Murray leads Britain to victory over Japan

2016-03-06 20:35
Andy Murray (AFP)

Birmingham - Andy Murray recovered from losing a two-set cushion to beat Kei Nishikori and give defending champion Britain an insurmountable 3-1 lead over Japan in the first round of the Davis Cup on Sunday.

Murray won 7-5, 7-6 (6), 3-6, 4-6, 6-3 for his 14th straight victory in the Davis Cup, earning Britain a quarter-final match against Serbia or Kazakhstan in July.

The gruelling contest lasted almost five hours and proved a tough ask for Murray, playing his third match in as many days in his first event back after five weeks off. 

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