hard return and
keep it low to make it awkward.
Tactically what do they do?
what Jamie Murray's tactic on his
front fear hand, yes, he is thinking
about the direction of it. But the
damage of that shot, because it is
so low over the net. Even if the net
player tries to do something, he
whats no time to -- he has no time
Serving for the set can
change things too.
little caption adds a bit pressure.
Very solid there.
When Jamie Murray
was talking I can do a few things
they won't like, that is an example,
a block return, followed by coming
into the net. Not many players do
Good hands. Very good hands there
from Inglot. Inglot on the return of
serve can be streaky and miss four
or five in a row and then hit three
Clyne winners. -- clean winners. Now
is the time you hope. Jamie has set
him up well. He needs a return of
Oh, what a volley. What a volley.
Set point, Spain.
had had to hit that shot he wouldn't
have made it. But Lopez opened up
that racket face enough.
He practices for hours at the net,
with players just nailing balls as
hard as they can at Jamie Murray for
20 minutes or so - for this. A
phenomenally quick reactions.
would see that as routine. That
wasn't even a routine reaction.
Second set point.
Just the one break in the opening
game of the set, it is enough for
Spain to take it after 35 minutes.
STUDIO: We will be right back with
this match. But what is happening
elsewhere in the world group in
France are facing the Netherlands.
Gasquet defeated Haas yesterday.
They're 1-1 at moment. In Japan,
Italy are 2-1 up up. The winner of
Great Britain and Spain will play
the winner of Australia and Germany
and it is advantage Germany.
Kazakhstan have defeated
Switzerland, who are without Roger
Federer. Marin Cilic is on court
today. But Korea have lost the
opening set 6-2. The United States
against Serbia, United States are
2-0 up. The doubles match today. No
Bryan brothers any more.
Bryan brothers any more. Serbia's
top player is playing. Belgium are
in control against Hungary.
in control against Hungary. We will
keep you up-to-date. Now back to
COMMENTATOR: Pretty tight first set.
Nothing to get too alarmed about.
No, just a shaky first service game.
After that, the British team always
looked comfort yak on their serve.
Had a couple of mini-chances against
the... Carreno-Busta serve. They're
in that set, if they can combine
better on the return of serve. It is
a bit up and down. They are still
capable of pulling back this match.
Staying at the same end for serve,
Britain, it helps with the sun
having a lefty and a righty. For
Not sure that any player on the
court at the moment is returning
well. The standard of returning has
not been great. The court is pretty
slow as well.
I was expecting a lot more balls in
court than we have seen off all four
serves. I'm sure that will improve
There was a bit of advice on
Inglot's return of serve - stay
lower. You're coming upright too
Horrible feeling if you're not
returning as well as your partner,
you feel like you're letting them
down. Specially when you're playing
left court. Jamie's always played
right court, being a lefty.
It is a small thing, but it can make
a big difference in these matches,
the scoreboard pressure - if the
British team can hold their serve,
keep their noses in front, the
Spanish team have more settle into
the match in the first set, because
they had the breathing space from
They both stands back for Inglot's
return and just lob the return high.
He has to start making a few more
than he is at the moment.
That is brilliant.
It is not a
forehand volley you would teach, but
it is a bit like John McEnroe's
forehand volley. I wouldn't say it
wassed a good as. But -- it was as
good as. But he hits it really well.
An excellent second serve.
Only lost one point behind the
That may give Inglot some
confidence, three very good
backhands there and he stayed low on
all of them.
When he sets himself on those ground
strokes, he does have a lot of power
and he can trouble anybody. It is
that magic word - consistency.
He normally is so good at that lob
He hasn't really made one
Interesting they are both back
for Jamie's return, but Jamie goes
in for Inglot's return. Something's
That wasn't a bad game for the
British team. But Inglot looked like
he got a bit more rhythm back on the
Good to love Davis Cup
crowds - the atmosphere. Individual
tournaments, they're not all going
to turn up all the time.
know why they only turned up on
Saturday. The Spanish team needed
them yet. Yesterday was like being
at home in Britain.
Is the mark being looked at? It is
I'm not sure that is the right
mark, is it?
A double fault it is.
Pressure again on the Inglot serve.
It is the great thing about
clay-court tennis. More often than
not, no matter how big your service,
you're probably not going to be able
to serve your way out of trouble.
