2013 British Davis Cup team

GROUP I EUROPE/AFRICA 2ND ROUND: GREAT BRITAIN – RUSSIA 3-2, Coventry, hard

It was surprisingly the first time Great Britain and Russia met in Davis Cup and it surely was a tie to remember! Brits overturned a 0-2 deficit for the first time since 1930 to clich an historic 3-2 victory over Russia.

Leon Smith:

“On the practice court on Sunday morning, there was no doubt in our minds we could do this. I’m so proud of the whole team. James’s was a hell of an effort to come back, then Dan came in and he bossed that match. I think it’s one of the best days I’ve seen in British tennis.”

Andy Murray:

“Earlier this year against Russia in Coventry, Dan Evans and James Ward recovered from a couple of body-blow defeats on the first day and responded with victories over Dmity Tursunov and Evgeny Donskoy, players who are ranked much higher than them. A lot of this is down to Leon’s sound captaincy. He has this ability to say the right thing at the right time, to quietly analyse a match and he doesn’t complicate things.”

Dmitry Tursunov defeats Dan Evans 6-4 6-7 6-4 5-7 6-4
Evgeny Donskoy defeats James Ward 4-6 4-6 7-5 6-3 8-6
Colin Fleming/Jonathan Marray defeat Victor Baluda/Igor Kunitsyn 6-1 6-4 6-2
James Ward defeats Dmitry Tursunov 6-4 5-7 5-7 6-4 6-4
Dan Evans defeats Evgeny Donskoy 6-4 6-4 6-1

Dan Evans swamped by team
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Tursunov‘s outfit is part of Fila Limited Edited Olympic Collection.

The crew is solid turkish sea with red and white horizontal accents on the sleeves, with the coat of arms of the Russian Federation on the chest and a patch of the Russian flag on the back of the neck.
The short has white and red vertical taping down the side seam.

Available on Fila.com

Even worse than the Spanish Olympic kit, but by the same brand: Bosco Sport.

Russian kit:

Russian Olympic tennis team:
Alex Bogomolov JR, Nikolay Davydenko, Maria Kirilenko, Ekaterina Makarova, Nadia Petrova, Maria Sharapova, Dmitry Tursunov, Elena Vesnina, Mikhail Youzhny, Vera Zvonareva

Ukrainian kit:

Ukrainian Olympic tennis team:
Alona Bondarenko, Kateryna Bondarenko, Sergiy Stakhovsky

Part 3 of my Sunday Start photo recap: players at practice:

Dmitry Tursunov

Dmitry Tursunov

Dmitry Tursunov

Dmitry Tursunov

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