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Nice Britain should beat the Netherlands within the doubles of their Davis Cup tie to have an opportunity of constructing the knockout stage after defeat for Cameron Norrie.
Dan Evans beat Tallon Griekspoor 6-4 6-4 to place the hosts forward however Norrie misplaced 6-4 6-2 to Botic van de Zandschulp to place the Group D tie at 1-1.
Norrie was comprehensively outplayed to arrange a nail-biting finale in Glasgow.
Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury are set to face Wesley Koolhof and Matwe Middelkoop within the doubles at 19:20 BST.
A minute’s silence was held once more earlier than play began and the tie is being performed with out the standard music between video games, as a mark of respect through the interval of nationwide mourning following the dying of Queen Elizabeth II.
With the USA having gained each of their Group D ties, and the Netherlands triumphing of their opener in opposition to Kazakhstan, the permutations on this tie are easy – if Nice Britain lose they can not qualify for November’s knockout stage in Malaga.
Evans gave the house crowd hope when he broke within the ninth recreation of the opener, a fortunate bounce off the web that the Briton transformed when Griekspoor went lengthy with a forehand.
Ranked 23 locations above his Dutch opponent at twenty fifth on the earth, Evans had extra selection in his recreation and a propensity for an excellent passing shot, such because the one which arrange three break factors at 3-3 within the second set.
A backhand down the road sealed the break and the Briton then held his nerve to serve out a victory that despatched the packed Emirates Enviornment leaping to their toes in celebration.
However their pleasure was short-lived when British primary Norrie put in a below-par exhibiting in opposition to world quantity 35 Van de Zandschulp, whom he had overwhelmed 6-1 6-2 only a few weeks in the past in Canada.
Norrie, who had additionally been out of types in his match in opposition to American Taylor Fritz on Wednesday earlier than turning it round, was unable to get well from a poor begin after being damaged within the third recreation of the primary set.
Though he saved three set factors, he may do nothing in regards to the fourth and was then instantly damaged at first of the second.
Van de Zandschulp was dominant on serve, racking up 13 aces, and likewise hit 18 winners to Norrie’s 4 in a completely deserved win that he mentioned had been considered one of his greatest matches ever.
“I believe I performed nearly an ideal match,” he mentioned. “Served wonderful and made little or no errors within the rallies.”