You have to step up at every point
and be prepared for a battle.
should take a bit of his first serve
and put some more spin on it then?
think that is one way he could go.
He has got a good kick-serve.
Dropping some pace would be
effective on this court.
puts pressure on your second serve
if you are missing a lot of firsts.
Twitches shoulders, he served a
double fault at the start of the
It is all Spain so far in the
doubles rubber. And early break
again. Against the Inglot serve.
Jamie Murray got tangled up on that
volley and whether he lost sight of
the returns slightly. With Dominic
Inglot, whether it is nervous or
tension or the environment, he has
not quite settled into a comfortable
rhythm to play his best tennis yet.
The trouble is, when that happens
and your partner is often a little
bit, the tendency is you try little
bit too much yourself and with
Jamie, the pressure is on him. He
has to keep making more the returns
and all of a sudden his game drops a
little bit as well. It is that
little balance and they haven't got
it right yet. They have got to have
faith they can turn it around. I
still think they can break the
Spaniard's serve. At the moment, it
is taking care of business and
holding their own serve which
Dominic at the moment has not felt
He has spent a lot of
time in his Davis Cup career being
on the bench for three days,
probably wondering what it is like
to be out there playing in the
cauldron. A great team member.
has played some good matches as
well. He was the best player on the
court against Serbia.
It is so important he keeps his eye
on the exact Mark!
replaying the point, I presume.
all agreed it was out.
I think the
Spanish have given it, they said it
was in. That should never be a
replay though, the point was over.
They have given the point. Or have
they? There is some confusion here.
I wouldn't mind seeing the replay of
This is also where Jamie Murray,
with his experience, he has got to
be the captain on court the moment.
They have got Leon Smith the captain
when they have the changeovers, but
you need to have someone who takes
charge in the pairing. At the moment
Dominic Inglot is not there. The
points go quick and some panic sets
in. You have got to calm it down.
He is having a good chat with him
There are still a lot of tennis to
be played here. They will
manufacture some opportunities but
they do not want to be too far out
of sight when that happens.
Beaten for pace if that is in. 3-1
A terrific start for Spain. So fired
up at the start of this. The crowd
are fired up as well. It is like
they were determined to win this
match as well, the crowd.
evidence at the moment with the way
they are playing, I would say
Carreno Busta is going to be playing
And he may not be.
A super point. Quick wheels from Dom
in block to get back for that one.
That was a good log. -- Dom Inglot.
Tomorrow is going to be fascinating.
No one has a clue what will happen.
No one has a clue who will play.
What number they might play!
Jamie is saying that is not the
Carlos Ramos is saying
the board is good.
the board is good.
Lopez has now got
rid of the mark. He is saying, sorry
I got that one wrong. Yes, you did.
A good laugh though.
It was a very
good bluff. -- bluff. They want the
Replay the point.
He is not quite sure, Ramos here. He
has looked a bit doubtful umpiring
this. What we would all love to see
is a replay and sort it out.
Everyone is relying on their memory
of what happened in that point. What
I don't know!
half an hour ago.
They are going back for another chat
I think you might have
What has the other fellow got to do
with it? No idea.
He must be asking
when he called the ball.
lines person, OK. I hope he has got
a good memory.
He didn't get there very quickly for
that one, Jamie Murray.
returning much better.
The first set
he did not make many returns of
serve stop you were expecting them
to get hold of the service and now
it looks like they are finding the
rhythm. This is a danger time right
More break points.
definitely a point, the class of
someone who is in the top ten in the
world. A lot of pace on that one.
semifinalist in New York last year.
Kevin Anderson, the surprise
This is another virtual set point
Another one close.
A great body serve there.
one heck of a serve, considering the
importance of that point. That felt
like it was about ten miles an hour
faster than most of his second
service. He really went for that.
That is the pressure the Spanish
pair are now putting on these
returns of serve.
I was about to say a few minutes ago
the British team looked like they
need a moment, a bit of inspiration,
something to fire them up and get
some energy. I wonder if they get
out of this game, whether that will
It is amazing how many of those
bodies Murray makes. Look how long
the swing is -- how many of those
volleys he makes.
Great. Can that inspire. Quite a
roar from Murray.
roar from Murray. They had known a
mentor Matt the start of the match
when they got broken in the first
game. -- they had no momentum from
the start of the match.
about that serve at 30-40. You heard
a shout from Murray but he knows one
break on clay, that is nothing.
breaks, you are done.
