Brit Cameron Norrie stuns Spain with stunning comeback from two sets down against Roberto Bautista Agut to level Davis Cup tie

CAMERON NORRIE’S sensible Davis Cup debut gave Britain hope for the current AND the longer term.

Andy Murray shortly tweeted his reward for "some of the superb wins" he has seen as Norrie fought again from two sets down to beat Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut and level the tie at 1-1 in Marbella.

 Cameron Norrie hails his amazing comeback win over Roberto Bautista Agut

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Cameron Norrie hails his superb comeback win over Roberto Bautista Agut

Norrie's four-6 three-6 6-three 6-2 6-2 win merely sensational against the world No 23.

The Johannesburg-born, New Zealand-raised son of a Scotsman and a Welsh lady is Britain’s No 1 singles participant within the absence of injured Andy Murray and with Kyle Edmund cheering at courtside due to his hip drawback.

World No 114 Norrie, 22, rose to the event astonishingly nicely on his first look for his nation and in his first greatest-of-5-set match on clay.

When he took the fourth set after which went a break up within the decider against an opponent who appeared bodily and mentally in hassle, one thing unimaginable was on the playing cards.

 South-African-born Cameron Norrie powered back against Roberto Bautista Agut

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South-African-born Cameron Norrie powered again against Roberto Bautista Agut

And Norrie held his nerve to clinch a very astonishing victory.

Norrie began fantastically, displaying no signal of nerves. He broke Bautista Agut to love within the fourth recreation and was on prime till a rash of double faults modified the momentum.

There have been two on the best way to permitting the Spaniard to break again to four-four after which one other two to hand him two set factors, of which he wanted just one.

Bautista Agut was on a roll and led three-zero with a break within the second set after profitable seven video games on the trot.

Norrie hit again to deliver it again on serve however was damaged once more instantly as his opponent took management and went two sets forward.

Recreation over, you thought.

Espeically when the Brit went a break down within the third. However Norrie was far from finished.

He recovered that break after which one other and stored on preventing till he broke Bautista Agut and earned the best to serve for the set.

He took it in fashion.

Norrie had the momentum and ran with it. Bautista Agut, in the meantime, was struggling and had to take a medical timeout after falling a break behind within the fourth.

 World No23 Roberto Bautista Agut was overwhelming favourite before the match - and especially when he led British outsider Cameron Norrie by two sets

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World No23 Roberto Bautista Agut was overwhelming favorite earlier than the match – and particularly when he led British outsider Cameron Norrie by two sets
 Cameron Norrie had never played a best-of-five-sets match on clay before today

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Cameron Norrie had by no means performed a greatest-of-5-sets match on clay earlier than today

The Brit claimed a titanic seventh recreation after which served it out to ship the match right into a deciding set.

He had to save three break factors within the second recreation however did so brilliantly after which took the Spaniard’s serve to transfer forward.

When Norrie claimed the seventh recreation to obtain a double break, he was getting ready to glory.

And he grabbed it with each palms.

 Cameron Norrie was hailed by Andy Murray for a surprise win that levelled the tie

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Cameron Norrie was hailed by Andy Murray for a shock win that levelled the tie

Injured former world No 1 Murray, who helped Britain win the Davis Cup in 2015, tweeted: "That’s one of the superb wins/outcomes/upsets I’ve seen in a very long time on a tennis courtroom.. Nicely finished to cam norrie and all of the staff.. Broady was wonderful too."

Murray was referring to Liam Broady's gritty show in dropping the opening rubber to clay-courtroom specialist Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-three 6-four 7-6 (eight/6).

 Roberto Bautista Agut shakes hands after his shock loss to Cameron Norrie

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Roberto Bautista Agut shakes palms after his shock loss to Cameron Norrie

CAMERON NORRIE’S sensible Davis Cup debut gave Britain hope for the current AND the longer term.

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