Evans puts GB ahead in Davis Cup five-setter


Dan Evans had led by a set and a break before Denis Istomin launched a comeback
Great Britain v Uzbekistan – Davis Cup play-off
Venue: Emirates Arena, Glasgow Dates: 14-16 September Coverage: Live video on the Red Button and online; live text commentaries on the BBC Sport website

Dan Evans put Great Britain ahead in their Davis Cup tie against Uzbekistan with victory over Denis Istomin in a gripping opening singles rubber.

Playing for Great Britain for the first time since returning from a 12-month drug ban, Evans beat world number 60 Istomin 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 0-6 6-4 7-5.

Cameron Norrie takes on Jurabek Karimov in Friday’s second singles rubber.

A doubles match follows on Saturday before Sunday’s reverse singles in the best-of-five-match tie in Glasgow.

With a revamped Davis Cup being introduced next year, this tie is no longer about relegation from the elite World Group. Instead, whoever wins will be seeded in the new competition in February.

More to follow.

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