They are still
talking about the returns.
It is a
very fine balance because Dom Inglot
knows more than anyone else, that he
is not making enough returns. He can
feel it himself, trying so hard to
do something about it. As a captain
and partner, if you are constantly
meant to do a bit of this, and a bit
of that, it is like, OK guys, I am
trying to figure it out.
It is a
fine balance will stop you want to
make a return, don't worry about
them, just make one somehow.
Remember your technique, you do not
want to think too much about it.
Three men haven't been broken yet.
Should have made that. That was a
good chance there.
A couple of lobs have drifted that
way. I wonder if there is a bit of
That is impressive.
There were Lopez, it is very good
serve there but the thing with
Carreno Busta, very rarely crosses.
You have actually got a fair bit of
the court to a mat on these returns.
The other way round when Carreno
Busta is serving, Lopez does cross a
lot more. The return of serve you
have to think about a bit more. I'm
surprised the British pair are not
returning more service into court
What a shock to go for! He just
served a double fault. It's sort of
hung for a while, didn't it? I
didn't realise he had that much
feel. Beautiful shot.
They are after Inglot again. Look at
The difference is the
return. They are making the British
pair play almost every ball.
Another insurance point here.
So good! That was a tremendous
point. They are hanging in literally
right here. The Spanish team focused
on the wrong man at the net there.
Again, two doubles in a game for
Inglot. His first serve percentage
is letting him down.
That is a let off from a second
serve out. Carreno Busta has not
missed a point for a long time. At
the moment it feels like the Spanish
are way on top, they have tonnes of
breathing room but how quickly have
we seen matches change? Yesterday
was a prime example.
was a poor volley there, that was in
the middle of the net. Took a big
swing on that one. Just dragged that
Although could do was stand and
watch. Didn't miss by that much.
Has he made that?
Lopez is probably
saying I have won six points in a
row, any chance you can win one? My
shoulders are getting a bit sore.
took the pace of Inglot there. He
has tried to mix it up.
That is gutsy.
It is a big second
serve. I guess that is the reason
why he hits some doubles, he goes
He does not hold back.
That was well watched from Inglot. I
was not clear until the last minute
whether Jamie Murray would take that
one. It was the right decision.
That is a huge lift for
the British pair there. They should
really be down two sets to love
already by now.
I wonder whether Leon Smith will
continue to talk about the return or
focus on other things and take the
pressure away. They are having a
party, whatever happens. They are in
Marbella, why not?
Marbella, why not?
The sun is
shining. It is an interesting one
for Leon, tactically with this
match. Because when you are down and
it has relatively speaking been
one-way traffic, there is a tendency
to start to think of different
things to do to change things up.
But actually, it is not like their
plan A, they have been doing really
well and it has worked. It is almost
like they need to go back to basics
and say, no, if we execute how we
think we can on Plan A, then we do
think it will cause a bit of
trouble. It is a balance between not
panicking and feeling like you have
to do something different, and
finding a way to get your game on
Said Carreno Busta, he is the
one who offered up a break point.
I think Jamie wanted that one! He
did not push in out of the way but
it was as good as!
He was on his
It was a good return at the
Oh, the top of the net!
Inglot has not tried to lob once.
So good by comparison. That just
makes it even worse for Inglot, to
see a return like that! Should Jamie
stand back and just get the lob up
high? Do something different?
The pattern continues.
Dom Inglot tried to hit the
return four feet inside the baseline
on the the rise. The timing has to
be good. When you're playing well,
great, but it's not. Maybe stand
back two or three feet on the return
and give himself a split second more
time. The other tactics at the
moment is just not working.
Well played and nothing wrong with
that defensive lob.
example of the pace he has on that
forehand. He got his whole frame
behind that one as well.
Lopez has returned a lot better than
his partner. He is may making the
most of the returns on their side.
Did well, that was awkward.
hold. Here we are again.
Don't try and jump into the return.
I think that is what he was saying.
Yeah. That is the sort of shots he
is talking about, when you're
playing well and you're seeing the
ball like a football. But he is not.
So hang back a bit, give yourself a
bit more time. As Jamie said this is
looking easy on paper, but they
should have had two other breaks and
it should be all over. A couple of
points, an inspirational point here
and the Spanish team could get tight
and things could change quickly.
