Davis Cup 2023 results: Great Britain beat France after dramatic doubles decider in Manchester

Britain reach Davis Cup last eight after thrilling win

Sep 17, 2023 by BBC News - Scotland

Key Facts

  • Great Britain qualified for the Davis Cup last eight after missing out last year Great Britain reached the Davis Cup Finals last eight in remarkable fashion as Dan Evans and Neal Skupski saved four match points before winning a nerve-wracking decider against France.
  • With Australia already qualified and Switzerland eliminated, Britain knew nothing other than a victory in the best-of-three tie against France would enable them to progress.
  • Evans and Skupski, who have become Smith's first-choice doubles pair, recovered from a poor start against their experienced rivals before growing in confidence as the boisterous home fans lifted their spirits.
  • When Britain sealed victory at almost 22:00 BST, Evans fell to the court in disbelief as Skupski leapt into the air when he watched a French return go long.

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