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
- 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.
- Evans and Skupski, who have become Smith's first-choice doubles pair, recovered from a strong start by their experienced rivals before growing in confidence as the boisterous home fans lifted their spirits.
- Despite being unable to make a dent on the French pair's serve in the opening two sets, Evans and Skupski went up a gear in the tie-break to level the match.
- Great Britain qualified for the Davis Cup last eight after missing out last year When Britain sealed victory at almost 22:00 BST, Skupski knelt down and roared after watching a French return fly long while Evans fell on to his back in disbelief.
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