Great Britain suffer Davis Cup defeat

Great Britain suffer Davis Cup defeat

Defending champions Great Britain have been beaten in the semi-finals of the Davis Cup by Argentina.

Leon Smith's side went into Sunday's action at the Commonwealth Arena in Glasgow trailing 2-1, but world number two Andy Murray levelled up the tie by beating Guido Pella 6-3 6-2 6-3 in the day's opening rubber.

Murray, who lost his singles match against Juan Martín del Potro on Friday, played through the pain barrier to secure the success, as he spent a large proportion of the third set receiving treatment on a quad injury.

The three-time major winner's victory meant that the tie went down to a winner takes all match between Dan Evans and Leonardo Mayer, and things looked good for Britain early on, as Evans took the first set 6-4.

World number 122 Mayer ultimately proved too strong for Evans however, taking the next three sets to seal a 4-6 6-3 6-2 6-4 triumph for Argentina.

Daniel Orsanic's side have now made it through to their fifth Davis Cup final, although they have never won the prestigious tournament before, and they will face Croatia in the final, after they booked their place in the showpiece event with a 3-2 triumph over France.