Doesn't look good at the moment, but
anything can happen.
anything can happen.
V Lopez will be
the one to serve it out. He has only
lost five points on serve so far.
One of those a double fault.
Serving for a two-set lead.
Terrific serving isn't it.
such a good serve. It is so
difficult to read.
He really throws
the ball over his head and can ping
it in any direction.
Queen's last year.
Now then... Didn't have much of a
chance on the last serve, Dom
Inglot. Maybe this one he will get a
chance to take a swing at it.
He tried standing further back.
least he made them play.
Unfortunately the direction wasn't
Two set points.
Good return again from Jamie Murray.
He has returned very well in this
Murray and Inglot have got to do a
Norrie - they have got to win from
two sets down.
STUDIO: At least we know it is
possible. But Spain are looking
solid. Very much in the driving
seat, two lets to love up. That
would put them 2-1 up in the tie.
This what is we have been talking
about all day, who would play
tomorrow. Because Kyle Edmund, will
he deem himself fit? The Davis Cup
has changed the rules and five
players are named in each team so,
you can make changes and you feel
Spain will make changes. You're sure
Carreno-Busta will come into one of
the singles matches. So much to talk
about, whatever is play -- whoever
is playing we will have that match
for you tomorrow morning at 10
o'clock. Our live coverage will be
10 o'clock on BBC Two. Heading back
to this match and Chris, how do Leon
and Jamie deal when you have player
who isn't playing at his best, how
during the match can you change it?
Doo you keep it simple? It is just
very hard for Leon and Jamie to get
him to lift his game. Which he has
got to do. Because the Spaniards
will be targeting him?
the moment Jamie has returned very
well. Inglot's percentage is so
poor. You can see what Leon was
saying, stand back, give yourself
more of a chance to have a swing at
it. He at least got two returns
back. Unfortunately he hit them
straight to Carreno-Busta. I think
that is the way to do it. Just try
and get a bit of rhythm back and
then be more aggressive. You can't
win if you can't return the ball
back into court. But they have got
to take care of their own business
and hold their serve. I still
believe that they're going to get a
chance to break at some stage. I
still think they can do this. It is
a long way back though that is for
Holding serve, we have seen
Dom has given away so many cheap
points, you talk about that, he
wants to hit the big serves, do you
think maybe he should take a bit of
pace off and get a higher percentage
in? He has got to at least get in
I would like him to do
that. If Dom takes a bit off his
serve, it is still huge. But he
doesn't seem to have that in his
make up. He keeps on going for the
big second serve and the confidence
is just not there. I would like to
see him get a higher percentage of
first serves in, slow it down by
10mph and it will still be a
difficult serve to play against.
COMMENTATOR: Cameron Norrie created
some her Ree wick -- heroics
yesterday. It will be interesting to
see if Dom Inglot can turn it
around. He looks like he has gone
into a shell. When he sits down, his
eyes are distant, I'm not returning
well, Jamie is. He can't snap out of
The other thing worth
mentioning, the tactical side of
things is one element. Let's not
forget, the Davis Cup competition is
a team competition, but in singles
you're out by yourself. Doubles is a
team game. In terms of what is going
on in between the points and the
energy he is getting from Jamie and
Leon, it is important that he is
getting nothing but positive energy
and they take this one point at a
time. If he feels there any any type
of negotiation televisionty or
tension or -- negativity or the heat
on the back of his head because the
eyes are burning into him, it won't
It is loom like if you -- like
if you miss a ball, don't worry,
keep believing. If you get too much
other, say too much other than that
it will keep entering his head how
badly he has been playing.
At the end of the day, there is only
two breaks of serve in the match.
This is a vote of confidence in
itself that he is serving first in
the set. I don't know whether the
sun's an issue, with the lefty and
the righty. They had the option for
Jamie to serve first there.
By far his easiest service game.
He did slow his first
serve speed down in that game as
I know I have laboured the
point, but how about the idea of
just hitting a defensive high lob
for Inglot to at least make them pl
smashes. We saw one defensive lobby
and they struggled to put it away.
It is difficult to have a tactic
that way, to think of lobbing. I
think he has got to think more of
staying back like in that last game
and getting some returns back and
making sure the direction is better.
I think that is more of the play.
