Heather Watson and Andy Murray won two singles rubbers and a doubles match (all 6-3 6-4) against Sabine Lisicki and Alexander Zverev to give themselves the best possible chance of reaching the final of the Hopman Cup in Perth in the early hours of this morning.
With the ladies kicking off proceedings this time around, Heather Watson again impressed in her singles match, overcoming a 23-place rankings gap and 11 aces from the powerful Lisicki to win very impressively 6-3 6-4.
Watson had already completed a stunning comeback against Australia’s Daria Gavrilova in the previous match-up, and despite Britain ultimately losing the Australia tie, Watson was highly praised for her victory. This one was arguably even more impressive, as the Brit controlled the match from start to finish.
Next up was Murray against one of the pretenders to the throne, 18-year-old Alexander Zverev, who finished 2015 in the top 100 despite his age. Unlike in his previous match against Kyrgios, however, Murray was able to show the youngster how it was done, also coming through with ease, 6-3 6-4.
Watson and Murray then teamed up to defeat the Germans with the score of the day: 6-3 6-4.
UPDATE: However, due to Australia Greens’ victory over France later in the day, despite this result Great Britain go out of the competition.