Davis Cup: Jamie Murray and Dominic Inglot beaten in the doubles as Spain seize advantage
Great Britain face an uphill activity to rescue their Davis Cup tie with Spain after Jamie Murray and Dominic Inglot misplaced in straight units to Pablo Carreno-Busta and Feliciano Lopez.
Cameron Norrie’s heroics in Friday’s second singles rubber had levelled the World Group first spherical tie at 1-1 and given the guests an opportunity to tug off a shock consequence in Marbella.
But Murray and Inglot by no means threatened to keep up the momentum at Club de Tenis Puente Romano as the untested Spanish pair ran out 6-Four 6-Four 7-6 (7/Four) winners in two hours and 28 minutes.
One break of serve in every of the first two units was sufficient to present Carreno-Busta and Lopez a commanding lead, with the British pair unable to transform the sole break level they have been capable of create.
Murray and Inglot dug deep to avoid wasting two break factors in the 11th sport of the third set, however rapidly fell 5-1 down in the tie-break and their opponents duly closed out the match to take a serious step nearer to a spot in the quarter-finals.
In Sunday’s reverse singles Norrie is scheduled to tackle Albert Ramos Vinolas and Liam Broady on account of face Roberto Bautista-Agut, though either side are allowed to make adjustments.
Australian Open semi-finalist Kyle Edmund, who has been fighting a hip harm, could possibly be drafted into the British line-up.