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United Cup: Great Britain Reach Play-off Round After Beating Spain




Great Britain has advanced to the play-off round of the United Cup in Sydney after defeating team Spain on Sunday.

In the United Cup’s best-of-five match at the Ken Rosewall Arena, Dan Evans gave Great Britain an unstoppable 3-1 lead.

After his win, Evan said: “I don’t feel my strongest, but I have a great team behind us, Tim (Henman) as well, they keep pushing us. It’s tough to throw to towel in with all of them behind us.”

“You have to take it a match at a time. We have done unbelievably well on the court. We pride ourselves on team spirit and working hard for each other.”

United Cup: Great Britain Reach Play-off Round After Beating Spain.

Dan Evans celebrates his win at the United Cup.

Following Harriet Dart’s defeat to world number 13 Paula Badosa by a score of 6-7 (6-8) 7-6 (7-5) 6-1, the British number two overcame Albert Ramos-Vinolas by a score of 6-3 1-6 6-3.

To give Britain a 2-0 lead on Saturday, Katie Swan defeated Nuria Parrizas-Diaz and Cameron Norrie defeated Rafael Nadal.

The last doubles rubber was being played at the time of filling in this report between Dart and Jonny O’Mara and Jessica Bouzas Maneiro and David Vega Hernandez. The outcome of the game is inconsequential to Britain’s progress to the next round.

Wednesday’s Sydney City Final, which serves as a play-off for the semi-finals, will pit Britain against either the United States, Germany, or the Czech Republic.

Six round-robin groups of three teams each are contested in the mixed-team competition, which is held in Sydney, Perth, and Brisbane.

Each City Final winner will go to the semi-finals in Sydney, along with the runners-up with the best record.

Earlier in the tournament, Australia was defeated 3-2 by Great Britain, under the captaincy of Tim Henman.