Result: James Ward comeback stuns Sam Querrey in Davis Cup

Great Britain's James Ward fights back from a 2-1 deficit to defeat Sam Querrey in five sets to give his side a 2-0 lead against USA in the Davis Cup.

James Ward has given Great Britain a 2-0 advantage in their Davis Cup tie with USA by producing a stunning comeback to defeat Sam Querrey in five sets.

Querrey was coasting at 2-1 up with a break in the fourth, but Ward fought back to complete one of the greatest performances in Great Britain's Davis Cup history to win 1-6 7-6 3-6 6-4 6-1.

James Ward of Great Britain celebrates match point after his five set victory against Sam Querrey of the United States during day one of the Davis Cup World Group first round between the U.S. and Great Britain at PETCO Park on January 31, 2014© Getty Images

The writing looked on the wall for the world number 175 as he lost the opener in 25 minutes, but he dug in during a close second set to take it on a tie-break.

The big-serving American restored normal order in the third, and after establishing a 4-2 advantage in the fourth set and having not lost serve in the match, he looked on course for a routine triumph.

However, Ward struck back to level the set and match as Querrey wilted, before the Brit produced an inspired deciding set to dominate an opponent ranked 130 places above him to reward the team's supporters who had made the long journey to San Diego.

Earlier in the day, Andy Murray lost just six games as he eased to a 6-1 6-2 6-3 against Donald Young, and after Ward's success, Great Britain require just one victory to progress through to the quarter-finals.

Great Britain's Andy Murray celebrates after beating Croatia's Ivan Dodig during day three of their Davis Cup World Cup play-off tie on September 15, 2013
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