Andy and Jamie Murray once again combined forces in the third Davis Cup rubber earlier this afternoon and were successful, easily coming past Yoshihito Nishioka and Yasutaka Uchiyama of Japan in straight sets 6-3 6-2 6-4.
The brothers from Dunblane were rarely troubled and not broken in the match against the Japanese duo, securing a victory which leaves them just one win away from a place in the quarter-finals of this year’s Davis Cup.
Andy Murray ended up replacing Dom Inglot after the first day of action saw Kei Nishikori level the proceedings with victory over Dan Evans after Murray had raced to victory over Taro Daniel. With Nishikori due to face Murray in the fourth tie and the Japanese #6 having had a day extra rest, it remains to be seen whether Murray’s performance will suffer as a result.
Should Murray fail to beat Nishikori, the tie will go down to the final rubber, which will most likely see Dan Evans face Taro Daniel in a winner-takes-all final clash.