Murrays keep Britain alive in Davis Cup semi vs Argentina

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GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) Andy and Jamie Murray kept Britain alive in its Davis Cup semifinal against Argentina, winning the doubles match in four sets to reduce the titleholder’s deficit to 2-1 on Saturday.

The Murray brothers beat Juan Martin del Potro and Leonardo Mayer 6-1, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in front of a rowdy crowd in Glasgow.

The semifinal moves to the reverse singles on Sunday, when Andy Murray is set to play Guido Pella and Del Potro is down to play Kyle Edmund.

“Two-one down is a tough position to be in,” Andy Murray said, “but we are closer than we were at the start of the day and I still believe we can come back.”

Del Potro and Murray were back on court after an epic 5-hour, 7-minute opening singles match Friday, won by Del Potro in five sets. Del Potro wasn’t slated to play in the doubles and was a surprise late change by Argentina captain Daniel Orsanic, especially given the player’s injury problems in recent years.

The Murrays have a 6-0 record in Davis Cup doubles.

The winner will play either Croatia or France in the final.