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Smith isn't giving up but GB need miracle to reach Davis Cup semis

 

By Staff Reporter

Leon Smith insisted there can be a way back for Great Britain after a chastening opening day of Davis Cup quarter-final action against France in Rouen.

Kyle Edmund and Dan Evans failed to win a set between them in defeats by Lucas Pouille and Jeremy Chardy, leaving Britain needing a miracle.

Jamie Murray and Dom Inglot must now beat experienced French pair Nicolas Mahut and Julien Benneteau in the doubles today to avoid a 3-0 whitewash.

Captain Smith said: "It's tough losing two rubbers but it was always going to be a difficult match on clay. We've had lots of good days and these ones don't feel as good.

"There's always a way back. It would be wrong to say we've lost. That's not the mentality we've built up.

"You've got to try and fight for everything and hopefully Jamie and Dom can cause an upset and give ourselves a chance to fight."

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