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Great Britain reach Davis Cup quarter-finals with Czech Republic win

Great Britain reach Davis Cup quarter-finals with Czech Republic win
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Great Britain advance to the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup with a 2-1 victory over the Czech Republic on Sunday.

Great Britain's Davis Cup Finals team advanced to the quarter-finals of the 2021 tournament after a 2-1 victory over the Czech Republic.

Leon Smith's team had overcome France in their Finals opener, but Sunday got off on the wrong foot as Dan Evans went down 2-6 5-7 to Tomas Machac.

However, Cameron Norrie rallied to beat Jiri Lehecka 6-1 2-6 6-1 before Joe Salisbury and Neal Skupski secured GB's place in the last eight with a 6-4 6-2 doubles win over Machac and Jiri Vesely.

Smith paid tribute to his players' performances after their quarter-final spot was booked, telling BBC Sport: "It's great. Today was tough. A lot of people look at the rankings but it's never like that. We've been underdogs and managed to get wins.

"The Czech team played well - very young team. Machac turned into a top 20 player overnight! I'm absolutely thrilled for these guys - to come out and play as well as they did today - I'm really proud of them."

GB have reached the Davis Cup quarters for the sixth time since 2014 and will face Germany or Serbia for a spot in the semi-finals on Tuesday.

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