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

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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