Well our captain Leon Smith made the decision to replace Andy Murray with Dom Inglot. So the scratch pairing had the daunting task of facing the world no. 1 pair, the Bryan brothers.
Before the tie, three of us were interviewed on Davis Cup TV. We showed off our banner and we asked to say the Davis Cup tag line ‘show your colours’. Play was preceded by the opening ceremony which featured many Davis Cup nation flags and the national anthems again.
When the action started Dom Inglot showed his nerves and his serve was broken twice in the first set. The second set went to the Bryans but the Brits were able to break to win the third set. The match was soon over and the final score was 6-2 6-3 3-6 6-1.
Match score: USA 1 GB 2
The crowd was bigger today but still not a full house. Tomorrow is going to be exciting with Andy Murray taking on Sam Querry followed by Donald Young v James Ward.
We are optimistic that GB can win a World Group tie for the first time since 1986 and get their first win over USA since 1935.