I do think that Carreno-Busta, he is
the man to go at on any 50/50 shot.
Lopez is the best player on the
court today, followed closely by
Yes, it's in.
Why is Lopez checking
That was a let!
Carlos Ramos getting out of the
That is a good serve.
That will help Inglot. He has made
Carreno-Busta's managing his
serve in a way kind of what we have
been talk about. Inglot, he won't
start taking pace off. But
Carreno-Busta is struggling and he
is hitting three quarters kickers
into the backhand almost every time.
He nailed that!
From a ball that had
zero pace and was dropping
vertically as well. That was all in
the timing that one.
They're feeding off it
confidence-wise, Carreno-Busta and
Lopez. He has got to keep holding
serve. They have been broken early
in each set. They have got to keep
holding and nudge the scoreboard.
They have only got to make a couple
I'm going to say it now in case it
does happen, the fact there was a
2-0 come back yesterday, guarantee
you in terms of belief that will
make that absolutely will have an
impact on what the British players
are thinking. Not saying it is going
to happen. But they know if Cam
Norrie can do it against Bautista
Agut. Why can't they?
It is so important this game. Broken
in the third game of the second set.
They cannot afford to go a break
Well done. You have been the captain
John, what would you be saying now?
I mean, they have got to just, you
know, I think what we have been
saying about what with Dom Inglot
and Leon's made his point and
mentioned things, I agree with what
Jamie said, you can't keep harping
on it all the time. Because it will
become a psychological thing. It is
this belief they have got to have.
As you said, they lost the first two
sets with one break on each. They
didn't play well. It is not that far
away. And Carreno-Busta in my
opinion has not returned well. Lopez
has played very well. But they're
not far off. But they're not doing
the simple things well. They're just
not getting the ball back in play.
Leon is mentioning something here
Lopez, who has been so good on
serve, up next.
serve, up next. Smiles all around
the Spaniards. In their sunshine.
Second ace for Lopez, fourth for the
I don't know the numbers, but it
feels like the British team almost
haven't once been 0-15 up on a
Spanish service game just to get
their noses in front.
A very good volley there.
problem is before you know it,
you're then serving again and the
pressure's back on.
Love game. Now of course the
pressure is straight back to Inglot.
He has been the only man broken -
He is so good at that shot. He lets
the ball come on to him a fraction
more than most players would. Gives
him the angle.
He targeted Inglot
initially in the point.
The best return he has hit for a
The extra height, having
broken Inglot twice. They're
seriously after him again.
This is where Jamie's got to keep
believing and he has got to keep
giving his partner confidence here.
It looked like he really went for
that return. I don't know if that
was the rigt decision. Get it to
feet - ask the question.
think he has returned that well
today. Lopez has returned way
The third time he has served two
double faults in a game. Another
break point. A bit of a look. They
exchanged gifts before the tie.
There has been a few in this rubber!
And then that!
Five aces and seven double faults -
Great Britain, all from Dom Inglot.
This is very makeable. Just pulls
that down to early. Snatches at that
Well done! Few!
It is nerve-racking,
every service game he has at the
moment. You just don't feel like he
will close it easily.
will close it easily.
feeling as a player when you are not
quite there and you are trying so
hard to make it happen.
It is the
worst feeling ever. You feel like
you're letting your partner down and
your country down that you have got
to get that out of your mind as
quickly as you can. Your partner has
got to help you and you have got to
have belief in yourself.
get into a position where it is
irrelevant what has happened in the
last two hours. He cannot do
anything about it. What you want to
do is somehow learn from it which
gives you a better chance of making
the next ball or playing your best
tennis in the next five minutes. If
I was Leon I would be reminding them
at every changeover of what happened
And it is the first time
in a match where they have held
serve for the first time three times
And talk to them about how
good they are. Just keep believing.
They are a world-class team. It is
going to happen. You are going to
Good deep return as
It is the first time they have had
15-30 since the second game of the
I knew Jamie Murray was going to
come in off that return. I'm a
little surprised he went down the
line with the return. Lopez was
sharp to that one.
They made some headway in that game.
Acorns and all that.
have got a few more balls back in
play. At least hang in there and
baby they will get to the tie-break.
At least you have got a shot that
That was a bit fortunate where it
ended up. The reflex was good. It
was a tough return of serve there.
