Britain draw level with Spain in Davis Cup tie

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Marbella (Spain), Feb 3 (IANS) Cameron Norrie pulled off a big upset on his Davis Cup debut, defeating Spaniard Roberto Bautista-Agut to help Britain draw level at 1-1 in their World Group first-round tie.

In just his sixth match on a clay court, the 114th-ranked Norrie rallied for a 4-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 victory over the 23rd-ranked Bautista-Agut, who was struggling with a muscle strain in his left leg here on Friday, reports Efe.

The upset complicates matters for the Spaniards, who have not lost at home in this international competition since 1999, a streak of 24 consecutive ties.

“I’m so happy. Best day of my tennis career, 100 percent. In the fifth set I went to serve and there was an eruption of noise and I thought this is an incredible experience,” the 22-year-old Norrie said.

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