This changes everything. Of course a lot could happen after this, but this might be GB's -- and Andy's -- best chance for DC if Belgium-Argentina-Kazakhstan are in the SF as there are no big Doubles Threats there compared to Canada or Australia while in Singles Serbia or Australia could be out which means the highest ranking player Andy could probably face on forward is Goffin!
Awesome job from both. Rusty start from Andy in the opening game, but both served well and controlled the match thereafter. Still work to be done, but it's hard to see Gilles or Richie beating Murray over 5 on his home turf.
I liked how Fleming was gunning for Castle today, much like he was gunning for Inverdale in the Wawrinka/Gasquet match.
Nice win by the Murrays. Only faced BPs on the first service game where Andy was broken (he seemed to take a while to get into the groove of playing doubles) and on the last game to serve it out. Crucial 3rd set TB separated the two teams for the first time, some great returns from Andy to win it - although Jamie Murray was probably the MVP for most of the match. After that the French faded (wrong line call on a Tsonga serve didn't help) and the Murrays were in flying form until a nervy last game.
Murray had a bad fall before serving to reach the 3rd set TB, obviously didn't hamper him for this match but hopefully it won't be an issue for tomorrow either (injuries can be fine to play through immediately but become an issue after a day or two). GB were in the same position at in the QFs last year before Murray lost to Fognini so nothing is a given. This is a different Murray and a different place of course, but there is still a good French player for Murray to get past if GB is to advance.