Tim Henman gets his wish as ‘great spirit’ carries Great Britain into ATP Cup clash with Australia

Shahida Jacobs
Tim Henman

Great Britain will face hosts Australia in the ATP Cup quarter-final and team captain Tim Henman admits “a big challenge” awaits them.

Henman’s squad started their final round-robin clash against Moldova knowing that only victory would keep the play-off hopes alive and they delivered as they won 3-0.

Cam Norrie set the ball rolling as he beat Moldova’s Alexander Cozbinov 6-2, 6-2 and then Dan Evans secured the tie with victory over Radu Albot with a similar scoreline.

Joe Salisbury and Jamie Murray completed the clean sweep with a 6-2, 6-3 win against Albot and Cozbinov.

However, in order for GB to progress as Group C winners, Belgium had to beat Bulgaria 2-1 and that’s exactly how it panned out.

Before the Belgium-Bulgaria tie, Henman praised his team and admitted he would “love” to face Lleyton Hewitt’s Australia.

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“I feel like there has been a great spirit in our team,” he said.

“I have certainly kept an eye on the other cities and what’s been going on there. It would be a lot of fun if that were the case.

“Obviously I have a lot of history with Lleyton and everyone knows their team well. It would be a big challenge.

“We would love that opportunity, because it would mean we have come through our group.”

Australia, meanwhile, took top spot in Group F after they beat Greece.

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