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Davis Cup: Britain take 2-1 lead over Serbia in quarter-final

Only one of Friday's two scheduled singles were completed due to rain. In photo: Serbia's Nenad Zimonjic and Filip Krajinovic in action during their doubles match against Great Britain's Dominic Inglot and Jamie Murray. Photograph: (Reuters)

Reuters London, England Jul 17, 2016, 05.46 AM (IST)
Davis Cup holders Britain edged into a 2-1 lead in Serbia after Jamie Murray and Dominic Inglot won Saturday's doubles.

Rain meant only one of Friday's two scheduled singles were completed but Serbia quickly squared up the quarter-final on day two as Dusan Lajovic thrashed James Ward 6-1 6-3 6-2.

However, Murray and Inglot were too strong for veteran Nenad Zimonjic and Filip Krajinovic, winning 6-1 6-7(2) 6-3 6-4 to put Britain one rubber away from the semi-finals.

Serbia are without world number one Novak Djokovic while Wimbledon champion Andy Murray travelled with his British teammates, but will not feature in the tie.

In other action Argentina lead Italy 2-1 in Pesaro while Wimbledon doubles champions Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert won Saturday's doubles to give France a 2-1 lead over the Czech Republic.

The US lead Croatia 2-0 in the other World Group tie.

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