That serve sort of sat there and Dom
Inglot moved a fraction too soon.
So good. He played the wrong shop
That was such a clever
half-volley from Jamie Murray. Not
many people would have had the
vision to play this one short.
Well done, good point. Good pick-ups
there from both players.
there from both players.
Murray. Wanting to control the play.
Become that captain that you talked
about with the team.
about with the team.
He is doing a
lot of nodding. He has got a lot of
instructions coming at him.
Nudging that scoreboard, Great
Britain. From their point of view,
much better in this third set.
are in the set. The other two sets
they were down so only at the break.
It kept slipping away. You feel like
they are in this much more. Starting
to make a few more returns. Holding
their serves more comfortably as
It is the occasional word to Jamie.
Not much. You keep going, I will
work on Dom.
work on Dom. They had a sniff in the
last Spanish service game. 15-30.
Such a mental battle these matches.
It seems like they are miles behind
now. This has not been a massively
physical match, even for a doubles
match on the clay. Sometimes you can
have lots of long exchanges. There
haven't been so far. If you can
somehow find a way to get this set,
it becomes a completely different
Just under two hours.
Lopez serving. 3-4, third set.
He has got to keep positive, Jamie
Murray, for Inglot here.
Made it. Not the cleanest kit but he
will take anything.
The points are getting bigger on the
Spaniard's firm. They have not had a
lot of pressure.
Such a good serve.
He has been so
clinical with the wide one.
toss I thought he was going to swing
it down the middle.
It is an amazing
ball toss. It has been a nightmare
to read his serve.
You cannot, that
is the problem.
Starting to come good, Inglot.
he gets hold of the ball, he really
gets hold of it. He just clocked it.
The first return has been key. It
stayed low there, good extension.
Murray is so consistent.
or got it back into court. So much
power. On play the ball just sits
there in says, hit me.
-- on the clay, the ball just sits
there and says, hit me. That was a
good volley. Even though they lost
this game, this power should be
thinking, we are getting close. I
know time is running out but you
take small little comforts when you
play a match like this. Some good
returns from Inglot.
expect the Spanish focus to be at
its absolute peak in this game now,
given what has happened in the match
Is anybody else holding their breath
every time Inglot hits a first
Seven of those.
Getting closer and closer.
opponent's point of view, the
difficult thing about playing an
inconsistent player like Dom Inglot,
I used to find this when playing
Karlovic and Lukas Rosol was like
this as well, it was not so much
their serve, because I was expecting
that that would be so damaging, the
difficult thing was sometimes you
would go three or four games where
they did not make a return and then
suddenly a couple at the same time
and you have been broken. I think
you mentioned this, John, Inglot has
got the capability of making solid
returns and flashing a few big
winners, or if it is ground strokes,
something that you do have the
ability to catch them and that cold.
They have only had one break point.
The last time they took the
Spaniards to deuce on the service
game is the second game of the
second set. It just feels a lot
closer than that right now.
Murray got involved in that
discussion at the changeover which
is the first time we have seen that.
Both really pumped up now. This
theoretically is the play that they
are going to break out of the two.
Lopez' service has been so good.
The ball kid did well to get out of
the way then.
That has hit the line
that one, I think.
It is annoying. A
good return as well.
It is annoying
because that was a good return. Now
it will be the first serve again.
That is the last thing you need.
Terrific. The first time he has held
serve to love and he did it for-
Trouble. Steered that so well,
He seemed to have a long
time to hit that and prepare his
It is that left-hand.
hander, guiding that.
This is about guts and determination
for the British pair. They need to
give themselves at least a shot at a
tie-break. You never know what can
That was a good second serve but not
that good. That was a wild forehand.
15-30. Just pulled right off it.
They have been lucky with that let.
They have been lucky period today.
That was really well done from both
players. And for Inglot to be so
positive for his movement on such a
big point. He was able to almost
slam dunk that ball away.
That is a wonderful shot. Where did
he find that angle from? The
half-volley was fantastic there from
Jamie Murray. He could not hit that
any better than that.
That is an amazing shot.
When you think the shots they have
hit in this game and then that.
is the second second serve he has
hit and both times he has tried to
hit the forehand with this bin and
has taken it to his backhand. I
don't know why he is running round
that. His backhand has been so
solid. I don't know why he did not
clock a couple of two handers?
