Jamie and Andy Murray

Davis Cup 2015: Murray brothers defeat Mahut and Tsonga

The Murray brothers fought back from a set down to beat Nicolas Mahut and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4-6 6-3 7-6 6-1. It was another strange choice by French Davis Cup captain Arnaud Clément to select Mahut and Tsonga who had never played together before, whereas Tsonga and Gasquet are undefeated in Davis Cup. Or why not select Herbert and Mahut who play regularly on the tour together and were finalists at the Australian Open earlier in the year.

Jamie Murray:

“To go out there, play with your brother for your country and to have Leon on the bench who has been a big part of our tennis careers from a young age, it was really special. It was a magic day. Hopefully it puts us in a good position for tomorrow and we will do our best to try to get to three points.”

Andy Murray is expected to win over Gilles Simon (or Richard Gasquet?) and propel Great Britain into the Davis Cup semifinals for the first time in 34 years.

France Davis Cup team

British Davis Cup team

Andy and Jamie Murray vs Tsonga and Mahut

Jamie Murray

Andy and Jamie Murray

Andy and Jamie Murray

Andy Murray

Leon Smith, Andy and Jamie Murray

Leon Smith, Andy and Jamie Murray

Andy Murray

Arnaud Clément, Jamie and Andy Murray

Andy Murray

Jo Tsonga and Nicolas Mahut

Clément, Mahut, Tsonga, Andy and Jamie Murray

Andy Murray with his grandparents

Andy Murray with his grandparents

British fans

Photo credit: David Chamberlain

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