Great Britain’s Davis Cup team arrived in Innsbruck with high expectations for their no chances in the competition, and while they managed two solid victories during their stay, their tournament came to an end on Tuesday evening with a bitter 2-1 defeat to Germany, as they were unable to capitalize on the numerous opportunities they created.
Dan Evans bounced back from a painful singles loss on Sunday to beat Peter Gojowczyk 6-2, 6-1 on a tumultuous day that began with a high of Dan Evans defeating Peter Gojowczyk 6-2, 6-1. Cameron Norrie was defeated 7-6(6), 3-6, 6-2 by a resolute Jan-Lennard Struff in the singles rubber between the No 1s.
Joe Salisbury and Neal Skupski were unable to convert four set points in the first set tie-break before squandering a 5-0 lead in the second set tie-break to lose 7-6(10), 7-6(5) to Kevin Krawietz and Tim Puetz in the semi-final.
“We have had some good days, but it’s a tough one to swallow obviously,” said the GB captain Leon Smith. “I can’t fault any of the guys’ efforts or the team bench. Everyone gave their best effort. Let’s be honest, the sets could have gone either way on it, and it could have been a different outcome. But it wasn’t to be today.”
source : Guardian