Great Britain shatter Australia’s Davis Cup final hopes

Andy Murray has stunned Bernard Tomic in their Davis Cup singles match, shattering Australia’s hopes of reaching the finals for the first time in 12 years.

Murray put on a dominant performance in Sunday’s first reverse singles rubber, taking out the clash 7-5 6-3 6-2.

The win gave Great Britain a 3-1 lead in the best-of-five-match tie in Glasgow before Thanasi Kokkinakis scored a consolation 7-5 6-4 win over Dan Evans in the dead rubber.


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It places Great Britain in their first Davis Cup final since 1978 where they will take on either Belgium or Argentina.

To add to the heartbreak of Australia’s defeat, the loss also marked the end of Lleyton Hewitt’s legendary 17-year career in the century-old competition.

The 34-year-old captain-in-waiting will retire after a milestone 20th consecutive Australian Open appearance and ultimately bade farewell to Davis Cup playing duties in Saturday’s epic five-set doubles loss with Sam Groth.

“I’ve got no regrets. We did everything we could have done,” Hewitt said.

“We came here and laid it all on the line again, did all the preparation. All the boys did. So we’ve got no regrets,” he added.

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