Jamie Murray to play Singles today!!!

Agassi Aces
04-08-2007, 12:08 PM
In the final day at Birmingham, having won the tie, Great Britain are experimenting a bit. Jamie Murray is playing the fourth dead rubber against Dutch star Robin Haase. Jamie comes in as a late replacement for brother Andy. In the fifth and final rubber, Tim Henman will get much needed match practice against a Dutch replacement. Igor Sisjsling comes in to the team to replace Raemon Sluiter. Come on Lads..... make it 5-0!!!

04-08-2007, 12:11 PM
Good luck Jamie :scared:

04-08-2007, 12:14 PM
easy pickings for haase

04-08-2007, 12:59 PM
Hmmm well let him have a go, not like it means anything really :)

04-08-2007, 01:10 PM
Haase d. Murray 46 76 62

Good effort from Jamie but the up-and-coming singles player got it done in the end.

04-08-2007, 01:17 PM
robin was just being kind, but nice effort anyhow

04-08-2007, 01:18 PM
robin was just being kind, but nice effort anyhow

yeah he should have double bagelled him - guess Hasse is a nice person

04-08-2007, 01:22 PM
yeah he should have double bagelled him - guess Hasse is a nice person

he really should have. it was obvious he was being kind on friday as well. i mean, with all those ridiculously stupid shots he hit, what else could it have been but kindness

04-08-2007, 01:32 PM
Yeah kindness, that's right :p He must be the most generous man in the world :p Ah well, glad Jamie got a set, even if it was out of kindness :p

04-08-2007, 02:03 PM
Unlucky, Jamie :)

Great to see him carve out what looks like will be a successful career for himself in doubles :yeah:

Agassi Aces
04-08-2007, 04:14 PM
Henman seals comfortable GB win

Henman returned to Davis Cup action with two singles victories.
Tim Henman secured a 4-1 victory for Great Britain over the Netherlands in the Davis Cup with a straightforward 6-2 6-3 win against Igor Sijsling.
Jamie Murray lost 4-6 7-6 (7-0) 6-2 to Robin Haase in the first of Sunday's two dead singles rubbers in Birmingham.

But Henman then gave the sizeable crowd the win they craved and also claimed only his third win of the year.

Great Britain now await Wednesday's draw for the World Group play-offs which take place in September.

Another victory would see John Lloyd's men back in the Davis Cup elite group of 16 nations.

"I'm very confident, I think we've got a great shot against anybody"
John Lloyd,
Great Britain captain

Britain face numerous possible opponents including a home tie against Chile, Australia, Switzerland, Austria, Slovakia or Mexico, or an away tie with Romania, Italy, Israel, Serbia or Thailand.

If Croatia, Belarus, Macedonia, Georgia, Peru, Canada, Brazil, Japan, Uzbekistan or Korea are drawn with Great Britain, the venue will be decided by drawing lots.

And GB captain Lloyd is brimming with confidence ahead of the draw on Wednesday.

"Chile away is a bit nasty, Switzerland at home would be tough if Federer played obviously," said Lloyd.

"A home tie would be great and Austria or Australia wouldn't scare us too much.

"There's a few nasty ones but I don't think there's that many teams, particularly on our home ground, that would like to face Andy, Tim and now Jamie in that kind of form.

Jamie Murray was playing his first Davis Cup singles rubber.

"I'm very confident, I think we've got a great shot against anybody."

However, Greg Rusedski's retirement puts extra pressure on Andy Murray and Tim Henman, and Lloyd is hoping one of the other squad members can push for a starting place.

"We had Jamie Baker and Richard Bloomfield here this week and there were a couple of other players that were close to getting in that group," said Lloyd.

"They've been around and seen it, they know what's expected of them now, they've seen the work ethic of these boys.

"All these guys are fighting for a spot. Now with Greg leaving they know there is a definite spot available."