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Andy Murray loses to Del Potro..

Twitter reacts to Andy Murray/Juan Martin del Potro thriller in Davis Cup

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Andy Murray has lost his Davis Cup semi-final clash against Juan Martin del Potro, as Great Britain take on Argentina for the right to play in the final of the competition.

The contest would go on to be a five-hour marathon match, with Del Potro coming out as the eventual winner by a scoreline of 6-4 5-7 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 6-4.

Gamblers may have fancied Murray to win this tie given that the Scotsman was able to beat the Argentine last month at the Rio Olympics, a win which saw Murray awarded with a gold medal for his efforts in the competition.

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It wasn't to be Murray's day on this occasion though, it was Del Potro's time to shine, and on his victory. he said: "I won but I still remember the Olympic final.

"This is very important to me and my team and we are looking to reach another final in the Davis Cup."

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"Against Andy you never know when the match will finish. He is a dangerous player, a fighter and great champion. In the end I played good forehands and good serves and that was key."

A humble Murray responded with: "I think it was good match. I felt there wasn't too many mistakes on important moments.

"Both of us came up with good stuff and the shot he came up with to break in the fifth set was the difference."

There were some issues during the match, however, with regard to some of the decisions made by the officials.

Great Britain v Argentina: Davis Cup Semi Final 2016 - Day One

Both players at times contesting line calls, with Murray being quoted at one point as saying: "This is getting ridiculous now, it's actually getting ridiculous. It's so, so bad."

At two sets a piece, the tie looked like it could have gone either way, but the pivotal moment came when Del Potro managed to break Murray's serve with a powerful forehand shot, before Murray served out to give Del Potro the game and the fifth set, a win that would give him the momentum needed to go on and clinch the tie.

It's safe to say tennis fans across the world were left hooked by the five-hour marathon, and after the match was done, they took to Twitter to reveal their pleasure at watching such a great match.

The Argentine has had to work his way back up the ladder after undergoing three wrist surgeries, and speaking about his return, Del Potro said: "I am so happy to be playing tennis again after three surgeries.

"This kind of moment was what I was missing at home and I always play good in Great Britain, and here I played great, so it is a good place for my tennis."

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Topics:
Juan Martin Del Potro
Rafael Nadal
Novak Djokovic
Roger Federer
Wimbledon
Tennis
Andy Murray

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