Result: Great Britain stun Russia in Davis Cup

Result: GB stun Russia in Davis Cup
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Great Britain stun Russia 3-2 in their Davis Cup tie in Coventry to reach the World Group playoffs.

Great Britain have beaten Russia 3-2 in their Davis Cup tie in Coventry to reach the World Group playoffs.

Surprise wins for James Ward and Dan Evans on Sunday were enough to see the hosts stun their opponents in the Euro/Africa Group One showdown.

Britain trailed 2-0 on Friday before a victory in the doubles on Saturday got them back into the contest.

Ward then beat world number 67 Dmitry Tursunov 6-4 5-7 5-7 6-4 6-4, while Evans saw off world number 80 Evgeny Donskoy 6-4 6-4 6-1 to cause a major upset in the competition.

The draw for the World Group playoffs takes place on Wednesday.

James Ward
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