Well done, a good stretch.
I'm surprised he has still got a
What a hold. They are on the window
ledge but they are still on it.
hold, courtesy of Carreno Busta
about getting very tight and choking
big-time on the two returns.
have got to feed off that if they
Of course. Lopez plays so
solidly throughout. Carino Buster
has been up and down.
SUE BARKER: What a brave hold that
was. The game goes on. Just to tell
you that we are staying with the
tennis on BBC Two. We are not going
anywhere, we are staying with the
tennis right now.
Yes, it was a gutsy hold. A minimum
tie-break now for Great Britain.
these situations, it is much better
from a British point of view to come
through a few tough games, because
even if it goes to five sets, and if
it goes into a
it goes into a tie-break, the
Spanish team, just that tiny bit of
destruction to think, we had the
forehand returns, we had the chance,
we could have been off already.
from 12 on the break points.
British pair have been hanging in,
that is what they have been doing.
Sometimes you have to do that.
That is so good. The second over
head in particular.
Both of them
smash bes. He made them look easy.
The second he hit from beside his
ear. At the start of the point,
there was a very nervy volley from
What was he doing on
that one? Not that one, that was
Good instincts from Carreno-Busta to
close on that one.
Tie-break it is. Still unbroken, the
Spaniards, only one break point
offered in the match. This is the
equivalent of a penalty shoot-out.
Anything could happen here.
You have got to give the
Spanish team a lot of credit. Three
sets on clay and to have not lost
serve is pretty good going.
Oh, that was lucky.
You can understand why he is wanting
to make the move. But Carreno-Busta
is so good from the back. He just
saw him go.
Got the mini-break back.
He had a
lot of time on that forehand.
That was the middle of
the net that forehand. You would
expect him to have hit a dipping
shot there and at least made the
It is at the opposite
end now for the tie-break for all of
Oh, what a recovery that was from
Jamie Murray, that lunge volley, but
it didn't do any good.
This is a healthy lead.
service points to come too.
He has been the best server on the
court by miles.
First time playing together.
Two points away from a 2-1 lead.
Good effort, good hands there from
He has made another one of those.
The backhand has been so good.
Brits doing a good job of hanging
in, but just... Too big a gap and
thinking back to that lucky return
on the first point in the tie-break,
so important to get your nose in
Four match points.
Wonderful return. They're still
Possibly his best return
of the match. One more of these from
Jamie Murray would make it
That will do it. Delight for
Feliciano Lopez and Pablo
Carreno-Busta. The first time
playing together, they have given
Spain a 2-1 lead. They have won the
from the Spanish team. They will be
delighted with that. They all had to
give themselves a big lift after the
disappointment of the singles.
Carreno-Busta for all his experience
and his individual career, he is
relatively inexperienced in the
Davis Cup and look what that means
No breaks of serve and he
only offered up one break point.
Jamie Murray was magnificent. Dom
Inglot improved. It was starting to
happen. It was just a little too
late. So Spain take the 2-1 lead
into the final day tomorrow.
STUDIO: Well played Spain, a
terrific performance from
Carreno-Busta and Feliciano Lopez.
Huge disappointment for Jamie and
Dom. As as Chris said, 2-1 up going
into tomorrow's singles matches,
Spain needing one victory and
Britain have to win both singles
matches. It will be down to the
captains who play. But I think you
will see this man on court, Pablo
Carreno-Busta. That is the schedule
and we will be back on BBC Two
tomorrow at 10 o'clock for the first
of those singles. That is the two No
1s facing each other. Coming up
after us this afternoon here on BBC
Two, it is Final Score at 4.30.
Tomorrow Six Nations continues at 3
A special documentary on Ellise
Briefly, huge disappointment, that
was a match we felt Britain needed
Yes I think we did too. I
thought we were slight favourites
going in. Playing a scratch pairing.
But Dom Inglot played a poor match
by his standards. If you're not
making the returns of serve, you
They didn't give them
Lopez was the best player on
the the court. It was a tough match.
They were starting to get back, but
it was too late.
Do you think Kyle
Edmund will come in tomorrow?
a feeling he won't. I think they
will stick with him.
They will hope
Cam Norrie can do it again. It is
2-1 to Spain after today's doubles
match and it is very much advantage
to the host nation into the two
singles match tomorrow. From all of
us here, bye-bye.