Great Britain have reached the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup for the first time since 1986.

Andy Murray's four set victory over American Sam Querrey secured the victory for Leon Smith's side, the first time team GB have beaten the USA since 1935. 

The performance in San Diego began with an excellent Friday. First, Murray cruised past Donald Young in straight sets, before James Ward shocked the world number 49 Querrey, battling to a thrilling five-set win. 

Ward's win proved to be the catalyst for the weekend, and although Colin Fleming and Dominic Inglot lost to the Bryan brothers in the doubles, Murray secured the win with a hard-fought victory in front of a raucous American crowd.

It was Murray's 17th consecutive singles victory in the Davis Cup, and hands GB an away tie in Italy, who possess the talents of world number 15 Fabio Fognini and 31 Andreas Seppi, after they triumphed 3-1 over Argentina

Elsewhere, defending champions Czech Republic defeated the Netherlands 3-2, and will face Japan in the next round.

Germany and France set-up a quarter-final tie after both secured convincing wins. Germany beat 2012 finalists Spain 4-1, while France whitewashed Australia 5-0.

The final quarter-final match will see Kazakhstan take on Switzerland. The ties will take place over the weekend of the 4th-6th April.

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