No miracle in Marbella as Spain beat Great Britain in Davis Cup
Cameron Norrie produced another excellent effort, but still fell short as Great Britain lost their Davis Cup tie against Spain in Marbella.
A couple of days after the world No 114 came from two sets down to beat Roberto Bautista Agut, Norrie lost 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 in three hours and 43 minutes against Albert Ramos-Vinolas.
The result gave hosts Spain an unassailable 3-1 lead and it meant Kyle Edmund, who was nursing an injury at the start of the weekend, didn’t feature in any of the matches.
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— Davis Cup (@DavisCup) February 4, 2018
The first set and third set tie-breakers each lasted more than an hour and Norrie ultimately ran out of steam.
“I can’t speak highly enough of what Cam has done all weekend,” Great Britain captain Leon Smith said.
“People might have thought Friday was a one-off but he did it again against another high-quality player. He pushed him really close and I’m really proud of him.
“The only way is up for him.”
Great Britain will now head into a play-off in September and they must win the tie if they are to remain in the 2019 World Group.
Spain make it 26 home wins in a row in #DavisCup despite the tremendous efforts of GB’s @cam_norrie. Last home defeat was to a @gugakuerten inspired Brazil in April 1999 (same weekend Henman & @GregRusedski1‘s GB lost their epic with USA). #ESPGBR
— Andy Schooler (@NetTalkTennis) February 4, 2018
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