Andy Murray loses Davis Cup thriller to Juan Martin del Potro

Great Britain's Andy Murray reacts during his Davis Cup defeat by Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro in Glasgow. Picture: PA

Great Britain's Andy Murray reacts during his Davis Cup defeat by Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro in Glasgow. Picture: PA

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Andy Murray lost the longest match of his career to Juan Martin del Potro to leave Great Britain up against it in their bid to reach a second consecutive Davis Cup final.

After the drama of their Olympic singles final last month, which Murray won, there were sky-high expectations for this clash at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena.

And it did not disappoint, with Del Potro finally prevailing 6-4, 5-7, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 6-4 after five hours and seven minutes to give Argentina a 1-0 lead in the semi-final.

Murray, who was forced to miss his grandfather’s funeral to play in the match, lost his proud record of never having been beaten in a home Davis Cup singles rubber.

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